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UCR Business Executive Fellows 2024-25 with Dean Wang and Chancellor Wilcox

UCR Executive Fellows Celebrate a Year of Mentorship

At the dinner, the new 2024-2025 executive fellows were installed: Hilda Kennedy, a parent of a UCR graduate and founder and president of the nonprofit lender AmPac Business Capital; Rod McDermott, CEO and co-founder of McDermott + Bull executive recruitment firm; and Jeff Paul, most recently vice president of sales west region for software developer...
By Laurie McLaughlin |
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School of Business Opens Information Systems INSPIRE Lab

Named the INSPIRE Lab—“INSPIRE” is an acronym for Innovating Solutions and Products through Intelligence, Research, and Education—the ultimate goal is to establish the UCR Business School as an internationally reputed innovation and research center.
By Laurie McLaughlin |
UCR School of Business Alumni Arun Surendra

‘People Are the Core of My Business’

Arun Surendra ’99, ’01 MBA arrived at the UCR School of Business to complete a four-year undergraduate degree, he soon found himself in an educational environment starkly different from what he had experienced in India.
A saleswoman at a  'Jo Malone'  luxury fragrances counter in Duesseldorf, Germany

Group Sales Incentives Boost Weak Brand Sales, Study Finds

New research co-authored by UC Riverside business professor Subramanian “Bala” Balachander provides some sound advice for managers of retail outlets that limit their product selection to a particular brand.
By David Danelski (david.danelski@ucr.edu) | UCR News |
Prof. Mindy Truong with a student

School of Business Offers New DEI Courses

Focusing on diversity, equity, and inclusion—better known as DEI—new courses were created as a collaborative effort, says Truong, an assistant professor of management.
By Laurie McLaughlin |
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School of Business Graduate Program Surges in Top Rankings

The UC Riverside School of Business increased 20 positions in a U.S. News & World Report 2024 graduate school ranking released this week.
By John Warren and Kathleen Drake |
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UCR Business Professor Recognized for Consumer Psychology Scholarship

Margaret “Meg” C. Campbell, an associate dean, professor of marketing and Anderson Presidential Chair in Business Administration at UC Riverside’s School of Business, has received the Fellows Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Consumer Psychology.
By David Danelski (david.danelski@ucr.edu) | Inside UCR |
Michael Saldana ’09

What It’s Like to Sell Residential Real Estate

During an episode of HGTV’s “House Hunters” reality show, Michael Saldana ’09 led a newly engaged couple through three properties in the Los Angeles area. The groom-to-be wanted a condo, and the bride-to-be wanted a house; they both wanted a 1,000 square-foot home close to public transportation with inside washer and dryer and no stucco...
Sonia Pena Presentation

Undergraduates Discover a Path to a Ph.D.

Faculty member guides the mentee through a research project, and the program provides workshops and guidance in the pursuit of a doctoral degree at UCR or other University of California campus. At the end of the program, students present their research to staff, faculty, and peers at a symposium.
By Laurie McLaughlin |
Mickey McGuire ’97, ’99 MBA

‘I Don’t Want a Job; I Want an Opportunity’

Mickey McGuire ’97, ’99 MBA has always had an entrepreneurial mindset. The first business he launched was a lawn-mowing service in his hometown of Modesto, Calif., at the age of 12.
By Darin Estep |
Moderate goals let workers adapt to turbulent marketplaces

Moderate Goals Let Workers Adapt to Turbulent Marketplaces

When companies set challenging performance goals for their employees, the strategy may work well when their marketplace is stable or when the company wants fast results, but perhaps not as well when workers need to adapt to turbulent times. These are some of the findings of new research by Marlo Raveendran, an associate professor of...
By David Danelski (david.danelski@ucr.edu) | UCR News |
UCR School of Business New Building January 2024

School of Business Building Enters Next Phase of Construction

UC Riverside’s new School of Business building entered a new phase of construction recently as work moves forward for an September 2024 opening. In late December, the school and construction team celebrated the midpoint of construction as crews poured the final concrete placement for the frame of the building. “The super structure is what we...
By Imran Ghori | Inside UCR |
Sean Jasso

Professor Establishes Global Education Scholarship

Professor of Practice Sean Jasso has led the UCR School of Business’s educational domestic and international travel program for 13 years. His work in organizing several excursions a year is a volunteer position, and the time he gives to this and other projects is inspired by his parents, Gayle Jasso, an educator and corporate executive...
By Laurie McLaughlin |
Poets and Quants UCR Class of 2025

Meet the UCR School of Business MBA Class of 2025

Poets & Quants: Meet the UC Riverside School of Business MBA Class of 2025.
By Meghan Marrin | Poets & Quants |
Poets and Quants 2025 Leadership team - Rami Zwick, Yunzeng Wang, Sabine Freij

Poets & Quants: An Interview with UCR Business Leadership

Poets & Quants: Meet the UC Riverside School of Business MBA Class of 2025 - An Interview with the UCR Business Leadership Team
By Meghan Marrin | Poets & Quants |
Kabir Singh ’08

Putting His Voice to Work

Currently the voice of Mazda and NASCAR, Kabir Singh ’08 is also the voice that callers hear when contacting T-Mobile’s customer service. Football fans heard him a few years back as the voice of the Kansas City Chiefs during their Super Bowl run. “I’ve worked with Nike, and I did Nintendo Switch when it first...
By Laurie McLaughlin |
Male consumer looking at computer screen with headphones

Online Consumers Shy Away from Sponsored Product Listings

Sometimes it doesn’t pay to advertise. Such are the findings of a study led by a UC Riverside business professor that examined the value of participating in the “sponsored” product advertising spaces offered by major online shopping platforms such as Amazon.com and eBay.
By David Danelski (david.danelski@ucr.edu) | UCR News |
Bansree Parikh

Success Requires Bravery, Not Perfection

Be brave. Not perfect. Those four words summarize the philosophy of Bansree Parikh, president of the Inland Empire market for Bank of America.
By Laurie McLaughlin |
David Gutierrez

First-generation Student to Corporate Executive

David Gutierrez ’04 says UC Riverside graduates have a superpower. And he knows what it is. “They’ve worked hard to get where they are. Many are the first to graduate college in their family,” he says. “It leads to what I call the fire in the belly.” Gutierrez speaks from experience: He was a first-generation...
By Darin Estep |
Ndeye Thiaw

Promoting Economic and Social Development

nspired by a capstone course during her undergraduate studies, Ndeye Thiaw ’99, ’04 MBA decided to earn an MBA with an emphasis in finance and entrepreneurship. “I wanted to know more about organizational strategy, how American companies and brands were able to dominate global finance,” says Thiaw. “And, how one day, I could be part...
By Laurie McLaughlin |