Publication

April 2011 Alumni @ccelerator

In this Issue:

  • Building Our Network, One Event at at Time
  • Sue Miller-Sylvia ‘98 Blends Business, Technology at IBM
  • Annual Fund Supports Excellence
  • Build Your Bay Area Network at SFAN’s Inaugural Alumni Luncheon
  • MBA Consulting Center Benefits Brocade
  • Wisdom from the Oracle: UC Davis MBAs Visit Warren Buffett
  • Help Recruit the Next Generation of UC Davis MBAs
  • National Recruitment Opens for Assistant Dean of Development and External Relations

Announcement

UC Davis MBA Program Receives Its Highest National Ranking from U.S. News & World Report

Dear GSM Community,

As I return from Washington, D.C., I am thrilled to share great news with you, and invite you to join us to celebrate the School’s upward momentum and recognize everyone’s contributions to our collective success.

Our 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 this morning.

Profile

At IBM, Sue Miller-Sylvia Blends Business with Technology

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Sue Miller-Sylvia has 25 years of experience in consulting, information systems design, development and implementation with organizations in the education, government, finance, media and entertainment, aerospace, insurance, retail and travel and transportation industries.

Highlight

GSM Annual Fund

Video

MBA Consulting Center in Action: Brocade

MBA Consulting Center in Action: Brocade

The GSM recently had the opportunity to partner up with Brocade on a specially tailored three-month project for Brocade’s treasury group. Students were tasked with developing a new theoretical methodology to explore prioritization and risk mitigation investment. See the video for a look at the full experience.

Innovator Article

Business with Buffett Students Meet Oracle of Omaha

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About a month and a half before about 40,000 investors and shareholders descended on Omaha for the annual meeting of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc., 20 UC Davis MBA students enjoyed a much more intimate meeting and luncheon with the Oracle of Omaha in his hometown on March 11.

Carrying on Buffett’s tradition of giving back, several students this year volunteered their time at Girls Inc. of Omaha, a program that helps girls succeed in school and life.

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Spotlight Story

Andrew Barkett Finds Innovative Ways to Fuel Entrepreneurship
Named First-ever Chief Technology Officer for Republican National Committee

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UPDATE: Andrew Barkett is leaving his post as senior engineer at Facebook to bring his decade of experience in Silicon Valley to become the first-ever chief technology officer for the Republican National Committee.The June 4 announcement has stirred a whirlwind of media coverage, including the Huffington Post and Washington Post.Bark

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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.

Spotlight Story

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.

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Mark Otero MBA 07 Builds Sacramento’s Coolest Company
The secret of social gaming mogul Mark Otero’s success is taking things to the extreme

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The secret of Midtown Sacramento’s Facebook gaming mogul Mark Otero’s success is taking things to the extreme.