A. Gary Anderson
Graduate School of Management

Alyssa Fundal

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

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. The longer I’ve been a student, the more UCR has grown on me; it is a welcoming place,” says Yang. “Being involved...
Snighda Ohja, MBA

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. The...
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. A team of graduate students—Jazmin Hernandez ’23 PMBA, Minhua Jiang ’23 MSBA, and Aarev Rawalh ’24 PMBA—were awarded the $300...
By Laurie McLaughlin |
Sachi Rajguroo

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. “I wanted to get more involved in school and make more friends,” she says. “I started as a market research...
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. “I think when a lot of people hear ‘communication,’ they think ‘talking,’ being a good...
Highlander Consulting Group Students

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. HCG was founded in the Fall of 2022, and currently has a team of over 20 active members. The...
By Jordan Driscoll |
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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. The Academy is designed to educate, motivate, and professionally train UC students for a...
Nadia Witt, MBA '24

Keeping her Eye on the Ball

For outfielder Nadia Witt, softball is more than just a game. Originally from Oregon, she recalls spending much of her early childhood in the field, watching her parents Kevin and Martha play slow-pitch softball. She began playing softball herself when she joined Little League at 9 years old and credits the sport with making her...
By UCR Magazine, Spring 2023 |
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Master In Finance And Master In Accounting: 3 Reasons These Traditional Masters Are Valuable Today

This story was originally published on BusinessBecause. The business world has undergone sizable changes in the past decade due to the ever-growing reliance on data and technology. While finance and accounting are more traditional, established career paths, career development opportunities across sectors, cutting-edge tech, and ROI make them as valuable as ever. If you're looking...
By BusinessBecause |
UCR Women in Business

UCR, UCI, UCSD Host Women in Business Networking Lunch

During her keynote address before a group of women business students, Sophia Fischer shared her personal experience with how people from similar backgrounds do not experience the workplace in the same way. This created a dialogue among those present about equality versus equity, the importance of women of color in the workplace, and steps to...
By UCR AGSM Women In Business Organization |
Joe Wu ’21, ’23 MB

Steering an Internship and a Love of Cars to a Career

During his internship with the city of Moreno Valley, MBA student Joe Wu has jumped into new areas of business. “I have learned an incredible amount about the commercial real estate world,” he says. “One of my duties is to aid in attracting commercial real estate clients to the city – industrial, office, and medical...
By Laurie McLaughlin |
Simon Isaac ’19, ’22 MBA

‘Be Comfortable with the Uncomfortable’

Simon Isaac’s mantra is “Be comfortable with the uncomfortable.” When he decided to earn an MBA at the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management (AGSM), he intentionally lived that refrain. “It was something I didn’t think I could do at first, but I gave it a shot,” he says. Having earned a bachelor of...
By Laurie McLaughlin |
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Softball and Studies

Nadia Witt, a first-year MBA student at the A. Gary Anderson School of Management (AGSM), wants to make an impact through sports. As a Highlander, Witt is heavily engaged with UCR athletics, serving as the softball team captain. She credits softball for crucial life lessons and was a catalyst for moving to California from her...
UCR School of Business Faculty Awards 2022

‘I Would Take His Class Again in a Heartbeat’

“Experiential learning” is a term bandied about in academia, but how does it work in practice? Associate Professor of Management Ye Li at UCR’s School of Business lays out exactly what it looks like within his graduate courses. “Experiential learning includes online surveys, in-class polls, simulated decisions, games, and group projects,” says Li. “My lectures...
By Laurie McLaughlin |
Prof. Rami Zwick, UCR School of Business

Enthusiasm is Contagious

Enthusiasm is contagious, according to Professor of Marketing Rami Zwick. “And experiential learning is more effective than ‘book’ learning,” he says. “To engage students, I borrow techniques from edutainment—education plus entertainment—and from ‘investigative comedy.’ After all, I do need to compete with so many other attractions for students’ attention.” And, clearly, students appreciate Zwick’s entertaining...
By Laurie McLaughlin |
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‘One of the Most Interactive Classes I’ve Had’

The most effective way to engage a college student with material is through experiential learning. This is what Associate Professor of Management Michael Haselhuhn says when asked about his approach to teaching. “For example, in my negotiation course, students participate in a series of face-to-face role-playing exercises throughout the quarter,” he says. “This allows them...
By Laurie McLaughlin |
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Happy Lunar New Year, Highlanders!

January 22 marks the beginning of the Year of the Rabbit. Lunar New Year, often referred to as Chinese New Year, is an annual holiday celebrating the second new moon after the winter solstice. Lunar New Year is commonly celebrated in China, Korea, Vietnam, Japan and Mongolia, although individuals all around the world take part...
By Jordan Driscoll '23 |
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The Relevant Coursework

A student in a course taught by Management Lecturer Alexandru Roman wrote a review of the class: “Professor Roman encourages us to start thinking like CEOs. His class requires discussion and the ability to speak publicly, which really helps us.” This student and many others voted for Alexandru Roman to receive the 2021-2022 Golden Apple...
By Laurie McLaughlin |
John Acker

Argue Like Grownups

UCR Business School Lecturer John Acker encourages his students “to argue like grownups,” he says. “To see their classes as an opportunity to mature, not just as a place to learn. “In the Business Writing course, my team and I focus on identifying, creating, and communicating professional value through writing, whether it’s a complex business...
By Laurie McLaughlin |