Am I too young for an executive MBA program? Too old? Do I still have time to apply? If you’re wondering about these or other questions related to the Berkeley MBA for Executives Program, a personal consultation with an admissions officer will provide answers.
“These are not sales people. They genuinely have your best interest at heart,” says Mercedes Broening, CIO and managing director, JMP Securities, who was reassured to learn more about “the caliber of the students and the content of discourse,” she could expect—and has found—in the Berkeley EMBA program.
A one-on-one consultation helped Dominic Garetto, vice president at Sunseap Group, “thoroughly understand the offering.” He says the consultation “brought the program to life and clarified both the rewards and the challenges.” This was especially important since he would be moving his family from Singapore before starting the program.
Guillaume Lardeux, senior vice president at Genesys, who started the application process with only a short runway before the final round deadline, appreciated having the process laid out in detail. “Susan Petty gave me valuable insights on how to prioritize steps and my time during the application process,” Guillaume says.
Both Dominic and Guillaume also found that the consultation validated their understanding of the international aspects of the program and the global business experience of their likely classmates.
Adam Kerin, a product marketing manager at Qualcomm, focused his consultation on how to present himself during the application process. “They helped me understand that instead of being a strike against me, my youth can be a sought-after characteristic in creating a diverse class. That really boosted my confidence,” he says.
From class visits to open houses to networking events, there are many ways to explore the Berkeley MBA for Executives. “Be sure to take advantage of all the touchpoints,” Guillaume advises, “especially one of the most pleasant and productive—a personal consultation with the Admissions Office.”
Susan Petty, Berkeley MBA for Executives Admissions
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