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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
Marketing lecturer Vanessa Errecarte
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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
Larry Yee MPAc 13 alumni spotlight
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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.

What’s Next for You, Class of 2022?
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What’s Next for You, Class of 2022?

Our largest class ever is ready to change the world

Hear from our newest alumni from the Class of 2022 as they share where they are heading next in their careers and future pursuits.

Q&A with MBA Alumna Smita Madam, Tableau Product Manager
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Q&A with MBA Alumna Smita Madam, Tableau Product Manager

Learning about the technical and non-technical sides of product management

From data deep-dives to interview tips, MSBA student Tushar Kotangale shares seven top questions from our recent Q&A with alumna Smita Madam.

Student-Athlete Life Prepared Me for Part-Time MBA
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Student-Athlete Life Prepared Me for Part-Time MBA

Aggie football routines positioned me well for challenges of work and MBA - you can do it!

Aggie alum and former football player, Sacramento Part-Time MBA student Brandyn Lee shares how his student-athlete experience now helps him balance investment banking and MBA.

From MSBA to Meta: Alumna Luga Lu’s Journey
Luga Lu MSBA Alumna
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From MSBA to Meta: Alumna Luga Lu’s Journey

“Never be frustrated and always be positive.”

Current MSBA student Ethan Meng asked 2021 alumna Luga Lu a handful of questions about the MSBA program, life after graduation and her new career at Meta. 

How to Boost Your Skills with AWS, Google and Tableau Certifications
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How to Boost Your Skills with AWS, Google and Tableau Certifications

'The vast majority of my cohort have been certified'

As an aspiring data analyst, MSBA student Julia Wallace says cloud computing and data visualization certifications will help her stand out in her career search.

UC Davis MPAc Introduces Forensic Accounting Certificate Program
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UC Davis MPAc Introduces Forensic Accounting Certificate Program

Half of this year’s class opt-in for certification

Michael Ueltzen’s accounting ethics course now includes a forensic accounting certification option that gives students an edge in their careers.

Why I Got Involved Beyond the Classroom
Kevin Chuc MBA 22 at the 2022 UC Davis Collaborative Leadership retreat in Monterey
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Why I Got Involved Beyond the Classroom

Full-time career, part-time MBA student, ambassador and student leader

Bay Area Part-Time MBA student leader Kevin Chuc shares what it’s like to balance his work responsibilities, academic courses and his volunteer efforts.

2022 MPAc Students Win CMA Scholarships
2022 CMA scholarship students from MPAc program
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2022 MPAc Students Win CMA Scholarships

Award acknowledges high-achieving students with interest in strategic financial management

Seven current UC Davis Master of Professional Accountancy students were recently selected as 2022 Certified Management Accountant Scholarship recipients. 

What I’ve Learned Transitioning from Music to Marketing
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What I’ve Learned Transitioning from Music to Marketing

My 180-degree career pivot: the trifecta of difficulty—location, function and industry

If you’re like Molly Scott and are using an MBA to do an Olympic-worthy 180-degree career pivot, hitting the trifecta of difficulty—location, function and industry—then you need to read this blog.

When Life Threw Me a Curveball, the UC Davis MBA Adapted with Me
Mara Tzizik-Swanson
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When Life Threw Me a Curveball, the UC Davis MBA Adapted with Me

A cross-country move was just a bump in the road toward earning my MBA

If I’ve learned anything about myself over the years, it's that I never know where I am going to end up. I just know I’m lucky to have found an MBA program that is as adaptable as I am.

Discovering a New Path: From Engineering to Strategy
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Discovering a New Path: From Engineering to Strategy

How a UC Davis MBA enabled my career pivot

After graduating with a degree in chemical engineering and getting a job at an oil refinery in California, I realized that a business role could present interesting problems and challenges much like an engineering role could.