H. Rao Unnava, Ph.D., Dean
Victor Stango, Ph.D., Academic Director
Brad M. Barber, Ph.D., Associate Dean
James T. Kelly, M.B.A., Assistant Dean
James Stevens, M.B.A., Senior Assistant Dean
School Office. Gallagher Hall; 530-752-7658; http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/
Program of Study
The hallmark of the UC Davis MBA program is its flexibility. Students are required to take ten core courses, 30 units, and 42 units of elective coursework for the 72 units required for the degree. The required core curriculum is designed to provide students foundation in the functional areas of business-accounting, economics, finance, marketing, organizational behavior, statistics, and strategy. These management disciplines are examined through the use of case studies, lectures and the analysis of a few select companies on which to base illustrations and spark discussions. As early as the first year of study, students are able to integrate elective courses into their personal curriculum.
Elective courses at the Graduate School of Management place an emphasis on real-world application of management principles through the use of executive guest speakers who present “live” case study analyses and actual “client” businesses for student projects. Many courses require team projects and emphasize managing by innovation and entrepreneurialism. These team projects develop your independent research abilities and hone your presentation skills.
Most students choose functional concentrations such as:
- Business Analytics and Technologies