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Globetrotting engineer finds a home at Haas

By Liz Rosenberg   |   12/13/2018
Born in Montréal to Lebanese parents, mechanical engineer and full-time Berkeley MBA student Sandra Tamer was raised in Zahlé, Lebanon. She earned her Bachelor's degree with Distinction in mechanical ...

Video: For these students, an EMBA on campus makes all the difference

By Susan Petty   |   12/07/2018
For David Reile and Moj Payombar, an EMBA program that would let them study on campus was a key factor in choosing the Berkeley MBA for Executives Program. While the three-days-every-three-weeks schedule also ...

Using an MBA to drive digital strategy at Nike

By Rahul Sampat   |   11/29/2018
Sports have always been a big part of Jamie Lee's life, so landing a position as global director of eCommerce at Nike was a dream job. Challenging herself both mentally and physically has been a habit as well ...

Berkeley Haas leadership digest

By Liz Rosenberg   |   11/20/2018
In our Berkeley MBA programs, we believe in developing leaders who champion bold ideas while taking intelligent risks and who lead with confidence and without arrogance.

Six questions for U.S. Army veteran and EMBA student Kevin Nguyen

By Susan Petty   |   11/09/2018
What do you do after you've served over eight years in the U.S. Army, from deployment in Iraq as a platoon leader to conducting training missions as a counterintelligence officer? If you're Kevin Nguyen, you ...

Six questions for U.S. Army veteran and MBA student Jennifer Nixon

By Liz Rosenberg   |   11/08/2018
Earning an MBA after serving in the U.S. military may seem like an unlikely career choice, but it actually makes a lot of sense: “Veterans tend to have leadership skills that can translate well from the ...

Six questions for U.S. Coast Guard veteran and Evening & Weekend MBA student Andrew Price

By Rahul Sampat   |   11/07/2018
When most of us want adventure, we might visit a new city—or try a different kind of coffee. But when former Coast Guard Lieutenant Andrew Price craved adventure out of high school, he decided to move from his ...

The value of an MBA for women aspiring to leadership

By Kellie McElhaney   |   11/02/2018
Many people think of an MBA simply as another qualification—a piece of paper to frame and hang on your office wall. While a degree from a quality MBA program has inherent value in and of itself—it’s often seen ...

How to get what you need to be a successful leader

By Kellie McElhaney   |   10/18/2018
No matter who you are, if you want someone to do something for you, the best way to achieve your goal is to simply ask. Unfortunately, for many of us, asking for what we want is not an easy thing to do. We may ...

Seeking greater impact on the creation of gaming content

By Susan Petty   |   10/04/2018
Even as a child, Laura Teclemariam sought to understand the merging of stories and technology—by pulling apart and examining a VHS tape. Now, as a lead product manager for game publisher Electronic Arts (EA), ...

The keys to shaping culture to foster gender equity

By Kellie McElhaney   |   9/20/2018
Unfortunately, the American workplace has not been making significant progress towards gender and racial equity. According to Catalyst, there are currently only 23 women CEOs leading S&P 500 companies, which ...

Four myths that (still) get in the way of women and leadership

By Kellie McElhaney   |   9/04/2018
Surprisingly, almost two decades into the 21st century, there are still myths about women in business and leadership that get in the way of our success. Perhaps even more surprising is that these myths don’t ...

The Gender Gap at Work: Real and Pervasive, But Not Invincible

By Kellie McElhaney   |   8/23/2018
For decades we have known that there’s a significant and deeply-entrenched gender gap in the workplace—that women are paid less than men for doing the same work (minority women even less), that there are ...

Video: Pursuing an MBA to Scale Impact—at OpenIDEO and as an Entrepreneur

By Eileen Jacob   |   7/30/2018
Hannah Lennett began her career as an actor and theater teacher. A love of storytelling led her to marketing, and a desire to have greater impact led her to pursue her MBA in the Evening & Weekend Berkeley MBA ...

How Storytelling as a Product Manager Helps You Build Great Products

By Eileen Jacob   |   7/12/2018
You may have thought "Once upon a time…" was primarily a way for parents to get children to sleep, but it turns out that stories can also be used to engage and motivate a business audience. Stories are ...

Calculating the ROI of an MBA

By Marjorie DeGraca   |   6/28/2018
Earning a Master of Business Administration (MBA) graduate degree can revitalize career paths and change lives—but it can come at a high financial cost. Tuition and fees at the top-20 ranked business schools ...

Video: Finding an MBA Community of Like-Minded Women

By Susan Petty   |   6/20/2018
For Sarah Reichenbacher, meeting the Berkeley MBA for Executives community made it easy to choose the program for her MBA. "I wanted to be sure that I would be in a place that really aligned with my personal ...

7 Ways to Justify the Cost of an MBA to Yourself, Your Partner, and Your Boss

By Marjorie DeGraca   |   6/06/2018
Congratulations! You’ve made the decision to pursue an MBA. But before you can proceed, you may need to think about the price tag and ensure you’re able to justify the cost of an MBA program to yourself, your ...

5 Ways to Earn ROI Before You Complete Your MBA

By Marjorie DeGraca   |   5/23/2018
When many prospective applicants calculate the return on investment (ROI) of their Master in Business Administration (MBA) degree, they often use figures and equations that only account for life after ...

From Entrepreneurship to Finance: How an MBA Community Helps With the Next Move

By Eileen Jacob   |   5/16/2018
As a successful entrepreneur of several ventures—including two e-commerce sites and a co-working space—Sean Li first decided to pursue his MBA to scale his current businesses. Based in Los Angeles, Li chose ...

5 Reasons Why MBAs Are Landing the Jobs You’d Love to Have

By Marjorie DeGraca   |   5/09/2018
How many hours have you spent searching for jobs on websites like LinkedIn, Glassdoor, or Indeed? How many times have you found the perfect position only to learn that you aren’t qualified due to some specific ...

Evening & Weekend MBA sense of community inspires grants for commuters

By Rahul Sampat   |   5/03/2018
Abhishek Sharma spent hundreds of hours on Amtrak trains and in cars while earning his MBA, commuting to Berkeley Haas from his home in Sacramento.

What exactly do people do with an MBA? Stories from Berkeley Haas

By Susan Petty   |   4/28/2018
What exactly to people do with an MBA? There are as many answers to that question as there are students—maybe even more if you consider the changes possible over the course of a career.

Why Business School? Berkeley MBA Students Share Their Reasons

By Eileen Jacob   |   4/27/2018
At its core, a decision to pursue an MBA is a decision to take ownership of one's career. We hear often from students about the desire to explore and to move their careers forward in new ways. They also tell ...

An Executive MBA: Worth So Much More Than the Financial ROI

By Susan Petty   |   4/25/2018
As an engineer, Tom Duggan (above left) took an analytical approach when considering whether an executive MBA (EMBA) would be worth the time and money. His salary projections led him to expect a marginal ...

Part-time MBA ROI: A Career Change to Management Consulting

By Eileen Jacob   |   4/24/2018
When Desirae Early, MBA 15, looked at part-time MBA programs, the extensive career resources in the Evening & Weekend MBA Program were an important factor in her decision to enroll at Berkeley-Haas.

16 Benefits of an MBA

By Marjorie DeGraca   |   4/19/2018
Earning a professional business degree, or an MBA, can have a number of both expected and unexpected benefits in your life. In fact, those benefits often extend beyond your career and professional goals and ...

Product Management vs. Product Marketing

By Eileen Jacob   |   4/18/2018
Imagine that your job is to champion projects that bring life-changing products to the market. Would you describe yourself as a product manager or a product marketer? Both answers are technically correct, but ...

A Glimpse at Lean In at Berkeley Haas

By Eileen Jacob   |   4/11/2018
We've previously introduced you to Nancy Hoque, a student in the Evening & Weekend Berkeley MBA Program with a passion for gender equity. She has extended that passion to launching Lean In circles at various ...

From Wall Street to Google with a Berkeley MBA

By Eileen Jacob   |   4/04/2018
When Christopher Jones joined the Evening & Weekend Berkeley MBA (EWMBA) Program, his hoped for MBA ROI was to transition from a long career in banking to a new career in tech. His plan was to finish the ...

Consulting as a path to social sector leadership, entrepreneurship

By Angela Fleekop   |   3/23/2018
For the past three years, 20-26 percent of Berkeley MBA graduates have gone to work in consulting, with companies such as Bain, Boston Consulting Group, Deloitte, and McKinsey making regular appearances as top ...

A Berkeley EMBA takes marketing from design thinking to systems thinking

By Susan Petty   |   3/14/2018
Tansy Brook has always been passionate about business as a vehicle for positive change. After more than a decade of experience designing and executing marketing strategies for technology startups, she pursued ...

Five Skills Every Product Manager Needs—and Why

By Rahul Sampat   |   3/13/2018
On the road to developing the next new thing, product managers need to be able to communicate strategy, negotiate scope and trade-offs, excel at working with constrained resources, speak in technical terms, ...

From building product to building business, an MBA career move

By Liz Rosenberg   |   3/09/2018
When Manasi Jagannatha began her first year as a student in the Evening & Weekend Berkeley MBA Program, she was working in engineering and product for Salesforce. "It was a lot of tech product development and ...

P&Q profiles Berkeley Haas director of inclusion and diversity

By Angela Fleekop   |   3/08/2018
Business School news site Poets & Quants (P&Q) has featured Élida Bautista, the new director of inclusion and diversity at Berkeley Haas.

Closing the gender gap: Female CEOs from Gap Inc. share wisdom

By Liz Rosenberg   |   3/07/2018
When we pulled together a room full of women at Gap Inc. headquarters, recently, it was an opener to what we intend to be an ongoing conversation about gender equity and leadership. More than 150 women joined ...

The best MBA programs for women? FT ranks Berkeley MBA #2 in the US

By Angela Fleekop   |   3/05/2018
The Full-time Berkeley MBA Program is #2 in the US and #3 in the world in a 2018 Financial Times (FT) ranking of Best MBA programs for women, the publication's first ever look at MBA outcomes for women.

An EMBA love story: Hallie and Shawn Higbee

By Kim Girard   |   2/14/2018
Hallie and Shawn Higbee, both EMBA 17s, fell for each other during the first months in the program, while running the trails above campus in the mornings with their classmates.

