Beyond "Balancing": Ways to Integrate Work, Life, and the Berkeley MBA

A chess game. A juggling act. A balancing act. There are lots of ways to describe the fine art of keeping your job, home life, and studies all in sync when you’re enrolled in a part-time MBA program—and lots of strategies for doing so.

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Berkeley MBA Students Touch (and Introduce) the Future at CES

 
What happens in Vegas...reveals the future. At least in early January when the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is in town. Berkeley MBA students, naturally drawn to this celebration of questioning the status quo,  made their way to see and, in some cases introduce, what’s new.
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What to Consider When Putting Together Your MBA Application

If you read our first MBA application tips post, featuring my conversation with fellow admissions directors from each Berkeley-Haas MBA program, you probably noticed some common threads, as well as distinguishing differences. Because there were a few more questions to address, we got back together to continue our conversation.

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Application Tips and Insights from Berkeley MBA Admissions Directors

What do admissions directors from top MBA programs want applicants to know? I thought it would be interesting to explore this question across all three Berkeley MBA programs, so I brought my perspective on our Evening & Weekend MBA Program and sat down to talk with colleagues Morgan Bernstein, associate director of admissions for the Full-time MBA Program, and Susan Petty, senior associate director of admissions for the Berkeley MBA for Executives Program.

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

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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Helping Evening & Weekend MBA Students Achieve Career Growth

Brian Lee transitioned from a civilian career with the U.S. Navy to one in investment banking

At Berkeley-Haas, we help students in our top-ranked part-time MBA program think strategically about career objectives, and we offer a structured, personalized approach to launching career transformation.

From marketing tools that help you get the interviews you want to preparing you for salary negotiations, we help ensure your readiness for a variety of professional situations. 

Here's what a few of our students in the Evening & Weekend MBA Program have to say:

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Global Leadership Opportunities at Berkeley-Haas Grow Even Bigger

Berkeley MBA students have access to online courses and week-long courses at business schools worldwide thanks to Berkeley-Haas' membership in the Global Network for Advanced Management, a network of top business schools committed to educating global leaders.

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How do you know if you're ready for an MBA? (Free Ebook)

How do you know if you're ready for an MBA? With tuition for a degree from a leading business school topping $110,000, choosing when to apply requires considerable thought.

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Berkeley-Haas Exec-in-Residence Featured in Poets & Quants

A Poets & Quants story on how business schools tap into real-world expertise through executive fellowships featured Berkeley-Haas Executive-in-Residence David Riemer, former VP of marketing at Yahoo and a serial entrepreneur.  

Riemer, at Haas since 2008, told Poets & Quants that executive fellows at business schools are "like that friendly uncle who can give you some advice, who’s lived a little bit," adding that "People who have actually been professionals their whole lives can add a lot of value.”

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Evening & Weekend MBA Students Reap the Benefits of Commuting

For busy part-time students who want to continue their careers, a long commute can at first sound lethal to obtaining an MBA.  But as many students of the Evening & Weekend Berkeley MBA Program know, commuting doesn’t have to add stress, and in fact, can even be beneficial.

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