Since I'm from California, and love the state, I thought I'd highlight a relatively new business school. Quite frankly, I've been receiving quite a bit of literature from them over the last couple of years. It was hard not to notice their arrival into the community of Business Schools. They began with their flex mba program a year ago. This year, they'll begin their full-time program. I've attached a rendering of the new school facilities which is under construction currently. Their planning for 2007 occupancy. That's pretty quick.
San Diego is a beautiful place. I say that not just because I'm posting about the school here, but because I'm from California. Born and raised. San Diego has wonderfuly sunny, temperate climates. Wakechic, who is now in transit to begin her first year at Chicago GSB is from San Diego. I think you'd get raving stories from her about how nice San Diego is as well.
UC San Diego is an absolutely huge campus. And although it's "newer" than its closest sister school UC Irvine, it has done better than UC Irvine in college rankings (undergraduate/graduate).
Because of UC Irvine's business school growth in reputation and ranking, I anticipate that Rady will also do very well for itself. This is definitely a school to check out if you want to get in on the ground floor. Watch out for this school. It will be "THE" school for executives in the lower Southern California region. I'm eager to see how well it builds its repetoire of professors and resources. It will definitely be interesting to see the kind of relationships they create with companies nation-wide and world-wide for those internships and career possibilities. The fact that Rady has the backing of a school that is continually climbing the school rankings is certainly a very good start. So if you're interested, you should probably go check them out. On a side note, I must say that their web site is quite innovative. I found it very cool to be talked to by the Dean himself as a little guy on the web page. Very nice.
Here's a summary of the school from their PR announcement and their web site:
The Rady School of Management at the University of California, San Diego is abuzz with students taking final exams and preparing for summer coursework. For a school that welcomed its first students in fall 2004, it is amazing what a difference a year can make.
As the newest business school in the University of California system, the Rady School faced a unique challenge from day one. Not wanting to be just another MBA program, Rady focused on industries driven by innovation, particularly science and technology. More>>
Full-Time MBA Our Full-Time MBA program will be launched in the fall of 2005. The Rady MBA program is designed to develop the fundamental knowledge necessary for success in business in a global environment, to increase students’ ability to work collaboratively in science- and technology-driven organizations, and to enhance leadership potential and professional skills. Full-Time MBA study provides an immersion, allowing students to achieve new knowledge, new professional tools and intensive personal growth – a platform from which to launch a new stage of their professional lives. Learn more about the Full-Time MBA Program.
The FlexMBA program for working professionals is specifically designed to meet the educational needs of professionals in science- or technology-driven organizations. It provides a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of business and management in a global environment – and builds on this with a curriculum focused on the implications of management principles and business realities for organizations driven by science, technology and innovation. Learn more about the FlexMBA Program.