Diversity and Inclusion

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Our 7 Core Actions for Diversity

Bringing inclusion practices into the real world

Building on UC Davis’s No. 1 ranking by QS for inclusiveness, diversity and internationalization, the Graduate School of Management has a commitment to seven core “Actions for Diversity.”

Lexman Kumar MSBA 22 practices yoga

5 Mental Health Tips for Grad School

MSBA students offer advice on self-care, compassion, positivity

World Mental Health Day spurred our MSBA students to jump on Instagram to post tips to alleviate stress and focus on personal wellness.

Leticia Garay MBA 24 holds a sign recognizing her first day of grad school

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.

Valerie James and incoming Bay Area MBA cohort

Gearing Up: Lessons Learned during Part-Time MBA Orientation

Finding the right fit based on your criteria

Incoming Bay Area Part-Time MBA student Colleen O’Brien shares her journey to UC Davis, highlights from the two-day onboarding experience and meeting her classmates for the first time.

Ana Parra Vera MSBA 20 leads Google Zumba class

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.

Bloomberg Ranking Top 40 and Top 10 for Diversity

Bloomberg Businessweek Ranks UC Davis MBA in Top 40 Overall and Top 10 for Diversity

Based on learning, networking, entrepreneurship, compensation, and, for the first time, diversity

Based on surveys from students, alumni and recruiters, as well as compensation and employment data, the UC Davis Full-Time MBA ranks: No. 36 overall in U.S., No. 10 for student diversity in the U.S., No. 8 for the highest percentage of female and nonbinary students.

Victor Moreno MBA 21

My Road to an MBA as a First-Gen DACA Student

“Resilience is born when adversity introduces you to the real you."

Brought to the U.S. at the age of seven, Victor Moreno MBA 21 shares his lessons as he was forced to navigate the U.S. public education system as a DACA student.  

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Standing Up and Speaking Out Against Racism

My experience in our 21-Week Anti-Racism Challenge

“Black lives matter. My life matters,” writes Sacramento Part-Time MBA student Becca Litman, a leader of the Challenge. “I’ve found my voice.”

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On Spirit and Citizenship

Following the judgements today in the death of George Floyd, Dean H. Rao Unnava urges us to “look beyond our superficial differences, reflect on the goodness in each of us, and renew our commitment to live a life that is marked by collaboration.”


In Support of the Asian Pacific Islander Community

At UC Davis, the Principles of Community affirm our commitment to free speech that is conducted with decency and our rejection of violence and discrimination. They also make us sensitive to the plight of individuals affected by incidents that run afoul of those principles.

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Featured by Poets & Quants: Meet our MBA Class of 2022

Check out the story and profiles of 11 of our new MBA students featured on one of the top business school media sites.

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3 Ways To Celebrate Black History Month at Your Workplace

Recognizing Black History Month in 2021

Online MBA student Leilani Alvarez says the workplace can be a great environment to recognize Black History Month and celebrate the many significant contributions of African Americans.

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5 Must-Know Virtual Conference Tips for MBA Students

Takeaways from two years at ROMBA

Full-Time MBA student Jonathan Pan compares the last two years of Reaching Out MBA (ROMBA) and offers his tips for virtual conferences.


Changing the Narrative—and Equation: More Women Leading

Forté MBALaunch and MBA Forums for Women led to UC Davis MBA Program

Sacramento MBA student Nataly Diaz blogs about her experience in the 10-month Forté MBALaunch Program, which paved her way to UC Davis.

Muttika Chaturabul

“You Can’t Be What You Can’t See”

LGBTQ+ Women’s Tech Summit unlocks first true sense of belonging

Making a career pivot to tech, Bay Area Part-Time MBA student Muttika Chaturabul found support, community and purpose at the Lesbians Who Tech Summit.

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1992 to 2020: Reflection on Racism from a First-Gen Asian American

“I saw a beautiful sign that said ‘Yellow Peril supports Black Power’”

Professor Ayako Yasuda participates in a Black Lives Matter protest and reflects on the power of multiracial solidarity.


SIEML a Roadmap to Business School

Discovering UC, one business school at a time

"Finding the perfect business school is a lot like finding your partner in life,” says Alejandra Nevarez, who attended SEIML at UC Davis.

Tre Borden MBA 11

12 Black, Queer Entrepreneurs Share the Secrets You Need to Succeed

Alum Tre Borden MBA 11 joins a dozen black, LGBTQ entrepreneurs to discuss his art-consulting, production and media company in Forbes, sharing his biggest challenges, his advice and his proudest moment. 



SIEML Means Business at UC Davis

My experience at the UC Summer Institute for Emerging Managers and Leaders

"My greatest takeaway was learning more about the benefits of an MBA or a Ph.D. degree from a UC school. It became clear how valuable an MBA could be." — Kaiyell Pettie

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Diversity Drives Team Productivity in Analytics

Global “melting pots” foster innovation in M.S. in Business Analytics projects

During his practicum project experience, MSBA student Breno Albuquerque discovered the power and importance of diversity in teamwork.

Given the events of the past week, I cannot think of a more appropriate moment to ponder about the role