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Susan is Director of Admissions for the Berkeley MBA for Executives Program. She has nearly twenty years of experience in marketing and advertising, having worked in several different industries including technology, travel, healthcare -- and many others from her media planning days at J. Walter Thompson where her clients included Chevron, Kaiser Permanente, Nestle, and Ford. She enjoys advising prospective students and guiding them through their personal MBA experience.

Recent Posts

Former Coast Guard skipper and sales exec explores the academic side of business

By Susan Petty   |   10/31/2019
The Crab Fisherman’s Ball in the tiny town of Trinidad on California’s north coast was a critical turning point for Joe Odell, EMBA 20, who’s faced several major junctions in his career.

Proud Marine uses EMBA education to create positive change in his community

By Susan Petty   |   10/24/2019
Alex Lopez is proud of his association with two strong organizations: the US Marine Corps and the University of California, Berkeley. A member of the Berkeley Haas MBA for Executives class of 2020, he served ...

Six ways to make your MBA application stand out

By Susan Petty   |   10/15/2019
Applying for your MBA is more than test scores and transcripts. Admissions offices, especially at top business schools, want to see more than the data that defines a student—they also look for the character of ...

An EMBA is helping this scientist have an impact in the healthcare field

By Susan Petty   |   10/10/2019
Embracing data, developing her leadership skills, and networking have been key factors in Sally Allain’s career and her fight against disease. Her most recent move is a promotion to the position of head of ...

Get your MBA and get on the fast track to becoming a world-class tech leader

By Susan Petty   |   9/24/2019
Do you dream of becoming the next Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Susan Wojcicki, or Elon Musk? These and other influential tech leaders take a visionary approach to solving business problems, and their ideas have ...

Making impact: Berkeley EMBA grad fuels cleantech and women entrepreneurs

By Susan Petty   |   9/19/2019
When Rose Maizner, EMBA 17, met with RenewableTech Ventures founder Todd Stevens to discuss the possibility of joining their team, she complimented him on his launch of an impact fund.

Haas alum leverages curiosity into a cleantech career

By Susan Petty   |   8/15/2019
It was 1986 and a teenaged Mukund Chavan, EMBA '15, landed on the East Coast from India deeply curious about the technology that was incubating across the country in Silicon Valley.

Is the Berkeley MBA a good fit for you? Ask yourself these four questions to find out

By Susan Petty   |   8/06/2019
Your life is filled with choices. Some—soup or salad with my sandwich at lunch?—are routine. Others—would an MBA help me achieve my career goals?—will have a long-lasting, powerful impact on the course of your ...

Physician-Leader Finds his “It Factor” via Berkeley MBA, Adam Tibble, MD, EMBA 17

By Susan Petty   |   8/01/2019
Adam Tibble, MD, EMBA 17, had already proved himself a capable leader before arriving at Berkeley.

Seven things every student should know about the MBA program at Berkeley

By Susan Petty   |   8/01/2019
Potential MBA candidates are likely taking a broad approach when choosing the ideal program and school. After all, your time spent obtaining an MBA will impact your day-to-day life, including the content of ...