Many Happy Returns: Long-Term ROI on the Berkeley MBA, Part I

Posted by Julia Sprague

02/26/2015

Against the backdrop of frequent stories about the financial return-on-investment of b-school, we wondered about other benefits of the degree that contribute to professional success and personal satisfaction. In this three-part series, we asked several Berkeley-Haas alums for a different kind of MBA ROI—how their Berkeley-Haas studies and degrees have affected their lives in the longer term.

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Topics: evening & weekend, careers, alumni, entrepreneurship

An EMBA Evening on Healthcare Entrepreneurship

Posted by Richard Wilson, EMBA 15

02/24/2015

How do you strike out on your own from a steady job, start a company in the notoriously hostile arena of healthcare and thrive? For anyone who’s pondered this question, we found three individuals who’d done just that and were willing to share their success stories during the EMBA Healthcare Entrepreneurs Panel earlier this year at the Claremont Hotel.

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Topics: careers, alumni, entrepreneurship, executive, healthcare, extracurriculars, academics

Part-time MBA ROI: A Career Change to Management Consulting

Posted by Julia Sprague

02/18/2015

When Desirae Early, MBA 15, looked at part-time MBA programs, the extensive career resources in the Evening & Weekend MBA Program were an important factor in her decision to enroll at Berkeley-Haas.

She had no idea how important they would prove to be to her MBA ROI. She went from career switcher to entrepreneur back to making a career change—ultimately landing a position with McKinsey & Company. 

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Topics: evening & weekend, careers

EMBA Immersions: Unrivaled Access, Unanticipated Growth

Posted by Susan Petty

02/13/2015

Could you use fresh insights on entrepreneurship and innovation? Leadership? Our Berkeley MBA for Executives students value the program for its practical application in their current positions and future career moves. And you can’t get much more practical than our unparalleled Immersion Weeks.

Once each term in the Berkeley EMBA, you spend time steeped in a very different kind of classroom: the real world. These immersive and experiential learning opportunities are a full 25% of the program and, together, they’ve given our students surprising new insight into entrepreneurship, leadership, innovation, public policy, and international business.

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Topics: executive, academics, experiential

Poets & Quants Interview with First Berkeley EMBA Valedictorian

Posted by Susan Petty

02/13/2015

Laura Adint, EMBA 14, describes her cohort of classmates in the Berkeley MBA for Executives Program as a tribe in a Poets & Quants article about the program's first graduating class.

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Topics: executive, student perspectives, academics

From Contacts to Coaching: Berkeley MBA Career Services Support You

Posted by Morgan Bernstein

02/10/2015

 

When the Financial Times ranked the Berkeley MBA Program #10 in the world and #7 in the U.S. in its recent 2015 Global MBA ranking, it called out the strength of career services at Berkeley-Haas.

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Topics: careers, full-time

Evaluating Program Fit? An EMBA Consultation Can Help

Posted by Susan Petty

02/9/2015

While a website can provide a lot of information and insight about EMBA programs, sometimes you just want to know about your fit with a particular program—given your specific circumstances. That’s when a personal consultation with an admissions officer can help.

Previously, David Firth Eagland discussed what he got out of an EMBA personal consultation.​ Now, Jayanthi Srinivasan, who wondered if it might be too late in her career to consider an EMBA, shares her perspective.

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Topics: admissions, executive, defining principles, student perspectives

Evening and Weekend MBA Startup Jolts Electric Vehicle Charging

Posted by Julia Sprague

02/6/2015

An MBA startup launched by evening and weekend students aims to send shock waves through the energy storage and electrical vehicle charging industries. Last year it developed a product it hopes will redefine those markets, and within its first year counts Google and LinkedIn among its customers and Nissan and Siemens as strategic partners.

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Topics: evening & weekend, entrepreneurship, energy, academics

Going the Extracurricular Mile at Berkeley-Haas Means Extra Value

Posted by Julia Sprague

02/4/2015

Evening and weekend students here at Berkeley-Haas are either over-achievers or gluttons for punishment. On top of a strenuous academic schedule, demanding full-time jobs, and busy personal lives, many are up to their elbows in extracurricular activities—and loving it.

Take second-year student Ennis Olson for instance. He participated in six business case competitions before being on the winning team for the PG&E Net Impact energy ideation competition. Why did he keep trying? Because “each competition was an opportunity to collaborate with team members who brought a wealth of knowledge and experience to everything we did,” he explains.

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Topics: evening & weekend, conferences, speakers, competitions, student perspectives, clubs

Berkeley MBA Students: Proud to Be LGBTQ Allies, Part II

Posted by Morgan Bernstein

02/3/2015

 This is the second post in a two-part series reflecting on the LGBTQ ally culture in the Berkeley MBA Program, following a #1 ranking this past quarter in the Friend Factor Ally Challenge. In the first post, we heard from one of the Q@Haas club's VP of Allies Shadie Andraos. 

This time, we hear from Rachel Park, MBA 16.

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Topics: full-time, haas culture, diversity