Photo, left to right: Team members Michael Cohn, Jose Luis Pacheco, Faith Kirkpatrick, and Shannon Herline, with Lia Gaertner of the Bay Area Lyme Foundation
The first-ever hackathon to find innovative solutions to fight Lyme Disease—a potentially devastating tick-borne illness that infects some 329,000 people per year—took place at the Berkeley-Haas Innovation Lab and Skydeck over the weekend of April 16 and 17. The winners were two Berkeley-Haas MBA students, Faith Kirkpatrick and Shannon Herline, both EWMBA 18.
If you've ever trained a dog, taught a child, or persuaded yourself to exercise after a long day, you've probably used some sort of reward-based practice.
Studies show that we–along with animals–are highly motivated by positive reinforcement; if we're incentivized by a positive stimulus, we're more likely to put in the time and energy to get what we want.
Reward-based strategy is also applied in more subliminal forms than, say, obedience training—it permeates technology use, crowdfunding, consumer behavior, and even test taking. In fact, pastresearch indicates that students perform better on exams when there's a reward involved.
Inspired by Silicon Valley Immersion Week and by all they learn in the Berkeley MBA for Executives Program, a number of our students find an executive MBA and entrepreneurship go together, choosing to launch ventures while still in the program or soon after. From a concierge veterinary service to a hangover remedy and artesian water, here are a few EMBA startups.
The MBA Mama blog recently interviewed Full-time MBA program student and Lieutenant Commander Kelly Deutermann about her experiences with the Berkeley MBA program—and how she juggles being a mother of two and an MBA student while still on active duty with the U.S. Coast Guard.
When Alicea Wu first approached Berkeley-Haas, she was particularly attracted to one key Haas Defining Principle: Students Always. After working as a physician for six years, in both primary and urgent care, she felt ready to learn more about the business side of medicine, and was thrilled to join the Evening & Weekend Berkeley MBA Program.
When you’re thinking about juggling work, family, and school commitments—as many prospective part-time MBA students are—finding an MBA program with the right fit may not only be important, it’s likely critical. But with so many competing programs, how do you choose?