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June 2011 Alumni @ccelerator

In this Issue:

  • Hanna Katrin Fridriksson ’01 Excels in Iceland’s Economy
  • Alumni Engagement Boosts ROI
  • You Are One in 100!
  • Interactive Innovator Now Online
  • Help Recruit the Next Generation of UC Davis MBAs Final Application Deadline is June 15 for Fall Admission
  • Personalized Chemotherapy Innovation Wins Big Bang! Business Plan Competition
  • Maurice J. Gallagher, Jr. to Keynote Commencement
  • Interested in Custom Executive Education for Your Company?
  • Get GSM Gear Online

Spotlight Story

Hanna Katrin Fridriksson ’01
Defining Success in Iceland’s New Economy

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A few months after she received her MBA in 2001, Hanna Katrin Fridriksson returned to Iceland to embark on a career that has proven as rewarding as it is challenging and diverse. Today, after stints in higher education, the shipping industry and government, she is helping healthcare company Icepharma thrive in a radically new economic reality.

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Invest in the GSM Annual Giving Campaign

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The Graduate School of Management’s Annual Giving Campaign, which runs from July 1 to June 30 each fiscal year, generates critical support and provides many outreach programs and events that directly benefit our alumni, students and business constituents. The GSM seeks to increase not only the total dollars raised each year for both unrestricted and endowment funds, but also to increase participation in giving. We encourage each of our alumni to do their part by making a donation at any level comfortable for them.

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Spring / Summer 2011 Innovator Magazine

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In this Issue:

MBA Curriculum Innovation: Introducing our New UC Davis MBA Curriculum.
Energy Efficiency: The First Line of Defence
Accelerating Low-Carbon Business Innovation

In the News

Chemo Technology Wins Top Prize in Big Bang 2011!

For certain cancers, fewer than half of patients respond to chemotherapy. But ineffective treatment may soon be a problem of the past, thanks to a new technology invented at UC Davis.

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Maurice J. Gallagher Jr. Keynotes Largest Commencement in School’s History

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News Ticker • by Marianne Skoczek

One hundred and eighty men and women assembled for the last time as UC Davis MBA students on June 11 and marched with pomp and circumstance onto the stage at the Mondavi Center for the Graduate School of Management’s 29th commencement ceremony. It was the largest graduating class in the School’s history.

 

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UC Davis Part-Time MBA Ranked in Nation’s Top 9%
Fourth Consecutive Year among U.S News & World Report's Premier Programs

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(Davis, CA) — The UC Davis Part-Time MBA program offered in Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area is ranked among the top 9% in the U.S., according to U.S. News & World Report’s latest graduate business school rankings.

At No. 29, this is the fourth consecutive year the UC Davis Part-Time MBA program is among the top AACSB International-accredited part-time MBA programs surveyed. This year, there were 323 part-time MBA programs surveyed.

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UC Davis Full-Time MBA Ranked among Nation’s Premier Programs for 20th Consecutive Year
MBA Programs among Top 10% in U.S.
Record Salary and Bonus

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(Davis, CA) — The UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s Full-Time MBA program is ranked among the premier business schools in the nation for the 20th consecutive year, according to U.S. News & World Report’s latest graduate business school rankings released today.

U.S. News’ latest ranking places the Full-Time MBA program at No. 48, placing it among the top 10% of the 464 Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International’s accredited full-time MBA programs surveyed.

Key statistics from the School’s Full-Time MBA ranking include:

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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.