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Paul Griffin on How Climate Risk Could Bring a Series of Recessions
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Paul Griffin on How Climate Risk Could Bring a Series of Recessions

In an interview on the UC Davis podcast, “The Backdrop,” Distinguished Professor Paul Griffin shares new research that finds the economy could be plunged into recession—or a series of recessions—because financial markets don’t account for climate

New Board of Fellows Deepens Our UC Davis Collaborations
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New Board of Fellows Deepens Our UC Davis Collaborations

Teaming up on business and management-related research and teaching

A new boundary-spanning interdisciplinary faculty group will further connect the School to the university by partnering with UC Davis scholars who have complementary interests.

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.

Don't Let the Curveballs Pass You By: Hit the Home Run
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Don't Let the Curveballs Pass You By: Hit the Home Run

Dean H. Rao Unnava's Commencement address to the Class of 2022 graduates

Addressing the graduating Class of 2022, Dean H. Rao Unnava describes the rich history of the patented curveball and notes how, as future leaders and managers, graduates can 'hit the curve.' 

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.

2022 MPAc Students Win CMA Scholarships
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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. 

Landing a Gut (Health) Punch with Artificial Intelligence
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Landing a Gut (Health) Punch with Artificial Intelligence

How AI can enable better health via food and make us better bosses of our bodies

Similar to how AI can help business leaders make better decisions about their operations and investments for better growth, AI can help consumers make better decisions about their food choices for better health and performance. AI can teach us how to be the bosses of our own bodies.

Maximizing Multi-platform Social Media Impacts
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Maximizing Multi-platform Social Media Impacts

How does consumer engagement evolve when brands post across multiple social media?

Mastering the complex social media world is a lot like trying to get your footing in constantly shifting sand. It seems like a new social media channel makes a big splash every six months; meanwhile, algorithms intended to boost your exposure keep changing and becoming increasingly monetized.

Show Me the Money
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Show Me the Money

“Even though it’s called the VC market, more and more of that money is not from VC investors,” says Ayako Yasuda, professor of finance at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management and Research Fellow of the Private Equity Research Consortium. “That

Bad Company: How the BP Oil Spill Changed Social Activists’ Tactics
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Bad Company: How the BP Oil Spill Changed Social Activists’ Tactics

“A fundamental shift in the way they worked towards their environmental goals.”

Associate Professor Elizabeth Pontikes and her co-authors found organizations backed away from collaborative tactics on eco-friendly policies after the spill.

Growth Dynamics in the Consumer Market for Battery Electric Vehicles
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Growth Dynamics in the Consumer Market for Battery Electric Vehicles

Exposure to electric vehicle technology at home and work can fuel market growth

Car makers claim to be “all in” on electric vehicles, and California pledges 5 mil. zero-emission vehicles by 2030. Professor David Bunch examines factors driving consumers to adopt the new tech.

Forget the Consensus: Beating Individual Analyst Benchmarks
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Forget the Consensus: Beating Individual Analyst Benchmarks

Study shows strategic nature of earnings management

What's my target? Assistant Professor Paul Wong uncovers how executives manage tax estimates to enhance earnings and beat individual benchmarks.

Lessons from the Front Lines of Accounting
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.

5 Questions for Accounting Professor Paul Wong
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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.

How Accountants Ended SPAC-Mania
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How Accountants Ended SPAC-Mania

New SEC ruling puts a price on risk

Professor Paul Griffin examines lax accounting practices that led to the SPAC frenzy of 2020 and a new ruling that’s putting the brakes on the craze.