One of the things I looked forward to about business school was
entering my first class to meet my cohort. How drastically
different would we be? What points of views would we share
despite how different our backgrounds were? These questions raced
through my head coming into the Sacramento Part-Time MBA program.
Since becoming an UC Davis MBA Ambassador, I was frequently asked
“Why did you choose UC Davis?” Like everyone who applies to
business school, I had specific preferences. One of my top
considerations was to find an MBA program with small class sizes.
I’d like to share the top four reasons why I chose the UC Davis
Modern humans - Homo sapiens sapiens - have notably big heads - with large brains inside. When lined up next to chimpanzees, gorillas, baboons and other primates humans have proportionally larger skulls and brains, and smaller rib cages and jaws.
With Time Warner deal, AT&T aims to be mobile entertainment
powerhouse. Professor Hemant Bhargava analyzes the value of the
merger and how the media and entertainment industry is deep in
the throes of disruption.
Google recently announced a major move into several hardware
products: Google Pixel (smartphones), Daydream View (virtual
reality), Google Home (digital home) and Google Assistant
(AI-based personal assistant).
Companies are experiencing an enormous loss of talent at the
executive, management and supervisory levels. Is your
company ready for the succession planning that must take place to
be successful in the coming years?
It was a lot of fun attending Apigee’s “Adapt or Die” event on
September 27 in the heart of San Francisco, and speaking on
the panel “Who
Ubers Who: How to Survive and Thrive in a Digital World of
Mash-Ups, Matchmakers, and Marketplaces.”
Most of you must have seen the amply-broadcast and highlighted
story about a fatal accident involving a Tesla in autopilot mode.
Commentators were quick to blame, chastise, or at least question,
Tesla’s autopilot software. The government watchdog NHTSA
is investigating Tesla.
Check out the Instagrams our Full-Time MBA students are posting
about their summer internship experiences at Mars, Inc., Wrigley,
Tesla (pictured) and more. Follow us on Instagram to see
the stream of student and school photos throughout the year.
During her 15 years at Hewlett-Packard, Amy Stroud, an executive with the high-tech giant’s business strategy and development unit, watched as employee engagement sank at the company known as the “godfather of Silicon Valley.”
I spent 2 years after undergrad
working for my family’s agricultural company launching a new
product line. I basically worked as a one person startup company
establishing the legal entity, the marketing and branding (naming
the product, creating the graphic design of the label, etc), and
doing sales. I realized that my liberal arts background wasn’t
sufficient for the hard skills I needed to be in business beyond
my ‘guess and check’ method of trying things to see what worked,
and abandoning those that didn’t.