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Will Snyder
Executive Director, Master of Professional Accountancy Program

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Courses Taught

Auditing and the Accounting Profession
Intermediate Tax Reporting and Analysis
Advanced Tax Reporting and Analysis

Areas of Expertise

Financial and tax accounting

Degrees and Certification

MBA | University of Southern California, Los Angeles

B.S., Finance and Economics
University of Southern California, Los Angeles

Certified Public Accountant | 1978–present

Fast Facts

  • Former partner at Deloitte, one of the Big Four global accounting firms
  • 24-year faculty member, Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy, San Diego State University
  • More than three dozen awards for outstanding teaching, including “Most Influential Faculty Member” a record 12 times
  • 2010 Outstanding Accounting Educator: 36,000-member CalCPA and California CPA Education Foundation for his “significant contribution”
  • Professional experience: taxation of U.S. citizens working abroad, tax planning for professional athletes, taxation issues of consolidated entities

To be a successful accountant, you have to be a dynamic person, a global thinker. Our program is re-defining graduate accounting education, and I am enthusiastic about sharing my knowledge and experience with our students, motivating them to learn, understand and ultimately thrive.

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UC Davis Graduate School of Management partners with Lawrence Livermore and Sandia National Labs to drive technologies from lab to market

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(Davis, Calif.) – With a joint goal of speeding the transfer of new technologies from the laboratory to the commercial marketplace, the UC Davis Graduate School of Management, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories have announced a new partnership for researchers to develop their entrepreneurial skills.

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Vickie Sherman MBA 13 Finds Her Passion, Her Career—and Herself

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What opportunities, decisions, events have shaped your professional life?

My career path has been a climb across a jungle gym rather than a tangent up a corporate ladder. As a child, I used to thumb through the three-inch JCPenney catalogue, picking out the professional women who I would grow to be. I wanted to rule the world from a corner office in a suit and heels. I wanted to shed my humble origins and become Corporate Barbie.

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MBA Student Consultants Make an IMPACT
Projects Put Business Needs Front and Center

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Agilent Technologies’ Electronic Measurement Group is a $3.6 billion business that over the past decade has seen a dramatic shift in its customer base from U.S., and Western European customers to predominantly Asia-based customers. Today, the majority of the division’s revenues are generated outside of the U.S., with an increasing concentration in China.

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UC Davis Part-Time MBA in Top 8%, Full-Time MBA in Top 9%
U.S. News & World Report’s latest rankings: This marks the 19th consecutive year our MBA program has been ranked among the best in the nation.

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(Davis, CA) — The UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s full-time MBA program has been ranked among the top six percent of AACSB International-accredited programs nationwide, according to U.S. News & World Report’s latest graduate business school rankings released today.