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Berkeley Entrepreneur Turns to Search Funds for a Place to Call Home

By Liz Rosenberg   |   7/15/2019
Jeff Oldenburg, MBA 18, is a “searcher.” As co-founder of The Tusker Fund, he’s in the process of finding a business to buy with the help of financial backers. The model is called a search fund, and it’s ...

Design Thinking: What Every MBA Seeker Should Know About it and Why

By Eileen Jacob   |   7/11/2019
At its core, design thinking is all about creating unique solutions to complex problems — no matter how big or small. In fact, nearly every aspect of modern business applies design thinking. At Berkeley Haas, ...

Using MBA skills to incubate new MENA leadership

By Rahul Sampat   |   7/08/2019
Nancy Hoque, MBA 19, arrived at Berkeley Haas in search of a fresh start in her career. She'd worked as an engineer at Nokia and Motorola for more than a decade, but a new interest in go-to-market strategy was ...

Taking a Big Risk to Do Great Things Along a 100-Year Time Horizon

By Liz Rosenberg   |   6/27/2019
How did a guy who launched his career trading derivatives during the great recession, then dove into hydraulic fracking, end up on the cutting edge of cleantech immersed in neural networks and deep learning?

Improving Healthcare Equity and Access for Women

By Liz Rosenberg   |   6/20/2019
What happens when an entrepreneurial spirit collides with the Berkeley MBA concurrent degree program? For the answer, consider the career of Amy Fan, MBA/MPH 19, co-founder of Twentyeight Health.

How to Use Your MBA Experience to Become the Boss You Always Wanted

By Eileen Jacob   |   6/18/2019
People leave managers, not companies. However cliché that saying may be, it still holds true. If you have been in a management position before, you know becoming a strong leader is about more than perfecting ...

Redesigning problem solving through design thinking

By Rahul Sampat   |   6/13/2019
Too often, businesses approach a problem with a tried-and-true solution already in mind. But that kind of approach makes innovation difficult – and can keep a business stuck in the same old patterns, according ...

Rage Against the MBA: Why Some CEOs Praise MBAs and Others Don’t

By Liz Rosenberg   |   6/13/2019
Not all CEOs have MBAs. Some, like Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerberg, don’t even have BAs. Steve Jobs famously said during his 2005 Stanford commencement speech that, “dropping out of college was one of the best ...

How Your Professional Past Improves Your MBA Experience

By Susan Petty   |   6/11/2019
While top business schools value a medley of students in their MBA programs, the coursework caters to students who have had full-time work experience. This is because students who have spent time in the ...

Nick Johnson Examines the Future of Marketing and the Roles of a Leader

By Susan Petty   |   6/06/2019
The director of Content Programs at Salesforce, Nick Johnson, EMBA 16, shares his views on “thought leadership,” the value of a Berkeley MBA for Executives and making the transition from entrepreneur to ...