Get Your Hands Dirty: Applied Innovation in the Full-time Berkeley MBA Program

Posted by Morgan Bernstein on 10/7/2014

In the Berkeley MBA Program, we shape innovative leaders, who question the status quo.  

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Topics: full-time, academics

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

Full-time MBA Application Countdown Challenge - Week 5

Posted by Morgan Bernstein on 09/15/2014

The Berkeley MBA Application Countdown Challenge is in it's fifth and final week!  

We're a few weeks away from our Round 1 application deadline and thus into our final week of the application countdown challenge.  Congratulations if you stuck with us through this entire challenge - you're in great shape for submitting your application on time!

Week 5 of our challenge encourages you to upload your essays or ensure receipt of your letters of recommendation.  Follow the link below to participate.  Lucky winners will receive a Haas leather pad folio - perfect for storing your shiny new resume!

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Topics: admissions, full-time, tips

Full-time MBA Application Countdown Challenge - Week 4

Posted by Morgan Bernstein on 09/8/2014

The Berkeley MBA Application Countdown Challenge is in it's fourth week!  Plus, updates on prizes for our winners to date. 

This Wednesday, September 10, winners from weeks 1, 2 and 3 will be treated to an exclusive webinar with Assistant Dean of Admissions and the Full-time MBA Program, Stephanie Fujii.  Stephanie will share some personal insights about the application process and then take questions from the audience.  Winners will be notified by email with webinar details.  We hope you can join us!

Countdown Challenge - Week 4

We're entering into the home stretch!  Congratulations if you stuck with us through this entire challenge.  You're just a few weeks away from completing your application - we hope you're as excited as we are!

Week 4 of our challenge encourages you to upload your resume or pay the application fee.  Follow the link below to participate.  Lucky winners will receive a Haas leather pad folio - perfect for storing your shiny new resume!

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Topics: admissions, full-time, tips

Full-time MBA Application Countdown Challenge - Week 3

Posted by Morgan Bernstein on 09/1/2014

The Berkeley MBA Application Countdown Challenge continues into week 3!   

What is it?  We have outlined a suggested timeline for completing different elements of the application.  Each week we will reward you for completion of those elements.  You could win an exclusive opportunity to chat with the Executive Director of Admissions or a leather Haas pad folio.  Week 3 of our challenge encourages you to complete the Employment section of the application for a chance to win!

Enter the Application Countdown Challenge for Week 3!  Once you have completed the Employment section of the application, provide the required information in the below form.

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Topics: admissions, full-time, tips

Full-time MBA Application Countdown Challenge - Week 2

Posted by Morgan Bernstein on 08/25/2014

Last week we announced The Berkeley MBA Application Countdown Challenge, a fun way to help you start your Haas application and continue to make progress week after week.  

How does it work?  We have outlined a suggested timeline for completing different elements of the application.  Each week we will reward you for completion of those elements.  You could win an exclusive opportunity to chat with the Executive Director of Admissions or a leather Haas pad folio.  Week 2 of our challenge encourages you to complete the Education section of the application for a chance to win!

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Topics: admissions, full-time, tips

Enter the Full-time MBA Application Countdown Challenge - Play & Win!

Posted by Morgan Bernstein on 08/19/2014

The Full-time MBA Application for Berkeley-Haas awaits you.  Need a nudge to get started? 

How about an exclusive opportunity to chat with Haas’ Executive Director of Admissions?  Or a leather Haas pad folio, perfect for showcasing your shiny new resume!

Starting today, you can earn a chance to win these prizes by entering The Berkeley MBA Application Countdown Challenge.

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Topics: admissions, full-time, tips

Application Do's & Don'ts from the Full-time MBA Admissions Team

Posted by Morgan Bernstein on 08/5/2014

“What can I do to increase my chances of getting into Haas?”

Ah, the million dollar question!  Unfortunately, there is no formula for the business school application.  A high GPA does not guarantee acceptance, just as a weak GMAT does not mean denial.  It’s a holistic process – we promise.

What does holistic mean in this context?  It means we’re looking for the complete package.  We want to know you’re academically ready for the rigor of our program.  We hope to see work experience marked by impact, progression and leadership.  We’re impressed by well-articulated career goals that tap into Haas resources.  We seek evidence of community involvement and cultural fit.

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Topics: admissions, full-time, bay area, tips, application

Full-time MBA Facebook Contest - Trivia Question #4

Posted by Morgan Bernstein on 07/25/2014

This week our Full-time MBA Facebook Contest trivia focused on career resources and opportunities at Haas.  Learn more about careers at Haas and other opportunities to develop your professional skills through case and business plan competitions, student led conferences and clubs.

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Topics: full-time, competitions, haas culture, student perspectives

Full-time MBA Facebook Contest - Trivia Question #3

Posted by Morgan Bernstein on 07/18/2014

This week our Full-time MBA Facebook Contest trivia focused on students and culture.  We covered topics such as how to find housing in Berkeley, coming to the Bay Area with a partner, taking leadership roles in student organizations and of course examples of our Defining Principles in action.  Check out a video FAQ that includes responses from current students as well as profiles of current students and how Haas is helping them accelerate their career.

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Topics: full-time, competitions, haas culture, student perspectives