Best MBA Jobs: UC Riverside (UCR) MBAs are landing jobs with top companies like Disney & Amazon ©UC Riverside / Octavio Davila

UCR's MBAs Are Landing Top Jobs—Here’s How

This story was originally published on BusinessBecause. The business world has long had a social mobility problem. US workers from lower socioeconomic backgrounds are 32% less likely to become managers than those from more privileged backgrounds. So how can students from low-income backgrounds stand out and accelerate their careers? The University of California, Riverside (UCR)...
UCR MBA alum Val is using his knowledge of business innovation to lead two tech startups ©Val Salomaki

Why Is Learning Business Innovation So Important?

This story was originally published on BusinessBecause. Business innovation is at the heart of the success of tech giants like Apple and Amazon. Meanwhile, companies that have failed to innovate in the face of rapid digitalization, like Blockbuster and Kodak, have failed. So what is business innovation? Business innovation is an organization’s process for introducing...
Panel of MBA Alumni and current PMBA

Organizational Behavior Proves Useful for MBA Alumni

Erick Campos ’18 says his ability to understand and evaluate varying personality types has played a crucial role in the development of his career, a skill he credits to coursework he completed when he took Associate Professor of Management Elaine Wong’s popular class on organizational behavior. “The Management 200 course introduced me to the six...
By Elias Almarez-Herrera ’23 |
UCR Bell Tower

UCR Among Top 1.3% of World Institutions

UC Riverside ranked in the top 1.3% of universities worldwide in the 2022-23 Center for World University Rankings, released Monday, April 25. The campus ranked No. 249 out of 19,788 institutions. Nationally, UCR landed at No. 81. The rankings are published by the Center for World University Rankings, a consultancy based in the United Arab...
By Imran Ghori | UCR News |
Anjali Kansara headshot

Finding a Career Through the Education of Internships

The value of internships during her undergraduate career was front and center for Anjali Kansara ’22, who recently earned her bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in information systems. Internships help shape a professional trajectory as students figure out what their true interests are. “I created social media content, monitored analytics, and conducted interviews with potential...
By Laurie McLaughlin |
Grad students at Anderson Hall, UCR School of Business

Masters in Business Analytics Syllabus: What Will You Study on an MSBA?

This story was originally published on BusinessBecause. If you’re someone who’s interested in digging into data and leading analytics-driven projects at a top company, then a Master’s in Business Analytics degree might just be for you. In a world that’s undergoing digital transformation, Masters in Business Analytics are gaining traction. These programs provide a deep...
Women in Business AGSM panel March 2022

Women in Business Panel Discussion

The UCR Business Graduate Programs Office hosted a panel of MBA alumni and student leaders in a roundtable discussion about women in the workplace. Topics ranged from inclusion to managing change to supporting and mentoring other women. On Inclusion: Victoria Guidry ’23, MBA-marketing: "A great vision of inclusion happens through our guest speakers and the...
By Elias Almarez-Herrera ’23 |
Industrial worker with helmet

With More Room to Grow, California Continues to Account for Outsized Share of U.S. Job Growth

California’s labor market continued to expand at a steady pace in latest numbers, with total nonfarm employment in the state growing by 138,100 positions in February. California’s job additions accounted for just over one-fifth of the nation’s net job gains for the month. January’s gains were also revised up to 60,300 in the latest numbers...
By Victoria Pike Bond |
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Supporting Fellow Latinas in Business School

While MBA student Stephanie Moya is immersing herself in the coursework, class projects, and community service that make up her master’s experience, she’s also focused on one of the issues that matters to her most: Supporting first-generation Mexican American students, especially women, like herself. “It is essential to motivate students, particularly Latina, who are underrepresented...
By Laurie McLaughlin |
Angelina Chavez ’23

When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going

Firsthand experience helping her mother run a business laid the foundation of Angelina Chavez's passion and drive in business. Raised by her mothers who immigrated from Apatzingán Michoacán in Mexico, she learned to appreciate the ethics of working hard to help others. "My mom offered income tax services in the front portion of our home...
By Elias Almarez-Herrera ’23 |
Lynette Lee ’22 portrait

