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MSBA to McKinsey
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MSBA to McKinsey

My interview with fellow alumna, now data engineer Yucheng “Joanna” Jiang

Shortly after I graduated from the M.S. in Business Analytics program, I had the chance to catch up with my former classmate and now UC Davis alumna Yucheng “Joanna” Jiang MSBA 22, who recently joined McKinsey & Co.

QS Ranks MSBA No. 1 Globally for Return on Investment
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QS Ranks MSBA No. 1 Globally for Return on Investment

Plus, top 10 worldwide for “Value for the Money” for fourth consecutive year

“These students took a big leap during the pandemic to study with us. We’re thrilled to help them maximize their investment in their futures in such a significant way,” says MSBA Executive Director Amy Russell.

It’s Never Too Late to Return to School: I Did After 25 Years
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It’s Never Too Late to Return to School: I Did After 25 Years

Non-profit work brings new challenges every day, but I love what I do

For 2021 Bay Area MBA alumna Christine Dillman, returning to graduate school propelled her the top of her non-profit and instilled her conviction as a leader.

100% Placement: All 2022 MPAc Grads Land Offers from Top Firms
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100% Placement: All 2022 MPAc Grads Land Offers from Top Firms

New alumni report record-setting average starting salary over $72K

Heading to the Big 4 and national and regional firms, every job-seeking student from our MPAc Class of 2022 has secured a career offer less than three months after graduation.  

MPAc Alumna Brianna Dean-Sysum Readies to Join EY
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MPAc Alumna Brianna Dean-Sysum Readies to Join EY

2022 Master of Professional Accountancy grad shares her path to Big 4 firm

Recent MPAc alumna Brianna Dean-Sysum shares the value of UC Davis’ accounting program and her tips and advice for prospective students.

Unlocking the Value of Our Alumni Community
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Unlocking the Value of Our Alumni Community

Our new Director of Alumni Relations and Network Strategy Christopher Marshall details his journey to the School, exciting new opportunities for alumni and more. 

2023 Class Represents the Largest in MSBA Program History
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2023 Class Represents the Largest in MSBA Program History

Master of Science in Business Analytics students from 11 countries arrive in San Francisco

We’re welcoming our largest MSBA cohort ever, 99 students, and nearly two-thirds of them join our program from notable companies like Amazon, Bytedance, Deloitte, Google, PayPal, PepsiCo and more. 

Bootcamp Basics: Getting Up to Speed in the MSBA Program
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Bootcamp Basics: Getting Up to Speed in the MSBA Program

From Amazon to PayPal to UC Davis Master of Science in Business Analytics

After working globally for Amazon and PayPal for seven years, Laksh Suryanarayanan’s path led to the UC Davis MSBA program.

HR Executive Paul Bianchi Shares Ethical Framework with New Full-Time MBA students
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HR Executive Paul Bianchi Shares Ethical Framework with New Full-Time MBA students

Impact of decision-making in building values-based cultures

With over 25 years of leadership service as a human resources executive, Paul Bianchi shared notable lessons with our new Full-Time MBA class of 2024 as part of our onboarding experience.

A Deloitte Dream: How the MPAc program “Changed My Life”
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A Deloitte Dream: How the MPAc program “Changed My Life”

My journey to UC Davis helped me find belonging, support and a career

Struggling to find his fit in college, Kyle Gillingwater discovered the UC Davis MPAc program, pivoted and found the program changed his life.

Pursuing Your MBA: 5 Must-Know Tips to Become an Expert Marketer
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Pursuing Your MBA: 5 Must-Know Tips to Become an Expert Marketer

Amplify word-of-mouth marketing with five surprising strategies

Sharing from her marketing courses, Lecturer and Online MBA Teacher of the Year Vanessa Errecarte details how to best combine high-converting content with the right tools and tech.

MPAc Admissions Answers Top Questions from Recent Ask-Me-Anything
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MPAc Admissions Answers Top Questions from Recent Ask-Me-Anything

Learn about scholarships, student life, start dates and more

Erica Wondra, our assistant director for our Master of Professional Accountancy program, answers burning application questions during an AMA on IG.

Alumni Spotlight: Larry Yee MPAc 13
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Alumni Spotlight: Larry Yee MPAc 13

Director of Finance, Mayfield Fund | Former Sr. Manager, PwC

"A lot of what I do today was grounded in the things I learned, and all of it started here," says Larry Yee, now a Director of Finance for the Mayfield Fund and a graduate of the inaugural MPAc Class of 2013.