Work-Life Balance is a Myth. But...

Posted by Andy Garlikov on 10/14/2014

Despite what people tell you, there’s no such thing as a good work-life balance. And, since you’re considering applying to the Evening & Weekend Berkeley MBA program (EWMBA), I should warn you that when you throw school into that, the difficulty of “balancing” goes even further out the window.

But what you can do – what I did – is figure out work-school-life integration. That’s what made my first year in the EWMBA program fun and successful.

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Topics: evening & weekend, student perspectives, work/life balance

No Bull: MBA Students Get Leadership Lessons from Former NYSE Chief

Posted by Morgan Bernstein on 10/2/2014

What could you learn in an hour spent with an NYSE chief? A packed room full of Berkeley MBA students found out when Duncan Niederauer, former CEO of the New York Stock Exchange came to campus for our Dean's Speaker SeriesNiederauer drew on a career that has included 22 years with Goldman Sachs and 7 years at the helm of the NYSE to share lessons on business and leadership success, including these:
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Topics: evening & weekend, careers, speakers, full-time, executive, leadership, industry

MBA Career Advancement: From Strategic Pricing to SunPower Promotion

Posted by Julia Sprague on 09/17/2014

Iris Korovesi didn't necessarily expect a return on investment so early in her MBA studies.

But in her microeconomics course she discovered the true potential of the price tag. She credits this knowledge with helping her quickly advance at SunPower—to global sales operations—during her second semester in the Evening & Weekend Berkeley MBA Program.

Korovesi, MBA 16, previously worked as a sales analyst for the solar panel manufacturer, running financial models to estimate the economic value of solar energy and to yield the highest benefit for the customer. 

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Topics: evening & weekend, careers

How to Choose a Berkeley MBA Program

Posted by Julia Sprague on 09/2/2014

Berkeley-Haas has three MBA programs: Full-time, Evening & Weekend, and MBA for Executives.

All three share the same emphasis on innovative leadership, a world-renowned faculty, and a culture embodied by students who Question the Status Quo and have Confidence Without Attitude.

All three confer a degree that opens doors around the world.

So, how do you choose? If you decide you’d like to continue working while you earn an MBA, you still have a little work to do, comparing our two part-time programs. Or, we could do it for you:

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Topics: evening & weekend, executive

8 Not-So-Hidden Advantages of Part-Time MBA Programs

Posted by Julia Sprague on 08/12/2014

When it comes to getting an MBA, there are many questions to answer, starting with the most basic, why do it at all?

Knowing why should give you some insights into when, where, and what kind of program is right for you. Full-time? Part-time? Online? The kind where you send in a check and get an embossed “diploma” back in the mail? (Just kidding.)

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Topics: evening & weekend, executive

A Walmart-to-Google Career Change

Posted by Julia Sprague on 05/7/2014

Trading Furbies for Fruit Ninjas, Amy Thompson moved from a role as senior toy buyer with Walmart to manager at Google—during her first year in the Evening & Weekend Berkeley MBA Program. She now manages retail partnerships for Google Play, an Android platform for apps and digital media.

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Topics: evening & weekend, careers, industry

Final EWMBA Application Deadline May 1st

Posted by Julia Sprague on 04/14/2014

Good news – there’s still time to apply to the #1 part-time MBA program in the country! The final MBA application deadline is May 1.

The Evening & Weekend Berkeley MBA Program will begin impacting your career right away. First year student Ennis Olson received a promotion during his first semester. He attributes much of this success to the EWMBA, saying “Just being in the program has changed how I am perceived at work and been a visible demonstration of my interest to improve and learn. I regularly apply the tools I've learned on a daily basis. These skills have been a tipping point in my relationships and my career and led to my promotion after just a few months in the program. I'm so grateful to be a part of Haas and am looking forward to the next two years!”

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Topics: evening & weekend, admissions, student perspectives

EWMBA Curriculum Changes & Elimination of Statistics Prerequisite

Posted by Julia Sprague on 03/4/2014

We've made some changes to the Evening & Weekend Berkeley MBA Program curriculum which give you easier access to the knowledge that can strengthen your management skills.

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Topics: evening & weekend, academics, tips

Entrepreneurship Resources at Berkeley-Haas

Posted by Dino Boukouris on 01/27/2014

It’s been over a year since I came to UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business to immerse myself in the vibrant bay area entrepreneurial ecosystem – and I must say, I’m sold. From the top-notch academics, to the entrepreneurial guests who visit campus, to my ambitious and inspiring classmates, there is no shortage of start-up energy at UC Berkeley. 

In the past year at Haas I have been fortunate enough to be a part of some incredible programs and classes, designed for aspiring entrepreneurs. Some of these experiences were inside the classroom as an MBA student, some were part of my duties as a Haas Venture Fellow and supported by the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship, others were sponsored by the Berkeley Entrepreneurs Association (BEA), one of the largest student lead clubs at UC Berkeley. BEA is a must join for any aspiring entrepreneur as they host fantastic events, mixers, speaking engagements, and many more great programs. 

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Topics: evening & weekend, entrepreneurship, events, student perspectives

Make Berkeley-Haas' Career Management Group Work For You

Posted by Julia Sprague on 12/19/2013

The Evening & Weekend Berkeley MBA Program will provide the education you need to excel in business, and the Career Management Group will guide you along the way. Pat DeMasters is the Director of the Career Management Group and her podcast on career opportunities highlights the resources available to you as a EWMBA student. 

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Topics: evening & weekend, careers, admissions