8 Reasons to Consider an MBA

MBA explorations are often rooted in a desire for even more meaningful work—whatever that means for you.

It might mean deepening expertise and advancing in your current field. It might mean a completely new line of work or launching your own venture. It likely means seeing yourself as a leader and growing your impact.

We know you want to make your career count, and that’s an excellent reason to go to business school.

But here at the Berkeley-Haas Full-time MBA Program, we believe there’s a lot more to business school than your next career move. Here are 8 of our favorite reasons to get an MBA:

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An EMBA Evening on Healthcare Entrepreneurship

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 just that and were willing to share their success stories during the EMBA Healthcare Entrepreneurs Panel earlier this year at the Claremont Hotel.

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International Opportunities in the Berkeley MBA Program

Guest Blogger: Betsy McCormick, MBA 2015 and Haas Student Ambassador

One of my Haas highlights is the number and quality of international opportunities I have had. Over 40% of students in the Berkeley MBA Program students hail from other countries, which is a tremendous boon in the classroom and enables us all to broaden our perspectives on the challenges facing business leaders today.

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How to Get the Most Out of Your EMBA Experience

A few of our alums sat down recently with students in the Berkeley MBA for Executives Program to share insights. Here's what they had to say about getting the most out of the EMBA experience:

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Advice from Alums: Changing Careers During Your EMBA Program

A few of our alums sat down recently with students in the Berkeley MBA for Executives Program to share insights and advice. Here's what they had to say about changing careers during your EMBA Program:

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Join the Berkeley MBA for Executives at Our Special Women's Networking Dinner

We would like to invite you to a Special Women’s Networking Dinner and reception hosted by the Berkeley MBA for Executives and Evening & Weekend Berkeley MBA Programs.

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EMBA Event Opportunities for Prospective Students

The Berkeley MBA for Executives Program hosted a number of events during the 2012-2013 admissions season. In addition to the information sessions held throughout the Bay Area, the West Coast and online, prospective students were invited to join Berkeley EMBA students and participate in two ‘Mergers & Acquisitions’ classes taught by Professor Peter Goodson. A cocktail networking reception followed both class visit events, offering prospective students a chance to mingle with faculty, staff and students.

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Thoughts on Orientation Week

As I sip on a coffee and finally unwind for a bit on a warm Sunday afternoon in a café playing classic rock on Shattuck Ave, I realize this is a good time to reflect and pen down my thoughts on the past few weeks. It’s hard to believe that Orientation is over, classes have already started and we shall be approaching midterms in a matter of a few weeks!

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EWMBA Summer IBD draws to a close

With the last team returning home earlier this morning, the first ever IBD session for Haas EWMBA comes to a close. For the past two weeks, five teams have been busy helping for-profits and non-profits with various challenges, across three continents and five countries. Along the way all twenty of us have had an opportunity to immerse ourselves in the culture of our host nations in ways few tourists can ever dream of doing. To read more about our experiences, check out the following blog posts:

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IBD Summer Pilot Program

Jambo! Konichiwa! Ni-Hao! Nomoshkar! Olá!

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