Kadidia Konate poses for a family photo in front of the Cal Bear statues with her husband, baby daughter, and twin son and daughter. All wear blue and gold UC Berkeley t-shirts.

Entrepreneurship | 4 MIN READ

Building villages to balance family and career

Kadidia Konaté, MBA 24, has learned that saying “yes” is essential to success as a parent, an MBA student, and an entrepreneur. 
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Atusa beams with pride as she walks across the stage with two friends at the 2022 Haas MBA Commencement. All three are wearing caps, gowns, and Berkeley blue and gold sashes.

Entrepreneurship | 4 MIN READ

Making a measured pivot to venture capital

In her second year in the Evening & Weekend MBA program, Atusa Sadeghi, MBA 22, started thinking about leaving a legacy. She did... a ...
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Finance | 3 MIN READ

Kevin Coldiron brings a storied career into the classroom

Kevin Coldiron brings his wealth of experience and a treasure trove of stories to the classroom. In the mid-1990s, while at Barclays Global ...
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How to calculate the ROI of an MBA

While an MBA is a significant investment, it can also be a wise one. Here's one way to calculate the ROI.

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Finance | 3 MIN READ

Christine Parlour on the radical importance of Cryptokitties and other fintech developments

Before entering academia, Professor Christine Parlour worked in reinsurance and also in securities settlement, two jobs that focus on the mechanics ...
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Finance | 4 MIN READ

Ricardo Perez-Truglia wants to help MBAs and companies make better decisions

First and foremost a behavioral economist, Ricardo Perez-Truglia, PhD, is happiest when the “common sense” concepts he teaches in Microeconomics ...
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Finance | 4 MIN READ

Sean Foote scores in venture capital and private equity and in the classroom

Forget that old saying, “Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach.” Sean Foote is one of many Berkeley Haas teachers who excel at doing and ...
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Faculty | 4 MIN READ

Brandi Pearce reflects on teams as a sandbox for cultivating collective and individual development

From Global Fortune 500 organizations to the classroom, Brandi Pearce delves into how collaborative dynamics—simply put, teamwork—drive innovation, ...
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Technology | 4 MIN READ

Jon Metzler connects people and places in ways that foster innovation

Jon Metzler brings insights and experience to his classes in strategy and competitive advantage in technology markets. And a fierce loyalty to UC ...
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Diversity and Inclusion | 3 MIN READ

Male allyship class builds awareness of gender equity issues

When I mention to someone on campus that I’m a “manbassador”—a portmanteau of “man” and “ambassador”—it usually elicits a curious chuckle. The Haas ...
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Entrepreneurship | 4 MIN READ

Self-reflection led alum to give back to Haas and beyond

Abhishek Sharma’s Berkeley Haas MBA orientation weekend remains a vivid memory. He was intimidated, fighting fear of rejection and his own ...
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Faculty | 3 MIN READ

Homa Bahrami explores agility and flexibility for enterprises and individuals

Homa Bahrami arrived in the Bay Area as a postdoc, with a solid body of field research, having studied organizational systems of some of Europe’s ...
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Consulting | 4 MIN READ

The MBA from the eyes of a hiring manager at Bain & Company

Lyndsey Simons (Wilson), MBA 18, wears a lot of hats in Bain & Company’s San Francisco office, where she started as a summer associate and is now ...
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