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Make an MBA Your Own

Valtteri Salomaki started his MBA at the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management to enhance his skillset in Marketing Strategy and Information Systems with the aim of gaining employment at a major tech firm and launching entrepreneurial endeavors. He then took his MBA program to a whole new level. Due to the flexibility and...

Veteran, Alumnus - Embraces Risk, Regimentation

His fear of complacency surpasses his fear of sharks. Ruben Hernandez, a UCR Business alumnus, U.S. Marine, and founder of EGA Homes, enjoys skydiving, off-roading, and scuba adventures – sometimes with great whites. He’s no adrenaline junkie, though. For the entrepreneur, it’s more about leaving his comfort zone – ensuring that, at the end of...

TCL Gives the Red Carpet Treatment to UCR's ABLE Program

On August 2nd, the UCR School of Business Accelerated Business Leaders Education (ABLE) program had the unique invitation to tour the symbolic site of the Hollywood-TCL Chinese Theatre. TCL is a Chinese multinational electronics company with products such as television sets, mobile phones, household appliances, and more. They are America’s fastest-growing TV brand the third...

Golden Apple Teaching Award

2018-2019 Golden Apple Teaching Awards The Golden Apple Awards is an annual student-voted teaching award recognizing outstanding faculty. This year's teaching awards go to Dr. Raj Singh for Preparation for Business Administration major and Upperdivision major requirements, Dr. Kyle E. Ingram for Elective Courses, Dr. Elodie Goodman for Graduate Core Courses, and Dr. Boris Maciejovsky...

Two New Funds Champion Student Success

Two New Funds Established to Support Student Success As of 2018, twenty-seven scholarship funds have been established by donors to champion student success and over $132,000 was distributed in awards this year. As a result of the enormous growth in support received from our donors, alumni, and greater community, the total amount of scholarship funds...

Assemblymember Jose Medina ’74, MA ’84 Given Outstanding Alumnus of the Year Award 2017

Assemblymember Jose Medina ’74, MA ’84 was presented with the UCR School of Business “2017 Outstanding Alumnus of the Year Award,” by Yunzeng Wang, Dean of the UCR School of Business. The award was presented to Assemblymember Medina after his guest lecture to a packed auditorium of business students in Professor Raj Singh’s Organizational Behavior...

Chester Yang ’92 Speaks at UCR School of Business Commencement 2017

Chester Yang ’92 Speaks at UCR School of Business Commencement 2017 The University of California, Riverside School of Business welcomed international business powerhouse and alumnus, Chester T. Yang, as their 2017 School of Business Commencement Speaker. Chester T. Yang, ’92 alumnus, is the CEO of Bunge China and oversees Bunge Asia Operations for Bunge Limited,...

Chris Lam ’91, Named In Top “40 Under 40” by San Francisco Business Times

Chris Lam ’91, Named In Top “40 Under 40” by San Francisco Business Times Chris Lam, the President and CEO of Pucci Foods, is recognized by the San Francisco Business Times as one of the “40 under 40” for his success at Pucci Foods, a wholesale seafood distribution company. Just seven years after graduating with...

David Gutierrez ’04

David Gutierrez ’04 Receives Outstanding Young Alumnus Award Presented to alumni 35 years and younger with a significant record of career and/or civic achievement and promise in their profession. David Gutierrez has over a decade of experience working with Fortune 500 as well as early stage, high-growth companies as a trusted finance and accounting leader....

Dr. Ashish Sood was Awarded $110,000 from the University of California Innovative Learning Technology Initiative

Dr. Ashish Sood , assistant professor of marketing, was awarded $110,000 from the University of California Innovative Learning Technology Initiative (ILTI), to enhance the learning and engagement experience of students at UCR School of Business. Dr. Sood received the funds to carry out his innovative proposal for the development and enhancement of the Pricing Strategy...

Elia Quintana MBA ’11

Elia Quintana MBA ’11 is the Director of International Corporate Operations at the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility where she manages and strengthens key relationships with Fortune 500 corporate partners to advance HACR’s mission. Prior to joining HACR, Elia worked at LULAC National Educational Service Centers where she worked closely with corporations, federal agencies and...

Firas Alsayegh MBA ’11

Firas Alsayegh MBA ’11, General Manager of the FMCG Business for Saudi Paper Group Firas Alsayegh of Lebanon, graduated from AGSM in 2011 and started his career in Private banking with Credit Suisse Dubai as an analyst. Following his tenure at Credit Suisse, Firas joined the world’s largest independent distributor of Toyota brand, Abdul Latif...

Matthew Ward MBA ’15, Selected to NBC Universal’s Page Program

Matthew Ward MBA ’15, Selected to NBC Universal’s Page Program After graduating from University of California Riverside School of Business with a bachelor of science in 2015, Matt moved to New York City and after a stint with Goldman Sachs, he switched gears to follow an interest in television and media. In 2017, Matt joined...

Maurice Kenner, MBA ’16, Regional Commander for USMA at West Point

After a very selective process, Maurice Kenner MBA ’16 was chosen to become the next regional commander of admissions for the United States Military Academy at West Point. Captain Kenner is eager to apply business knowledge learned at UCR School of Business in his new assignment where he will be helping to strengthen the country’s...

Robin Chou Named Associate Dean at National Chengchi University

Robin K. Chou, Distinguished Professor of Finance, was named Associate Dean for Research at College of Commerce, National Chengchi University (NCCU). Dr. Chou’s academic research has focussed on investments, market microstructure and behavioral finance. His work has been published widely in renowned international journals. Research areas explored by Professor Chou include the efficiency of market...

The Numbers Add Up

The Numbers Add Up There’s no arguing that Sheldon “Shel” Richman is a numbers guy. He was a tax partner at Deloitte, the professional services firm, for forty years. For Shel, accounting was intellectually rewarding, and he learned about a variety of businesses up close. He met fascinating people and the job allowed him to...

Will Chu '98, Retail Brand Director at Nike Inc. China

Will Chu '98, Retail Brand Director at Nike Inc. China UCR Business alumnus, Will Chu '98, currently leads the overall consumer retail experience for Nike Inc. - Nike Basketball and the Jordan Brand in the fastest growing geography - Greater China. Will partners with the Global headquarters with creative strategy and source materials, then localizes,...

Yaqi Wang, MBA ’16

Yaqi Wang, MBA ’16 Recruited by Disney Yaqi Wang ’16 was recruited by the Disney Corporation prior to her June graduation. Due to UCR School of Business’s close proximity to the Walt Disney Corporation, and strong corporate partnership, Yaqi had the opportunity as an MBA student to intern with the company in Orlando, FL and...

Alice Weiting Li, MBA ’18

Alice Weiting Li, MBA ’18 During her MBA, Alice participated in the AT&T Case Competition with fellow MBA students. Through the project, she applied and was chosen to be one of only 26 graduates from across the country for the AT&T Leadership Development Program. The AT&T program is a two-year rotational program for recent graduates...

Golden Apple Teaching Award 2018

Golden Apple Award for Teaching Excellence The Golden Apple Awards is an annual student-voted teaching award given to outstanding faculty. In recognition of their commitment to outstanding research, expertise in their field and devotion to teaching excellence, Dr. Kyle Ingram, Dr. Sean Jasso, Dr. Scott Burd, and Dr. Long Gao are the winners of 2018...