CFO for Technology Industry Immersion

The CFO for Technology Industry Immersion gives students the specialized skills, knowledge and expertise required to be successful as the chief financial officer of a technology company. Students will learn about capital budgeting, managing funding for growth, managing business portfolios, M&As and going public.

“It’s much more entrepreneurial than I’d imagined, and covers way more than just finance and accounting.” – Stephen Auyeung MBA 18

Through live case studies and interactions with top industry executives, you'll also learn about:

  • Financial planning cycles and public readiness
  • Scenario planning and venture formations
  • Fundraising
  • IPOs, mergers and acquisitions
  • Venture and last stage funding
Qualtrics Executive VP David Faugno shares what it’s like to take a large tech company public—at a $14 billion valuation—as part of the real-world challenge he presented to students.

Program Highlights

  • Curriculum designed by both UC Davis faculty and industry executives to reflect the latest challenges in the industry
  • Five weeks of interactive classes taught by senior executives from a select group of companies 
  • Group assignments in every class, examining potential solutions to management challenges
  • Merit-based scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $44,000 are available to incoming MBA admits for fall 2021.

2020 List of Executive Speakers