University of California, Davis Graduate School of Management

Davis One Shields Avenue Davis, California, 95616, United States

About University of California, Davis Graduate School of Management

Established in 1981, the UC Davis Graduate School of Management is a graduate business school at the University of California, Davis, with its courses also spanning campuses in San Francisco, San Ramon and Sacremento.

The school has a roll of 900 students. Courses include: Full-Time MBA Program; Part-Time MBA Program (San Francisco Bay Area); Part-Time MBA Program – Sacramento; Master of Professional Accountancy (the school was the first in California to establish one); Master of Science in Business Analytics and Executive Education.

The MBA offers various concentrations and specialisations to allow for a broader business-facing skillset. The concentrations are in: business analytics and technologies, entrepreneurship/innovation, finance/accounting, general management, organisational behavior, marketing, strategy technology management, while the specialisations are available over: agribusiness; biotechnology; corporate and social responsibility; healthcare; high tech; international business; non-profit; real estate; small business; and the wine industry.

MBA students at UC Davis can also follow a double degree course from: JD/MBA, MBA/Doctor of Medicine (MD), MBA/Master of Science in Engineering (MSE), MBA/Master of Science (MS) in Agricultural and Resource Economics.

The MBA curriculum is reinforced by a programme called IMPACT, or Integrated Management Project Articulation Critical Thinking, which is designed to deepen knowledge of accounting, business analytics entrepreneurship, finance, general management, innovation, marketing, organisational behaviour, strategy and technology management, as well as to sharpen writing, speaking and critical-thinking abilities. The programme is organised into 10 week projects and clients include multinational Fortune 500 firms and Silicon Valley start-ups.

On the research side, the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship aims to integrate science and business for social benefit, bringing together researchers in science and engineering with faculty, MBA students, UC Davis undergraduates, experienced entrepreneurs, investors and corporate leaders to support technology transfer and commercialisation activities. Meanwhile, the Center for Investor Welfare and Corporate Responsibility looks at issues relating to investor welfare, corporate fraud, white-collar crime, corporate ethics and social responsibility.

Student bodies and societies include the Associated Students of Management (ASM) that facilitates networking, philanthropic activities, extracurricular and social events as well as allowing students to feed in ideas to the MBA programme structure and content. "Net Impact" is a venture that seeks to help broaden the business education of its members and refine their leadership skills. "Big Bang!" is an annual $20,000 prize competition run by MBA students to promote new business development, technology transfer and entrepreneurship on campus and in Northern California. On the sporting side, there are intramural teams that compete in various sports in the MBA Challenge for Charity (C4C) which supports the Special Olympics and family-related local charities.

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