A. Gary Anderson
Graduate School of Management

Brandon La Bella ’21, ’23 MBA

Landing a Career in Finance

During his studies, Brandon La Bella ’21, ’23 MBA, was laser focused on building professional connections both on and off campus. So, it comes as no surprise that he was hired by PIMCO while earning his MBA. “After numerous job applications and networking, I received a recruiting email from PIMCO about a compliance role that...
By Laurie McLaughlin |
Erick Campos

Alumnus Finds the Stories Hidden in the Data

Big Data is a big deal and getting bigger every day — but businesses need help making sense of the ever-increasing flood of information available to them. That’s where data analysts like Erick Campos ’16, ’18 MBA come in. “It doesn't matter whether you’re a food and beverage business or a marketing business, or any...
By Darin Estep |
MPAC Alumni

Opportunity Adds Up for MPAc Alumni

As a lifelong musician, Jack Adams ’21, ’22 MPAc, discovered the importance of accounting when he decided to start his own band. “I quickly learned that even in a field that runs on feelings and creativity, people’s lives can quickly become affected if accounting and legal obligations are not set up correctly from the beginning,”...
By Darin Estep |
Fall Welcome 2023 party, 3 students in front of New Business Building backdrop

Fall Welcome Party Celebrates the Return to Campus

The School of Business welcomed students, faculty, staff, and their families with a 1970s-themed celebration on Anderson Lawn. The evening included plenty of food, drinks, and dancing, and allowed attendees to mix and mingle and get to know one another better. The '70s theme included decorations with disco balls, vinyl records, and a DJ with...
By Kiana Sardari '24 |
Business Strategy Club

Club Spotlight: Business Strategy Club

Kelvin Wang, now a fourth-year student studying business, started the Business Strategy Club his freshman year. When he came to UCR, he wanted to find a club with the perfect match of a socially stimulating environment and opportunities for professional development, so he created the right balance in the Business Strategy Club.
By Natalie Dahl | Highlander News |
Anderson Hall

Student-managed Investment Fund Provides Frontline Finance Experience

The Hylander Financial Group (HFG) is a UCR club open to students of all disciplines and levels of financial expertise. “I have learned so much about valuation and asset management since I’ve joined HFG,” says finance student George Maalouf ’24, the club’s vice president. Along with fellow HFG members, Maalouf has competed in various student...
 University of California, Riverside - The bell tower

U.S. News 2023 College Rankings are Out, and UCR Surges

Once again, U.S. News & World Report has named UC Riverside the No. 2 university in the nation for social mobility. UCR also climbed 13 spots in the overall rankings, to No. 76 among the top 435 private and public universities. This is the second consecutive year that UCR has been ranked No. 2 in...
By John Warren | UCR News |
Students walking on campus at UC Riverside

Forbes Names UCR No. 31 Public University in the U.S.

UC Riverside is the No. 31 public university in the 2023 Forbes “America’s Top Colleges” rankings. The ranking is an improvement of two positions from the 2022 Forbes rankings. The methodology for the Forbes list relies on data from the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard, as well as databases such as Payscale that gauge...
By John Warren | UCR News |
UC Riverside campus aerial

UCR Named Among ‘Best Value’ and ‘Best West’ Colleges in New Rankings

UC Riverside was named as one of the top academic institutions and best values for students by the Princeton Review in its latest rankings. The university earned top rankings from the Princeton Review for the fourth consecutive year.
By Imran Ghori | UCR News |
California beach sunset with palm trees

Best MBA Programs in California: How to Choose a Business School

Learning new skills and a sizeable salary bump are among the many reasons people sign up for a Master of Business Administration or MBA. It’s vital to understand a business school’s unique selling points to decide which is your best-fit program.
By Sian Philipps | BusinessBecause |
Natalie Qaqish and Simon Isaac

How we Secured Careers at Red Bull & Pacific Life After Earning an MBA in California

Landing a top job in a renowned company is the ambition for many MBA graduates. Business school grads Simon Isaac and Natalie Qaqish were ready for the challenge. After completing an MBA in California, they landed their dream jobs at Pacific Life and Red Bull, respectively.
By Laura Wise, BusinessBecause |
UC Riverside Bell Tower at dusk

UCR Gets 4.5 Out of 5 Stars from Money Magazine

UC Riverside achieved a 4.5 out of 5-star rating in Money magazine’s Best Colleges in America 2023 rankings, released June 22.
By John Warren | UCR News |
Alyssa Fundal, UCR School of Business

Professor Ye Li Mentors Chancellor’s Fellowship Recipient

Under the mentorship of Associate Professor of management Ye Li, UCR student Alyssa Fundal ’24 was named one of 13 Chancellor’s Research Fellows for undergraduate research at UC Riverside. “Fellowship applications are highly competitive, including a review of the project proposal by an interdisciplinary faculty review committee and an in-person interview for select finalists,” says...
Jules Yang, UCR School of Business

Jules Yang Strives for Success

Jules Yang, an Orange County native, is a business administration major with a concentration in finance. “I knew I wanted to work in business, so I applied as a business major to UCR.
Snighda Ohja, MBA, UCR School of Business

MBA Student Hosted Podcast Sheds Light on Adjusting as an International Student

As an international student, Snigdha Ojha has experienced aspects of her UCR education differently than her American peers. In order to share her experiences, and provide support for her fellow international students, Ojha has started a podcast pertaining to the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management, as well as student life in general.
By Jordan Driscoll '23 |
UCR Case Competition 2023 winners

UCR Business Case Competition Provides Hands-on Experience

With less than 48 hours to prepare their final presentations, eight UCR School of Business teams presented their case studies to a panel of judges at the inaugural UCR Business Case Competition on Feb. 25.
By Laurie McLaughlin |
Sachi Rajguroo, UCR School of Business

Finding a Career in Information Systems

During her second year at UCR’s School of Business, Sachi Rajguroo ’23 found herself feeling isolated during the COVID-19 pandemic in January 2021. Looking for interaction, she joined the Association of Information Systems (AIS) organization.
Nate Aquino

Leaning Into the Power of Authenticity

In a career that has taken him from a small digital advertising agency to senior account strategist role at Google, Nate Aquino ’14 has learned that personal communication skills are critical – even in an industry that prizes technical know-how.
Highlander Consulting Group Students, UCR School of Business

Highlander Consulting Group Provides Opportunities as UCR’s First Student-run Consulting Club

Highlander Consulting Group (HCG) is the first student-run consulting group at the University of California, Riverside. HCG offers hands-on experience for students to expand their skill sets and gain invaluable first-hand experience in the consulting field.
By Jordan Driscoll |
Hong Kong at night

UC Investments Academy Expands Access to World of Finance

UC Investments, which manages a portfolio of $152 billion for the University of California, is bringing the world of finance and investing closer for demographically diverse students on UC campuses across the state through a new initiative: the UC Investments Academy.