COVID-19

From the Himalayas to San Francisco: Why I Joined the MSBA Program
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.  

Daniel Segel Utilizing MBA to Benefit Others During the Pandemic
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Daniel Segel Utilizing MBA to Benefit Others During the Pandemic

Keeping students healthier so they can make the world a better place.

“The (UC Davis) MBA program gave me new skills, capabilities, and connections to get my foot in the tech field,” says Daniel Segel MBA 96, who helped set up the technology the university uses for mass, on-campus COVID testing, and vaccination.

Why UC Davis is a Great Place for Entrepreneurs
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Why UC Davis is a Great Place for Entrepreneurs

“Aggie Innovators” are changing the world

“This truly was the apex of my education—blending my scientific expertise with my business acumen and my entrepreneurial spirit,” says MBA alumna Teri Slack.

Aggie Hacks x Google Cloud: The COVID-19 Path to Recovery
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Aggie Hacks x Google Cloud: The COVID-19 Path to Recovery

Winners and results of our MSBA program’s first national hackathon.

MSBA program hosts national hackathon in partnership with Google Cloud, attracting students from nine schools, to team up on COVID-19 solutions.   

Aggie Hacks Goes National to 100+ Competitors at Nine B-schools
Aggie Hacks 2021 with Google Cloud
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Aggie Hacks Goes National to 100+ Competitors at Nine B-schools

Our MSBA program’s first nationwide virtual hackathon

As this year’s Aggie Hack student organizer, Jessica Padolina MSBA 21 learned about connection and collaboration with partners from Google Cloud.

New Rapid COVID-19 Test the Result of Partnership with Maurice Gallagher
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New Rapid COVID-19 Test the Result of Partnership with Maurice Gallagher

UC Davis and alumnus Maurice J. Gallagher, Jr., CEO of Allegiant Travel Company, partner on first COVID-19 test involving mass spectrometry, robotics and machine learning. The Gallaghers' major gift in 2007 named Gallagher Hall, our campus home.

My MSBA Journey from Bangalore to San Francisco
Wearing his UC Davis GSM mask, Animesh enjoys Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, not far from the MSBA campus
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My MSBA Journey from Bangalore to San Francisco

“Opportunity to create relationships with client companies attracted me.”

MSBA student Animesh Danayak shares his journey to UC Davis and how the program has helped deepen his understanding of the field of analytics.

Restaurant Jaunts Create Credibility Issue for Politicians
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Restaurant Jaunts Create Credibility Issue for Politicians

In several media interviews, Professor Kim Elsbach discusses the long-term effects of high-profile California politicians, including the Governor and San Francisco Mayor, defying their health advice by dining out in groups. Does such behavior

A New Breed of Business Leaders Emerge from Pandemic
Navigating the business waters in the pandemic
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A New Breed of Business Leaders Emerge from Pandemic

“COVID-19 has become our deepest learning and adaptive challenge”

“As students and working professionals, we’re at the forefront of this jarring transition,” says Bay Area MBA student Rubia van Roodselaar.

Post-COVID-19 Economy: Executives, Alumni Share Insights
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Post-COVID-19 Economy: Executives, Alumni Share Insights

Executive video series features faculty moderating dynamic panels

From the front lines, strategic advice in five key areas: finance, technology, business development, consulting/corporate strategy, supply chain/operations and leadership.

“We're only physically distancing, not socially distancing.”
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“We're only physically distancing, not socially distancing.”

MSBA student leader Ana Parra Vera promotes fun, community building

While sheltered-in-place, MSBA student Ana Parra Vera collaborated on ways to build community, including a COVID-19 data competition and leading virtual "Zoom"ba workouts.

Design Thinking Helps Us Thrive in Virtual Relationships
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Design Thinking Helps Us Thrive in Virtual Relationships

How to collaborate virtually with one another through empathy

With digital work and social spaces virtualizing our experiences, MBA student Justin Owens, a design-thinking expert at IBM, says empathy becomes key to collaboration.

You have likely heard “the new normal” to describe the realities of the

Students Team Up on Solutions in COVID-19 Challenge
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Students Team Up on Solutions in COVID-19 Challenge

MSBA and MBA students partner on creative analyses of pandemic data

Judged by data experts at Google and Affirm, MSBA and MBA students teamed up in a two-week challenge to find creative, actionable data-driven insights to the spread of COVID-19.

The UC Davis COVID-19 Challenge brought together M.S. in

MPAc Admissions COVID-19 Response
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MPAc Admissions COVID-19 Response

Deadline Extensions and Support Available

Our MPAc admissions process has been adjusted to accommodate you, wherever you are in the process in these unprecedented times.

At UC Davis, we recognize the extraordinary personal and professional challenges that the coronavirus pandemic

Challenge Accepted: I Learned to Sew Masks for Medical Workers Fighting COVID-19
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Challenge Accepted: I Learned to Sew Masks for Medical Workers Fighting COVID-19

Everyone has time, talent and treasure to help their community

Sheltered-in-place at home, MBA alumna Abigayle Curtis is sewing masks for local healthcare workers in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

Feeling anxious from the constant barrage of COVID-19 news, I realized quickly while quarantined

COVID-19 Outbreak: An Opportunity to Sharpen My Communications Skills
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COVID-19 Outbreak: An Opportunity to Sharpen My Communications Skills

Winter course helps us identify biases and hone our presentations

“Especially today, it’s important . . . to recognize our predispositions and opinions, set those aside and base decisions on verified facts,” writes Anggie Claudia.