Publication

February 2011 Alumni @ccelerator

In this Issue:

  • Financial Times: UC Davis MBA Among Top 10% Worldwide
  • Alumni Spotlight: A New Relationship with Technology
  • Students Awarded GSMAA Fellowships
  • Linda Oubre to Grow Bay Area MBA Program, Cultivate Corporate Relations
  • Mayor Kevin Johnson, Michelle Rhee on “Leading Organizational Change,” February 24 in Sacramento
  • Network by the Bay: Peer-to-Pier, February 17
  • C4C Wine Tasting Benefit & Auction, March 12

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Dean Steven Currall Introduces Our New IMPACT MBA Curriculum
Further Integrates Globalization, Responsible Business Ethics and Sustainability

Dean Steven Currall Introduces Our New IMPACT MBA Curriculum

(Davis, CA) — Dean Steven C. Currall introduces our internationally ranked MBA program’s new, innovative curriculum that further integrates globalization, responsible business ethics and sustainability.

Anchored by a two-part capstone course, Integrated Management Project and Articulation and Critical Thinking (IMPACT), the curriculum renewal—the most fundamental in the School’s history—is designed to better prepare graduates with the real-world practice, analytical and technical skills and leadership training needed to succeed in the business world of today and tomorrow.

News Release

Financial Times Ranks UC Davis MBA Program among the Top 10% Worldwide
UC Davis Graduate School of Management, No. 1 for Percentage of Female Faculty (2011)

(Davis, CA) — For the second consecutive year, the UC Davis Graduate School of Management is ranked among the top 10 percent of accredited business schools in the world and is No. 1 for the percentage of women faculty, according to the latest Financial Times’ Global MBA ratings.

Student Profile

Osman Mohammed ’03
Redefining Our Relationship with Technology

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As a technical program manager at Intel Corporation, Osman Mohammed ’03 enjoys the challenges and rewards of inspiring and leading teams to deliver key strategic products that help Intel gain a competitive edge. “My work is challenging, exhilarating—and never boring,” he explains.

Overview

Student Support and Fellowships

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The Graduate School of Management’s Alumni Association annually awards fellowships to one student from each of the School’s four programs: Full-Time MBA, Sacramento MBA, Bay Area MBA, and Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAc). Student recipients are provided with a cash gift that is applied toward the cost of their education. A portion of alumni gifts to the GSM Annual Giving Campaign each year are dedicated to these fellowships.

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Comcast Newsmaker: Linda Oubre, Executive Director of Bay Area Business Development

Comcast Newsmaker: Linda Oubre, Executive Director of Bay Area Business Development

Comcast Newsmaker’s interview with Linda Oubre, executive director of Bay Area business development for the Graduate School of Management. She highlights our jump in the U.S.News & World Report rankings, the value of an MBA and details about our programs in the San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento and the UC Davis campus.

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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.

Spotlight Story

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.