October 16, 2015

Haas to Provide Seed Funding, Enhanced Support to Entrepreneurs

Seed Funding for Entrepreneurs

This week, Dean Rich Lyons, BS 82, launched the Dean's Startup Seed Fund, which provides $5,000 grants to early-stage startups that include Haas students. A total of $100,000 will be granted through the new Berkeley Haas Entrepreneurship Program (BHEP).

U.S. News Rankings Badge

Best Global Universities Rankings: #3 in the World

UC Berkeley was ranked #3, just behind Harvard and MIT, in the list of Best Global Universities 2016. U.S. News also just ranked Berkeley as the #1 public university in the country.

MFE Ranking Badge

The Berkeley Haas MFE Ranked #1 for Employment Outcomes

The MFE Program took the top spot for best employment outcomes and #2 spot overall in QuantNet's 2015 rankings for best financial engineering programs.

Patrick Awuah

Patrick Awuah received a MacArthur Genius Grant

In 2002, Awuah, FTMBA 99, overcame many obstacles to launch Ashesi University, the first Ivy League-style school in Ghana. He is one of 24 fellows honored for "extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits."

Stock Crash

Faculty Research: Flagging a Stock Price Crash

Prof. Richard Sloan of the Accounting Group offers a new crash-risk system, based on a study of 14 years of stock data, that aims to help investors actively avoid price crashes.

Dean's Speaker Series

New York City Chapter wins Chapter of the Year

The Berkeley Haas Alumni Network's New York City Chapter is the 2015 Chapter of the Year. They deliver industry and affinity programming to more than 1,800 alumni. Congratulations!

Berkeley Haas Blogs

Business & Social Impact:
Laura Tyson on the Global Social Venture Competition

Energy Institute:
How Can Zero (net energy) be a Hero?

Berkeley MBA:
Lindo, Maravilhoso! Executive MBA Brazil Immersion Week

Berkeley EMBA Experiential Learning:
Q&A With Asst. Dean Mike Rielly

Haas Undergraduate Students Blog:
Fall 2015 Investment Banking Case Competitions

Students Always: Lifelong Learning

Teck Ho

Haas Insights: Dean's Speaker Series

Watch Rick Welts on business, basketball and diversity and catch a glipse of the architectural rendering video of the new Warrior's arena.



BREC Student-Alumni Networking Night

Join Berkeley Real Estate Club (BREC) alumni, Berkeley Haas faculty, current students and Fisher Center staff for great conversation over signature cocktails. RSVP by October 16! Register.

Mozart Concert

An Austrian Evening with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

The I-House and Berkeley Haas cordially invite you to a classical concert on Tuesday, Nov. 3 at 7pm at the International House made possible by Egon von Kaschnitz, FTMBA 59. Reserve seats here.

Visit Our Events Calendar

Oct 18 New York — What Stories Do Your Folks Tell?
Oct 19 Portland, OR — Legalized Marijuana Market Discussion
Oct 19 Chapel Hill, NC — UNC Career Workshop
Oct 20 Denver, CO — The Art of Negotiation
Oct 20 San Francisco — Alumni/Student Networking Evening
Oct 21 San Francisco — Key Issues Facing Boards of Directors
Oct 21 Orange County — OCMBA at 4th Street Market
Oct 21 London — Berkeley Haas MFE Info Session
Oct 22 Webinar — The Craft of Product
Oct 22 Berkeley — Emerging Interests in Finance with Prof. Bill Rindfuss
Oct 22 Pasadena — Cal vs. UCLA Pre-game Tailgate Party
Oct 29 San Jose — Silicon Valley Alumni: Halloween Happy Hour
Oct 29 San Francisco — Business School Night at the Theater
Oct 30 San Francisco — Cal Young Alumni Blue & Gold Bash
Oct 30 San Francisco — >PLAY 2015 Conference
Oct 30 Bay Area, Santa Monica, Chicago, NYC — The Black Cat Ball
Nov 3 Berkeley — An Austrian Evening with Mozart
Nov 5 Berkeley — Berkeley Entrepreneurs Forum
Nov 5 Berkeley — Women Who Built the Berkeley Campus
Nov 5-6 Paris — Data Lead Conference
Nov 6 San Francisco — Berkeley Haas Healthcare Conference
Nov 9 Santa Monica — "The Other F Word" with Sr. Lecturer Mark Coopersmith
Nov 10 Berkeley — Marketplace Lending Panel
Nov 11 Philadelphia — Bikram Yoga
Nov 13 San Francisco — Haas Gala
Nov 18 San Francisco — The Private Affair
Nov 19 Berkeley — Big Give
Nov 19 New York — Holiday Party
Nov 19 Berkeley — International Investment Banking with Lecturer Ted Kuh
Nov 21 Chicago, IL — Big Game Viewing Party

Career Management Workshops


The Craft of Product — Webinar
Thu, Oct 22, 12:00-1:00pm
Join us for a discussion about the evolving discipline of creating digital products. The presentation is most relevant to those starting out in product, looking to make a career change into product, and seeking additional resources to improve their own craft.

(Register in MBA CareerNet under workshops)

Using Your Myers Briggs Results in Business & Communications — Webinar
Tue, Oct 27, 12:00-1:00pm PT

Worthy Conversations: How to Ask for a Promotion or a Raise — Webinar
Wed, Oct 28, 12:00-1:00pm PT

Technology Networking Night — Bancroft Hotel
Wed, Nov 18, 5:00-8:00pm PT

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