The Berkeley MBA Blog

Fresh updates, admission tips, career inspiration, and an inside look at life in our three top-ranked MBA programs: Full-time, Evening & Weekend, and MBA for Executives.

8 Pieces of Wisdom: Advice to Incoming EMBAs on Their First Day

The Berkeley MBA for Executives class of 2016 has started school and was greeted by, among other folks, members of the preceding classes, who stopped by to share their top pieces of wisdom.

From why goofing off actually adds value to what's more important than your GPA, our thanks to Alec Randall, EMBA 14, and to EMBA 15s Shruti Nathan, Jay Srinivasan, and Richard Wilson for passing along what they've learned:

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Meet Two Berkeley MBAs Who Are Among "The World's Best & Brightest"

Graduating students Nikita Mitchell (L.) and Katie Benintende (R.) are among the "50 best and brightest MBA graduates this year" according to a list from Poets & Quants.

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Taking EMBA Innovation Tools Back to the Gates Foundation

Berkeley MBA for Executives student Karin Lion is Associate Program Officer for Agricultural Development with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Here, she writes about Applied Innovation Week, one of five immersive learning opportunities in the Berkeley EMBA.

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Al Gore Addresses, Inspires Berkeley MBA Students

Al Gore came to the Berkeley-Haas campus with a message of optimism that the climate change challenge would be met—tempered by an observation that "Democracy has been hacked" and that a breakdown in effective governance could be an obstacle to achieving that aim.

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Part-Time MBA ROI: Fostering Cleantech through Structured Finance

Berkeley-Haas evening and weekend MBA student Matt Heling has a new finance role in cleantechMatt Heling came to Haas to shift his career within cleantech and gain immediate and measurable ROI in the process.

Mission accomplished. 

On the eve of graduating from the Berkeley-Haas Evening & Weekend MBA Program, he has landed a new position with SunEdison developing and driving the financial products that enable homeowners to "go solar." 

Here's how he did it:

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7 Things: The Berkeley Full-Time MBA Class of 2015

They arrived from all over the globe; they leave bonded for life as Berkeley MBAs. Along the way they organized top industry conferences, trekked to Cuba and Colombia, gave visibility to new social ventures, worked to advance gender balance, and balanced new babies with MBA studies.

They are the 2015 graduates of the full-time Berkeley MBA Program, and here are 7 things to know about them—and a look at life at Berkeley-Haas.

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Fun and Fashion Sense: Part-Time MBA Students Suit Up for Success

In the Evening & Weekend Berkeley MBA Program, Career Services supports students with personalized advising, networking opportunities, and tools for job search success. 

Part-time MBA student leadership saw an additional opportunity: sharing guidance on suiting up for interviews and networking events, while engaging in a little fun and networking in the process.

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One of the "Best 40 Under 40"—Meet this Evening & Weekend MBA Prof.

Poets & Quants has compiled its 2015 list of "The World's Best 40 Under 40 Business School Professors," with the Berkeley-Haas Evening & Weekend MBA Program's Panos Patatoukas making the cut.

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Patrick Awuah and the Global Impact of the Berkeley MBA

In the Berkeley MBA Program, student projects can have lasting global impact. This was the case when work in the International Business Development (IBD) course fed into to creation of a transformational university in Africa.

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Putting Part-time MBA Academics to Work

Being a good teacher is more than a popularity contest, but knowing which professors and courses consistently garner student praise can factor into class selection. Their popularity can relate to teaching style (students cite profs who are "collaborative," "energetic," "entertaining," and content that is"sticky," "inspirational," "dynamic"). For Evening & Weekend Berkeley MBA students eager to test new knowledge out on the job, it can also be a matter of how just useful the academics prove to be.

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