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2015 News Archive

Inland Southern California Adds Most Jobs in a Single California Region in November

(12/18/15) Continuing a strong year, Inland Southern California added another 4,600 jobs in November on a seasonally adjusted basis.* This increase builds on the 7,400 nonfarm positions added in October. The most recent jump puts Inland Southern California at the top of the list for the most jobs added in a single region in California in November. Read More…

Expert Available to Discuss Fed’s Expected Interest Rate Increase

(12/15/15) The Federal Reserve is widely expected to raise interest rates for the first time in nine years this week, signaling the end of the Central Bank’s emergency response to the financial crisis and its confidence in U.S. economic growth. Read More…

MBA ranked as one of the most international in the nation

(12/9/15) US News and World Report ranks the UCR MBA as one of the top 10 most international programs in the nation. Read More…

The Holidays from A to Z

(11/23/15) Faculty experts at the University of California, Riverside are available to discuss their latest research and topics ranging from holiday film favorites, the chemistry of your favorite holiday concoctions, and the origins of Christmas to managing expectations, teaching STEM using principles of Kwanzaa, and atheist humor. Read More…

CFO of Ware Malcomb, a leading national design firm, speaks on Campus

(11/20/15) Tobin Sloane, UCR School of Business Administration alumnus, spoke on campus about the road after graduation Read More…

UCR’s Middle Eastern Student Center and Hillel Organize Vigil to Support Victims of Terrorism

(11/18/15) The Middle East Student Center — MESC — and Hillel are co-sponsoring a candlelight vigil at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18 near the UC Riverside flagpole for the entire campus community to send support to the victims of recent terrorism abroad. Read More…

Did You Know?

(10/20/15) Botanic Gardens 33rd Annual Fall Plant Sale is Oct. 24-25 Read More…

Entrepreneur, Former Bicycle Team Owner to Speak on Campus

(10/20/15) The University of California, Riverside School of Business Administration will continue its Dean’s Speaker Series at 10:30 a.m. Oct 21 with a talk by an alumnus who is an entrepreneur and general manager. Read More…

UCR Medallion Goes to Henry Coil at Chancellor’s Dinner

(10/19/15) More than 250 people turned out for UC Riverside’s Chancellor’s Dinner Saturday, Oct. 17, to build scholarship opportunities for students and recognize distinguished alumni and supporters of the campus and community. Read More…

UC Riverside Business School Leads in Providing Opportunities for Minority Students

(10/8/15) The University of California, Riverside School of Business Administration is among the top 10 business schools with the greatest opportunities for minority students and among the top 295 business schools in the nation, according to the 2016 edition of the Princeton Review’s book, “The Best 295 Business Schools.” Read More…

Mormon + Mormon = Higher Home Price

(10/7/15) A unique study that combined real estate transaction data and Mormon congregation boundaries in Utah found home sellers made an average of about $4,000 more when they used a real estate agent from the same church congregation. Read More…

New faculty at the School of Business Administration

(10/6/15) The School of Business Administration (SOBA) has added seven new faculty this year. Read More…

China Worries, Financial Market Drama Not Hindering Economic Outlook

(10/1/15) A new economic forecast for the U.S., California, and Inland Southern California says the nation’s economy not only doesn’t look fragile, it looks increasingly able to weather whatever storm is unleashed by the ongoing slowdown in China. Read More…

Economic Forecasting and Development Center Launched

(9/21/15) The School of Business Administration (SOBA), home of the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management at the University of California, Riverside announced today the launch of a major new initiative for economic research and collaboration. The Center for Economic Forecasting and Development will open its doors in October and is the first world class university forecasting center in Inland Southern California. Read More…

The Undergraduate Business Program is ranked among the best in the nation

(9/9/15) U.S. News and World Report’s 2016 Best Colleges Guide ranks the School of Business Administration's Undergraduate Business Program 80th nationwide. Read More…

Advance Supply Signals Critical to Firms’ Profitability

(9/2/15) Advance supply signals, such as financial health and production viability, contain rich information on supplier conditions. When and how these signals should be used is critical for improving firms' forecast and profitability. A recent paper, "Dynamic Supply Risk Management with Signal-Based Forecast, Multi-Sourcing, and Discretionary Selling," provides mathematical tools and management principles on this issue. Read More…

