Dean Unnava’s Big 3 Video | Summer 2019 | UC Davis Graduate School of Management

Dean Unnava’s Big 3 Video | Summer 2019 | UC Davis Graduate School of Management

October 28, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


Welcome to our End-Summer 2019 video edition of our Big 3 Newsletter. We hope you had a great summer and are off to a wonderful start of a new academic year. In June, we had 243 reasons to celebrate our Class of 2019, the largest commencement in our history. We honored candidates from all five of our degree programs: Our Full-Time MBA, Part-Time MBA in Sacramento and Bay Area, our Master of Professional Accountancy, and Master of Science in Business Analytics. Our Commencement ceremony reflects our culture of collaboration. Graduates invite family, friends, faculty or fellow students to place their academic hood over their head, before crossing the Mondavi Center stage. And students speakers from each class inspired their classmates, shared memories of our close-knit community, and lessons learned preparing for new careers. What’s next for our newest Alumni? They’re bringing their talents to top companies in the Silicon Valley, across Northern California and well beyond. Here are just a few examples. I will be working as a Product Manager at Tesla in the Supply Chain and Automation division. Next year, I’m going to be doing Corporate Strategy Consulting for The Wonderful Company, a major Food and Ag. conglomerate located in Southern California. And what’s next for me is starting as a First-year Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers in San Francisco. Collaboration is woven into the very fabric of our community. It’s our secret sauce. It’s our core value. In fact, according to a report from Deloitte, organizations where collaborative
approaches are a critical component of corporate strategy are 52% faster in
executing initiatives. We agree. So, it should come as no surprise that this
week, we are launching a new two-year Collaborative Leadership program for all
our MBA students. The program includes curriculum cases, alumni mentorship, executive briefings, team projects, and other hands-on learning opportunities. A Collaborative leader at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management inspires others to achieve, builds trust, and brings positive energy and is humble and
willing to learn from others. This will culminate in a
Collaborative Leadership Certificate. Among many other great things we can say
about our graduates, one of their qualities will be their ability to lead
through collaboration. The same soft-skills corporate
recruiters demand from MBA’s are also critical for our Master of Science in
Business Analytics graduates. This year, we doubled the size of our MSBA program in San Francisco. Now in its third year, we are building on the placement success of the first two graduating classes. And the program debuted among the top 10 MSBA programs in the U.S. in QS World University Rankings. Alumni of the One-year program are in high demand. They’re working at Google, Amazon, Facebook, Redfin, Visa, Charles Schwab and many other firms where Data Analytics is core to the
business. Our graduates are benefiting from our
deep connections with San Francisco and Silicon Valley companies on the
forefront of the Big Data Revolution. Thank you for watching the Big 3 video.