Future Business Leaders Look Forward

Becoming a business leader takes discipline and determination. The Future Business Leaders of America Phi Beta Lambda chapter (FBLA-PBL) aims to cultivate a space for members to familiarize themselves with modern business practices that will position them for success. FBLA-PBL President Lynette Lee ’22 takes pride in the time and effort she has invested in...
By Elias Almarez-Herrera ’23 |
Poets & Quants UC Riverside School of Business MBA Class of 2023

Poets & Quants: Q&A with Dean Wang and Assoc. Dean Zwick

This article was recently published on Poets & Quants, a premium online resource for prospective graduate business students worldwide. Also read the first part of the article: "Meet the UC Riverside School of Business MBA Class of 2023." Q&A WITH AGSM DEAN AND ASSOCIATE DEAN There is a saying that UCR stands for “U Can...
By Jeff Schmitt | Poets & Quants |
Keith Flowers portrait

Planting Seeds of Educational Opportunity

Before joining the UCR School of Business’ recruitment and admissions team or serving as its coordinator for the annual University of California (UC) effort to diversify graduate business programs, Keith Flowers Jr. was simply a local resident of the Riverside-San Bernardino metropolitan community. "I grew up in Fontana and currently reside in Moreno Valley," he...
By Elias Almarez-Herrera ’23 |
MBA student Chiree Rice

A Mission to Help Small Businesses Grow

Meet first-year MBA student, Chiree Rice! Chiree was an undergraduate transfer student to UCR Business and participated in the global leadership program, Accelerated Business Leaders Education (ABLE), before being accepted into the MBA program at UCR’s A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management. Her experience in the ABLE program meeting UCR professors and collaborating with...
David Cooper ’23 MBA

Taking Calculated Risks

Albert T. Cooper moved from Louisiana to South Los Angeles, and in 1965, he opened his own accounting firm, AT Cooper Enterprises, providing services to the immediate community. The firm grew across the decades, and Cooper passed the business to his son, Brent Cooper. Albert’s grandson, David Cooper ’23 MBA, also works at the family...
By Laurie McLaughlin |
Angela Marcel-Gavin, UCR School of Business student

A World of Rocks Waiting to be Turned Over

In the months leading up to graduating with a Bachelor of Science in management information systems, Angela Marcel-Gavin ’21 recalls having tunnel vision when thinking about what career opportunities lay ahead of her. She found herself in a cycle of applying for positions, facing rejection, and mustering the willingness to apply once again. “At the...
By Elias Almarez-Herrera ’23 |
UCR campus with snowcapped mountains

In New Economic Index, UCR is No. 18 Nationally

A new measure of higher education excellence called the Economic Mobility Index, or EMI, ranks UCR No. 18 nationally. The ranking is from a non-profit think tank named Third Way, and aims to measure the role universities play in catalyzing the economy. In the ranking, Third Way acknowledges the move toward recognizing measures such as...
By John Warren | UCR News |
AGSM student trip to Newport Beach, 2021

AGSM Hosts Annual Events, Traditions for Graduate Students

As they excitedly waited in line to board world-famous attractions like Ghost Rider and Silver Bullet at Knott’s Berry Farm, first and second-year graduate business students shared common ground and began the process of building powerful, lasting relationships. The twists and turns of the ride ahead of them stood as a metaphor for the opportunities...
By Elias Almarez-Herrera ’23 |
ASUCR Senator Helen Chu '23 and UCR Business Dean Yunzeng Wang

Town Hall Explores Drive for Business School Representation in Student Senate

In November, School of Business Dean Yunzeng Wang was the featured speaker at the first in-person Associated Students of UCR (ASUCR) town hall meeting of the 2021-22 academic year. Among the topics discussed by senators, students, and the dean was the issue of increasing visibility of the School of Business within the student senate chamber...
By Elias Almarez-Herrera ’23 |
Aerospace student group

Students Plan for Take-off in First Annual Aerospace Conference

Organized by a student-led planning committee, the university’s first-ever annual Aerospace Conference hosted representatives from the industry during the April 2021 virtual gathering. “A team of about 50 students organized this event,” says business analytics student Pengchi Xiao ’22, co-founder of the conference and manager of the many groups that collaborated to host the event...
By Elias Almarez-Herrera ’23 |