From the Berkeley MBA to new careers in tech: Meet three MBA 17 grads

By Angela Fleekop   |   2/07/2018
Top employers for graduates of the Full-time Berkeley MBA class of 17 include Adobe, Amazon, Google, and Microsoft—not surprising for a class that saw nearly 37 percent of students go to work in technology. ...

104% in 3 years: Haas FT Ranking Reflects Alumni Salary Boost

By Angela Fleekop   |   1/31/2018
Haas alumni are among the highest paid MBAs in the world, with strong salary gains that helped Berkeley Haas rank #10 in the world and #7 among U.S. schools in the 2018 Financial Times Global MBA Ranking.

Student Perspective: Leading in a Time of Political Turmoil

By Laura Counts   |   1/26/2018
When Sharifa Dunn woke up Nov. 9, 2016, the first big news she got was that Donald Trump had been elected president of the United States.

Secrets to Crafting Your Best MBA Application

By Susan Petty   |   1/24/2018
Not to scare you off, but applying to an MBA program is a big deal. It takes a lot of planning, rigor, and yes, self-reflection. But, if you were easily intimidated by those things, you wouldn’t be reading ...

7 Reasons to Choose a Part-time MBA Program

By Eileen Jacob   |   1/22/2018
Congratulations—you've decided to go business school. And you've decided that study in a top-ranked MBA program will give you the knowledge, skills, and network to chart the course of your career, from next ...

"Be vulnerable." A Berkeley Haas student shares his MBA essay tips 

By Eileen Jacob   |   1/17/2018
Deciding that the MBA application essay was truly a chance to reveal himself as a whole person—beyond his resume and test scores—Brad Shervheim dug deep and made himself vulnerable; It paid off. Brad shares ...

Executive MBA or part-time MBA? How to choose

By Liz Rosenberg   |   1/10/2018
Executive MBA or part-time MBA? Katherine Mlika, manager of product program management at Fitbit, thought a compressed timeline with classes that met less frequently would be the best way to balance an MBA ...

How to be an MBA "leader amongst leaders"

By Laura Counts   |   1/04/2018
 As one of the dozens of clubs and organizations that students in the Full-time Berkeley MBA Program can get involved with, the MBA Association student government is the one that touches on the most aspects of ...

Which MBA Schedule is Right for You?

By Eileen Jacob   |   12/27/2017
Business schools offer the option to study full-time or part-time so that there is a format to fit everybody—no matter where you are in your life or career. Choosing the right MBA schedule can be tricky, but ...

Berkeley executive and part-time MBA application tips: the GMAT

By Susan Petty   |   12/20/2017
For Berkeley EMBA student (and now podcast co-host) Manoj Thomas, taking the GMAT meant taking a standardized test for the first time in nearly 20 years. "It did stress me out in the beginning," he admits. In ...

How an executive MBA paid off for this product marketing director

By Susan Petty   |   12/07/2017
For product marketing director Adam Kerin, EMBA 16, it hasn’t taken long to see the return on investment (ROI) from his Berkeley Executive MBA. One of the very first assignments in his finance class, he ...

Do I Need an MBA to be a product manager?

By Eileen Jacob   |   11/29/2017
Product managers draw upon a wide array of skills to help companies envision, deliver, and market the new and the next. Some of the abilities a product manager (PM) needs stem from innate qualities such as ...

At the Diversity Summit for Working Professionals

By Susan Petty   |   11/22/2017
 This fall, Berkeley Haas students in the Evening & Weekend and MBA for Executives Programs organized a Diversity Summit for Working Professionals.

MBA student Nancy Hoque Leans In for Gender Equity

By Eileen Jacob   |   11/15/2017
Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In sparked a long-awaited conversation around women in business, dynamics of gender roles (both professional and personal), and how women can advance their careers. Her message also hit ...

Six Questions for Post-Military MBA Student Jordan Waiwaiole

By Eileen Jacob   |   11/09/2017
Air Force veteran Jordan Waiwaiole saw the Evening & Weekend Berkeley MBA Program as the perfect way to make a post-military pivot back to civilian life. 

Six Questions for Air Force Reservist, MBA Student Ricky Cornejo

By Susan Petty   |   11/09/2017
"Haas opens all the doors and then you get to choose which one you walk through," says pilot, military reservist, and MBA student Ricky Cornejo of the Berkeley MBA for Executives Program.

Six Questions for Military Surgeon, MBA Student Jane Alston

By Eileen Jacob   |   11/08/2017
"Effective leadership in both the military and in medicine requires a systematic approach to problems as well as a degree of resourcefulness. I think this is also true in business," says military surgeon and ...

Six Questions for US Navy Lieutenant, MBA Student Nick Stoner

By Angela Fleekop   |   11/08/2017
"I wanted to round out my existing skills and develop new ones, whether that was analyzing big data and learning design thinking and innovation processes. I knew these finance and analytics skills would help ...

Video: Advancing Careers—and Women—as Evening and Weekend MBA Leaders

By Eileen Jacob   |   11/02/2017
Two women, initially unsure if their backgrounds were right for an MBA program, now lead the student association for the Evening & Weekend Berkeley MBA Program and work to encourage more women and ...

Why a Part-Time or Executive MBA Works for a Wide Array of People

By Susan Petty   |   10/17/2017
An MBA can have a transformative effect on your life and career. But, is it right for you? What if you want to continue working or have a family? How do you balance your personal commitments with the ...

Student Perspective: How I'm Using My MBA To Break Into Entertainment

By Nony Onyeador   |   10/13/2017
 When I discuss my post-MBA goals of transitioning into the entertainment industry as a writer-producer, the question I get most often is, “Wait, why are you in an MBA program again?”.

Video: The Engaging and Rigorous Berkeley EMBA Classroom

By Susan Petty   |   10/04/2017
Step into a Berkeley EMBA classroom, and you will be stretched and challenged both by your professors and your peers.

What is the Berkeley MBA looking for? Here's the class of 2019—By the Numbers

By Angela Fleekop   |   9/29/2017
There is no one formula for getting into Berkeley-Haas. We build each class in our Full-time MBA Program to cultivate a diverse mix of backgrounds, industries, interests, and passions.

Haas Alumni Network Connects MBA Entrepreneurs in Biotech

By Susan Petty   |   9/20/2017
Anyone who’s launched a startup knows that the road to success is never straight or smooth. Riding the inevitable ups and downs and finding your way to financial success requires many factors, not the least of ...

How to Become a Product Manager

By Eileen Jacob   |   9/18/2017
Product managers help companies envision, produce, and market products. They are responsible for every stage from conception to sale. Their role is so essential that they are sometimes referred to as "mini ...

8 Reasons to Consider an MBA

By Angela Fleekop   |   9/05/2017
Your MBA journey is unique, launched by a set of experiences and aspirations that belong to you alone. But if you’ve been asking yourself, “Why get an MBA?”, chances are you’re thinking about the pursuit of ...

Evening & Weekend MBA Class Profile Infographic: Meet the 2020s

By Eileen Jacob   |   8/31/2017
In the Evening & Weekend Berkeley MBA Program, part-time students are all in. It takes drive and commitment to earn your MBA while working—traits shared by the 253 students in the program's class of 2020.

Becoming a Leader In Product Management: Jay Dave's Amazon Career

By Susan Petty   |   8/21/2017
Although Jay Dave, EMBA 16, came from an engineering background, he'd always considered transitioning to a leadership role in product management. ""I still wanted to be in tech, but I also wanted to be part of ...

Can a Part-Time MBA Help You Change Careers? Ask Yi Lin Pei.

By Eileen Jacob   |   8/09/2017
Although there are people who attend part-time MBA programs to advance along their current career trajectories, there are some people who attend business school to find their true career path—like Yi Lin Pei.

Student Perspectives: Is an EMBA Right for Me?

By Susan Petty   |   8/03/2017
Sometimes, people don't see themselves as a fit for an EMBA program. They often worry that they are the wrong age or that they aren't executive material—or even, that they’re not currently executives. These ...

An International Student Perspective: Should I Move Abroad for My MBA?

By Gabriela Belo   |   7/26/2017
 When I was accepted to Haas, I wasn’t sure whether moving abroad for business school would be worth it. I already had a business background and a career in a prestigious management consulting in Brazil, so I ...

Can an MBA Help You Find More Rewarding Work? Ask Swetha Tupelly.

By Eileen Jacob   |   7/19/2017
When SwethaTupelly came to Berkeley-Haas to get her Berkeley MBA in the Evening & Weekend Program, she had a specific goal in mind: to find her way to more personally meaningful work by transitioning from a ...

How Much Work Experience Do EMBA Students Have? Our 2018 Class Profile

By Susan Petty   |   7/12/2017
If you're looking at EMBA programs, you're likely seeking answers to questions like: How many women are in the program? What is the mix of industries represented? How much work experience do EMBA students have?

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 ...

Pursuing an MBA to Move from Exec to Entrepreneur

By Susan Petty   |   6/14/2017
President of Lucy Activewear and Berkeley MBA for Executives student Laurie Etheridge made the Poets & Quants 2017 Best EMBAs list. Laurie sees herself moving from exec to entrepreneur in the next phase of her ...

What Can You Contribute to an MBA Class?

By Eileen Jacob   |   6/07/2017
For your application to be accepted to an MBA program, it should illustrate how you will contribute to your MBA class. Read on to learn: Examples of elements to focus on in your application Personal stories of ...

Why Business School? For a Career Switch to Product Management

By Eileen Jacob   |   5/31/2017
Swetha Tupelly is a senior product manager for online fashion service Le Tote, a big leap from a previous role as a technical lead and engineer at Qualcomm. The key tool to making that leap: A Berkeley MBA in ...

Shoe Designer Finds Berkeley EMBA a Perfect Fit for Her Business

By Susan Petty   |   5/25/2017
For Martha Davis, shoes are not solely about fashion. As an industrial designer, she has always valued the unique balance of function and form in footwear, but turning her passion into a business has given her ...

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 Family—When Family Is in India

By Eileen Jacob   |   4/20/2017
From activities outside the classroom to weekend events, school was center stage from day one for Barun Mazumdar. He was committed to his studies in the Evening & Weekend Berkeley MBA Program.

How an EMBA Propelled Marketer Nick Johnson from Startup to Salesforce

By Susan Petty   |   4/18/2017
Meet Nick Johnson – a director of marketing at Salesforce and a 2016 graduate of the Berkeley-Haas EMBA program. Nick spoke with us about his Berkeley MBA, his career in marketing, and his recent shift from ...

