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Susan is Director of Admissions for the Berkeley MBA for Executives Program. She has nearly twenty years of experience in marketing and advertising, having worked in several different industries including technology, travel, healthcare -- and many others from her media planning days at J. Walter Thompson where her clients included Chevron, Kaiser Permanente, Nestle, and Ford. She enjoys advising prospective students and guiding them through their personal MBA experience.

Recent Posts

Beyond Yourself EMBA Fellowship An Enduring Class Gift

By Susan Petty   |   3/15/2017
How much do the members of the Berkeley MBA for Executives class of 2016 believe in the power of going Beyond Yourself? Enough to provide an EMBA fellowship to help “future alumni” participate in the program. 

Conquering Sticker Shock: Insights Into financing your EMBA, Part II

By Susan Petty   |   3/08/2017
  Paying for an EMBA program can be a daunting prospect, sometimes requiring creative solutions. One of our students describes his solution, entering into a financing partnership with his company to achieve a ...

Meet Chris Sampson: Balancing Business and Family with a Berkeley EMBA

By Susan Petty   |   3/01/2017
“The Berkeley EMBA program really encourages you to dig deep and discover what your motivating factors are... There has been a lot of self-reflection, asking myself and other people: what drives me?” Like many ...

What Many Top Leaders Have in Common: Cross-Sector Careers

By Susan Petty   |   2/23/2017
Want to be truly versatile? A two-year study that looked at the career paths of more than 2,000 of the country's top executive leaders found that half of them had rounded out corporate experience with work in ...

Video: From the Wine Industry to an Executive MBA, Opening New Doors

By Susan Petty   |   2/16/2017
Working in the wine industry, Matt Wood decided to pursue an Executive MBA to take his career to the next level. At Hess Collection Winery in Napa, Matt Wood works in the wine business as Vice President of ...

Conquering Sticker Shock: Insights Into Financing Your EMBA, Part I

By Susan Petty   |   2/09/2017
Anita Ratnathicam admits to a moment of panic when she first saw the tuition fee for the Berkeley MBA for Executives Program. You may be feeling the same thing. But for Anita, director of operations at Good ...

How an MBA led to more meaningful work for Digital Green's Karin Lion

By Susan Petty   |   1/25/2017
For many, being a program officer at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation sounds like a dream job. And for Karin Lion, EMBA 15, it was – for eight years.

Considering the Best Executive MBA Programs? 7 Reasons to Choose Haas

By Susan Petty   |   1/16/2017
If you're a highly experienced professional considering pursuing an MBA, chances are you're looking at executive MBA programs, which let you continue working while you study and apply your new learning in real ...

Part-time MBA Admissions Tips: Put the GMAT/GRE in Perspective

By Susan Petty   |   1/06/2017
For many applicants to top part-time MBA programs, gearing up to take the GMAT or GRE can be a nerve-wracking part of the admissions process. We get it—it may have been awhile since you had to sit down and ...

The Berkeley-Haas Highlights Reel

By Susan Petty   |   12/30/2016
From our Nobel Prize winners to our Defining Principles and from top-ranked programs to boundary-pushing faculty and pioneering alumni, here is a quick look at Berkeley-Haas highlights (1:51)