Mark Otero ’07 is enjoying tremendous success in his second start-up, which he credits his UC Davis MBA with helping make possible.
After founding and expanding Sacramento-based KlickNation Corporation into a multimillion-dollar social online success story, Otero sold the start-up in December 2011 to Fortune 500 gaming giant Electronic Arts. KlickNation has become BioWare Sacramento, the newest division of Electronic Arts, with Otero as CEO.
The Economist Ranks UC Davis MBA Among the World’s Best
Faculty Quality No. 3 in the World, Diversity of Company Recruiters No. 5 in the World
(Davis, CA) — The Economist’s 2010 “Which MBA?” survey ranked the UC Davis full-time MBA program among the top five in the world in two critical areas: faculty quality and the diversity of company recruiters hiring UC Davis MBA students.
UC Davis Graduate School of Management Moves Forward on Diversity Plan
Historically Black Colleges and Universities Students to Participate in UC Program for Emerging Managers and Leaders
(Davis, CA) — The UC Davis Graduate School of Management has launched a School-wide diversity plan led by newly appointed Chief Diversity Officer Linda Oubre.
“We look forward to working with our partnering business schools on this program. It will bring talented students with diverse backgrounds and perspectives to California, and hopefully spark their interest in business management and encourage them to pursue an MBA.”
The addition of a chief diversity officer comes as the Graduate School of Management is partnering with the five other University of California business and management schools on the Summer Institute for Emerging Managers and Leaders (SIEML), unveiled at the Robinson Memorial in Pasadena today.
UC Davis Graduate School of Management to offer Master of Professional Accountancy
Degree program meets new education requirements for CPA candidates
(Davis, CA) — The UC Davis Graduate School of Management will become the first University of California school to offer a master’s degree in professional accountancy—a response to major changes in educational requirements and the resulting need for improved training of certified public accountants in California.
Bloomberg BusinessWeek Ranks Part-time MBA Among Top 10%
UC Davis MBA Jumps 12 Spots in Part-time Program Ranking
(Davis, CA) — The UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s Part-time MBA program has jumped 12 positions to rank among the top 10% of AACSB-accredited part-time MBA programs in Bloomberg BusinessWeek’s latest survey.
UC Davis Announces $5 Million Commitment To Establish New Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Institute Builds on Success of UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s Center for Entrepreneurship
(Davis, CA) — The University of California, Davis, is launching a new interdisciplinary institute devoted to education, research and outreach in innovation and entrepreneurship, with the help of a $5 million commitment from alumni Mike and Renee Child.
UC Davis Graduate School of Management Earns LEED Platinum Award for Green Building
First Business School Building in California and Third Nationwide to Achieve Highest Ranking
(Davis, CA) — Maurice J. Gallagher, Jr. Hall, home of the UC Davis Graduate School of Management, has earned a “platinum” certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, the first business school building in California awarded the highest green building ranking. Nationwide, only two other business school buildings have won a platinum ranking.
(Davis, CA) — The Graduate School of Management at the University of California, Davis, has been designated a “military-friendly school” by G.I. Jobs, a magazine for military personnel transitioning into civilian life. The 2012 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members and veterans as students. The 2012 list was compiled through extensive research and a data driven survey of more than 8,000 schools nationwide.
The Economist Ranks UC Davis MBA in the World’s Top Tier
Faculty Quality No. 6 in the World, Diversity of Company Recruiters No. 4 in the World
(Davis, CA) — The Economist’s 2011 “Which MBA?” survey released October 13 ranks the UC Davis full-time MBA program among the top six in the world in two critical areas: faculty quality and the diversity of company recruiters hiring UC Davis MBA students. It is the second consecutive year UC Davis has been recognized in the top tier in these areas.
(Davis, CA) — MBA hopefuls applying to the UC Davis Graduate School of Management may now choose to submit test scores from either the GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test) or the GRE (Graduate Record Examination). The change makes the application process accessible to candidates from a wider array of backgrounds and interests as they consider graduate education.
ECO Catalytics’ High-Tech Ink Drives Fuel Cells Forward
UC Davis Team Takes Third in Walmart Better Living Business Plan Challenge
(Davis, CA) — A team of UC Davis MBA students and campus researchers developing technology to lower the cost and improve the performance of fuel cells brought home third place, $5,000 in seed funding and valuable tips from executives who judged the 2011 Walmart Better Living Business Plan Challenge, which honors student entrepreneurship in environmental sustainability.
(Davis, CA) — The American Accounting Association has named Professor Paul Griffin as co‐editor of Accounting Horizons, one of the association’s two flagship academic journals.
Griffin will share the editorship with Professor Arnold Wright of Northeastern University. They will assume the posts in late spring 2012, when current co-editors Dana Hermanson and Terry Shevlin complete their three-year term.
(Davis, CA) — Brocade partnered with the UC Davis Graduate School of Management for a three-month student project designed by the company’s vice president and treasurer Jean Furter.
UC Davis Study Finds Suspicious and Highly Profitable Insider Stock Trading around Company Debt Renegotiation
(Davis, CA) — Insiders have reaped substantial profits from increased trading of a faltering company’s stock when the firm is renegotiating its debt, according to a new study by GSM Professor Paul Griffin and David Lont of the University of Otago in New Zealand.
UC Davis MBA Program Receives Its Highest National Ranking from U.S. News & World Report
UC Davis Jumps into Top 6% of U.S. Business Schools
(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.
Dean Steven Currall Introduces Our New IMPACT MBA Curriculum
Further Integrates Globalization, Responsible Business Ethics and Sustainability
(Davis, CA) — Dean Steven C. Currall introduces our internationally ranked MBA program’s new, innovative curriculum that further integrates globalization, responsible business ethics and sustainability.
Anchored by a two-part capstone course, Integrated Management Project and Articulation and Critical Thinking (IMPACT), the curriculum renewal—the most fundamental in the School’s history—is designed to better prepare graduates with the real-world practice, analytical and technical skills and leadership training needed to succeed in the business world of today and tomorrow.
(Davis, CA) — The UC Davis Graduate School of Management will strengthen its internationally ranked MBA program this fall with a new, innovative curriculum that further integrates globalization, responsible business ethics and sustainability.
The curriculum renewal — the most fundamental in the school’s history — is designed to better prepare graduates with the real-world practice, analytical and technical skills and leadership training needed to succeed in the business world of today and tomorrow.
Financial Times Ranks UC Davis MBA Program among the Top 10% Worldwide
UC Davis Graduate School of Management, No. 1 for Percentage of Female Faculty (2011)
(Davis, CA) — For the second consecutive year, the UC Davis Graduate School of Management is ranked among the top 10 percent of accredited business schools in the world and is No. 1 for the percentage of women faculty, according to the latest Financial Times’ Global MBA ratings.
The introduction of electronic medical records in hospitals and clinics — dubbed the “silver bullet” of health care reform — appears to have varying effects on different types of primary care physicians, a UC Davis GSM study led by Professor Hemant Bhargava has found.
Women may have become a force in other professions, but they remain a conspicuous minority in the board rooms and executive suites of California’s 400 largest public companies, according to the sixth annual UC Davis Study of California Women Business Leaders.