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.

What They Did Last Summer: Fund Fuels MBA Social Impact Internships

By Laura Counts   |   4/12/2017
Left: Thato Keineetse, MBA 17, on a mountaintop in Tanzania during his internship with Off.Grid: Electric last summer

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?

Graduate Reflections from Berkeley MBA for Executives Program (video)

By Susan Petty   |   3/30/2017
It's really about investing in yourself," said Kelly Brashear on graduating from the Berkeley MBA for Executives Program. "I'll never be able to explain how big an impact it’s had on me.  The investment that ...

Teaching + MBA + Consulting = My Path to Social Sector Leadership

By Farah Dilber   |   3/27/2017
I decided to make a career in education the day I met Efia, in the summer before my final year of college. She was eight years old and had spent her entire life at Buduburam Refugee Camp outside of Accra, ...

6 Ways You Can Balance an MBA with Work and Life

By Eileen Jacob   |   3/24/2017
Think pursuing your MBA means sacrificing your family, friends, or current job? Not so.

How Long Does it Take to Get a Part-Time MBA? Zen Menon's Answer

By Eileen Jacob   |   3/22/2017
Zen Menon entered the Evening & Weekend Berkeley MBA Program expecting to finish in 2.5 years, but ended up choosing to spend 3 years in the program. Here's why he changed his timeline and why he's glad he did.

The MBA and Meaningful Work: Meet Jim Trenkle of Gilead Sciences

By Eileen Jacob   |   3/17/2017
As a successful bench research scientist for pharmaceutical developer Gilead Sciences, Jim Trenkle, MBA 16, found himself wondering about what came next in the life cycle from bench to bedside.

Beyond Yourself EMBA Fellowship An Enduring Class Gift

By Susan Petty   |   3/15/2017
How much do the members of the Berkeley MBA for Executives class of 2016 believe in the power of going Beyond Yourself? Enough to provide an EMBA fellowship to help “future alumni” participate in the program. 

Earning an MBA While Working, You Become a Time Management Rock Star

By Eileen Jacob   |   3/14/2017
Think earning an MBA while working means sacrificing your family, friends, or current job? The best part-time MBA programs actually set you up to succeed on all fronts of your life.

Meet two Berkeley MBA Students named "Women to Watch"

By Angela Fleekop   |   3/09/2017
In recognition of International Women's Day, Poets & Quants issued a list of women to watch from the MBA class of 2018 that includes Full-time Berkeley MBA students Kasey Koopmans and Amanda Parker (pictured ...

Conquering Sticker Shock: Insights Into financing your EMBA, Part II

By Susan Petty   |   3/08/2017
  Paying for an EMBA program can be a daunting prospect, sometimes requiring creative solutions. One of our students describes his solution, entering into a financing partnership with his company to achieve a ...

Tale of a Modern-Day Robin Hood: An MBA Visit With Warren Buffett

By Khalid Alali   |   3/06/2017
On February 17th, a group of 20 Berkeley MBA students from the Investment Club trekked to Omaha Nebraska to meet Warren Buffett. We came to Omaha hoping to gain investment advice from Buffett, but left Omaha ...

Shaping Your Berkeley MBA to be a Social Impact MBA

By Angela Fleekop   |   3/02/2017
Pursuing a social impact career takes drive. It takes commitment. It takes passion. It also takes support and resources—both of which you'll find in Berkeley MBA Programs.

Meet Chris Sampson: Balancing Business and Family with a Berkeley EMBA

By Susan Petty   |   3/01/2017
“The Berkeley EMBA program really encourages you to dig deep and discover what your motivating factors are... There has been a lot of self-reflection, asking myself and other people: what drives me?” Like many ...

Video: MBA Application Tips for Your Letters of Recommendation

By Eileen Jacob   |   2/25/2017
Procuring letters of recommendation can feel like one of the more daunting parts of the MBA application process—but it doesn't have to be. Whether you're applying for a part-time MBA program or an executive ...

From Berkeley MBA to Management Consulting: Meet Stacey Chin

By Angela Fleekop   |   2/24/2017
En route to their dream jobs, the Full-time Berkeley MBA class of 2016 made technology, consulting, and finance their top three career fields.

What Many Top Leaders Have in Common: Cross-Sector Careers

By Susan Petty   |   2/23/2017
Want to be truly versatile? A two-year study that looked at the career paths of more than 2,000 of the country's top executive leaders found that half of them had rounded out corporate experience with work in ...

Video: From the Wine Industry to an Executive MBA, Opening New Doors

By Susan Petty   |   2/16/2017
Working in the wine industry, Matt Wood decided to pursue an Executive MBA to take his career to the next level. At Hess Collection Winery in Napa, Matt Wood works in the wine business as Vice President of ...

From Herat to Haas, Afghan MBA Student Creates a New Life

By Maya Mirsky   |   2/06/2017
Sal Parsa, MBA 18, once believed his destiny was to become a tailor, or a mechanic. Born in Afghanistan and raised during Taliban rule to a family without much education, Parsa didn’t have many options. By age ...

Going to business school could turn you into an MBA entrepreneur

By Angela Fleekop   |   2/01/2017
Above: Berkeley MBA startup Planet Murple aims to help kids each more vegetables

Dream Jobs: Two Stories from the Full-time MBA Class of 2016

By Angela Fleekop   |   1/31/2017
They came to Berkeley-Haas not just to find a job, but to find themselves, and their explorations led members of the Full-time Berkeley MBA class of 2016 to make technology, consulting, and finance their top ...

Video: Which Berkeley MBA Program is Right for You?

By Eileen Jacob   |   1/27/2017
  Choosing an MBA program is, in part, about finding the peer group and the program format that works best for you.

How an MBA led to more meaningful work for Digital Green's Karin Lion

By Susan Petty   |   1/25/2017
For many, being a program officer at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation sounds like a dream job. And for Karin Lion, EMBA 15, it was – for eight years.

MBA Student Perspective: How I'm Leaning In to Become One of the 7% of Women In Venture Capital

By Kira Noodleman   |   1/23/2017
Photo: At my internship with my soon-to-be boss, Bee Partners Founder & Managing Partner Michael Berolzheimer, MBA 07

Shaping Your Business School Studies for a Product Management MBA

By Eileen Jacob   |   1/19/2017
Part problem-solver, part storyteller, part trend analyst, and part entrepreneur, a product manager is part of putting The Next Big Thing in people's hands. 

Considering the Best Executive MBA Programs? 7 Reasons to Choose Haas

By Susan Petty   |   1/16/2017
If you're a highly experienced professional considering pursuing an MBA, chances are you're looking at executive MBA programs, which let you continue working while you study and apply your new learning in real ...

MBA Student Perspective: A Non-traditional Student Finds Her Voice

By Nahry Tak   |   1/12/2017
I am probably not the typical image that comes to mind when most people think of a business school student. After majoring in art history in college, I saw myself with career trajectory in the nonprofit ...

Leaders Who Redefine: Danae Ringelmann, Indiegogo

By Angela Fleekop   |   1/10/2017
  Change with an MBA She worked in finance for more than six years, learning about the world, business, and how things worked. Then she wanted to change it.

Why Networking should be part of your search for more Meaningful Work

By Angela Fleekop   |   1/07/2017
Networking is not a numbers game—how many connections you have on LinkedIn or names in your contact list. Algorithms can only take you so far. It is about building productive relationships that deliver mutual ...

Part-time MBA Admissions Tips: Put the GMAT/GRE in Perspective

By Susan Petty   |   1/06/2017
For many applicants to top part-time MBA programs, gearing up to take the GMAT or GRE can be a nerve-wracking part of the admissions process. We get it—it may have been awhile since you had to sit down and ...

Managing Your Career for More Meaningful Work

By Angela Fleekop   |   1/03/2017
Like all big decisions in life, making a career change in pursuit of more meaningful work can give you a whole spectrum of feelings—it can make you question your direction, make you nervous about actually ...

Ready For An MBA? Why It's Important to apply at the Right Time

By Morgan Bernstein   |   1/01/2017
You've probably heard people say that there is no magic formula for success; however, there is one component that most successful endeavors have in common: timing. The ability to choose precisely the right ...

The Berkeley-Haas Highlights Reel

By Susan Petty   |   12/30/2016
From our Nobel Prize winners to our Defining Principles and from top-ranked programs to boundary-pushing faculty and pioneering alumni, here is a quick look at Berkeley-Haas highlights (1:51)

MBA Student Perspective: Sharing Haas with a Partner

By Christie Howe   |   12/29/2016
It wasn’t an easy decision to uproot my life—and my partner Ben’s life—to move across the country from Boston to pursue my MBA at Berkeley-Haas. 

Leaders Who Redefine: Adobe CEO and Berkeley MBA Shantanu Narayen

By Eileen Jacob   |   12/23/2016
Round Out Tech Skills Shantanu Narayen earned a Master’s in Computer Science and holds five patents. He then earned his graduate business degree at night, while working at Apple and studying  in the part-time ...

MBA Student Perspective: Choosing a Graduate Degree to Maximize my Social Impact

By Sarrah Nomanbhoy   |   12/22/2016
As I began thinking about graduate school, I knew I wanted to choose a program that would help me combine my two passions: entrepreneurship and international migration.

Career Management Also Means Knowing When It’s Time to Move On

By Eileen Jacob   |   12/20/2016
Are you thinking it might be time for a new job? We've got tips from the MBA career coaches at Berkeley-Haas on managing your career in pursuit of more meaningful work, along with questions to ask yourself—all ...

Do I need an MBA to Be a Product Manager: Kavya Mallesh

By Eileen Jacob   |   12/16/2016
Meet Kavya Mallesh, Intuit product manager and 2017 graduate of the Berkeley Evening & Weekend MBA Program:

Applying EMBA Leadership Lessons to Pediatric Healthcare

By Susan Petty   |   12/09/2016
When tempers flare in an operating room, lives are at stake. At UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, one pediatric surgeon has been working to ensure a better work experience—and better patient ...

Class Profile Infographic: the Evening & Weekend MBA Class of 2019

By Eileen Jacob   |   12/08/2016
Students in our top-ranked part-time MBA program come from everywhere—in terms of geography, field of work, cultural background—and they are going all kinds of places, leveraging studies in the Evening & ...

