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Dean’s Distinguished Speaker: Harold Schmitz, Chief Science Officer, Mars, Incorporated speaks on “The Business of Chocolate”
"On a Mission From Mars: The Business of Chocolate"

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Harold Schmitz

For more than four decades, UC Davis and Mars have partnered on innovative research in food, agriculture, and health. A 20-year veteran at Mars, Harold Schmitz has been Chief Science Officer since 2005. He leads the strategic development, alignment and quality control of the company’s multidisciplinary internal and scientific research programs.Since 1995, he has participated in collaborations with several departments across campus, most extensively with the Department of Nutrition.He wasrecently named a Senior Scholar in Management at the Graduate School of Management, and will teach a course on business innovation in food/agriculture. Read more about Harold Schmitz.

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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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Projects Put Business Needs Front and Center

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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.