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Rahul is Director of Admissions for the Berkeley MBA Programs for Working Professionals. He hopes these blog posts provide you with useful insights into the Berkeley MBA experience and questions you may have about the MBA in general.

Recent Posts

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.

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...