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Marrone Bio Innovations Goes Public
Successful IPO Sparks Interest in High-tech Agribusiness

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Surrounded by employees, board members and their families, Pam Marrone, former Dean’s Advisory Council member and a long-time supporter of the School, celebrates the successful initial public offering of Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. by ringing the bell at the NASDAQ stock exchange in New York in August.

“It was very exciting to be able to celebrate this momentous occasion with my team, esteemed members of the board, and honored guests,” CEO and founder Marrone said. “It has been an incredible journey developing the company into a publically traded organization. We are very proud of what we have accomplished and we look forward to continuing to provide our markets with effective, environmentally responsible pest management solutions.”

Trading as MBII, the Davis-based company specializes in bio-based pest management and plant health products for the agriculture, turf and ornamental and water treatment markets. Marrone Bio’s IPO is the Sacramento Region’s first since 2006, a reflection of the region’s economic improvement, especially in high-tech and agribusiness.

Marrone Bio Innovations is a Graduate School of Management Business Partner, and founding sponsor of the Sacramento Regional Technology Alliance’s AgStart program launched to ignite agricultural technology innovation in the 10-county region in partnership with the Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship’s Sustainable AgTech Innovation Center.

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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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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.