Message from the Executive Director

Jon Kaplan

Welcome to the Berkeley MBA for Executives Program. We have what promises to be a truly one-of-a-kind experience.

I encourage you to fully immerse yourself in the school and the program in every way possible. Take advantage of this new wonderful group of people, your classmates, to whom you will forever be connected. We are lucky at Berkeley Haas to be able to attract the best of the best to each of our MBA programs, and I promise that you will learn as much from your classmates and peers as you do from your professors.

Also, take advantage of all the resources we have to offer our students, including the academic affairs, student experience, career management and alumni teams, among many other resources. There are some amazing people on staff, ready to help you in every way they can.

Lastly, do everything you can to maintain balance in your life over the next 19 months. This is a very demanding program, so make sure you take time for yourself to refresh. For those of you with significant others and families, engage them in the program as much as possible. You will be asking a lot from them while you go through the program, so make sure you continuously express how much you appreciate the sacrifices they surely are making to allow you to be here. You can also assure them that this investment will be well worth it in the end, as the program will help you grow in so many ways, as a businessperson, a leader, and most importantly, as a person.

Looking forward to meeting each and every one of you!


Jon Kaplan
Executive Director
Berkeley MBA for Executives Program