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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

How an EMBA Propelled Marketer Nick Johnson from Startup to Salesforce

By Susan Petty   |   4/18/2017
Meet Nick Johnson – a director of marketing at Salesforce and a 2016 graduate of the Berkeley-Haas EMBA program. Nick spoke with us about his Berkeley MBA, his career in marketing, and his recent shift from ...

Should I Retake the GMAT?

By Susan Petty   |   4/10/2017
Taking standardized tests like the GMAT and GRE is, of course, part of applying to top MBA programs—but did you know that applicants are taking these tests more than once in hopes of increasing their score?

Graduate Reflections from Berkeley MBA for Executives Program (video)

By Susan Petty   |   3/30/2017
It's really about investing in yourself," said Kelly Brashear on graduating from the Berkeley MBA for Executives Program. "I'll never be able to explain how big an impact it’s had on me.  The investment that ...

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.