Infographic: Class Profile for the Executive MBA Class of 2017

By Susan Petty   |   12/02/2016
Executive MBA students at Berkeley-Haas distinguish themselves through their drive, ingenuity, keen intelligence, and the desire to build on already substantial expertise with even more knowledge and skills. ...

Dinner with the Women MBAs of Berkeley-Haas

By Susan Petty   |   11/30/2016
 Get 90 women in a room together after work and it’s going to be lively. But get 90 women MBA students and alumnae together and the energy level is sky-high. Such was the atmosphere at the annual Women@Haas ...

MBA Student Perspective: "I am from Saudi Arabia, and I am a Feminist"

By Khalid Alali   |   11/28/2016
My name is Khalid Alali and I am a full-time MBA student in the Class of 2018. I am from Saudi Arabia, and I am a feminist.

Tips for your MBA essays

By Eileen Jacob   |   11/23/2016
They are one of the most important ways in which we get to know you and among the most requested topics for MBA application tips.

Humans of Haas Podcast: Two MBA Love Stories

By Laura Counts   |   11/21/2016
Tianyi Ma, MBA 17, and Joanna-Xiaojun Guo, MBA 18, fell in love and married in China before Tianyi enrolled in the full-time Berkeley MBA; when Joanna visited him, she also fell in love with Berkeley, set her ...

For Experienced Professional And Working Parent, What's the Value of an MBA?

By Susan Petty   |   11/18/2016
Living in San Diego, Sally Allain works at Janssen Research & Development, a Johnson & Johnson company, as the Director of External Alliances. With two school-aged children at home, she and her husband both ...

Honoring Student Veterans at Berkeley-Haas

By Eileen Jacob   |   11/11/2016
Pictured above: Berkeley MBA Student and former US Marine Corps Captain Dominic Bea

Berkeley Executive MBA engineers Career Advancement—and Change

By Susan Petty   |   10/24/2016
“Change is hard at first, messy in the middle, and gorgeous at the end,” according to writer Robin Sharma. No one would agree more than Mithun Shankar, a 2014 graduate of the Berkeley MBA for Executives ...

MBA Entrepreneurship: Recent Evening & Weekend MBA Ventures

By Eileen Jacob   |   10/07/2016
  MBA entrepreneurship thrives in the Evening & Weekend Berkeley MBA Program, where students find numerous resources to support their interest, from electives and startup competitions to their well-connected ...

Ready for an MBA...or for the next big thing in Your Life? Part I

By Susan Petty   |   9/30/2016
If you read our previous blog on how Berkeley-Haas students knew they were ready for an MBA, you may have found others who share similar circumstances or considerations to your own. And perhaps you have more ...

Why Two Kinds of Curiosity Should Fuel Your Career Development

By Michael G. Katz   |   9/29/2016
What I love most about my work in the Full-time Berkeley MBA Program is meeting with students who feel fired up about the possibilities for their career. Whether they have only just identified a field of ...

Going All in At Full-time MBA Orientation

By Laura Counts   |   9/23/2016
Full-time MBA Week Zero is a no-holds-barred introduction to life at Haas. Part MBA-essentials boot camp, part immersion into Haas academic and student culture, and part bonding experience, the week is ...

All For One: Berkeley-Haas Students Build MBA Diversity

By Morgan Bernstein   |   9/20/2016
If you look around at the mix of students, speakers, faculty, and events on campus, you'll quickly see that every program is devoted to fostering MBA diversity at Berkeley-Haas.

Work-Life Balance at the Intersection of Parenthood & a Part-time MBA

By Eileen Jacob   |   9/20/2016
“Sometimes you hear that people who don't have children aren’t understanding, but at Haas, I felt like it was the exact opposite…” Starting the Berkeley Evening & Weekend MBA, Celia Carter was already a ...

Leadership as Destiny for Executive MBA Student in Nonprofit

By Susan Petty   |   9/10/2016
The daughter of Guatemalan immigrants who grew up in San Francisco’s Mission District, Cristy Johnston-Limón has always figured out how to navigate life’s challenges—as a teenager turning away from gangs, as a ...

Students at Berkeley-Haas Find Support for Women MBAs

By Morgan Bernstein   |   9/06/2016
As women lean into leadership and management roles, the Full-time Berkeley MBA Program is proud to be a part of the growth and development of influential women across many fields.

IBD Gives Students an International MBA Experience

By Morgan Bernstein   |   8/26/2016
U.S. News & World Report recently ranked Berkeley-Haas #3 among the “10 Best Business Schools for an International MBA,” citing the school’s  International Business Development Program (IBD) program for ...

How to Evaluate an Executive MBA Program

By Susan Petty   |   8/24/2016
Once you’ve decided to pursue your business degree through an executive MBA program, there’s a lot to consider, so how do you assess which program is the perfect fit? You’ll likely find that all of the top ...

Part-time MBA Students: From Everywhere, Going All Kinds of Places

By Eileen Jacob   |   8/11/2016
There are so many benefits to a part-time MBA program: You can pursue a degree alongside your career, invest in your present and your future, and learn about fields you've always been interested in.

Preparing for the GMAT: The Night Before

By Morgan Bernstein   |   8/09/2016
It's the evening before you take the GMAT, and you've likely spent the last few months preparing for the exam. Whether you signed up for a GMAT course, studied with a friend, or guided yourself through ...

Design Thinking Goes Abroad

By Eileen Jacob   |   7/28/2016
Berkeley MBA students now have another opportunity to experience business culture abroad, while polishing their consulting and design thinking skills at the same time. This past spring, 30 full- and part-time ...

The Berkeley MBA Behind Pokémon Go

By Morgan Bernstein   |   7/19/2016
Haas alum John Hanke first put the earth in your pocket, then released pocket monsters on planet Earth. Hanke, MBA 96, is CEO of Niantic Labs, the innovator behind Pokémon Go.    Haas Alum/Niantic CEO John ...

Part-time MBA or Executive MBA? Two Berkeley-Haas Programs at-a-glance

By Eileen Jacob   |   7/07/2016
If you've decided you want to continue working while you earn your MBA, then you are likely looking at evening MBA, weekend MBA, and executive MBA programs. Here at Berkeley, you'd be considering our Evening & ...

"Best & Brightest" in FTMBA Class of 2016

By Laura Counts   |   7/01/2016
Leading changes in MBA culture to make it more inclusive for women and minorities; launching the Nairobi office for a mobile micro-lending startup; serving as student government president; creating a "Hot ...

7 Reasons to Choose an EMBA Program for your MBA

By Susan Petty   |   6/24/2016
If you’ve decided to pursue an MBA, you’re probably considering all the factors that go into choosing the right program: location, timeline, academic culture…the list goes on.

How to Know When You're Ready for an MBA

By Eileen Jacob   |   6/17/2016
If you’ve been considering whether now is the right time for an MBA, you’ve probably thought about timing, family, career path, your partner—the list goes on.

Berkeley MBA Bloggers Start Sustainable Business Conversations

By Morgan Bernstein   |   6/13/2016
Berkeley MBA voices reached broad audiences this spring in the Strategic & Sustainable Business Solutions course, which examines the role of business in society. Instead of simply sharing writing assignments ...

We Came To Haas To Dream: EWMBA Class Of 2016

By Laura Counts   |   6/02/2016
When Evening & Weekend Berkeley MBA 2016 student speaker Luis Bellon wrapped up his commencement speech at the Greek Theater last week, he produced a pair of scissors from under his gown.  "Join me in throwing ...

Berkeley MBA Mic Drop: Students “rap” Up their Experience

By Morgan Bernstein   |   5/20/2016
From FOMO to consumption functions, two graduating students (and one dean with some serious moves) recapped their Berkeley MBA experience this way:    This YOHO* celebration landed full-time MBA students ...

Evening & Weekend MBA Finds Support for Balancing MBA and Family

By Eileen Jacob   |   5/16/2016
“To make sure that I give my family the ‘return on investment’ that they’re putting into this, I need to put my best foot forward in the classroom setting. With his wife as a PhD candidate at Stanford and ...

An MBA Trek across the Andes, Into the Heart of Chile & Peru

By Laura Counts   |   5/06/2016
Student-organized treks are a longstanding tradition in the Full-time Berkeley MBA Program—many students say they are a highlight of their time at Haas. Over the past two years, students have organized treks ...

This Time It’s Personal: EWMBA Students Hack To Fight Lyme Disease

By Laura Counts   |   4/29/2016
Photo, left to right: Team members Michael Cohn, Jose Luis Pacheco, Faith Kirkpatrick, and Shannon Herline, with Lia Gaertner of the Bay Area Lyme Foundation

Tackling the GMAT? Treat Yourself!

By Eileen Jacob   |   4/28/2016
If you've ever trained a dog, taught a child, or persuaded yourself to exercise after a long day, you've probably used some sort of reward-based practice. Studies show that we–along with animals–are highly ...

A Sampling of Startups

By Laura Counts   |   4/22/2016
Berkeley-Haas students are launching startups in record numbers.

International Opportunities for Part-time MBAs at Berkeley-Haas

By Eileen Jacob   |   4/21/2016
Nachiket (5th from l.) with his International Business Development Team with the Ghana staff of Reach for Change. 

EMBA Startup Roundup

By Susan Petty   |   4/15/2016
Inspired by Silicon Valley Immersion Week and by all they learn in the Berkeley MBA for Executives Program, a number of our students find an executive MBA and entrepreneurship go together, choosing to launch ...

Military, and MBA, and Mom: Meet Kelly Deutermann

By Morgan Bernstein   |   4/07/2016
The MBA Mama blog recently interviewed Full-time MBA program student and Lieutenant Commander Kelly Deutermann about her experiences with the Berkeley MBA program—and how she juggles being a mother of two and ...

How Part-time MBA Studies helped a Doctor Open New Doors

By Eileen Jacob   |   4/07/2016
When Alicea Wu first approached Berkeley-Haas, she was particularly attracted to one key Haas Defining Principle: Students Always. After working as a physician for six years, in both primary and urgent care, ...

Executive and Part-time MBA Class Visits can help you choose a program

By Eileen Jacob   |   3/29/2016
When you’re thinking about juggling work, family, and school commitments—as many prospective MBA students are—finding a part-time MBA program with the right fit—and format—may not only be important, it’s ...

Evening and weekend MBA Student Founds "Smart Mailbox" Startup

By Eileen Jacob   |   3/21/2016
Evening and weekend MBA student Shuai Jiang has come up with a better way to receive, track, return, and manage online packages.

