Staff Profile

James Stevens
Senior Assistant Dean of Student Affairs

James Stevens oversees admissions and recruitment, leadership programming, academic and student services, and career development.

He serves as director of full-time and part-time MBA programs as well as the Technology Management Undergraduate Minor. He represents the GSM to a broad range of constituents including alumni and corporate partners. He serves as special advisor to dean and faculty and works with students regarding admissions, academic, leadership and placement issues.

Stevens joined UC Davis in 2004, coming from New Haven, Connecticut, where he served as director of admissions at the Yale School of Management. At Yale, Stevens was responsible for recruiting and enrolling students for the full-time MBA program and served as part of the School’s senior staff.

Before Yale, he was senior associate director of admissions and financial aid and chaired the admission committee at New York University’s Stern School of Business. Stevens has also held positions in admissions and student services at the University of Michigan Ross Business School and American University and has worked as a consultant for KPMG where his clients included Howard University.

Stevens is active in the Graduate Management Admissions Council and has presented at MBA Forums, Annual Conferences, and the Professional Development Program as well as serving as a member of the Recruiting Services Advisory Committee and Annual Conference Planning Committee.

He holds a BA in international relations and French from American University and an MBA in marketing and management from the University of Michigan Business School.

Office: Gallagher Hall Room 1101B
Ph: (530) 752-7661
F: (530) 754-9355

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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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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.

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