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How MSBA Students Are Driving Value for Client Firms
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How MSBA Students Are Driving Value for Client Firms

How my practicum project set me up for success

“Our work as students results in big changes for our partners and the opportunity to expand our technical knowledge and gain real-world experience.”

7 Keys to Mastering Your MSBA Practicum Project
Keshore Suryanarayanan on the California coast
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7 Keys to Mastering Your MSBA Practicum Project

Our group experience will pay dividends in your future job interviews

Working well with your practicum team comes down to seven tangible steps, says MSBA student Keshore Suryanarayanan.

United Nations
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United Nations

  • Project was to create an overall business strategy encompassing marketing, outreach and partnership to reach objectives for their Knowledge Graphs for Social Good (KG4SG) initiative.
Olam Food Ingredients
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Olam Food Ingredients

  • Provided direction surrounding opportunities to expand the scope of demand for spices in a targeted $20B+ industry including segmentation, identifying possible entry points, product format recommendations, and go-to-market and channel positioning strategy.
American Honda Co.
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American Honda Co.

  • Identified three, high-value opportunities for the company to pursue in the energy solution space to make effective use of renewable energy to meet carbon neutral company goals, specifically, opportunities that utilize renewable energy such as solar power generation, offshore wind power generation, fuel cells, mobile batteries, and battery systems for electric vehicles through a PEST analysis.
Harrando & Co
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Harrando & Co

  • Explored exporting products to the U.S. with the goal of positioning high-end Moroccan olive oil to be competitive with European brands through market research (including FDA requirements and process for U.S. market distribution), competitive assessment and target markets, buyer value analysis, go-to-market plan and delivery roadmap.
Genentech
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Genentech

  • Project supported the Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) team; interviewed team members to understand and codify internal best practices, determined pain points and analyzed solutions, integrated market-leading best practices and recommended Agile approach for the organization.
Our 7 Core Actions for Diversity
UC Davis Full-Time MBA Class of 2023 group photo
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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.”

4 Lessons from the 2021 UC Davis-ANA Data-Driven Digital Marketing Conference
Students virtually attending the 2021 UC Davis-ANA Data-Driven Digital Marketing Conference
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4 Lessons from the 2021 UC Davis-ANA Data-Driven Digital Marketing Conference

Execs from Google, Blackrock, Univision and Zappos.com offer brand insights

MSBA student Julia Wallace tuned in to learn from leaders from four well-known and influential brands during the UC Davis-ANA Data-Driven Digital Marketing conference.

Serving on a Board: How Women in Leadership Opened My Eyes
Meagan Travlos MBA 22 and a lemur
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Serving on a Board: How Women in Leadership Opened My Eyes

Finding female mentorship with the PUENTES board

Bay Area Part-Time MBA student Meagan Travlos served on a non-profit board through the student-led Women in Leadership Board Fellows Program.

Square Partners with MBAs to Dig into Sustainable Cryptocurrency Mining
Bitcoin and eco-friendly economic empowerment
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Square Partners with MBAs to Dig into Sustainable Cryptocurrency Mining

Will cryptocurrencies enable eco-friendly economic empowerment?

MBA student Christine Dillman shares the challenge posed by Square: Create a financial model for Bitcoin mining that takes into account important environmental goals.

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.

UC Davis Health Comprehensive Cancer Center
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UC Davis Health Comprehensive Cancer Center

  • Determined resources necessary to support and sustain palliative care clinic based upon recent growth and projected demand; demonstrated impact and key variables in allocating resources and support, organizational structure needs and defining the value proposition of the clinic to the health care system.
Sacramento Metro Chamber
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Sacramento Metro Chamber

  • Assessed what employees are looking for at various stages in their career and how regional businesses are meeting those goals with an evaluation of KPI benchmarks used to measure employment opportunities, deployment of survey to address workforce needs in the region, and development of a KPI scorecard.
Indigo Agriculture
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Indigo Agriculture

  • Supported the development of the company’s transportation management platform (TMS) through an assessment of competition, identifying points of differentiation, and recommendations for how best to position and communicate the value of the platform to customers.
Bayer Pharmaceuticals
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Bayer Pharmaceuticals

  • Explored opportunities to partner with “hidden gem” universities and innovators to develop a competitive advantage for therapeutic pipeline assets.
Textil Del Valle
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Textil Del Valle

  • Performed market research, evaluated key competitors and tested consumer interest in potential products and brand concepts to assess overall market attractiveness and next steps for high-impact Peruvian textile exporter, developing a sustainable clothing brand intended to reach the North American market in 2021.