Student Profile

Vickie Sherman
Director of Marketing, Golden 1 Credit Union

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Student Leadership

  • President, 2012 Dean’s Student Advisory Council
  • Communications Director, 2011 Dean’s Student Advisory Council
  • UC Davis Leadership Fellow
  • Co-Chair, Capital Connections Networking Event

Previous Degree

B.A., Cognitive/Computer Science University of California, San Diego

The UC Davis MBA program has helped me become the best professional leader I can be. I’ve learned to keep my eyes on the prize, listen more than I speak, empower and trust my colleagues. The result: a higher caliber of ideas—and results. There’s no better definition of leadership in practice.

Fast Facts

  • Creates marketing plans, budgets, proposals, and media plans for a myriad of businesses:  “I work directly with the CEO and Creative Director to help shape what our advertising agency should do/recommend for clients and why.”
  • UC Davis MBA bonus:  “It used to be that my marketing plan and budget skills were consolidated to a single industry.  Now, I have the analytical tools, experience and confidence to develop marketing and communications strategies for any business in any industry.” 
  • Four-time winner, International Council of Shopping Centers MAXI Award for marketing excellence in the retail real estate industry
  • Aspiring foodie and home chef; must-do list includes culinary tour of Europe

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News Release

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.

Spotlight Story

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.