Erich Olson, MBA 12
Student or Alumni Profile

Erich Olson MBA 12
Sacramento MBA Alumnus

The close-knit UC Davis MBA community allows me to collaborate with professors who have a global reputation as leaders in their fields. I also benefit from the new knowledge and perspective of working closely with other highly motivated and successful individuals from diverse industries throughout Northern California.

Previous degree

B.S., Business Administration California State University, Sacramento

Fast Facts

  • Career advancement: from junior programmer at Accenture to management position at Blue Shield of California, a nonprofit insurance company with more than 3.5 million members statewide.
  • Leads cross-organizational teams that support product management and systems applications.
  • Committed husband and father—who values the MBA program’s flexibility.
  • Three-year tenure as president of the Mosaic Law Congregation’s Men’s Club saw implementation of long-term mission and direction; current Mosaic Law trustee.
  • Recent family vacation: three indescribable weeks exploring Israeli society, culture and history.
  • Downtime favorites: LEGO with the kids, serving as wife’s sous chef, exercising, urban gardening, relaxing in the Sierra Nevada mountains.