Blackstone LaunchPad competition winners 2022

UCR Business Graduate Student and Recent Graduate Win $1,000 in Blackstone Pitch Competition

Seth Freeman MFin ’22 along with Jason Roberts MBA ’24 won $1,000 for their pitch during the Blackstone LaunchPad Ideas Competition on October 25. They edged out the rest of the competition in the Climate and Social Change category with their product, BMBOO, an eco-friendly water bottle made from bamboo. The bottle can be deconstructed...
HSIF student group with Prof. Jean Helwege

How the MFin Program Delivers ROI for Students

Jerrold Penprase ’17 Master of Finance (MFIn) earned multiple degrees in psychology and sociology before he ever considered studying finance. Today, Penprase applies his expertise as a financial specialist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He has company on that nonlinear path to an education and career: The academic director of UCR’s Master of Finance...
By Laurie McLaughlin |
The new undergraduate Student Business Leadership Council

New Student Business Leadership Council Supports Clubs

With the growth in the number of student-led clubs and organizations, School of Business students and undergraduate programs staff worked together to create the School of Business Student Leadership Council (SBLC)--a centralized council to facilitate collaboration amongst various business clubs and provide funding to support activities and events. "We don't host events, we support events,"...
By Elias Almarez-Herrera ’23 |
New School of Business Building design draft

2022 UCR School of Business Magazine and Dean's Report

2022 UCR Business Magazine and Dean's Report The publication highlights major achievements at the UCR School of Business and provides an overview of the school's growth, academic programs, people, and strategic initiatives. View full screen
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 |
UCR Business Commencement 2022

Thousands of UC Riverside Students Participate in Graduation Ceremonies

THE PRESS ENTERPRISE -- UC Riverside students are receiving degrees in ceremonies that conclude this weekend, including UCR School of Business candidates who walked Friday night, June 10, at Pierce Lawn on campus. A total of 12 commencement ceremonies were planned between June 3, and Monday, June 13, some outside and some indoors. Sandra Baltazar...
By David Downey | The Press-Enterprise |
Undergraduate Peer Advising

Peer Advising for Business Undergraduates

Business students look toward peer advisors for academic guidance
By Elias Almarez-Herrera ’23 |
UCR Business at UC Davies competition

UCR Student Teams Take Home Victories in Business Competitions

Recently, the UCR School of Business fielded successful teams in case competitions displaying both business acumen and competitive determination: At the inaugural UC Davis Graduate School of Management Case Study Competition on April 1 and 2, one of the two UCR teams competing placed third among 11 teams representing several business schools in California, Washington...
By Laurie McLaughlin |
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...
3 AGSM students walking around Anderson Hall

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)...