With $200 in My Pocket and the American Dream in My Eyes
My immigrant journey to earning an MBA—and entrepreneurial success
Arriving in the U.S. in 2014, Muhammad Adeel Arshad worked his way up from a tire warehouse to earn his UC Davis MBA and now says he's living his American Dream as a Silicon Valley entrepreneur.
Jamie Butler Named Alumni Association's 2023 Outstanding Service Award Recipient
Amazon executive acknowledged for commitment to community
Butler, director of solutions architecture for Amazon Web Services, said he is honored to be recognized by a community that is near and dear to his heart.
Sonic Prabhudesai Named Alumni Association's 2023 Rising Star
Marketing and analytics strategist at Meta wins award for early career and volunteerism impact
A member of the inaugural Masters of Science in Business Analytics class, Prabhudesai recognized for his early career success and volunteerism.
Aaron Carpenter Recognized with Alumni Association's 2023 Distinguished Achievement Award
Global marketing expert honored for his leadership, work ethic and impact
Two-time UC Davis alumnus Aaron Carpenter MBA 98 has built multi-billion-dollar brands for companies such as Levi Strauss and The North Face. Today, he is founder and CEO of ACV Consulting, which specializes in supporting global lifestyle brands and startup ventures.
My Way to Wayfair: How the MSBA Shaped My Career Search
Capitalizing on my practicum project experience
MSBA graduate Tushar Kotangle shares how UC Davis shaped his journey to becoming a lead analyst for leading retailer Wayfair.
“An MBA Lets You Be Bold”: How I Changed Careers and Started a Business
Taking calculated risks to discover my passion
“Thanks to the many lessons I took from my MBA experience, I found my passion for helping students reach their potential,” says alum Justin Chen MBA 17.
Alumni Spotlight: Larry Yee MPAc 13
Director of Finance, Mayfield Fund | Former Sr. Manager, PwC
"A lot of what I do today was grounded in the things I learned, and all of it started here," says Larry Yee, now a Director of Finance for the Mayfield Fund and a graduate of the inaugural MPAc Class of 2013.
Meet Our 2022 Commencement Student Speakers
Six new grads share inspirations, memories and what’s next
We asked our six soon-to-be grads speakers about their experiences before their commencement addresses to the largest graduating class in school history
What I’ve Learned Transitioning from Music to Marketing
My 180-degree career pivot: the trifecta of difficulty—location, function and industry
If you’re like Molly Scott and are using an MBA to do an Olympic-worthy 180-degree career pivot, hitting the trifecta of difficulty—location, function and industry—then you need to read this blog.
MSBA Job Success: 90% Placed Within Six Months, Record $109K+ Average Salary Plus $9.4K Bonus
The graduating class of 2021 is proving, once again, the power of the UC Davis MSBA degree.
Ninety percent of the UC Davis MSBA 2021 graduates landed job offers within six months of graduation.
It’s All About Relationships: Build Them During Your MSBA Experience
My 4 tips for prospective analytics students
I have a confession to make. I was the epitome of a career switcher. After I graduated from Howard University, I worked several jobs, and took a coding bootcamp, which ultimately paved the way to the UC Davis MSBA program.
Speed Networking: Building Connections with Successful MSBA Alumni
Connecting with MSBA alumni at top companies, such as Amazon, BlackRock, eBay, Meta, PayPal, PG&E, Samsung, Tesla and Uber, helped hone our interview skills and stay up-to-date on trends in data analytics.