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.

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Admissions Tips | 5 MIN READ

The online GMAT/GRE/EA: what to expect and how to succeed

Prospective MBA students who have been unable to take in-person admissions exams due to the COVID-19 pandemic can now take all three tests at home.
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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 | 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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MBA for Execs | 2 MIN READ

EMBA student finds leadership inspiration among Haas women

Megan Zweig, EMBA 19, enrolled at Haas because she wanted to see more women leaders in the business world.
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Veterans | 2 MIN READ

MBA student looks for exploratory intersections of new ideas, people

Matt Dunn, EMBA 19, is always picking up new things to learn and seeking to expand his world with new people and ideas. During his time at Haas, this ...
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Veterans | 3 MIN READ

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

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 ...
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Veterans | 2 MIN READ

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

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 ...
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Pre-Application Advising | 3 MIN READ

Six ways to make your MBA application stand out

Applying for your MBA is more than test scores and transcripts. Admissions offices, especially at top business schools, want to see more than the ...
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Healthcare | 4 MIN READ

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

Embracing data, developing her leadership skills, and networking have been key factors in Sally Allain’s career and her fight against disease. Her ...
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