Women in Business Speaker Series_Bansree Parikh_President Bank of America Inland Empire

Understanding Starts with Inclusion

Renuka Kulkarni ’23 entered the business world with a passion for web development and marketing. During her time as a senior product manager for Amazon, she began to take careful notice of the trends in leadership around her. Now an MBA candidate, serves as the president of the AGSM Women in Business organization, determined to...
By Elias Almarez-Herrera ’23 |
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U.S. News names UCR No. 1 public for social mobility

For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has named UC Riverside the top public university in the nation for social mobility. UCR has been the top public university every year since U.S. News began a separate ranking for social mobility four years ago. U.S. News released its 2022-2023 Best Colleges list on...
By J.D. Warren | UCR News |
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Forbes Magazine Ranks UC Riverside No. 33 Public University

UC Riverside is the No. 33 public university in a college ranking from Forbes magazine. UCR was among several UC campuses and 17 public universities in the top 50. The methodology for the Forbes list relies on data from two federal databases, the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, or IPEDS, and the College Scorecard, as...
By J.D. Warren | UCR News |
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Magazine Ranks UCR No. 4 for Pell Grant Performance

Washington Monthly magazine has ranked UC Riverside No. 4 among 444 universities nationwide in terms of its Pell Grant student performance. The accolade, released Monday as part of Washington Monthly’s 2022 college rankings, represents UCR’s excellence in several Pell performance categories that were factored. Those include: UCR is among the top 20 universities in the...
By John Warren | UCR News |
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Opening Doors through Service

Aimed at engaging young scholars in the possibilities of higher education, the Latino Business Student Association (LBSA) led several high school outreach initiatives in the Riverside area. Ernesto Sanchez ’22, the organization’s community service director, initiated this opportunity for LBSA members. “Community service means much more than a simple beach cleanup day. That’s not what...
By Elias Almarez-Herrera ’23 |
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Programming Club at UCR's AGSM on Decoding Coding

As professional careers commence, understanding the expectations which come with entering the workforce can create a whirlwind of confusion for recent graduates. In his time spent removed from the college setting, MBA candidate Jason Roberts ’23 determined his next pursuit would be to aid in expanding business students' coding knowledge. “I graduated from UCR with...
By Elias Almarez-Herrera ’23 |
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Inland Empire Economic Forecast: Strong Through 2022

Business activity in the Inland Empire has continued to grow, and in the context of today’s increasingly uncertain economic environment, stands in stark contrast to growth trends in the nation. In the first quarter of 2022 (the latest data available), business activity in the Inland Empire expanded by 4.7% compared to 6.4% in the fourth...
By Victoria Pike Bond |
Business alumnus Kyle Maudlin ’11

Alumnus Advises AGSM Student Ambassadors to Persist

Kyle Maudlin ’11 has several positive things to say about LinkedIn. It’s a rich source of networking. It offers a variety of training opportunities. And it’s a great place to showcase professional skills to potential recruiters. But it’s also easy to fall into the “comparison trap,” he said, where you wonder how some of your...
By Darin Estep |
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New Analysis: Inland Empire Home Affordability Erodes

Affordable Inland Empire? Fewer Than One-Third Of Inland Empire Households Can Afford To Buy A Home In One Of Southern California’s ‘Most Affordable’ Housing Markets. Throughout the pandemic the Inland Empire’s relatively affordable housing market has been a bright spot in the local economy and home price growth has outpaced more expensive neighboring areas. That...
By Victoria Pike Bond |
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Do We Really Need To Choose Between Economic Growth and Cleaner Air?

Surprisingly, environmental leader California has a smaller ‘green economy’ than the average U.S. state and would need to add many thousands of environmentally friendly jobs to catch up. The good news is it’s on track to do just that, according to our latest White Paper, part of the UCR School of Business Center for Economic...
By Victoria Pike Bond |
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Peer Advising for Business Undergraduates

Business students look toward peer advisors for academic guidance
By Elias Almarez-Herrera ’23 |
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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 |
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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 |
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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 |
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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 |