Davis MBA Student Shares Experience

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Amber Lewis is a full-time MBA student at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management.  She will graduate this spring from the program. Lewis explains that she enjoys attending UC Davis for her MBA for three main reasons. The first is the caliber of students in the program.  The median GMAT scores and GPA earned by students in the Full-Time MBA program at Davis are 690 and 3.18. The second reason why she enjoys the program is the community that is created among the students and the faculty. The third reason is the quality of education that she has received. “I know that it will progress my career beyond my imagination,” Lewis said

In regards to her educational experience at Davis, Lewis specifically comments on the consulting project that students have to complete. Students work with a company to serve as consultants on projects that will help to students to hone their business management skills that they have learned in the program. “It is an opportunity that I would not necessarily have gotten at another school, but because of our relationship with the community, the school was able to facilitate that, which is a phenomenal opportunity to apply my classroom learning outside of the classroom,” Lewis said.

In addition to finishing the MBA program this spring, Lewis was also honored with the Nitzberg Fellowship. This fellowship is given for outstanding MBA scholarship. It was established Ken and Joanne Nitzberg. The gift was made to benefit re-entry women students in the MBA program. Lewis explains that the fellowship helped with the financial costs of the program and helped to “alleviate stress” so that she was able to commit and focus on her program courses. Eighty-nine percent of incoming MBA students receive a scholarship or fellowship. Davis offers students several opportunities for fellowships, scholarships and assitanships.

More information on UC Davis GSM, financial aid opportunities and program details can be found at


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Erin Purcell

Staff Writer, covering MetroMBA's news beat for New York, Philadelphia, and Boston.

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