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UC Davis MBA Students First to Hear Groundbreaking Research by Internationally Renowned Experts

(Davis, CA) — UC Davis MBA students are the first to hear groundbreaking research by internationally renowned experts such as Professor Brad Barber. His work offers fresh insights on the effect of expenses on mutual fund investments, gender-related overconfidence in stock trading, reliability of stock analysts’ recommendations and how active trading of equities is “hazardous to your wealth.”

As director for the Center of Investor Welfare and Corporate Responsibility, Barber helps students prepare for global business leadership with opportunities like the center’s fellowships at CalPERS and CalSTRS, the nation’s two largest public pension funds.

I am proud of the Graduate School of Management’s emphasis on teaching and research excellence. We take care to hire top-notch faculty members who are strong teachers and world-class scholars. More than anything, your MBA experience is shaped by your student colleagues and your instructors.–Professor Brad M. Barber, Professor of Finance

Brad Barber
Professor of Finance

  • Maurice J. and Marcia G. Gallagher
    Chair in Finance
  • Director
    Center for Investor Welfare and Corporate Responsibility
  • Joined UC Davis in 1990

Course Taught

Financial Theory and Policy

Research Expertise

Finance, investments and financial markets, corporate financial policy, market for corporate control, analyst recommendations, investor psychology.

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Finance
    University of Chicago
  • MBA
    University of Chicago
  • B.S., Economics
    University of Illinois, Urbana

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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.

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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.