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Using an MBA and FinTech to Empower Underserved Communities

By Eileen Jacob   |   7/05/2017
Oportun product manager Pedro Moura works to create scalable solutions to the financial challenges faced by underserved communities. A third year student in the Evening & Weekend Berkeley MBA Program, he spoke ...

Berkeley MBA Students Share Tips for Improving Your GMAT Quant Score

By Eileen Jacob   |   6/30/2017
Taking (and doing well on) the GMAT or GRE is one way to show you are ready for the quantitative rigor of an MBA program. But getting a good score on the quant sections of these tests isn't always easy. That's ...

Yes, It’s Possible to Achieve MBA-Work-Life Balance

By Eileen Jacob   |   6/21/2017
Swetha Tupelly used her Berkeley MBA from the Evening & Weekend Program to successfully transition from a previous career as an engineer. But within that simple statement lies a complicated story of juggling ...

What Can You Contribute to an MBA Class?

By Eileen Jacob   |   6/07/2017
Business schools look for candidates who not only have something to gain from an MBA program, but also something to contribute. Think about that. What can you contribute to an MBA class? If you don't already ...

Why Business School? For a Career Switch to Product Management

By Eileen Jacob   |   5/31/2017
Swetha Tupelly is about to celebrate her first year as a product manager at ServiceMax, a SaaS division of GE Digital. The new position is a big leap from her previous role as a technical lead and engineer at ...

Student Perspective: The Berkeley MBA for Social Impact

By Angela Fleekop   |   5/12/2017
How do you see yourself making an impact on society?

Women in Tech: 5 Things I Learned About Succeeding in Silicon Valley

By Nancy Hoque   |   5/05/2017
There’s been a lot in the news recently about the challenges women face in Silicon Valley—and in the tech world more broadly. Since many women here at Haas have come from tech or are looking to break in, the ...

Why an Accelerated Part-time MBA Option Was Right for Nikhil Kumar 

By Eileen Jacob   |   4/26/2017
When Nikhil Kumar was deciding on part-time MBA programs, a 2.5-year accelerated plan was important to him.

Balancing an MBA With Work, Wedding Planning, and More

By Eileen Jacob   |   4/13/2017
A mentor recommended she get her MBA. She knew it would be a time commitment, but it would help her get ahead.

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?