Timothy Gubler wins Best Doctoral Student Paper award

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The Month in Photos: July 2015

(8/12/15) A leadership “Walk and Talk” with Yunzeng Wang, dean of the School of Business Administration, saw staffers exploring the indoor track at the new Student Recreation Center. Read More…

SoBA partners once again with Riverside Habitat for Humanity

(6/9/15) SoBA student volunteers painted a home for a local Riverside senior citizen. Read More…

SoBA & Bourns Consultants pitch their business plans

(6/9/15) SoBA Bourns Consultancy held its senior design final presentations Read More…

How Not to Lose Nearly $1,000 When Buying a New Car

(6/1/15) Car buyers who trade in a used car pay an average of $990 more than those who don’t trade in a car, according a forthcoming paper co-authored by a University of California, Riverside professor. Read More…

UC Riverside Accepted as Yellow Ribbon Campus

(5/28/15) Program benefits veterans who serve but can't claim California Residency due to their service Read More…

Business School Names Executive Fellows

(5/27/15) The University of California, Riverside School of Business Administration has named Robert Stapleton and Tobin Sloane its Executive Fellows for the 2015-16 school year. Read More…

Installation of Executive Fellows 2015 - 2016

(5/21/15) The School of Business Administration inaugurates its incoming Executive Fellows for 2015 - 2016 Read More…

Annual Human Resources Symposium

(5/21/15) Three major organizations spoke on how Human Resources impacts and drives the success of their companies. Read More…

Key Differences Found in Liquidity-Based Trading Fees

(5/5/15) A fee system that has become a major, and sometimes controversial, source of revenue for stock exchanges in the United States has an impact on trading volume, according to an analysis outlined in a just completed paper by several business school professors. The liquidity-based trading fees have surged in in popularity in the past 10 years. Read More…

First Place awards for our teams at the International Collegiate Business Strategy Competition

(4/29/15) Two teams of SoBA graduate and undergraduate students finish strong at the 51st Annual International Collegiate Business Strategy Competition 2015. Read More…

2015 International Collegiate Business Strategy Competition

(4/24/15) UCR's School of Business Administration returns for its third year and will be represented by two teams of selected MBA and undergraduate students. Read More…

Our students participate in the Oxford Young Entrepreneurial Leadership Program, held at Mansfield College, Oxford.

(3/26/15) 47 graduate and undergraduate business students in the Global Program head off to England for the Oxford Young Entrepreneurial Leadership Program Read More…

Who Says?

(3/25/15) "(The price of gasoline ) is pretty much the only price that everyone knows, and knows it on a daily basis. ... That makes it an important indication of how people are doing. If the price of a loaf of bread goes down, no one notices." Rami Zwick, professor of marketing and associate dean of the UCR School of Business Administration, on recent fluctuating gas prices and the nearly $1-per-gallon cost increase in the Inland Empire -- THE PRESS-ENTERPRISE Read More…

SoBA business students delivered their final business plan presentations with their clients from the Bourns College of Engineering

(3/17/15) On Friday, March 13, 2015, twenty-four SoBA business students delivered their final business plan presentations with their clients from the Bourns College of Engineering. Industry leaders in bio-engineering served as the panel of judges. Read More…

Think Twice About Investing in Own Company

(3/4/15) Employees whose retirement plan is invested in stock of the company where they work do not pull out money as the firms approach financial distress, a recent paper co-authored by a University of California, Riverside assistant professor found. Read More…

A Trip to China Brings Rewards: A New Scholarship Fund and a Partnership

(2/12/15) Dean Yunzeng Wang and Steve Chen, director of international relations at UC Riverside School of Business Administration (SoBA), as well as Jeff Kaatz, UCR assistant vice chancellor of development, traveled to China in January to develop strategic international partnerships for SoBA. Read More…

UCR Leaders Travel to China to Seek Research Partnerships

(1/14/15) Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox and other leaders from UC Riverside traveled to China for two weeks to seek out new research partnerships, make new connections, and to see if new resources can be brought back to the Inland region. Read More…

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