Rady School of Management
|Rady School of Management|
|Dean||Robert S. Sullivan|
|Location||La Jolla, California, USA
The Rady School of Management at the University of California, San Diego is a graduate-level business school offering full-time and part-time Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree programs in addition to non-degree executive development programs, Ph.D.s and undergraduate courses including a minor in accounting. The Rady School of Management is the newest professional school at the University of California, San Diego, one of the top-ranked institutions in the U.S. for higher education and research. UC San Diego’s lineage includes 16 Nobel laureates (former and current faculty).
The school was created in response to the need for strong management and leadership skills in the innovation-driven economy. The Rady School’s theme is impact, created through discovery brought to the marketplace, products launched, new service models established, companies started or reinvented.
The Rady School offers the MBA program in two formats, the FlexMBA and the Full-Time MBA. The FlexMBA program is designed for working professionals. Its weekend or evening schedule options accommodate students, allowing them to meet educational and professional development goals, while continuing to work. The Full-Time MBA program is an immersion, allowing students to achieve new knowledge, new professional tools and intensive personal growth.
The MBA curriculum places a special emphasis on issues faced by innovation-driven companies, with a focus on the life sciences and technology industries, allowing Rady MBAs to develop expertise in these key industry sectors. The school works collaboratively with the business community and the UC San Diego campus.
Students pursuing their MBA can participate in the Rady Venture Fund, a student-assisted venture capital fund that provides a source of funding for local startup companies in addition to teaching graduate students about venture finance, investment analysis and fund management.
- Executive Development
The Rady Center for Executive Development offers programs for professionals looking to develop their business acumen in a non-degreed format. The Center offers custom programs, open enrollment programs, half-day courses in the Learning Consortium series and a leadership assessment program.
The Rady School offers an undergraduate minor in accounting, currently the most popular undergraduate minor at UC San Diego.
The Rady School offers a Ph.D. program in management. This program started in fall 2009.
The Rady School also offers a concurrent MBA degree for students pursuing a Ph.D. at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. 
Robert S. Sullivan, Ph.D., was appointed founding dean on January 1, 2003. Prior to his arrival at UCSD, he served as dean of the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and as dean of the Graduate School of Industrial Administration at Carnegie Mellon University. On July 1, 2013, Robert S. Sullivan was named the chair of the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business).
Harry Markowitz, an American economist who won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, is an adjunct professor of finance at the Rady School of Management. He is best known for his pioneering work in modern portfolio theory, studying the effects of asset risk, return, correlation and diversification on probable investment portfolio returns.
Otterson Hall was named in honor of the late William (Bill) Otterson, co-founder of UCSD CONNECT, in appreciation for his contributions to the San Diego business community and his impact on the region.
The facility comprises 50,000 square feet (4,600 m2) of classrooms, offices, and community space, and serves as the permanent home to the Rady School. The building provides views overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Salk Institute, Torrey Pines Golf Course, and the Torrey Pines Gliderport. Otterson Hall is powered in part by a rooftop solar photovoltaic system.
The school began construction in 2010 on a new building, Wells Fargo Hall, which has completed May 2012. The building funds come from a public and private partnership. The new five-story structure will connect with Otterson Hall and feature pedestrian walkways and an outdoor seating area.
The expansion will provide additional classroom space, faculty offices, and team study rooms for undergraduate and MBA use. It will also include multi-purpose conference rooms and room for the expansion of the Center for Executive Development and student services center.
The Beyster Institute
The Beyster Institute at the Rady School focuses on training, education and consulting in entrepreneurship and employee ownership. The Beyster Institute was established by Dr. J. Robert Beyster -- founder of Science Applications International Corporation in 2002. It became a part of the Rady School in 2004.
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- Rady School of Management offers the most popular undergraduate minor at the University of California, San Diego Retrieved 10-6-10
- UC San Diego’s Rady School of Management to Offer New Ph.D. Program Retrieved 10-6-10
- UC San Diego to Offer Nation’s First Concurrent Oceanography Ph.D. and MBA Degree Retrieved 10-6-10
- "Robert S. Sullivan, Dean of the Rady School of Management, Assumes Chair of AACSB International". SYS-CON Media. Retrieved 3 September 2013.
- "Rady School of Management Celebrates Opening of Wells Fargo Hall". Ucsdnews.ucsd.edu. 2012-05-16. Retrieved 2013-06-25.
- New auditorium for UCSD Rady School under way Retrieved 10-6-10
- Dr. J. Robert Beyster with Peter Economy, The SAIC Solution: How We Built an $8 Billion Employee-Owned Technology Company, John Wiley & Sons (2007) p.185
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