University of California, Riverside

UCR SoBA



Alumni, Friends and Partners


For four decades, the School of Business Administration has explored business challenges in the ideal living laboratory that is Inland Southern California, with the key support of alumni and members of the business community.

A Great History, A Bright Future

The business programs at the University of California, Riverside have had many names since their humble beginnings in the early 1970’s: The Graduate School of Administration, the Graduate School of Management in 1982, the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management in 1994, and finally, the formation of the School of Business Administration in 2009.

Regardless of the name, the cause has been the same — taking advantage of the great research-based culture of the University of California and using it to develop executives, entrepreneurs and scholars who are as diverse as the challenges they face, the workforces they lead and the enterprises they grow. As one of the three business schools within the University of California, the UCR School of Business Administration is devoted to taking our diverse student body and molding them to address the need for leadership within both the local and global economies.

Alumni — Share Your Pride

Ray Shirazi is a principal partner at Cadwalader, Wickersham and Taft LLP, the oldest law firm on Wall Street. He would occasionally work with Rob Fraley, who is managing director of one of the multi-billion dollar hedge funds at Fortress, another Wall Street firm.

But in all their years of working together, they never realized the greatest thing they had in common: They were both alumni of UC Riverside. Shirazi got his degree in economics in 1984 before going on to UCLA Law School, while Fraley earned a BA in business administration from UCR in 1992 before going on to New York University for a JD/MBA. It was former dean David Stewart who made the connection between the two businessmen during a trip to the city.

Our alumni are critical to the future success of the School of Business Administration and the university as a whole, and we encourage you to show your "Highlander Pride" by joining the UCR Alumni Association and by staying involved with the activities at your alma mater.

 The School of Business Administration Alumni & Friends Newsletter — Your Connection to the University

The quarterly School of Business Administration Alumni & Friends Newsletter can help you stay abreast of all the exciting news about the School of Business Administration.

 School of Business Administration Alumni Directory

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