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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News Release

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.

Spotlight Story

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.

Spotlight Story

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.