The UC Davis MBA experience positioned me for success as the
senior director of financial planning and analysis at Method,
where we make premium healthy home and personal care products.
The Graduate School of Management’s community and diversity of
views opened me up to the idea that with good branding,
innovation and a dedicated team, a company can change the world
for the better while maximizing returns to investors.
Working on a consulting project for Kaiser Permanente, the
nation’s largest nonprofit health system, gave our team a crash
course in healthcare economics, played out in the middle of the
national healthcare debate. Now I help oversee quality and
operations support at The Permanente Medical Group, Kaiser’s
affiliated physician-owned for-profit partnership in Northern
The leadership, collaboration and communications skills I
learned in the UC Davis MBA program are critical to my success
at Shell. My ability to build and motivate effective teams,
understand our structure and strategy, and map power and
influence in our stakeholder communities fuel my career.
My UC Davis MBA experience was a life-shaping moment in a
well-timed career pivot. The combination of excellent
professors and an experienced, diverse student body was
invaluable. The School’s focus on developing a holistic
approach to fostering individual professional growth while
deepening business acumen is unique.
B.S., Finance, California State University, Hayward
My career allows me to strike a rare balance between making
money and making meaning. At Medtronic, I am accountable for
$200+ million in revenue and 160 sales, service and management
colleagues. My UC Davis MBA gave me a global perspective and
opportunities to collaborate, tap synergies and improve project
outcomes. I use the lessons for effective teamwork every day.
B.A., Economics, B.A., Journalism | Indiana University of
Leading change requires both both the courage to make tough
decisions and the experience to know how to quickly adapt to
new realities. The Graduate School of Management helped me
become a well-rounded professional with the confidence to push
the bigger ideas.
The School benefits from its ties to the San Francisco Bay
Area—including deep relationships with many successful
high-tech companies. My internship at StubHub was an incredible
opportunity to apply my experience as a business intelligence
analyst and hone the strong management skills
I built at UC Davis.
Davis is culturally diverse, intellectually vibrant and full of
great family activities throughout the year. We love going to
parks, swimming in the town’s amazing pools, shopping at the
farmer’s market and exploring the greenbelt on our bikes. The
Graduate School of Management is the perfect place to pursue my
MBA, and Davis offers everything my family needs while I
complete my degree. Coming here was the right decision for us
The UC Davis MBA offers a rare opportunity to advance your
international business skills at some of the world’s best peer
business schools. The exchange program at Fudan University,
Shanghai allowed me to explore one of the world’s most dynamic
economies, build lasting relationships, learn how to do
business in China—and have a lot of fun.
The Graduate School of Management has an international
reputation for facilitating learning through rigorous
coursework and the free exchange of thoughts and ideas. My
internship at Apple—known for its innovative culture and
superior supply chain—is the perfect complement to my classroom
studies and an invaluable opportunity for my professional
The Graduate School of Management had impressive ratios of
women and international students, a close-knit community and an
outstanding faculty. From challenging courses to diverse
leadership development opportunities to my internship at Lam
Research, I got the experience, support and guidance I needed
to achieve my goals.
My UC Davis MBA is one of the best investments I’ve ever made.
I learned new ways to create positive change in the world, and
gained the tools to do it. If you are self-motivated and want
to make an impact, you’ll find the mentors, values and
opportunities you need.