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Michelle Cochran MBA 12
Bay Area MBA Alumna

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Previous Degree

B.A., Sociology, University of California, Berkeley

The UC Davis MBA provided me with unequaled knowledge and experience. The small class sizes and case-study based approach encourage personal accountability and promote teamwork—both critical to my career in management.

Fast Facts

  • Applying lessons learned in MBA program to develop and implement new projects at Chevron
  • Program’s small class sizes and case-study-based approach “encourage personal accountability and promote teamwork—critical to my career in management.”
  • Has travelled widely, including Barbados, Brazil, France, Philippines and more; favorite cities: Prague and Cape Town.
  • Flew to Omaha, Neb., to meet billionaire philanthropist Warren Buffett with UC Davis classmates—  “a fantastic experience.”
  • Loves visiting family—especially three nephews and two nieces.

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