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Incoming Part-Time Sacramento MBA Email Announcements
Orientation 2016

Email #1 | Preparing to Become a Graduate School of Management Current Student | June 3, 2016

Dear Entering Class of 2016:

Welcome to the Graduate School of Management. We look forward to you joining our community and meeting you in person. I hope this email finds you well.

I would like to take this opportunity to start your transition into the GSM. Over the next several months I will contact you to ensure you are properly preparing to join the MBA program. Below are reminders to jump-start this transition process.

  1. Always reference your VIP pages for upcoming deadlines and action items. You may also reference the GSM Sacramento Current Student website for any additional resources that pertain to Current Students.
  2. Set-up your UCD Computing Account as soon as possible. You will need your computing account to access most UC Davis systems including our Registration and Processing System (RaPS) and the UC Davis payment system, MyBill.
  3. It is very important to start the Quantitative Fundamentals Online Courses and Assessments today and complete it as soon as possible. Please mind the deadlines on your VIP page.
  4. If you have any questions regarding computer needs as an MBA, please see the “New Student Computing and Support Checklist”. This will assist you in purchasing the proper computing equipment for the GSM
  5. Sign-up for Orientation will be available June 15.

Thank you for regularly checking your VIP page and the Graduate School of Management Current Student website.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me directly.

Kind Regards,

Frances

Frances Lessman | Program Manager, Sacramento MBA Program

UC Davis Graduate School of Management

4610 X St, Sacramento, CA, 95817

Ph: (916) 734-3938 | frlessman@ucdavis.edu

Email #2 | Preparing to Enter the Graduate School of Management | June 24, 2016

Dear Entering Class of 2016:

Some more friendly reminders and information below. 

Remember to always reference your VIP pages and the GSM website for any additional updates.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me directly.

  1. It is very important to start the Quantitative Fundamentals Online Courses and Assessments today and complete it as soon as possible. Please mind the deadlines on your VIP page.
  2. Orientation sign-up is now available. Orientation is scheduled on both Sep 10 and Sep 17, and is a required two-day event.
  3. Set-up your UCD Computing Account . You will need your computing account to access most UC Davis systems including our Registration and Processing System (RaPS) and the UC Davis payment system, MyBill.
  4. UCD Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) information is now available. If you have your own health insurance for the 2016-2017 academic year, you may waive out of SHIP. For UC SHIP Waiver Application Deadlines, more here.
  5. Please review the following websites for your GSM Computing needs:

Thank you for regularly checking your VIP page and the Graduate School of Management Sacramento Current Student website.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me directly.

Best,

Frances

Frances Lessman | Program Manager, Sacramento MBA Program

UC Davis Graduate School of Management

4610 X St, Sacramento, CA, 95817

Ph: (916) 734-3938 | frlessman@ucdavis.edu

Email #3 | Orientation Signup and Quant Fun Deadlines Approaching | July 8, 2016

Dear Fall 2016 Entering Class:

Please find more friendly reminders and information below. 

Remember to always reference your VIP pages and the GSM website for any additional updates.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me directly.

  1. is scheduled on both September 10 and September 17, and is a required two-day event. There is no additional fee and it’s for our part-time fall 2016 entering class only. Please mind the deadlines on your VIP page and sign up ASAP.
  2. It is very important to start the Quantitative Fundamentals Online Courses and Assessments today and complete it as soon as possible. Please mind the deadlines on your VIP page. Your deadline might be approaching as early as next week.
  3. Set-up your UCD Computing Account. You will need your computing account to access most UC Davis systems including our Registration and Processing System (RaPS) and the UC Davis payment system, MyBill.
  4. UCD Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) waiver information is now available here. If you have your own health insurance for the 2016-2017 academic year, you may waive out of SHIP. For UC SHIP Waiver Application Deadlines, more here.

To read emails #1 & 2, please visit here.

Thank you for regularly checking your VIP page and the Graduate School of Management Current Student website.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me directly.

Best,

Frances

Email #4 | Registration Will Open on August 9, Instructions Available Now | July 25, 2016

Dear Fall 2016 Entering Class:

Please find more friendly reminders and information below.

Remember to always reference your VIP pages and the GSM website for any additional updates.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me directly.

  1. Fall 2016 Registration will open on August 9. Please review the registration instructions here and consider marking the dates & deadlines on your calendar.

    • Before you can register you will be asked to update your personal information. Please update your address to your local address while attending UCDavis. You will see the following message, “Please note that your UCD address can only be changed per instruction on this website.” This will take you to the registrar site where you can update your address.