Google's "Perfect" Teams Reflect Berkeley MBA Curriculum

By Laura Counts   |   3/16/2016
Photo: Teamwork in action in the Cleantech to Market applied innovation course

Executive MBA Students Explore Policy Making in DC

By Susan Petty   |   3/11/2016
In December, students in the Berkeley MBA for Executives Program traveled to Washington, DC for their final field immersion before graduation.

Considering an Executive MBA? An EMBA Admissions Consultation Can Help

By Susan Petty   |   3/10/2016
Am I too young for an executive MBA program? Too old? Do I still have time to apply? If you’re wondering about these or other questions related to the Berkeley MBA for Executives Program, a personal ...

Evening & Weekend MBA Entrepreneur Aims to Be Patently Successful

By Eileen Jacob   |   3/08/2016
The ability to “fail forward” is an essential trait for entrepreneurs. After Alexander Polyansky’s first business venture folded, he moved forward by gaining specific subject-matter skills on the job and by ...

Evening & Weekend MBA Retreat: New Ways of Thinking—and Working

By Eileen Jacob   |   3/01/2016
In the Evening & Weekend Berkeley MBA Program, innovation is experiential. As part of the core curriculum, students take Applied Innovation, a course culminating in the Mid-Program Academic Retreat (MPAR), ...

Industrial Site Makeover Wins Over Judges in MBA Real Estate Challenge

By Laura Counts   |   2/25/2016
  By Angela Steele, MBA 16   The Win: Tied for 3rd place in the 2016 UNC Real Estate Development Challenge    The Team: (left to right) Breck Baird, EWMBA 18; Angela Steele FTMBA 16; Sam Grubner, JD 17; ...

Network Power: How One Alumni Startup Helped Another Get Staffed Up

By Laura Counts   |   2/17/2016
Hopsy Co-founder and CEO Sebastian Tron, MBA 15 (Photo courtesy of Hopsy)

How to use the GMAT to Your Advantage in Business School

By Morgan Bernstein   |   2/16/2016
Whether you are considering a part-time MBA program or a full-time MBA program, returning to school after two years or ten, one thing nearly all prospective MBA students share is a dread of the GMAT or GRE.

Making Business School Work for MBA Partners and Families Too, Part II

By Susan Petty   |   2/12/2016
At Berkeley-Haas, our MBA community is made up not only of students, alumni, and faculty, but of partners, spouses and families as well. We sat down with six MBA partners and their Berkeley-Haas students to ...

Making Business School Work for MBA Partners and Families Too

By Morgan Bernstein   |   2/11/2016
Students from the three MBA programs at Berkeley-Haas often remark on the strong sense of community—not only among students, but also among MBA partners, spouses, and families.  

Working an EMBA into Your Work-Life Balance

By Susan Petty   |   2/02/2016
Work-life balance can be challenging. And yes, keeping your job, home life, and studies in sync when you’re enrolled in an executive MBA program is even more so. But: Students tell us that strengthening their ...

Beyond "Balancing": Ways to Integrate Work, Life, and the Berkeley MBA

By Eileen Jacob   |   2/01/2016
A chess game. A juggling act. A balancing act. There are lots of ways to describe the fine art of keeping your job, home life, and studies all in sync when you’re enrolled in a part-time MBA program—and lots ...

Berkeley MBA Students Touch (and Introduce) the Future at CES

By Morgan Bernstein   |   2/01/2016
  What happens in Vegas...reveals the future. At least in early January when the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is in town. Berkeley MBA students, naturally drawn to this celebration of questioning the status ...

What to Consider When Putting Together Your MBA Application

By Morgan Bernstein   |   1/29/2016
If you read our first MBA application tips post, featuring my conversation with fellow admissions directors from each Berkeley-Haas MBA program, you probably noticed some common threads, as well as ...

Accessible Entrepreneurship: Berkeley EMBA Silicon Valley Immersion

By Susan Petty   |   1/22/2016
When students in the Berkeley MBA for Executives class of 2016 explored entrepreneurship in depth through the program's Silicon Valley Immersion Week, Poets & Quants joined them, writing two stories about the ...

GMAT. GRE. Grrr! How to Take the Pain out of MBA Test Prep

By Susan Petty   |   1/13/2016
It’s universal. Studying for and taking the entrance exams required for admission to many MBA programs is a low point for many in the MBA application process.  And yet, there’s no getting around it: You'll ...

This Time It's Personal: Berkeley Executive MBA Student Looks Back

By Susan Petty   |   1/12/2016
At the start of a new year, it’s natural to contemplate what new growth opportunities lie ahead in the coming year. For some, that might include getting an MBA. As someone who asks himself annually, “Did I ...

Application Tips and Insights from Berkeley MBA Admissions Directors

By Rahul Sampat   |   1/08/2016
What do admissions directors from top MBA programs want applicants to know? I thought it would be interesting to explore this question across all three Berkeley MBA programs, so I brought my perspective on our ...

Classified: Berkeley MBAs Tackle The "Wicked Problem" Of The California Drought

By Morgan Bernstein   |   1/05/2016
Outside it was a cold, hazy morning, but inside the Haas Innovation lab the room was warm and full of laughter. A group of full-time MBA students held center stage as they mimed taking a shower. Before that, ...

Changing Careers—How One Berkeley EMBA Student Made the Move

By Susan Petty   |   12/28/2015
While in the Berkeley MBA for Executives Program, Don Ball has learned how to bring an investment mindset to marketing and gained a 68-person advisory board (aka his classmates).  Ten years into his career, ...

Helping Evening & Weekend MBA Students Achieve Career Growth

By Rahul Sampat   |   12/23/2015
Brian Lee transitioned from a civilian career with the U.S. Navy to one in investment banking At Berkeley-Haas, we help students in our top-ranked part-time MBA program think strategically about career ...

Global Leadership Opportunities at Berkeley-Haas Grow Even Bigger

By Morgan Bernstein   |   12/22/2015
Berkeley MBA students have access to online courses and week-long courses at business schools worldwide thanks to Berkeley-Haas' membership in the Global Network for Advanced Management, a network of top ...

Infographic: Full-time MBA Employment Report

By Laura Counts   |   12/17/2015
Students in the Full-time Berkeley MBA Class of 2015 re-launched their careers with a bang—or ventured out on their own, pursuing startups in record numbers. 

What Graduating Berkeley EMBAs Want You to Know

By Susan Petty   |   12/17/2015
Above: Students from the Berkeley MBA for Executives Class of 2015 on International Immersion in Brazil As they bring their executive MBA studies to a close, members of the graduating Berkeley EMBA class at ...

How do you know if you're ready for an MBA? (Free Ebook)

By Susan Petty   |   12/16/2015
How do you know if you're ready for an MBA? With tuition for a degree from a leading business school topping $110,000, choosing when to apply requires considerable thought.

Berkeley-Haas Exec-in-Residence Featured in Poets & Quants

By Morgan Bernstein   |   12/14/2015
A Poets & Quants story on how business schools tap into real-world expertise through executive fellowships featured Berkeley-Haas Executive-in-Residence David Riemer, former VP of marketing at Yahoo and a ...

Berkeley MBA Study Teams Yield Insights on Diversity, Leadership, Self

By Morgan Bernstein   |   11/30/2015
At Berkeley-Haas, our students contribute diverse perspectives, valuable experiences, and a contagious ambition to learn and grow. If you read our previous post on how our full-time MBA students contribute to ...

Commuting for an Executive MBA: Berkeley EMBAs Share Perspective

By Susan Petty   |   11/30/2015
Karin Lion, associate program officer with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, commutes to the Berkeley executive MBA program from Seattle Nearly a third of the students in the Berkeley MBA for Executives ...

Evening & Weekend MBA Students Reap the Benefits of Commuting

By Rahul Sampat   |   11/24/2015
For busy part-time students who want to continue their careers, a long commute can at first sound lethal to obtaining an MBA.  But as many students of the Evening & Weekend Berkeley MBA Program know, commuting ...

Teams at Berkeley-Haas: MBA Students Learn With—And From—Each Other

By Morgan Bernstein   |   11/22/2015
What would you do if you had to solve the California drought in just 6 weeks? Unless you happen to be a drought expert, you'd probably recruit some help, collaborating with experts from different industries. ...

Evening and Weekend MBA Program Grad "Hones" Entrepreneurship

By Rahul Sampat   |   11/22/2015
Succeeding in a part-time MBA program requires three things: a willingness to change your life, the ability to juggle competing demands, and the ability to focus on your priorities. Those same qualities, says ...

What we're thankful for at Berkeley-Haas: 7 Things

By Morgan Bernstein   |   11/19/2015
The holidays are a perfect time of year to reflect on what we’ve been given, and what we can give back. With a devoted staff, inspiring faculty, and diverse and talented students, we at Berkeley-Haas have a ...

Three MBA Scholarship Stories

By Haas School of Business   |   11/19/2015
Nearly half of this year's class entering full-time MBA students received scholarships totalling a record $6.7 million.

Do I Need an MBA to Be a Product Manager, Part III

By Rahul Sampat   |   11/18/2015
Meet Promeet Mansata, 2015 graduate of the Berkeley-Haas Evening & Weekend MBA Program. Upon graduating, he made a career change from database/application systems management to product manager with @Walmart ...

Video: Honoring Our Student Veterans

By Laura Counts   |   11/12/2015
Jeremy Hendricks, MBA 16, U.S. Army Special Forces

Executive MBA Ranks High with Veterans

By Susan Petty   |   11/10/2015
The 69 students enrolled in the Berkeley MBA for Executives Program pack a lot of diversity into their cohorts. For Mark Gorenflo and Michael Boos (pictured above), that includes the valuable skills learned ...

How Part-time MBA Studies Strengthen Post-Military Careers

By Julia Sprague   |   11/10/2015
Berkeley MBA student and former naval officer LeAnn Turner (center) Part-time MBA students typically don’t want to put their careers on hold while getting their degrees. That includes students in the Evening & ...

Berkeley MBA Studies Help Military Servicemembers Take Flight

By Morgan Bernstein   |   11/09/2015
Teamwork and leadership skills become second nature when you serve in the military. How to use a spreadsheet or a financial model . . . not so much. That’s why Kelly Deutermann and Mike Christman—who happened ...

