A. Gary Anderson
Graduate School of Management

Building an International Marketing Career

Having succeeded within a far-reaching global career, Will Chu ’98 currently leads the marketing efforts for the “Star Wars” brand in countries including Russia, Korea, Japan, and Brazil. He recently shared the details of his odyssey with students and members of the business school community.

UCR Among Top 1% of World Universities

UC Riverside retains its place among the top 1% of universities, according to the World University Rankings. The campus ranked No. 242 in the 2021-22 list of the top 2,000 out of 19,788 institutions worldwide. UCR was named No. 82 nationally and in the top 50 public institutions in the US. The rankings are published...
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Leadership Program Immerses Global Participants in Valuable Business Skills Development

Representing 40 universities locally and globally, 83 participants learned about business leadership and fine-tuned their future plans during UCR’s two-week Accelerated Business Leaders Education program. The UCR School of Business wrapped up its two-week Accelerated Business Leaders Education (ABLE) winter session in February, presenting it in a virtual format for the first time due to...

AGSM Ambassadors Serve the Local Community

The A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management student ambassadors have remained busy during the past months: The group’s volunteer service was recognized at a March 27 ceremony with the Community Partnership Award from the city of Banning, California, for their charitable work supporting the municipality’s food distribution program. Co-chief Ambassadors Amisha Sharma and Danielle...

Three Women Business Leaders Establish Scholarships and Endowed Funds for UCR Business Students

Recognizing women in leadership, we celebrate three women who are making history with the UCR School of Business. Animal Advocate and High-tech Industry Veteran Looks to the Future Having served on the UCR Foundation’s board of trustees since 2014, Susan Atherton ’77 established the Susan Atherton Endowed Graduate Award Fund, and she has a deep...

Students Learn the Importance of Planning for Retirement Now

Time in the market is more important than timing the market—start investing in your future early. This piece of advice was among the strategies offered during the recent panel discussion presented by the Greater Riverside Hispanic Chamber of Commerce for student ambassadors representing UC Riverside’s A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management. Part of a...

Here's the Buzz on: William Wang

An app for that While serving as treasurer of his fraternity, Wang grew frustrated with the cumbersome way membership dues were collected. So he created a mobile app called DashBill to simplify the process for clubs and nonprofits — and his fraternity will begin using the service this fall. Wang has been working with UCR’s...

Alumni Referral Scholarship

The UC Riverside School of Business, home of the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management, is proud to announce our new alumni referral program, a way for you to help your network and support the School of Business! We're asking you to refer your friends, family members, colleagues, and acquaintances to one of our...

UCR Grads Making the Smart Home a New Standard

Imagine waking up, but instead of awakening to an obnoxious alarm clock, your house wakes you up. A voice-controlled audio system is speaking to you and her voice emerges from inconspicuous speakers in your walls. You tell her, “Good morning,” head to the kitchen, and a cup of coffee is already ready for you. As...

UCR Grads to Launch Kickstarter Campaign

UC Riverside is one of the most diverse and inclusive institutions in the nation, serving as an incubator of new knowledge, an engine of social mobility, and an economic powerhouse. UCR has paved the road for entrepreneurs, innovators, and creative minds alike for more than 60 years. After Alex Chiou graduated with a degree in...

An MBA & Music Ph.D Team Up to Create Innovative Tech

In November 2019, Ethan Castro and Valtteri Salomaki, students at UCR, co-founded EDGE Sound Research. In only two months, they are finalizing the prototype of their first product, “ResonX”, with a team of engineers from UCR. Before the summer they hope to pilot their product with their first B2B customer and be accepted into an...

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...