 

  1. Set-up your UCD Computing Account TODAY! You will need your computing account to access most UC Davis systems including our Registration and Processing System (RaPS) and the UC Davis payment system, MyBill. All automated messages from our registration system (RaPS) will go to your UCD email account.  In the near future, we will transition to only contacting you via your UC Davis email.
  2. Orientation is scheduled on both September 10 and September 17, and is a required two-day event. There is no additional fee and it’s for our part-time fall 2016 entering class only. Please mind the deadlines on your VIP page and sign-up ASAP.
  3. It is very important to start the Quantitative Fundamentals Online Courses and Assessments today and complete it as soon as possible. Please mind the deadlines on your VIP page.
  4. All financial aid has been packaged and is ready for distribution. Anyone who submitted FASFA needs to complete the process by entering their social security number in SISWEB.
  • Login to the system using your UCD computing account i.d. and passphrase
  • Go to “Personal Information”
  • Click the “Report SSN” link.

*If you have specific questions related to financial aid, please contact Paulina Risse in the Graduate Financial Aid office at (530) 752-7606, prisse@ucdavis.edu.

  1. Students have the option to waive out of a core class. For more information on how to waive out of core classes, click here.  Instructions on how to sign-up for a waiver exam will be available on August 1.
  2. UCD Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) waiver information is now available here. If you have your own health insurance for the 2016-2017 academic year, you may waive out of SHIP. For UC SHIP Waiver Application Deadlines, more here.

To read emails #1 – 3, please visit here.

Thank you for regularly checking your VIP page and the Graduate School of Management Current Student website.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me directly.

Best,

Frances

GSM | Core Course Waiver Options Fall 2016 | August 2, 2016

Hello Incoming Class of 2016,

Please read this email carefully to determine your eligibility of waiving out of a required core course.

You may be exempted from the requirement to take certain core courses in one of two ways: 

Option 1) The faculty member teaching the course may grant an exception at their discretion based on you having completed previous coursework and/or experience. (Do not use the survey contained in this email for this purpose. Email the professor directly.)

Option 2) You successfully pass the waiver exam for a specific core course.

Exemption from a core course does not award course credit and you must take additional units to replace the exempted course. 

Core course waiver exams are designed to test your knowledge on a particular subject at the graduate level.  Only students with extensive experience and/or academic coursework should plan to take a waiver exam.  Please note that it is rare for students to qualify to take more than one waiver exam.

The fall 2016 core courses available for waivers are: 

200A Financial Accounting -Full-time MBA Program only

If you have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in accounting and/or are a certified public accountant, you are automatically waived from taking the core Financial Accounting Course (200A).  You should email Professor Hollis Skaife and summarize your relevant educational background or certification that qualifies you for the exemption.  She will send an email to you and the GSM Registrar confirming your exemption.

If you don’t meet the above criteria and believe that you have a very good understanding of basic accounting principles, you must register to take the waiver exam.  If you minored in accounting or have already taken a few financial accounting courses, you may attempt the waiver exam. Professor Hollis Skaife does not recommend waiving the course if you have had only one previous undergraduate financial accounting course, as beginning undergraduate accounting courses are typically taught with an emphasis towards bookkeeping, whereas this course is taught with an emphasis towards managerial decision making.

202A Markets and the Firm (Microeconomics)- All MBA Programs

You may waive out of 202A if you can show proficiency in economics, in one of two ways:

(1) By registering for and taking the waiver exam;

(2) By petitioning the instructor, Professor Victor Stango, and providing evidence of proficiency, which may include an undergraduate degree in economics or successful completion of a graduate-level course with content similar to 202A.

203A Data Analysis for Managers (Statistics)- All MBA Programs

If you have an undergraduate or graduate degree in mathematics or statistics, you must e-mail Professor Roger Edelen so that he can verify that you are automatically waived from taking 203A. This course may also be waived if you have taken several statistics classes, but Professor Edelen needs to make a case-by-case determination. You should e-mail Professor Roger Edelen and list the relevant educational background for possible exemption.

If you don’t meet the above criteria and believe you are highly proficient in statistics, you must register to take the waiver exam for 203A.

Please complete this survey by Friday, August 12 to record your interest in taking a waiver exam.

Waiver exams are being offered at each campus at the date and time below:

Davis

200A, 202A, 203A

Wednesday, August 17, 2-5pm

Sacramento

202A, 203A

Thursday, August 18, 5:30-8:30pm

San Ramon

202A, 203A

Friday, August 19, 4-7pm

You will receive confirmation of your waiver exam request by Monday, August 15.

Kind Regards,

Frances

Email #5 | Fall Quarter Registration and Fee Payment Deadline | August 15, 2016

Dear Fall 2016 Entering Class:

Please find more friendly reminders and information below.

Remember to always reference your VIP pages and the GSM website for any additional updates.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me directly.

