Success Stories

As a student of the Graduate School of Management’s MBA program, you will have access to a tremendous network that includes a cohort of driven students and accomplished alumni. Enjoy reading stories about their past experiences, current successes, and how their UC Davis MBA helped them achieve their goals.

Louis Biggers MBA 08

Intel Corporation

Louis Biggers MBA 08 reflects on industry challenges and collaborative solutions. As a senior application engineer at Intel Corp., UC Davis MBA alumnus Biggers is helping the chip giant move into a data-centric world. He's working on enabling sensor technology that drives autonomous vehicles, connected cities, drones and more.

Tim Stallings MBA 98

Tim Stallings MBA 98, co-founder and vice president of merchandise for the Sacramento Republic FC soccer club, shares his experience helping to build a professional sports franchise with big plans to bring it to the national stage — and how his UC Davis MBA has helped him at every step of his career.

Postcard from Switzerland: Future-proofing Logitech

Teaming up with grad students in Zurich to keep Swiss tech firm on bleeding edge

UC Davis MBA students and grad students in Zurich strategize with their global partners at Logitech to keep the company on the forefront of digital innovation.

5 Ways to Become a Design Thinker

Human-centered design starts with empathy for yourself

IBM design thinker and Part-Time MBA student Justin Owens helps global Fortune 100 companies transform their businesses to meet customers’ needs.

Vickie Sherman MBA 13

Senior Marketing Manager, Golden 1 Credit Union

Vickie Sherman’s office is steps away from the landmark sports and entertainment arena her company named and is a centerpiece of the renaissance of downtown Sacramento: Golden 1 Center, home of the Sacramento Kings NBA franchise.

UC Davis MBA Alumna Archana Arunkumar on Collaborative Leadership in Tech

"Carry your confidence into every room you enter."

What’s collaborative leadership mean? How do you collaborate at work to make an impact? UC Davis MBA alumna Archana Arunkumar shares her insights from more than 20 years experience as a product and technology executive, advisor and board director in the tech world.

My MBA Journey Empowering Rural Healthcare Access

Collaborative leadership key to establishing medical education in Northern California

Alum Kristy Bird MaKieve leverages her MBA skills to spearhead multiple non-profits and groundbreaking medical education initiatives, revolutionizing rural healthcare access and education in Northern California.

Alumni Spotlight: Meg Lee MBA 22

Finance Manager at E. & J. Gallo Winery

Alum Meg Lee shares how skills from her Sacramento Part-Time MBA propel her wine industry career and offers insights on Gen-Z, the changing workforce, and the rise of non-alcoholic consumption.

Class of 2024: What’s Next for You?

View videos of our newest alumni from the Class of 2024 who share where they are heading next in their careers and future pursuits.