Part II of our Q & A with Berkeley EMBA Assistant Dean Mike Rielly

By Susan Petty   |   11/04/2015
When we last spoke with Berkeley MBA for Executives Assistant Dean Mike Rielly, we focused on the program’s commitment to experiential learning through its five immersion weeks. This time, we talk about other ...

Why Berkeley-Haas? How Full-time MBA Students Made Their Decisions

By Morgan Bernstein   |   10/30/2015
Deciding where to go to business school is a highly individual choice, with students choosing based on such things as course offerings, culture, network strength, and the caliber of faculty and fellow ...

The Executive MBA: Is it a Fit for You?

By Susan Petty   |   10/25/2015
Perhaps you're considering an MBA, but feel you're too far along in your career to hit the pause button. Or maybe your job requires ongoing travel commitments, or you'd rather not relocate to earn the degree. ...

From Assistant Dean Courtney Chandler: The Year Ahead For EWMBA

By Courtney Chandler   |   10/20/2015
Berkeley-Haas welcomed backed 500+ returning students and 250+ new students this fall to the Evening & Weekend MBA Program, which seemed like a good time to hear from EWMBA Assistant Dean Courtney Chandler ...

Seed Funding for Berkeley MBA Students

By Morgan Bernstein   |   10/15/2015
From seed funding to greater connections to UC science programs, Berkeley-Haas is strengthening support for students interested in founding companies and for those who want to join or who already work at ...

Lindo, Maravilhoso! Executive MBA Brazil Immersion Week

By Laura Counts   |   10/08/2015
In mid August, 68 executive MBA students travelled to Brazil for an immersion week focused on entrepreneurship, multi-national corporations, and sports marketing—especially timely in a country focused on ...

Berkeley EMBA Experiential Learning: Q&A with Asst. Dean Mike Rielly

By Susan Petty   |   10/07/2015
Mike Rielly, assistant dean for the Berkeley MBA for Executives Program, is recently back from Brazil, the International Field Immersion for the class of 2015. We caught up with him to talk about immersions ...

Part-time MBA Grad Becomes Business Manager to the (Michelin) Stars

By Julia Sprague   |   9/30/2015
Restaurant kitchens are all about transformations: whipping egg whites and sugar into meringues, emulsifying egg yolks and oil into mayonnaise, stirring butter, flour and milk into a béchamel sauce. Part-time ...

Meet the Berkeley MBA for Executives Class of 2016

By Susan Petty   |   9/29/2015
What do pilots, doctors, and senior execs from Amazon, Deloitte, and Shell have in common? They are among the accomplished professionals in the Berkeley MBA for Executives class of 2016.

Financing Your Part-Time MBA: Your Questions Answered

By Julia Sprague   |   9/28/2015
An MBA is an investment you make in yourself. It delivers a foundation of knowledge, a set of skills, and a network that can play a strong role in your success (even while you're still in the program!), but, ...

Do I need an MBA to be a Product Manager, Part II

By Morgan Bernstein   |   9/28/2015
Meet Sung Hu Kim, a 2006 graduate of the Berkeley-Haas Full-time MBA Program who worked at Twitter in product management. Prior to that, he was at Google as a lead on the Android team for consumer and ...

Convincing Employers to Help Finance Your EMBA—Advice from Students

By Susan Petty   |   9/24/2015
Be prepared, be connected, be flexible, and be tenacious—these are some key points of advice from executive MBA students who have secured financial assistance for their program from employers.

43% Women: Gender Balance in the Berkeley Full-time MBA Program

By Morgan Bernstein   |   9/14/2015
One of the most notable shifts in the landscape of MBA programs is more women in the classroom. At Berkeley-Haas, women now make up nearly 43 percent of our full-time MBA program.

Financing Your Executive MBA: Asking Your Employer for Sponsorship

By Susan Petty   |   9/11/2015
When it comes to financing your executive MBA, one idea is both obvious and difficult—asking your employer for assistance. Clearly, your employer will benefit from your advanced training, but many companies ...

Infographic: Meet the Evening & Weekend Berkeley MBA Class of 2018

By Laura Counts   |   9/01/2015
These ambitious professionals, who began classes in early August, are holding down demanding jobs while tackling the rigorous Berkeley-Haas program. 

Free Ebook: Am I Ready for an MBA?

By Julia Sprague   |   9/01/2015
There is no doubt that the decision to pursue an MBA is a big one. One that requires a clear-eyed assessment of your readiness to do so.

Meet Executive MBA Student and Abbott Executive VP Robert Ford

By Susan Petty   |   8/31/2015
Robert Ford’s listing in the Class of 2015 student directory for the Berkeley MBA for Executives Program identified him as vice president, Abbott Diabetes Care. Within two months, he had erased the “vice” to ...

Infographic: Meet the Full-Time Berkeley MBA Class of 2017

By Laura Counts   |   8/21/2015
They converged from 46 countries in Berkeley this week, diving into the MBA experience by tackling their first case study (followed by a surprise appearance from the subject of the case, Virgin America CEO ...

Career Advancement: Part-time MBA Student Takes Off at Lockheed Martin

By Julia Sprague   |   8/20/2015
Noting that Lockheed Martin is “good about letting people try new things,” Katherine Pease, MBA 15, is on her third “new thing” at work since enrolling in the Berkeley-Haas Evening & Weekend MBA Program.

Considering Business School? Meet Berkeley-Haas.

By Morgan Bernstein   |   8/20/2015
Perhaps your business school journey began with a nagging sense that there must be something more to the 9-to-5. Something with more passion, more ownership.

Our Top 5 Suggestions for Getting to Know the Full-time Berkeley MBA

By Morgan Bernstein   |   8/11/2015
Right about now in your MBA search, your head is probably full of b-school buzzwords. Like value proposition. Like authentic leadership. Like “FOMO.”  As you explore MBA programs, you’ll not only be learning wh...

Taming the Berkeley MBA Application

By Susan Petty   |   8/06/2015
It can feel overwhelming to face a b-school application. But, armed with a few tips on what adcoms are really looking for (and why), you’ll see that it’s not so daunting.

Observing Haas — With Tongue Firmly in Cheek

By Haas School of Business   |   7/20/2015
Last spring, a team of Haas MBA humorists decided to have a little fun at the expense of the school they love so well. The result was the Haas Observer, funded by $5 contributions by fellow students to a Tilt ...

Paying it backward: Bringing EMBA experience to the family business

By Susan Petty   |   7/15/2015
Dr. David Martinez and his son, David Martinez, Jr., share a name and a workplace – their family-owned business, CLICKVIEW Corporation, has provided innovative reporting products for radiologists and ...

Berkeley MBA Alumna One of Elle's Top Women in Tech

By Morgan Bernstein   |   6/25/2015
Danae Ringelmann, MBA 08 Another Berkeley MBA doing what she loves and making a big difference: The desire to democratize capital spurred alumna Danae Ringelmann to co-found Indiegogo, now one of the world's le...

Berkeley MBA Commencement Speakers Stand Out

By Morgan Bernstein   |   6/19/2015
Two student speakers at the 2015 Berkeley MBA commencement, which celebrated graduates of the Full-time MBA Program and the Evening & Weekend MBA Program at Berkeley-Haas, delivered addresses that have caught ...

The Lean Startup Model and the Berkeley MBA

By Susan Petty   |   6/10/2015
Lamenting the lack of real customer data in traditional startup models, Lecturer Steve Blank teaches an eight-week class at Berkeley-Haas called The Lean Launchpad.

What will I get out of an MBA? 7 things you may not have thought of

By Julia Sprague   |   6/10/2015
The decision to pursue an MBA frequently starts with the sense that there must be something...more, career-wise. More challenge. More meaning. More impact.

Peet's gets a shot of creativity from Berkeley MBAs

By Haas School of Business   |   6/04/2015
Drinking coffee is a given for students pulling all-nighters to finish up final projects, but for a dozen MBA students this spring, coffee drinking was the project.

Berkeley EMBA Program Prompts Leap into Entrepreneurship

By Susan Petty   |   6/03/2015
Orion Parrott takes big leaps. Big leap #1: enrolling in the Berkeley MBA for Executives Program. Big leap #2: leaving his product line manager position at Teledyne Microwave Solutions. Big leap #3: founding Le...

Part-Time MBA Global Learning: Berkeley-Haas in South Africa

By Mukesh Kataria   |   6/01/2015
Mukesh Kataria graduated from one of the part-time MBA programs at Berkeley-Haas, the Evening & Weekend MBA Program, in 2015. One of his final courses was the Seminar in International Business, which combines ...

8 Pieces of Wisdom: Advice to Incoming EMBAs on Their First Day

By Susan Petty   |   5/19/2015
The Berkeley MBA for Executives class of 2016 has started school and was greeted by, among other folks, members of the preceding classes, who stopped by to share their top pieces of wisdom. From why goofing ...

Meet Two Berkeley MBAs Who Are Among "The World's Best & Brightest"

By Morgan Bernstein   |   5/18/2015
Graduating students Nikita Mitchell (L.) and Katie Benintende (R.) are among the "50 best and brightest MBA graduates this year" according to a list from Poets & Quants.

Haas MBAs Win Silver for "No Buy" Pitch

By Haas School of Business   |   5/13/2015
By Tom Garland, MBA 15

Taking EMBA Innovation Tools Back to the Gates Foundation

By Susan Petty   |   5/12/2015
Berkeley MBA for Executives student Karin Lion is Associate Program Officer for Agricultural Development with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Here, she writes about Applied Innovation Week, one of five ...

Al Gore Addresses, Inspires Berkeley MBA Students

By Morgan Bernstein   |   5/07/2015
Al Gore came to the Berkeley-Haas campus with a message of optimism that the climate change challenge would be met—tempered by an observation that "Democracy has been hacked" and that a breakdown in effective ...

Xendit: Cash Without Borders

By Laura Counts   |   5/06/2015
The Xendit team, left to right: Bo Chen & Juan Gonzalez, both BS 13 (computer science); Vivek Ahuja and Moses Lo, both MBA 15

Two Haas Teams Among Top Winners of LAUNCH Startup Competition

By Haas School of Business   |   5/05/2015
By Karen Sorensen, guest blogger

Part-Time MBA ROI: Fostering Cleantech through Structured Finance

By Julia Sprague   |   5/05/2015
Matt Heling came to Haas to shift his career within cleantech and gain immediate and measurable ROI in the process. Mission accomplished.  On the eve of graduating from the Berkeley-Haas Evening & Weekend MBA P...

