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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.”

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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.

Sacramento's Tower Bridge - by Sacramento Chamber of Commerce
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MBA Team Finds About 23% of Sacramento's Workforce May Leave the Region within Three Years

A new workforce study from the Sacramento Metro Chamber and a team of UC Davis MBA students revealed about a quarter of the more than 400 Sacramento-area workers surveyed may leave the region within three years.

UC Davis Online MBA
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UC Davis Graduate School of Management to Offer Interest-Free Deferred Tuition for Online MBA Students

Pilot program designed to increase access to higher education

New deferred tuition pilot program aims to reduce the financial barriers to pursuing an MBA by helping students avoid interest payments.

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.

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.

Teri Slack in front of the UC Davis sign
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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.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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PayPal

  • Provided updated framework for setting measurable, shared goals focused on enterprise-wide model transformation and strategic planning, establishing prioritization standards, and building processes to effectively review progress.
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Blue Rhino

  • Tested hypotheses for industry improvements in propane exchange purchase and delivery methods, including product cost efficiency and product enhancements, and provided actionable strategic recommendations for leadership team to gain market share.
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Salmones Camachaca

  • Addressed need of Chilean salmon processor to develop a digital transformation strategy; assessed current industry technological trends, researched key innovations and developed a method to analyze business impacts and a proposal for the prioritization of projected ventures.
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Ring Central

  • Researched operational and functional key performance indicators to understand relevance of vital information to key stakeholders; conducted a market analysis of industry benchmark information and created a strategic plan for adoption and framework for presentation of new KPIs.  
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Hugo Casanova Wines

  • Developed detailed go-to-market strategy for a Chilean winery seeking to enter the U.S. market including industry and market research and comprehensive recommendations on prospective import channels and navigation of COVID-related industry challenges.
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.

Dean Rao
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Adapting Higher Education for the Lifelong Learner

Dean H. Rao Unnava talks with Andrew Hermalyn, president of global partnerships at 2U, Inc., about four major factors changing the landscape at universities and how life-long education has become more adaptive and flexible over time.

Shrimply Blue Dog Treats - photo courtesy of Jen Schmidt Photography
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How Our Dog Treats Can Help Restore Lake Tahoe

Four keys to grassroots social entrepreneurism

MBA alum Yuan Cheng co-founded Shrimply Blue to help restore Lake Tahoe. His team is on a mission built on trust and social impact.