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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. 

Khristion Lambert MSBA 21
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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.

Lecturer Crystal Coleman at UC Davis
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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

Jessica Padolina and family take a photo at Aggie Grad Walk
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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 for Prospective M.S. in Business Analytics Students

“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.

Samantha Brill MBA 21 from UC Davis named to P&Q Best and Brightest
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Samantha Brill Named to Poets&Quants 100 Best and Brightest MBAs

Recognizing her extracurricular activities, leadership and potential, Full-Time MBA student Samantha Brill has been named among Poets&Quants 100 Best & Brightest MBAs: Class of 2021.

Bay Area Part-Time MBA Kevin Leung at UC Davis
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Commitment to Community and How to Find Yours

How my energetic personality led to a passion of volunteering.

Bay Area MBA student Kevin Leung, a financial analyst at Facebook, details his journey to UC Davis and how he’s discovered his passion for community support.

Jesse Rodriguez MBA 19 at Upwelling Capital Group
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Advice and Network Paved My Way to New Finance Career

My transition to private equity at Upwelling Capital Group.

Double-Aggie Jesse Rodriguez BA 13, MBA 19 shares how he built a strong network among faculty and alumni to launch a rewarding new finance career.

Rohan and Ashish Ranshinge with Camille Harris and Amy Russell at Home Depot HQ in Atlanta
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MSBA Alums and Identical Twins Team Up at Home Depot

Both senior analysts at home improvement retailers’ headquarters in Atlanta

MSBA student Emily Teng catches up with identical twins Ashish and Rohan Ranshinge, both 2019 alums and now senior analysts at Home Depot headquarters in Atlanta.

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Ag Immersion: Balancing Work and an MBA

‘Why did I wait so long to do this?’

Sacramento Part-Time MBA student Brie Hunt on what it’s like to balance a full-time job in the agriculture industry and pursuing a graduate business degree.

Jill Holloway MBA 18 at the Oakland MudLab Café and Store
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MBA Career-Switcher Striving to Live Zero-Waste Life

An email changed my professional life

Bay Area Part-Time MBA graduate Jill Holloway explains why she left her seven-year career at Chevron last year to become a co-owner of MudLab Café and Store.

Brian Gouw MPAc 17 at Campbell Taylor Washburn
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Big 4 vs. Regional Firm: Q&A with Accounting Alum Brian Gouw

“Joining the MPAc program was one of the best decisions I ever made”

Alumnus Brian Gouw MPAc 17 shares his career arc from a Big 4 firm KPMG to Campbell Taylor Washburn and offers advice for prospective students.

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Unleashing My Creative Voice at UC Davis

Creativity is a dynamic way of living life, not a job title.

First-generation immigrant woman and designer Fabi Addamo shares the meaning of grit as she joins UC Davis Online MBA program in search of starting a business.

UC Davis Part-Time Sacramento MBA program
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Looking for an Added Edge? An MBA Empowers You as a Collaborative Leader

Designed for working professionals, the Sacramento Part-Time MBA program immerses you in a close-knit community that inspires achievement and challenges you as a collaborative leader.