The Rady School Blog

  • The Rady School Celebrates the Graduation of 160 Students

    July 30, 2015
    by Melinda Battenberg

    On June 13, 2015, the Rady School held a commencement ceremony for 160 students at the RIMAC arena at UC San Diego. The 2015 commencement is a special celebration for the school, which graduated its first class of Master of Finance and Ph.D. students. The commencement ceremony also celebrated the graduation of the school's Full-Time, FlexEvening and FlexWeekend MBA classes.

    Over 800 family, friends and Rady School supporters joined the graduates for the ceremony. The commencement keynote speaker was Julia R. Brown, an accomplished biotech executive, philanthropic leader, trustee and chair emerita of the board of trustees of the UC San Diego Foundation, and member of the Dean's Advisory Council at the Rady School.

    In her speech, Brown challenged students to live up to their potential and to keep pushing forward, in spite of success. "Achieving a peak gives absolutely no assurance of staying there," Brown said. "We have to keep earning it every day. We need your brainpower, your talent, your energy and your leadership. We need for you to go out and foster growth of the most important and most promising industries of tomorrow."

    Rady School Dean Robert S. Sullivan, who presided over the ceremony, noted that the class of 2015 has the potential to make a significant contribution to San Diego and across the globe for years to come.

    "The class of 2015 is comprised of extraordinary talent and is poised to lead, transform and revolutionize our communities," Sullivan said. "This class is committed to excellence and impact, which we will see expressed in their future achievements. It will be exciting to monitor the many accomplishments of our MBAs and our inaugural class of Master of Finance and Ph.D. students."

    Students and alumni also took part in the ceremony, with Jeff Benabio (MBA '15) delivering the student commencement address and Rady Alumni Board President Jarrod Hammes (MBA '08) delivering the alumni address.

    Want to learn more about the Rady School’s MBA experience at UC San Diego? Download our eBook featuring student and alumni insights on why they chose Rady, where Rady alumni work, the top benefits for Rady students and more.

    Melinda Battenberg is the Public Relations Representative at the Rady School of Management. In her free time Battenberg enjoys cooking, craft beer and spending time with her family.

  • My MBA Internship Experience at Cisco Systems

    July, 28, 2015
    by Nicholas Bernard

    Nicholas Bernard (MBA ’16) shares his experience interning as an MBA Business Analyst within Cisco System’s Services strategic business unit this summer.
  • MBA Admissions Q&A

    July 24, 2015
    by Mike Grill

    The Rady School's director of graduate recruitment and admissions, Jay Bryant, shines some light on the Rady MBA admissions process and the type of MBA candidates the school is looking for.
  • StartR Accelerator 2015 Spring Teams

    July 23, 2015
    by Lauren Herr

    Seventeen student and alumni companies have gone through the Rady School's accelerator program since its inception in 2013. Seventy percent of those have incorporated and over 50 percent have raised funding. Below is an introduction to the Spring 2015 teams and what they hope to accomplish through StartR.
  • Rady School Launches Master of Science in Business Analytics

    July 20, 2015
    by Melinda Battenberg

    This intensive new program will offer hands-on training to prepare students to use data and analytics to identify business opportunities, generate business insights and create business solutions.
  • Top 5 Tips for Getting the Most Out of The MBA Tour Experience

    July 16, 2015
    by Jay Bryant

    If you are considering the Rady School for your full-time or part-time MBA, we highly encourage you to attend an admissions event, such as The MBA Tour, when we visit your city.
  • Upcoming Initiatives at the Rady School

    July 14, 2015
    by Lauren Herr

    Once a year, Rady School Dean Sullivan delivers a State of the School Address to students to reveal upcoming Rady School insights
  • Over 500 UC San Diego Graduate Students, Post-Docs and Staff Graduate from Rady School Center for Executive Education Micro-MBA Program

    July 9, 2015
    by Alyssia Wagner

    The Micro-MBA program is a groundbreaking collaborative effort between the Center for Executive Development (CED) at the Rady School of Management and the UC San Diego community of graduate students, postdocs and staff.
  • Rady School Associate Professor Kenneth Wilbur Receives Prestigious John D.C. Little Marketing Award for Research

    July 7, 2015
    by Melinda Battenberg

    e John D.C. Little Award, awarded annually to the best paper published in Marketing Science or Management Science, is one of the most prestigious awards in the field of marketing science.
  • Rady School Alumni Startup Wins a San Diego MetroConnect Prize

    July 2, 2015
    by Lauren Herr

    Rady School Alumni Startup Wins a San Diego MetroConnect Prize On July 1st, Cypher Genomics was announced as one of the San Diego MetroConnect Prize winners by the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation. Cypher Genomics, one of the leading genome informatics companies, was founded by Rady School alumni Ashley Van Zeeland (MBA ’12) using the business model Van Zeeland developed during the Rady School’s Lab to Market capstone course series.
  • Travel and Study Abroad Opportunities at the Rady School

    June 30, 2015
    by Aleena Karamally

    In an increasingly-globalizing economy international experience is becoming more and more important for emerging entrepreneurs. Almost all MBA graduates will either work in a foreign country or with a foreign business at some point in their careers. The Rady School of Management offers a variety of travel and study abroad experiences, which help students develop a broad perspective, build connections, gain experience and learn about foreign cultures and their business practices.
  • StartR Spotlight: Hydroceuticals

    June 25, 2015
    by Lauren Herr

    Hydroceuticals is an enhanced water beverage to help people better manage their diabetes.
  • San Diego Leads the Way to a Sustainable Future

    June 23, 2015
    by Kimberly Gossard

    On Thursday, May 28th, UC San Diego’s School of Global Policy and Strategy hosted Councilman Todd Gloria at the Rady School to discuss San Diego’s Climate Action Plan and projections for a sustainable future.
  • StartR Spotlight: Genrix

    June 18, 2015
    by Andrew LeBlanc

    Genrix (formerly Insilico Scientific) works at the forefront of cancer bioinformatics and precision medicine.
  • Thank You, Rady School of Management

    June 16, 2015
    by Keith Louie

    Well, just like that, two years have quickly gone by. Looking back at my experience, I have certainly learned a lot of valuable life lessons and technical/leadership skills both inside and outside of the classroom.
  • StartR Spotlight: CB Therapeutics

    June 11, 2015
    by Sher Ali Butt

    CB Therapeutics is a startup developing a novel process for the production of non-psychoactive cannabinoid compounds.
  • Exec Ed Program Recap: Managing Distributed Teams using VirBELA Virtual World

    June 9, 2015
    by Joanie Connell

    On May 21, the first Rady School Center for Executive Education (CED) course was taught completely in a virtual world.
  • A Message to Incoming Students: Welcome to the Rady Family!

    June 4, 2015
    by Keith Louie

    After taking a deep breath and having numerous discussions with friends and family, you signed your name on the admissions portal and made your acceptance deposit. Congratulations, you are done with the admissions process!
  • StartR Spotlight: Aira.IO

    June 2, 2015
    by Lauren Herr

    Aira.IO is a remote assistive technology platform that combines wearable smart device technology with personalized service to help the blind and visually impaired.
  • Entrepreneur's Toolbox: MBA Student Seeks CTO for L2M Startup Through "" for Entrepreneurs

    May 28, 2015
    by Leszek Lisowski

    A tool to make the process of putting together a startup team a little bit easier.