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Role Models

A paper co-authored by UCSB Professor Sarah Thébaud explores how a managerial role can become gender-stereotyped and the effect that has on the authority of both male and female managers. Thébaud is collaborating with TMP professors Kyle Lewis and Renee Rottner on a research grant.

A Standout Among Standouts

The University of California was honored Tuesday as one of the world’s most innovative institutions.

In the company of multinational titans ranging from Apple to Boeing, UC was the only university honored as a 2016 Top 100 Global Innovator by Clarivate Analytics, a data and analysis company that spun off from Thomson Reuters.

It arrived at its list by assessing the volume of patents and their quality, market reach and influence on other discoveries.

TMP Student Graduates with High Honors

Felipe Infante, winner of the Whitted Award, will graduate with a degree in global studies, a double minor in education and Spanish and a certificate from the Technology Management Program. Infante first came to UCSB in 1998 and returned almost two decades later to complete his education. Jumping back into academia, Infante chose courses that built on his research skills. As a mentor to other undergraduates he is known for taking struggling students under his wing, introducing them to his own advisor and mentor and reducing the stigma of asking for help.

TMP Student Spotlight: Harshitha Chidananda

TMP Student Spotlight: Harshitha Chidananda Murthy

Harshitha Chidananda Murthy is graduating from UCSB with a Masters in Computer Science, along with her Graduate Program in Management Practice (GPMP) certificate.

Her hometown is Bangalore, India, and she was inspired to found Help Women Lead. She is also the co-president of Women in Computer Science. She enjoys programming, writing, watching movies, and playing games of all sorts.


Your Learning Experiences in TMP

Business: The Greatest Game

The proud mom in the front row was telling me all about her son. Nick Martitsch was about to compete in a prestigious collegiate event. This wasn’t football, baseball or basketball. It was pitch day, a contest where young entrepreneurs vet their startup concepts, the new team sport sweeping America. The setting was not Stanford or even UC Berkeley, but another vanguard of the future, where change is happening fast with a proven formula for success.

Dream School

In the third annual College Access Index published by The New York Times, UC Santa Barbara has ranked No. 2 for its commitment to economic diversity. The ranking is based on a combination of the number of lower- and middle-income students a college or university enrolls and the tuition it charges these students.

The University of California dominated the list, with only UC Irvine ranking higher than UCSB. UC Davis, UC San Diego and UCLA followed in the third through fifth spots, respectively. UC Berkeley came in at No. 9.

NEWS RELEASE: Winners Announced for the 2017 New Venture Competition Finals

Winners Announced for the 2017 New Venture Competition Finals

Congratulations to the winners of UCSB's New  business competition!

Six student teams from UC Santa Barbara took home $40,000 in cash prizes last night at the 18th New Venture Competition Finals, hosted by the Technology Management Program. The event was held on May 24th at UCSB Corwin Pavilion.

New Venture Startup Competition Highlights UCSB Student Entrepreneurship

A startup company with software to eliminate ticket fraud, scalpers and inflated ticket prices.

A mobile app that delivers more than 175 convenience store items to its customers’ doors in less than 30 minutes.

A 360-degree camera security system for cars to help alleviate the distress that comes from accidents, hit-and-runs and criminal activity.

Those were just a handful of the 20 student startup teams highlighted at UC Santa Barbara’s New Venture Challenge last week.