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Berkeley EMBA Program Prompts Leap into Entrepreneurship

By Susan Petty   |   6/03/2015
Orion Parrott takes big leaps. Big leap #1: enrolling in the Berkeley MBA for Executives Program. Big leap #2: leaving his product line manager position at Teledyne Microwave Solutions. Big leap #3: founding Le...

Patrick Awuah and the Global Impact of the Berkeley MBA

By Morgan Bernstein   |   4/17/2015
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 ...

Blowing Up the Business Plan at Berkeley-Haas

By Morgan Bernstein   |   3/27/2015
As a Berkeley MBA student, Andre Marquis learned how to write a business plan. Some 15 years later, after a series of successful ventures, he was leading the Haas School's Lester Center for Entrepreneurship. ...

EMBA Silicon Valley Immersion: Entrepreneurship Up Close & Personal

By Susan Petty   |   3/23/2015
Living and working in SoCal, Christine Elfalan, EMBA 15, is familiar with Silicon Beach; she is, after all, Executive Director of Product Management for Bouqs, an online flower service based in Venice, ...

Alumnus, Backblaze CEO a Berkeley Innovator

By Morgan Bernstein   |   3/20/2015
Gleb Budman, BS 95, MBA 99, founded his first company during his senior year at Berkeley’s College of Engineering, balancing coursework and student activities with the preparation of business plans and product ...

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

By Julia Sprague   |   2/26/2015
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. I...

An EMBA Evening on Healthcare Entrepreneurship

By Richard Wilson, EMBA 15   |   2/24/2015
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 ...

Evening and Weekend MBA Startup Jolts Electric Vehicle Charging

By Julia Sprague   |   2/06/2015
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 ...

Berkeley-Haas Veterans Learn VC Ropes on Trek to Andreessen Horowitz

By Brian Chadwick   |   12/15/2014
Members of the Haas Veterans Club spent an afternoon at VC firm Andreessen Horowitz, engaging in a case study on funding negotiations, learning about the tech employment landscape for vets, and sitting down wit...

Inspiration and Momentum at the Haas Business of Healthcare Conference

By Jesse Tao   |   4/06/2014
Last Friday I rose at 6 a.m. feeling giddy. Instead of heading to campus, I left my house in North Berkeley for the BART station and San Francisco. Just underground and through a turnstile, I ran into Dan, one ...