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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

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...