Considering the Best Executive MBA Programs? 7 Reasons to Choose Haas


Berkeley Executive MBA students at Kabam stadium

If you're a highly experienced professional considering pursuing an MBA, chances are you're looking at executive MBA programs, which let you continue working while you study and apply your new learning in real time.

And perhaps you’ve narrowed your search to top EMBA programs. In that case, you may want to learn about ours: From renowned faculty and accomplished classmates to a manageable schedule and attitude-free environment—here are 7 reasons students considering the best executive MBA programs choose Berkeley-Haas

1. A schedule that respects the rest of your life

Berkeley EMBA Christine Elfalan“The program—from the schedule, to the curriculum, to the student body—is perfectly suited for commuters like me. Flying up every three weeks was the ideal cadence to keep me well-connected to my career and fully immersed in my studies.”—Christine Elfalan





2. Strong values that resonate with all kinds of people

Berkeley EMBA Eric Shanley“I learned values as a kid growing up playing sports, and they have stuck with me through my career as a military officer. When I started researching MBA programs, I looked for a school with straightforward and clearly written values. When I came across the Haas Defining Principles, I thought they had nailed it.”—Eric Shanley



3. Confidence Without Attitude

Berkeley EMBA Adam Kerin“When I started looking into executive MBA programs, I was 50/50 between a university closer to home in Southern California and the Berkeley MBA for Executives Program. A class visit was all it took to convince me --I felt so welcomed. And once class got started, the quality of the questions being asked, the energetic back-and-forth discussion blew me away.”—Adam Kerin



4. Peers and profs that inspire

Berkeley EMBA Sally Allain“After 15 years in the workplace, I wanted to be in a learning environment where I would be educated by top academics as well as learn from classmates at similar levels in their careers, from an array of industries. I found both in the Berkeley MBA for Executives Program.”—Sally Allain


5. Location, location, location

Berkeley EMBA Tansy Brook“Silicon Valley is one of the most amazing places in the world. It’s full of optimists and misfits who want to move the world toward what it should be, rather than settle for what it is. Berkeley-Haas is a key part of this of this community. It was essential that I found an MBA program that embodied the values embedded in Silicon Valley culture.”—Tansy Brook




6. Just what the doctor ordered 

Berkeley EMBA Adam Tibble“I looked at other executive MBA programs, even some that are designed for medical practitioners. The Berkeley MBA for Executives gives me a diversity of experience among my classmates that adds depth to our discussions and that is expanding my network in unexpected ways.”—Adam Tibble





Berkeley EMBA Thomas GrenvilleAs Thomas Grenville sums it up, “The Berkeley MBA for Executives Program is about so much more than skills. It really is the whole package: leadership, connections, collaboration, personal growth.”

Think we might be the whole package for you? Learn more about the program, and find out. 

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About The Author

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.