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Trends & outlooks: corporate responsibility in times of crisis

By Eileen Jacob   |   9/09/2019
When it comes to a corporation’s success, revenue is not the only consideration. A recent study by Cone Communications found that Americans want more transparency from the businesses they work with. Consumers ...

Three ways an MBA will advance your intrapreneur career - and three ways it won't

By Liz Rosenberg   |   8/27/2019
Before embarking on any new adventure in your academic and professional life, it’s important to begin with clear expectations of what may or may not happen. Though there’s no roadmap etched in stone when you ...

Curious about post-grad MBA salary? Learn which concentrations pay the highest.

By Liz Rosenberg   |   8/20/2019
Advancing in a career and growing wages are two common reasons MBA hopefuls apply to top business schools. Data published by the National Association of Colleges and Employers reveal that the average starting ...

Is the Berkeley MBA a good fit for you? Ask yourself these four questions to find out

By Susan Petty   |   8/06/2019
Your life is filled with choices. Some—soup or salad with my sandwich at lunch?—are routine. Others—would an MBA help me achieve my career goals?—will have a long-lasting, powerful impact on the course of your ...

Snaps & claps: the story of Berkeley alums and Shazam’s $400M Apple acquisition

By Rahul Sampat   |   7/30/2019
In 2017, Apple announced it would be purchasing the music application Shazam, and in 2018, the roughly $400 million acquisition was finalized. Though you might be familiar with the app, you might be unfamiliar ...

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 ...

Innovation + the modern MBA: A recipe for professional success

By Eileen Jacob   |   6/06/2019
In 2019, some executives confidently say earning an MBA is overrated and unnecessary, while other executives truly believe in the value of an MBA as a crucial springboard for long-term professional success.

Taking the Entrepreneurial Path to Improving Global Healthcare: Lida Kourita, EMBA 16

By Susan Petty   |   2/25/2019
“What is the best way to help?” It’s a question physicians ask often in the course of their careers as they contemplate a patient’s situation.

From Herat to Haas, Afghan MBA Student Creates a New Life

By Maya Mirsky   |   2/06/2017
Sal Parsa, MBA 18, once believed his destiny was to become a tailor, or a mechanic. Born in Afghanistan and raised during Taliban rule to a family without much education, Parsa didn’t have many options. By age ...

Going to business school could turn you into an MBA entrepreneur

By Angela Fleekop   |   2/01/2017
Above: Berkeley MBA startup Planet Murple aims to help kids each more vegetables