P&Q: When Weed Becomes A Business School Case

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Source: Poets & Quants by Nathan Allen, 10.13.2016. hen California residents cast their votes on November 8, they do so with the potential to unleash billions of dollars into the market. With Proposition 64, California joins four other states that may legalize recreational use of marijuana for adults this November. But for those in the industry, California’s massive untapped market …

Why Two Kinds Of Curiosity Should Fuel Your Career Development

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Source: Berkeley Haas by Michael G. Katz, 9.29.2016. hat I love most about my work in the Full-time Berkeley MBA Program is meeting with students who feel fired up about the possibilities for their career. Whether they have only just identified a field of interest or are in the process of evaluating multiple job offers, students bring their intellectual curiosity …

When Innovation Meets the Language of the Corner Office

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Source: MIT Sloan by Dave Rochlinm, August 03, 2016. What are the best ways to tailor the language of innovation to the executive suite? t The University of California Berkeley, our Haas@Work program regularly works with corporate partners on innovation challenges, design literacy, and the tools and processes that support vibrant innovation functions inside large companies. We have learned that …

Berkeley Haas Recommendation Questions 2016-2017

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University of California, Berkeley – Haas School of Business Full-time MBA program – LOR Prompts We require two letters of recommendation and prefer that at least one come from a current employer. Select individuals with whom you have had considerable professional interaction, such as your supervisor or a major client. The title or status of those you select is not …

Berkeley Haas Essay Questions 2016-2017

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University of California, Berkeley – Haas School of Business Full-time MBA program – Application essays If you could choose one song that expresses who you are, what is it and why? (250 words maximum) Your song can be in any language, from any culture, and does not need to contain lyrics. The strongest responses will focus on answering why this …

The Berkeley MBA Behind Pokémon Go

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Source: Berkeley Haas by Morgan Bernstein July 19, 2016. Haas alum John Hanke first put the earth in your pocket, then released pocket monsters on planet Earth. Hanke, MBA 96, is CEO of Niantic Labs, the innovator behind Pokémon Go. he “augmented reality” game put millions on the hunt for animated Japanese characters—which pop up with the help of location …

Fortune: Impact Investing Takes Hold on Business School Campuses

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Source: Fortune by Nathan Allen, June 28, 2016. The likes of Harvard and Wharton are teaching investing for both financial and social benefit. anielle Reed was already an impact investor when she stepped onto the campus of the University of California-Berkeley Haas School of Business in 2013 — though her family didn’t know it. They thought she worked at a …

8 Reasons To Consider An MBA

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Source: Berkeley Haas by Morgan Bernstein, June 1, 2016. BA explorations are often rooted in a desire for even more meaningful work—whatever that means for you. It might mean deepening expertise and advancing in your current field. It might mean a completely new line of work or launching your own venture. It likely means seeing yourself as a leader and …

Berkeley Haas: A startup factory

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Source: Berkeley-Haas by Laura Counts April 22, 2016. erkeley-Haas students are launching startups in record numbers. In last year’s full-time MBA class, for example, 31 students took a pass on traditional work to try their hands at entrepreneurship. And almost a quarter of the first cohort of the Berkeley MBA for Executives Program pursued startup ventures. Watch this slideshow for …

MBA Mama Spotlight: Kelly Deutermann, USCG of Haas

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Source: MBA Mama March 31, 2016 he latest phenomenal MBA Mama in our “Spotlight” series is Lieutenant Commander Kelly A. Deutermann who currently attends the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business Full-Time MBA Program. Previously, she was stationed at Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay, CA and served as an instructor pilot in the MH-65C helicopter. She was responsible for training …

Bloomberg: Silicon Valley May Want MBAs More Than Wall Street Does

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Source: Bloomberg by Natalie Kitroeff, Patrick Clark March 17, 2016. Never mind the trash talk. More tech companies are hiring MBAs. ayPal co-founder Peter Thiel said MBAs are predisposed to “herdlike thinking and behavior.” Venture capitalist Marc Andreessen dubbed them a contrarian indicator, saying “if they want to go into tech, that means a bubble is forming.” In a post …

Making Business School Work For MBA Partners And Families Too

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Source: Berkeley Haas by Morgan Bernstein, February 11, 2016 tudents from the three MBA programs at Berkeley-Haas often remark on the strong sense of community—not only among students, but also among MBA partners, spouses, and families. Many students start—or end—their program with a partner or a family, and that’s why Berkeley-Haas makes every effort to create a stimulating and inviting …

Bloomberg: The High Cost of Networking at Business School

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Source: Bloomberg Business by Sarah Grant Nov 18, 2015 For Victor Eng, a former Goldman Sachs investment banker in his first year at Columbia Business School, it was demoralizing to see his bank account diminish three months into the school year. “There’s something psychologically negative about it,” he said. But, he added, spending more than his budget allows is a …

Financial Times: Beyond Banking – popularity of industry plummets among MBAs

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Source: Financial Times by Laura Noonan in London and Ben McLannahan in New York Nov 11, 2015 Graduates from the world’s top 10 business schools are 40 per cent less likely to choose a career in banking than they were before the multibillion-dollar losses, trading scandals and shrinking pay packets of the last few years. An analysis by the Financial …