B-HAN | July 12, 2017


Feedback: You Need to Lead It

"We live in the era of Yelp where everything we consume is up for review...But in the office? Usually it's sink or swim with the occasional scheduled reviews from a superior." - Dean Lyons, BS 82

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Berkeley Haas Commencement Speech Goes Viral

Singh Padda's, BS 17, viral graduation speech continues to resonate with millions. Read more on NBC News


Prof. Patatoukas Wins Prestigious Accounting Award

Assoc. Prof. Panos N. Patatoukas has received the prestigious 2017 Notable Contributions to Accounting Literature Award for his research on the implications of major customer relationships for supplier firm performance and valuation.​ Read More


Ranking Business Schools by Specialization

Berkeley Haas ranked in the top 10 in six specialty categories. See which categories

Alumni Spotlight

Berkeley Haas Welcomes New Development Chief

Berkeley Haas is pleased to welcome Leslie Schibsted, BS 86, as the Assistant Dean for Development and Alumni Relations.

Leslie is not only an experienced manager and strategist who led development for San Diego State University, but she is one of our own, having earned her BS from the Haas School. She also holds an MA in education leadership & development from California State University, Chico. Leslie is also a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE).

Since 2015, Leslie has served as the associate vice president for development at SDSU, managing a 40-member team and heading corporate and foundation relationships, as well as providing leadership for the successful conclusion of the $800 million campaign for SDSU.

Prior to joining SDSU, Leslie served as the interim associate VP for development at California State University, Chico, where she helped the campus launch its first-ever comprehensive campaign. In her 11-year higher education development career she also held leadership roles at Chico's College of Natural Sciences and College of Behavioral and Social Sciences. She previously provided fundraising counsel to more than 60 nonprofits as VP and senior consultant at The Focus Group for ten years.

Leslie is passionate about making a difference in her community and has held leadership roles at numerous volunteer organizations. She is a great fit with our culture and an exemplar of our Defining Leadership Principles

Berkeley Haas News

Fisher Center for Business Analytics to Tackle Difficult Data Problems

New center brings faculty, students, and companies together under one umbrella to study and solve big data problems.

Harnessing the Wisdom of the Crowd to Forecast

Berkeley Haas management professor Don Moore and a team of researchers found a new way to improve the outcome of predicting geopolitical events by training ordinary people to make more confident and accurate predictions.

Financial Aid Information (FTMBA 2003-2017):

The Haas Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) is designed to provide financial support to recent graduates of the Full-time MBA program employed in the public or nonprofit sectors where salaries are typically lower than in the private sector. Graduates who have accumulated significant debt for their education may feel constrained in their choice of employment by the need to repay that debt. The Haas LRAP provides financial support to facilitate these employment decisions.

We are excited to share the Haas LRAP policy changes that will take effect this cycle:

  • Income Qualification: 100% reimbursement of minimum monthly payments for those with income of up to $95,000 (previously $80k). Those with higher incomes are encouraged to apply, as we may be able to provide prorated assistance depending on fund availability.

  • Eligible Loans: Students not enrolled in a standard repayment plan of ten years or more are encouraged to apply, as we may be able to provide prorated assistance again depending on fund availability.

  • Adjustments to Income: $6,000/dependent child (previously $6,000 for one dependent and $4,000 for each additional).

  • Length of Participation: Alumni can participate in the program anytime while in loan repayment status (previously within 15 years of graduation).

The Haas LRAP application is now available for the Summer review cycle (covers payments made January - June 2017). The deadline for this cycle is July 15, 2017.

Students Always: Lifelong Learning

Giving and Receiving Feedback

What's the purpose of feedback and why is it important to give it in a timely and honest manner? How can we create psychological safety? Learn the importance of feedback from Berkeley Haas lecturer Alison Meyer, MBA 11. Watch Now

Get Involved

Having an open conversation on sustainable investing is just one of the ways alumni are working to spark change in the world. Watch how the New York City Chapter of the Berkeley Haas Alumni Network is engaging in this subject and learn more about how to get involved.

Investing to Achieve a Sustainable World

From our New York City Chapter, this talk addresses Sustainable Investing from a Public Equities – ESG (Environment-Social-Governance) perspective.

Other ways to get involved:

Upcoming Events

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July 9 London, UK — UC Berkeley 2017 British 10K
July 12 Laguna Beach, CA OCMBA Mixer
July 15 Las Vegas, NV — Summer Welcome Party For New Grads
July 20 Las Vegas, NV — Summer Welcome Party For New Grads
July 23 Boston, MA — Summer BBQ
August 10 London, UK — Summer Welcome Party for New Grads, Summer Interns & Recent Admits
August 20 San Diego, CA — MBASD Mixer
August 24 Berkeley, CA — East Bay Chapter Welcome Party - Save the Date!
September 5 San Francisco, CA — Cal Night at the A's - Save the Date!
September 23 Mountain View, CA — Bay Area Veteran Career Fair

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