Haas Help for Nepal

By Laura Counts   |   5/01/2015
 

7 Things: The Berkeley Full-Time MBA Class of 2015

By Morgan Bernstein   |   4/29/2015
They arrived from all over the globe; they leave bonded for life as Berkeley MBAs. Along the way they organized top industry conferences, trekked to Cuba and Colombia, gave visibility to new social ventures, ...

First-Ever African Business Forum to Explore the New Mobile Frontier, May 2

By Laura Counts   |   4/29/2015
Forum organizers: Serge Ouedraogo, MBA 15; Najat Ould-Ali, MBA 15; Khadar Ahmed, MBA 15; Oseyi Ikuenobe, MBA 15; Remona Moodley, MBA 16; and Sadiya Nur, MBA 15

Fun and Fashion Sense: Part-Time MBA Students Suit Up for Success

By Julia Sprague   |   4/27/2015
In the Evening & Weekend Berkeley MBA Program, Career Services supports students with personalized advising, networking opportunities, and tools for job search success.  Part-time MBA student leadership saw an ...

One of the "Best 40 Under 40"—Meet this Evening & Weekend MBA Prof.

By Julia Sprague   |   4/24/2015
Poets & Quants has compiled its 2015 list of "The World's Best 40 Under 40 Business School Professors," with the Berkeley-Haas Evening & Weekend MBA Program's Panos Patatoukas making the cut.

Making it Rain in London: MBA Team's Drought Mitigation Innovation Wins 1st in Morgan Stanley Challenge

By Haas School of Business   |   4/21/2015
By Nick Wobbrock, Chad Reed, Leigh Madeira, and Zach Knight, all Full-time MBA 15

Patrick Awuah and the Global Impact of the Berkeley MBA

By Morgan Bernstein   |   4/17/2015
In the Berkeley MBA Program, student projects can have lasting global impact. This was the case when work in the International Business Development (IBD) course fed into to creation of a transformational ...

WeFinance: Funding for the Student Crowd

By Laura Counts   |   4/17/2015
It’s a common student dilemma: you’ve got a full-time offer post-graduation, but you still have several more months to finish your degree. And you’re facing the up-front costs of relocating—before your first ...

Putting Part-time MBA Academics to Work

By Julia Sprague   |   4/10/2015
Being a good teacher is more than a popularity contest, but knowing which professors and courses consistently garner student praise can factor into class selection. Their popularity can relate to teaching ...

Strengthening Big Data at Berkeley-Haas

By Morgan Bernstein   |   4/03/2015
Why Antoine Bruyns, a first-year student in our Full-time MBA Program, left a growing startup to come to Berkeley-Haas, why he thinks Silicon Valley is like Italy during the Renaissance, and how new clubs and ...

Many Happy Returns: Long-Term ROI and the Berkeley MBA, Part III

By Julia Sprague   |   4/02/2015
It’s not just about the money. While many articles have focused on the MBA ROI of salary, Haas graduates will tell you there are many other benefits to a degree from a top part-time MBA program. In this three-p...

EMBA Bonding Over Strategy Case Studies and S’Mores

By Susan Petty   |   3/30/2015
What do an executive MBA program and sleep-away camp have in common? At Berkeley-Haas, everything.

Berkeley-Haas Defining Principles: From Launch to Lasting

By Morgan Bernstein   |   3/29/2015
The Berkeley MBA program maintains a vibe that goes beyond traditional b-school camaraderie, in part due to the school's Defining Principles: Question the Status Quo, Confidence Without Attitude, Students Alway...

Blowing Up the Business Plan at Berkeley-Haas

By Morgan Bernstein   |   3/27/2015
As a Berkeley MBA student, Andre Marquis learned how to write a business plan. Some 15 years later, after a series of successful ventures, he was leading the Haas School's Lester Center for Entrepreneurship. ...

Evening & Weekend vs. Executive MBA Programs: How to Choose, Part II

By Julia Sprague   |   3/25/2015
There’s more than one path to an MBA, and for many people, a full-time program just isn’t in the cards. Perhaps you’ve already launched your career, or have started a family.

EMBA Silicon Valley Immersion: Entrepreneurship Up Close & Personal

By Susan Petty   |   3/23/2015
Living and working in SoCal, Christine Elfalan, EMBA 15, is familiar with Silicon Beach; she is, after all, Executive Director of Product Management for Bouqs, an online flower service based in Venice, ...

Alumnus, Backblaze CEO a Berkeley Innovator

By Morgan Bernstein   |   3/20/2015
Gleb Budman, BS 95, MBA 99, founded his first company during his senior year at Berkeley’s College of Engineering, balancing coursework and student activities with the preparation of business plans and product ...

The Rise of Big Data at Haas

By Haas School of Business   |   3/19/2015
Haas Data Science Club leaders Claire Bianchi, Antoine Bruyns, Scott Crider, Samy Merzgui, and Pete Dillon, all MBA 16.

Many Happy Returns: Long-Term ROI on the Berkeley MBA, Part II

By Susan Petty   |   3/16/2015
The Internet is rife with articles about the financial worth of a graduate degree from the nation’s top business schools. But while annual incomes are fairly easy to scale, it’s much more difficult to quantify ...

Berkeley MBA Students Meet Warren Buffett

By Morgan Bernstein   |   3/13/2015
Second-year students Ben Ferrara and Sulaiman Al-Bader, were two of 20 Berkeley MBA finance students to meet Warren Buffett on a Haas Investment Club trek in late February. From how the Oracle of Omaha relives ...

Root Beer Floats With the Oracle of Omaha: 2 MBAs Recount Their Visit With Warren Buffett

By Haas School of Business   |   3/13/2015
On Feb. 27, a group of 20 Berkeley-Haas MBA students from the Investment Club trekked to Omaha, NE, to meet Warren Buffett. Every year Mr. Buffett invites students from MBA programs around the country to tour ...

Landing your Dream Job: How These MBA Grads Did It

By Morgan Bernstein   |   3/11/2015
From consulting to investment banking and marketing, people come to Haas to change the course of their careers—and we can't think of a better MBA ROI.

Sold-Out Crowd Expected at Women in Leadership Conference, March 14

By Laura Counts   |   3/11/2015
When organizers of the Women in Leadership Conference began planning this year's event, the impact of empowering the next generation of women felt tangible. Some of the organizers are in the Full-time MBA ...

Part-Time MBA ROI: Positioned for a Move to Marketing

By Julia Sprague   |   3/09/2015
Change doesn’t have to be in leaps and bounds. Smaller steps toward career advancement can provide the space to prove yourself. To take your pulse. Lauren Kalette, MBA 15, started her Evening & Weekend ...

Alumni Impact: Berkeley MBAs in the News

By Morgan Bernstein   |   3/03/2015
From Fast Company to the Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal, Berkeley MBA alumni from the full-time, evening and weekend, and executive programs have been making the news recently: Tim Campos, ...

Evening & Weekend vs. Executive MBA Programs: How to Choose, Part I

By Susan Petty   |   3/02/2015
We know potential b-school candidates are busy – many already have families or have launched demanding careers. That’s why we offer several paths to the degree, including two part-time MBA programs. But which ...

Many Happy Returns: Long-Term ROI on the Berkeley MBA, Part I

By Julia Sprague   |   2/26/2015
Against the backdrop of frequent stories about the financial return-on-investment of b-school, we wondered about other benefits of the degree that contribute to professional success and personal satisfaction. I...

An EMBA Evening on Healthcare Entrepreneurship

By Richard Wilson, EMBA 15   |   2/24/2015
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 ...

EMBA Immersions: Unrivaled Access, Unanticipated Growth

By Susan Petty   |   2/13/2015
Could you use fresh insights on entrepreneurship and innovation? Leadership? Students in the Berkeley MBA for Executives Program value the program for its practical application in their current positions and ...

Poets & Quants Interview with First Berkeley EMBA Valedictorian

By Susan Petty   |   2/13/2015
Laura Adint, EMBA 14, describes her cohort of classmates in the Berkeley MBA for Executives Program as a tribe in a Poets & Quants article about the program's first graduating class.

From Contacts to Coaching: Berkeley MBA Career Services Support You

By Morgan Bernstein   |   2/10/2015
  When the Financial Times ranked the Berkeley MBA Program #10 in the world and #7 in the U.S. in its recent 2015 Global MBA ranking, it called out the strength of career services at Berkeley-Haas.

Evaluating Program Fit? An EMBA Consultation Can Help

By Susan Petty   |   2/09/2015
While a website can provide a lot of information and insight about EMBA programs, sometimes you just want to know about your fit with a particular program—given your specific circumstances. That’s when a person...

Students, Staff, Faculty Give Big Thanks to Donors

By Laura Counts   |   2/09/2015
Berkeley-Haas students, faculty, and staff stopped by the Bank of America Forum last month to thank donors, and to acknowledge the fact that tuition only covers about half of the cost of running Haas. ...

Evening and Weekend MBA Startup Jolts Electric Vehicle Charging

By Julia Sprague   |   2/06/2015
An MBA startup launched by evening and weekend students aims to send shock waves through the energy storage and electrical vehicle charging industries. Last year it developed a product it hopes will redefine ...

Going the Extracurricular Mile at Berkeley-Haas Means Extra Value

By Julia Sprague   |   2/04/2015
Evening and weekend students here at Berkeley-Haas are either over-achievers or gluttons for punishment. On top of a strenuous academic schedule, demanding full-time jobs, and busy personal lives, many are up ...

Student Spotlight: Nikita Mitchell, Full-Time MBA Class of 2015 President & Diversity Leader

By Laura Counts   |   2/04/2015
It was the scariest thing she could think of doing as a new MBA student.

Berkeley MBA Students: Proud to Be LGBTQ Allies, Part II

By Morgan Bernstein   |   2/03/2015
 This is the second post in a two-part series reflecting on the LGBTQ ally culture in the Berkeley MBA Program, following a #1 ranking this past quarter in the Friend Factor Ally Challenge. In the first post, ...

Berkeley MBA Students: Proud to be LGBTQ Allies, Part I

By Morgan Bernstein   |   2/03/2015
The LGBTQ-friendly culture at Berkeley-Haas was recently recognized by Friend Factor's MBA Ally Challenge, in which the Berkeley MBA Program topped 22 other schools to be ranked number one for the past quarter ...

