Who’s Sitting Next to You? Caliber of EMBA Classmates Carries Weight

Posted by Susan Petty on 12/17/2014

When it comes to describing the people you’ll be studying with in the Berkeley MBA for Executives program, the numbers are the least important factor. What really matters is the chemistry. It’s about finding the exact blend of students that will energize the classroom, foster bonds of friendship, and stretch everyone beyond their limits. 

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Topics: executive, defining principles, haas culture, student perspectives

Berkeley-Haas Veterans Learn VC Ropes on Trek to Andreessen Horowitz

Posted by Brian Chadwick on 12/15/2014

Members of the Haas Veterans Club spent an afternoon at VC firm Andreessen Horowitz, engaging in a case study on funding negotiations, learning about the tech employment landscape for vets, and sitting down with Founder Marc Andreessen.

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Topics: careers, entrepreneurship, full-time, student perspectives, diversity, veterans

Constructing a New Berkeley MBA Student Experience

Posted by Morgan Bernstein on 12/9/2014

Coming in 2016 to Berkeley-Haas: 80,000 square feet devoted entirely to student learning and interaction.

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Topics: evening & weekend, full-time, executive, academics

International Opportunities in the Berkeley MBA Program

Posted by Betsy McCormick on 12/9/2014

Guest Blogger: Betsy McCormick, MBA 2015 and Haas Student Ambassador

One of my Haas highlights is the number and quality of international opportunities I have had. Over 40% of students in the Berkeley MBA Program students hail from other countries, which is a tremendous boon in the classroom and enables us all to broaden our perspectives on the challenges facing business leaders today.

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Topics: full-time, ibd, extracurriculars, student perspectives, academics, international

MBA Group Work: You Cannot Possibly Do It Alone

Posted by Andy Garlikov on 12/1/2014

The first time I gave “mba group work” in business school any thought was when I thumbed through the admissions brochure from Berkeley-Haas. I remember, quite vividly, a photo that showed three dedicated Evening and Weekend MBA students peering awkwardly (it was clearly a posed photo) into a laptop, while sitting at a gate at SFO – with a shiny Virgin America A320 parked behind them. Suddenly, group work meant doing sexy consulting projects that would earn me first-class upgrades and probably a great job at an amazing brand. Sign me up! 

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Topics: evening & weekend, student perspectives, mba group work

How Culture Comes to Life at Haas

Posted by Matt Richards on 11/19/2014

Insights from a Haas Student Ambassador and MBA 2015

One of the biggest reasons I chose Haas over any of the other schools that I applied to was the student body.  Everyone I met was friendly, accomplished, intelligent, and, most importantly, everyone was down to earth.

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Topics: full-time, haas culture, student perspectives

From Undergrad to Exec MBA: A Berkeley Education Across Generations

Posted by Susan Petty on 11/17/2014

Unlimited curiosity. Unbridled enthusiasm. And an understanding that, no matter how much you think you know, there is always so much more to learn. That’s the sentiment behind “Students Always,” one of the Berkeley-Haas Defining Principles. And at Haas, there are countless members of our community who embody this value.

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Topics: executive

5 Things I Learned in my First 10 Weeks as an EWMBA Student

Posted by Kate Kleinschmidt on 11/5/2014

When I started business school, I had a lot of goals -- learn new skills, grow my network, advance my career and much more. Now, I'm ten weeks into this 3-year adventure, and I've already learned a lot -- not just from classes, but from several parts of the experience. 

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Topics: evening & weekend, events, student perspectives, work/life balance

7 Top Reasons to Love the Berkeley MBA's Bay Area Location

Posted by Greg Guglielmo on 10/31/2014

Haas Student Ambassador and MBA 15

Location was an important factor as I considered where to go to business school. Haas’s place as a Bay Area MBA Program – a half hour from San Francisco and an hour from Silicon Valley – offers an ideal combination of academic excellence and professional opportunities with city life and the outdoors.

Here are my 7 top reasons to love the Berkeley MBA's Bay Area location:

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Topics: full-time, bay area, student perspectives

Student Voice: An EMBA Immersion in Leadership Communication

Posted by Susan Petty on 10/21/2014

Spencer Brasfield, MBA 15, is the founder of Mindshare Law, a boutique law firm in Gray, Tennessee. He entered the Berkeley MBA for Executives Program in May 2014.

Here, he shares his thoughts on the EMBA program's Leadership Communication immersion (one of five immersive experiences), held in Napa:

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Topics: executive, leadership, student perspectives, academics