The Rady School of Management develops ethical and entrepreneurial leaders who make a positive impact in the world through innovation, collaboration and knowledge.
The Rady School of Management at UC San Diego is a professional school within one of the top-ranked institutions in the U.S. for higher education and research. The Rady School offers a Full-Time MBA program, a FlexMBA program for working professionals, a Ph.D. program, a Master of Finance program, undergraduate and executive education courses. UC San Diego's lineage includes 16 Nobel Laureates (former and current faculty) and eight MacArthur Foundation award recipients. The Rady School is at the nexus of this research, development and innovation — it underlies our curriculum and our academic model.
Rady School faculty are recognized experts in their fields, always seeking new knowledge and new practices for business. They are dedicated to education, and to ensuring that Rady MBAs have the knowledge and skills to be effective as managers and leaders in a changing business world.
Rady faculty invest, in class and out, in their students. They are accessible and approachable, welcoming questions, projects and ideas. Their office doors are open and they can be found holding extra review sessions, working with students on independent study projects and at MBA coffee hours.
The Rady School is located on the northwest corner of the UC San Diego campus in La Jolla, California. The campus is ideally located near the Pacific Ocean, the U.S.-Mexico border and the Pacific Rim. We are a short walk to beautiful ocean views with hangliders flying by. A short walk takes you to Peets Coffee, a bar and grill and several other food options.
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The Rady campus features four large seminar rooms with theater seating, smaller classrooms and multipurpose rooms, conference rooms, a library, a student center, the Sony Electronics Suite, the Executive Development Suite and faculty and staff offices.
In 1967, Ernest Rady formed American Assets Inc. (AAI), a privately held conglomerate that controlled and managed a group of companies dedicated to financial services, investment and real estate. Rady also founded and was Chairman/CEO of Westcorp, a publicly traded financial services company, which in 2006 was sold to Wachovia Corporation, now part of Wells Fargo Bank.
Currently, Rady serves as Executive Chairman of the Board for American Assets Trust (NYSE: AAT), a publicly traded real estate investment trust that was formed in 2011 from the successful real estate business of AAI. He also serves as Director of the Board and Chairman of ICW Group, a multi-line property and casualty insurance company, which he started in 1972 as Insurance Company of the West.
Mr. Rady’s significant philanthropic work has been primarily focused on education, the health and well-being of children and scientific research. Mr. and Mrs. Rady and American Assets, Inc. made a donation to Children’s Hospital in 2006, and in recognition the hospital was renamed Rady Children’s Hospital. Mr. Rady currently serves as chairman of the Dean's Advisory Council of the Rady School of Management at the University of California, San Diego and trustee of the Salk Institute for Biological Sciences. Mr. Rady received his degrees in commerce and law from the University of Manitoba.
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