Haas ranked #1 in support for LGBTQ students: one student reflects on being an ally

By Haas School of Business   |   2/02/2015
Last week, the organization Friendfactor ranked Haas #1 in the MBA Ally Challenge—a quarterly award that recognizes business schools for creating a culture that's supportive and inclusive of lesbian, gay, ...

Considering an EMBA? A Personal Consultation Can Help

By Susan Petty   |   1/28/2015
If you're considering an EMBA, you know it's a big decision. Especially when you are somewhat deep in your career. Perhaps you are concerned about what work/life balance might look like with school added to ...

A Top-Ranked Part-Time MBA Program with Global Learning Opportunities

By Julia Sprague   |   1/27/2015
As the top-ranked part-time MBA program, we at Berkeley-Haas work hard to integrate global perspectives into our curriculum and community.

Comparing the Class Profiles of Top MBA Programs

By Morgan Bernstein   |   1/22/2015
Thanks to MBA Mission for this infographic comparing the class profiles of 10 top full-time MBA Programs, based on the U.S. News ranking. 

Why MD + MBA=Improved Healthcare System (Part II)

By Susan Petty   |   1/13/2015
As the demands of a rapidly changing healthcare system require doctors to be ever more business savvy, Costanzo “Zino” Di Perna, MD, and EMBA 15 (performing surgery above), sat down with us to discuss first, ...

Why MD + MBA = An Improved Healthcare System (Part I)

By Susan Petty   |   1/12/2015
There was a time when, if considering a professional degree, you had three choices: medical school, law school, or business school. These days, lines are quickly blurring as professionals in every field are ...

"Tangible Team Spirit" a Winning Strategy for Consulting Competition Champs

By Laura Counts   |   1/12/2015
Shadie Andraos and Andrea Soto, both MBA 16; University of British Columbia student Nicole Nauss; Dan Reddin and Anthony Patterson, both MBA 16.

Student Spotlight: Entrepreneur Dan Schoening, MBA 16

By Haas School of Business   |   1/06/2015
Dan Schoening began his entrepreneurial career early.

Who’s Sitting Next to You? Caliber of EMBA Classmates Carries Weight

By Susan Petty   |   12/17/2014
When it comes to describing the people you’ll be studying with in the Berkeley MBA for Executives Program, the numbers are the least important factor. What really matters is the chemistry. It’s about finding ...

Berkeley-Haas Veterans Learn VC Ropes on Trek to Andreessen Horowitz

By Brian Chadwick   |   12/15/2014
Members of the Haas Veterans Club spent an afternoon at VC firm Andreessen Horowitz, engaging in a case study on funding negotiations, learning about the tech employment landscape for vets, and sitting down wit...

Constructing a New Berkeley MBA Student Experience

By Morgan Bernstein   |   12/09/2014
Coming in 2016 to Berkeley-Haas: 80,000 square feet devoted entirely to student learning and interaction.

International Opportunities in the Berkeley MBA Program

By Morgan Bernstein   |   12/09/2014
Guest Blogger: Betsy McCormick, MBA 2015 and Haas Student Ambassador

Fund-Razing: Hirsute Highlights from No Shave, No Shame, and Movember Fundraisers

By Laura Counts   |   12/04/2014
MBA students put themselves—and their beards, mustaches, hairstyles, chests, and dignity—at the mercy of their classmates in November to raise $51,000 for some good causes.

MBA Group Work: You Cannot Possibly Do It Alone

By Andy Garlikov   |   12/01/2014
The first time I gave “mba group work” in business school any thought was when I thumbed through the admissions brochure from Berkeley-Haas. I remember, quite vividly, a photo that showed three dedicated ...

Student Spotlight: finance fellow Morgana Davids

By Haas School of Business   |   11/24/2014
Morgana Davids, MBA 16, is one of 11 first-year students to receive scholarships and mentoring as this year's fellows in invesment banking, investment management, and entrepreneurial finance. 

play day Conference 2014

By Laura Counts   |   11/21/2014
The 10th annual >play conference packed Fort Mason last month, attracting a record 700 people to San Francisco last month to explore the latest, greatest, and most disruptive digital trends.

How Culture Comes to Life at Haas

By Matt Richards   |   11/19/2014
Insights from a Haas Student Ambassador and MBA 2015 One of the biggest reasons I chose Haas over any of the other schools that I applied to was the student body.  Everyone I met was friendly, accomplished, ...

From Undergrad to Exec MBA: A Berkeley Education Across Generations

By Susan Petty   |   11/17/2014
Unlimited curiosity. Unbridled enthusiasm. And an understanding that, no matter how much you think you know, there is always so much more to learn. That’s the sentiment behind “Students Always,” one of the ...

Business and law students make a deal at negotiation contest

By Laura Counts   |   11/17/2014
The complex acquisition of a promising tech startup was the subject of a negotiation competition that paired MBA students with Berkeley Law students last week.

Video: 7 MBA student veterans share their stories of transitions and tranformations

By Laura Counts   |   11/11/2014
We spoke with seven students—all of whom have been deployed to war zones and other hotspots across the globe—who inspired us with their stories.

Student veteran Mike Christman, MBA 16, to be honored at 49ers game

By Laura Counts   |   11/07/2014
If you tune in to the San Francisco 49ers game on November 23rd, you'll see 1st-year MBA student and former Marine Captain Mike Christman on the field at half-time.

5 Things I Learned in my First 10 Weeks as an EWMBA Student

By Kate Kleinschmidt   |   11/05/2014
When I started business school, I had a lot of goals -- learn new skills, grow my network, advance my career and much more. Now, I'm ten weeks into this 3-year adventure, and I've already learned a lot -- not ...

Students shift gears for Specialized at Innovation Challenge

By Laura Counts   |   11/03/2014
A streamlined store experience that makes shopping for bikes less intimidating, and a chain of Specialized indoor cycling studios to get people comfortable with riding outdoors were two of the stand-out ideas ...

7 Top Reasons to Love the Berkeley MBA's Bay Area Location

By Greg Guglielmo   |   10/31/2014
Haas Student Ambassador and MBA 15

Why I never thought about gender balance, but do now: a male student’s perspective (Part 3)

By Haas School of Business   |   10/27/2014
This is the final post in a three-part series on gender balance at Haas. In the first two parts, first-year MBA student Ryann Kopacka described what it’s been like for her so far in a class with 43% women. ...

Can You Lead a Horse to Water? MBA Students Learn "Natural Leadership"

By Laura Counts   |   10/24/2014
Sixteen students from the Executive MBA and Evening & Weekend MBA programs headed far outside the classroom—to the paddock—to practice non-verbal leadership.

Student Voice: An EMBA Immersion in Leadership Communication

By Susan Petty   |   10/21/2014
Spencer Brasfield, MBA 15, is the founder of Mindshare Law, a boutique law firm in Gray, Tennessee. He entered The Berkeley MBA for Executives Program in May 2014.

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

By Andy Garlikov   |   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 ...

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

By Morgan Bernstein   |   10/07/2014
In the Berkeley MBA Program, we shape innovative leaders, who question the status quo.  

43% Strong: A First-Year Student Perspective (Part 2)

By Haas School of Business   |   10/06/2014
In Part 2 of a series on gender balance, guest blogger Ryann Kopacka, MBA 16, describes what it's been like for her so far in a class with 43% women. Next up: a male student shares his perspective on gender ...

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

By Morgan Bernstein   |   10/02/2014
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 ...

Part of the 43%: A First-Year Student Perspective (Part 1)

By Haas School of Business   |   10/01/2014
In this first part of a three-part series on gender balance at Haas, guest blogger Ryann Kopacka, MBA 16, shares her experiences as a new admit to the Full-TIme MBA program. Coming Monday: Ryann writes about ...

EMBA Alum Opens Apple Mobile Wallet for JPMorgan Chase

By Susan Petty   |   9/30/2014
Asked what he finds most rewarding about his career, Avin Arumugam sums it up in one word: scale. He’s talking about the complexity of his work and the scale of his impact—and he’s not kidding.

MBA Career Advancement: From Strategic Pricing to SunPower Promotion

By Julia Sprague   |   9/17/2014
Iris Korovesi didn't necessarily expect a return on investment so early in her MBA studies.

Full-time MBA Application Countdown Challenge - Week 5

By Morgan Bernstein   |   9/15/2014
The Berkeley MBA Application Countdown Challenge is in it's fifth and final week!  

Full-time MBA Application Countdown Challenge - Week 4

By Morgan Bernstein   |   9/08/2014
The Berkeley MBA Application Countdown Challenge is in it's fourth week!  Plus, updates on prizes for our winners to date. 

Full-Time MBA Week Zero Highlights

By Laura Counts   |   9/03/2014
Full-time MBA Week Zero was a whirlwind!

How to Choose a Berkeley MBA Program

By Julia Sprague   |   9/02/2014
Berkeley-Haas has three MBA programs: Full-time, Evening & Weekend, and MBA for Executives.

Full-time MBA Application Countdown Challenge - Week 3

By Morgan Bernstein   |   9/01/2014
The Berkeley MBA Application Countdown Challenge continues into week 3!   

Full-time MBA Application Countdown Challenge - Week 2

By Morgan Bernstein   |   8/25/2014
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.  

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

By Morgan Bernstein   |   8/19/2014
The Full-time MBA Application for Berkeley-Haas awaits you.  Need a nudge to get started? 

MBA Internships: Design Thinking in Practice at IDEO

By Laura Counts   |   8/18/2014
Sandeep Pahuja, MBA 15, is interning with global design consultancy IDEO in San Francisco. Here's an account—in his own words—of his experiences as a business designer in the Food Studio.

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

By Julia Sprague   |   8/12/2014
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...

Warm Buttered Pretzels: Insights from International Consulting Trips

By Laura Counts   |   7/18/2014
 From Kenya to Kazakhstan to South Africa to Singapore, full-time MBA students crisscrossed the globe this summer on International Business Development consulting trips.

10 Takeaways from My Full-Time Berkeley MBA Experience

By Eileen Vanderwilt   |   6/13/2014
To cap off finishing my last final of my last class at Haas today (?!?!!?) I wanted to share 10 MBA takeaways—written for future me so I never forget—for anyone thinking about going back to school or the ...

From student to startup

By Laura Counts   |   6/03/2014
In the full-time MBA class of 2014, there at least nine serious startups percolating—and probably half a dozen more emerging. Many of the students who have pursued startup ideas while at Haas hedge their bets b...