Susan Petty

Susan Petty

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.

Posts by Susan

Professor Jose Guajardo teaches to a room full of MBA students located around the world


Flex MBA offers a virtually seamless classroom experience

Twice a week, at four p.m. sharp, Pacific time, Assistant Professor Jose Guajardo greets the students in his Operations class with a big smile, eager ...
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Entrepreneurship | 3 MIN READ

Entrepreneurial drive fuels a career pivot

Before starting his Berkeley MBA for Executives studies, Reggie Draper, EMBA 23, learned the hard lesson that entrepreneurs can’t go it alone.
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Group of Berkeley Haas students talking inside a lecture hall.

MBA Benefits | 5 MIN READ

Your MBA, your way: Comparing part-time MBA options

The decision to pursue an MBA isn’t one big decision. Rather, it is a series of smaller decisions: Where? When? Which format? Why?
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Headshot of Richard Golfin III, JD, EMBA 24.

Healthcare | 3 MIN READ

Seeking an MBA to change the future of health care

For Richard Golfin, III, JD, EMBA 24, health care is not just a business. It is a “fascinating area of life. After all, most of us start and end our ...
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Faculty | 3 MIN READ

Homa Bahrami explores agility and flexibility for enterprises and individuals

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

Women in leadership: expanding access to those underserved by the traditional financial system

The World Bank estimates that about 1.7 billion adults around the world are without a bank account at a financial institution or through a mobile ...
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Technology | 3 MIN READ

From retail wine to Big Tech: Executive MBA spurs alumna’s career pivot

Berkeley MBA for Executives graduate Molly Zucker Carson, EMBA 19, attended Haas to grow her business and leadership skills. She planned to apply her ...
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Healthcare | 3 MIN READ

Physician leader uses MBA skills to transform the patient-provider experience

As Chief of Hospital Medicine for Oklahoma City-based INTEGRIS Medical Group, Kate Mansalis, MD, EMBA 18, treats patients, leads physicians, and ...
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Healthcare | 2 MIN READ

How a surgeon saw an MBA as key to his future in healthcare

Before business school, Howard “Nando” Cooke, EMBA 19, had a highly specialized skill set. A maxillofacial surgeon, he could mend a cleft palate, ...
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Diversity and Inclusion | 2 MIN READ

Haas inspires EMBA student to pursue career in diversity, equity, and inclusion

Jason Atwater, EMBA 19, never thought that he could base his career on establishing diverse, equitable, and inclusive (DEI) work environments—until ...
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Alumni | 4 MIN READ

Women in leadership: two Haas alumnae leading innovation in the healthcare industry

Welcome to our series featuring women who are leading innovation, growth, and success in various industries. Today we talk with two Haas alumnae ...
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Alumni | 3 MIN READ

Mastering business models for industrial design

Martha Davis, EMBA 17, had already launched several businesses before coming back for an MBA. Her entrepreneurial instincts were finely tuned, and ...
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