  1. Set-up your UCD Computing Account TODAY if you haven’t. You will need your computing account to access most UC Davis systems including our Registration and Processing System (RaPS) and the UC Davis payment system, MyBill.
  2. Fall 2016 Registration is open. Please review the registration instructions here and consider marking the dates & deadlines on your calendar.
  • Before you can register you will be asked to update your personal information. Please update your address to your local address while attending UCDavis. You will see the following message, “Please note that your UCD address can only be changed per instruction on this website.” This will take you to the registrar site where you can update your address.
  1. Please start to check your UC Davis email account regularly as the GSM will begin sending all emails to your UC Davis email account, starting September 1. All automated messages from registration system (RaPS) will go to your UCD email account. 
  • To access your UCD email after you set up your computing account: go to myucdavis, log in using your account and credential, then look for the “myEmail” icon on the top right corner. More information about UCD email setup please see here.
  1. Student bills for fall quarter registration will be available starting August 22.  The fee payment deadline is September 15.
  2. is scheduled on both September 10 and September 17, and is a required two-day event. There is no additional fee and it’s for our part-time fall 2016 entering class only. Please mind the deadlines on your VIP page and sign up ASAP.
  3. It is very important to start the Quantitative Fundamentals Online Courses and Assessments today and complete it as soon as possible. Please mind the deadlines on your VIP page.
  4. All financial aid has been packaged and is ready for distribution. Anyone who submitted FASFA needs to complete the process by entering their social security number in SISWEB.
  • Login to the system using your UCD computing account i.d. and passphrase

    • Go to “Personal Information”
    • Click the “Report SSN” link.

*If you have specific questions related to financial aid, please contact Paulina Risse in the Graduate Financial Aid office at (530) 752-7606, prisse@ucdavis.edu.

  1. Students have the option to waive out of a core class. For more information on how to waive out of core classes, click here.  Please contact your program manager if you want to waive out of a class.
  2. UCD Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) waiver information is now available here. If you have your own health insurance for the 2016-2017 academic year, you may be eligible to waive out of SHIP. For UC SHIP Waiver Application Deadlines, more here.

To read emails #1 – 4, please visit the email archive here.

Thank you for regularly checking your VIP page and the Graduate School of Management Current Student website.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me directly.

Best,

Frances

Email #6 |Register for Classes Today, Student Bills Available | August 23, 2016

Dear Fall 2016 Entering Class:

Please find more friendly reminders and information below.

Remember to always reference your VIP pages and the GSM website for any additional updates.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me directly.

  1. Register for classes TODAY!The initial registration deadline is August 29th. Please review the registration instructions here.
  • Before you can register you will be asked to update your personal information. Please update your address to your local address while attending UCDavis. You will see the following message, “Please note that your UCD address can only be changed per instruction on this website.” This will take you to the registrar site where you can update your address.
  • Student bills for fall quarter are now available on MyBill.  The fee payment deadline is September 15.
  1. Set-up your UCD Computing Account if you haven’t already. You will need your computing account to access most UC Davis systems including our Registration and Processing System (RaPS) and the UC Davis payment system, MyBill.
  • Please start to check your UC Davis email account regularly as the GSM will begin sending all emails to your UC Davis email account, starting September 1.  All automated messages from registration system (RaPS) will go to your UCD email account. 

To access your UCD email after you set up your computing account: go to myucdavis, log in using your account and credential, then look for the “myEmail” icon on the top right corner. More information about UCD email setup please see here.

  1. is scheduled on both September 10 and September 17, and is a required two-day event. There is no additional fee and it’s for our part-time fall 2016 entering class only. Please mind the deadlines on your VIP page and sign up ASAP.
  2. It is very important to start the Quantitative Fundamentals Online Courses and Assessments today and complete it as soon as possible. Please mind the deadlines on your VIP page.
  3. All financial aid has been packaged and is ready for distribution. Anyone who submitted FASFA needs to complete the process by entering their social security number in SISWEB.
  • Login to the system using your UCD computing account i.d. and passphrase

    • Go to “Personal Information”
    • Click the “Report SSN” link.

*If you have specific questions related to financial aid, please contact Paulina Risse in the Graduate Financial Aid office at (530) 752-7606, prisse@ucdavis.edu.

  1. Students have the option to waive out of a core class. For more information on how to waive out of core classes, click here.  Please contact your program manager if you want to waive out of a class.
  2. UCD Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) waiver information is now available here. If you have your own health insurance for the 2016-2017 academic year, you may be eligible to waive out of SHIP. For UC SHIP Waiver Application Deadlines, more here.

To read emails #1 – 5, please visit the email archive here.

Thank you for regularly checking your VIP page and the Graduate School of Management Current Student website.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me directly.

Best,

Frances