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Finding Your Fit in the Master of Professional Accountancy Program

From therapy to student counseling, my passion is helping others

As the assistant director of the Master of Professional Accountancy program, I bring a passion for helping students meet career and personal goals.

Leticia Garay MBA 24 holds a sign recognizing her first day of grad school
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First Steps to Becoming a First-Generation Graduate Student

Putting the Represented in Underrepresented

From advisor to admit, first-generation student Leticia Garay built up her confidence to join the Sacramento Part-Time MBA program.

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Finding Purpose: Pursing an MBA after U.S. Military Service

‘The veteran network is incredibly strong’

Former Air Force Operations Intelligence Analyst Zach Hunter shares his journey to UC Davis and his call for other veterans to follow in his footsteps.

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Three Straight Years: MSBA Ranked in Top 10 Globally for Value for the Money

The UC Davis M.S. in Business Analytics continues to rank among the best in QS 2022 Business Masters Rankings, including No. 7 globally for return on investment.  

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3 Ways an MBA Propelled My Success in Digital Health

Accelerated opportunities + enhanced business skills + breadth of UC Davis

As a global biopharmaceutical and digital health executive, triple-Aggie alumna Melinda Decker says her MBA kick-started her current career in digital health.

Prithvi Bisht MSBA 21 on Himalyan Trek
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From the Himalayas to San Francisco: Why I Joined the MSBA Program

“It’s the perfect recipe for creating a real impact.”

From a quaint Himalayan town in India to San Francisco, new MSBA student Prithvi Bisht shares the twists and turns in his journey to America.  

Jaspreet Bola MPAc 21 graduation
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Collaboration is the Heartbeat of MPAc Program

Learn to become a great team player

MPAc alumna Jaspreet Bola switched from pre-med to accounting, discovering the power of collaboration in our community.

Ana Parra Vera MSBA 20 leads Google Zumba class
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Celebrating Latinx Heritage Month: MSBA Alumna Lands Dream Job at Google

How my Venezuelan culture shaped my academic and professional journey

“Do you want to be successful? If so, help others become successful. It’s a simple formula,” writes MSBA alumna Ana Parra Vera, an MSBA grad now at Google.

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Recognizing My Roots: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

MBA alum Benigno Salazar experienced the transformative power of education

After immigrating to the U.S. at age 7, Benigno Salazar has built a career across industries with hard work and influence from his father, and weathering three corporate layoffs.           

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MSBA Class of 2022 Largest in Program’s History

Master of Science in Business Analytics students from 17 countries arrive in San Francisco.

We’re welcoming our largest MSBA cohort ever, nearly 100 students, and nearly two-thirds of them join our program from notable companies like Microsoft, EY, Uber, Goldman Sachs, Intel and more. 

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Q&A with MSBA Alum and Nordstrom Data Analyst Khristion Lambert

“It’s not easy, but it’s rewarding.”

“I saw this program as a great opportunity to solidify my skills and transition into the industry,” says Class of 2021 MSBA graduate Khristion Lambert.

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Lessons from the Front Lines of Accounting

“Where the rubber meets the road with practical application.”

“I’ve been fortunate to teach and mentor UC Davis students from the inception of the MPAc program,” says Lecturer Crystal Coleman.

Sodontuya Nerguidavaa MBA 22 at BNY Mellon
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C-Suite Insights from My Internship at BNY Mellon

Summer experience ‘gave me everything I was looking for and more.’

Full-Time MBA student Sodontuya Nerguidavaa shares what she learned from top-level executives at leading investment bank in New York City.

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Adobe Analytics Challenge: 14 Past Competitors Share How it Impacted Their Careers

Three UC Davis MS in Business Analytics alumni, Ashish Ranshinge, Paridhi Agal, and Vardhini Manivannan, reflect on their experience competing in past Adobe Analytics Challenges and how it "opened doors" for them.

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Why Your Onboarding Process Needs to Adapt to a Hybrid Workforce

A study conducted by Professor Kim Elsbach showed that maintaining work relationships is a huge challenge for remote workers, and people who feel connected with their managers (even if it’s through video calls and chats) are more likely to get

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How the MSBA Program Provided a Career Boost

Adding tools to my skillset helped me succeed.

After years of sacrifice, recent Full-Time MBA graduate Tarun Chinniah finally received the pay-off he’d set out for: his MBA degree.

Finding empathy in health care
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Real Change in Health Care Demands Innovation and Empathy

Cutting-edge biotech therapies, combined with hope, lead to healing.

A biotech entrepreneur, Natalie Makableh MBA 21 says we need more empathic leaders at the intersection of science and society. Read how she’s changing that.

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Tips to Strengthen your M.S. in Business Analytics Application

“Now is the best time to think about, and define your analytics narrative.”

Are you ready to jump-start your business analytics career? MSBA Executive Director Amy Russell shares tips and advice to help you strengthen your application. 

Amanda Weerasinghe prep for CPA exams
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How I Passed the CPA Exams

MPAc grads’ insight into exam prep and the testing process.

Teaming up with a fellow alumna, Navodi Weerasinghe MPAc 19 shares how she prepared and passed the four CPA exams.

Accounting Professor Paul Wong teaching MPAc class
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5 Questions for Accounting Professor Paul Wong

Insights and advice for prospective MPAc students.

“Accountants of the future will need to be more analytical in interpreting transactions and accounting information to make informative decisions,” says Assistant Professor Paul Wong.