MFE Students Win National Sovereign Credit Risk Modeling Competition
A diverse group of Master of Financial Engineering students from five countries and five professions bested 26 competitors to win first place in a competition that required developing a sovereign credit risk model. Read more


Expansion Magazine Ranks MBA Program #11
The Full-Time Berkeley MBA Program placed #11 in the world in Expansion magazine's ranking of the 2012 best global MBAs for Mexico, released Jan. 30. Berkeley-Haas also ranked #11 last year.

Professors Win Schwabacher Fellowships
Assistant Professors Zsolt Katona and Panos Patatoukas have been awarded Schwabacher Fellowships by the Haas Executive Committee in recognition of their research and teaching.

Berkeley-Haas Wins Venture Capital Competition
An interdisciplinary team that includes Berkeley MBA students won the regional Venture Capital Investment Competition at Santa Clara University. The CrossCal Associates team will go on to the national competition at the University of North Carolina's Kenan Flagler Business School in April.

Berkeley-Columbia Graduating Class Gives Back
Two-thirds of the graduating class of the Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA Program made a donation to the Haas Fund this year, helping to raise $34,000 for the school.


67 Faculty Members Make "Club 6" for Teaching
Students gave 67 faculty members, or about 47 percent of all instructors, a mean teaching score of at least six on a seven-point scale during the fall 2011 semester.

Pandora, Stella & Dot Execs to Speak at Women in Leadership Conference, March 3
With women making up half of the workforce but just a small fraction of C-suite executives, the 2012 Women in Leadership Conference will focus on how successful women can bring others up with them.

Finance Conference: Private Equity and Venture Capital are Faring in Volatile Times, March 9
Volatility and its ripple effects through the world of finance and investing will be the focus of the sixth annual student-run Berkeley-Haas Finance Conference at the Haas School.

Focus on Asia as Emerged Market, March 17
The student-run 12th annual Asia Business Conference at Haas will explore the idea that Asia is not an emerging market but a market that has already emerged.

Banner Year for Berkeley Board Fellows Program
The Haas School's Berkeley Board Fellows Program has offered a record 94 students this year a rare chance to serve as members on nonprofit boards of directors.




Power and Influence in Organizations
Sun, Feb 26, 10 am - 1 pm
- Complimentary seats for 25 Haas alumni
At the Haas School Andersen Auditorium
Are you ambivalent, even disdainful, of those who seek to wield influence at work? But organizations are fundamentally political entities, and influence is a key to get things done. Learn to identify strategies for building sources of influence, develop techniques for influencing others, and understand the role of power in building cooperation and leading change in organizations. Free to the first 25 Haas alumni who sign up. More info / Register

Networking within your organization (Webinar)
Fri, Feb. 24, Noon - For Haas MBA grads
It is common knowledge that the vast majority of new jobs are attained through networking. However, it is less known that the same applies to obtaining a new position with one's current employer. Learn how to become a consummate networker. Webinar log-in will be emailed to registered students/alums on Feb. 23. Register in the workshop section of MBA CareerNet

Case Interviewing: A Primer for Success
Sat, Mar 3, 10:30am - 12:30pm - For Haas MBA grads
Network Meeting Center in Santa Clara, CA
More employers now use the case interview method to screen IN qualified candidates. Originally used by the management consulting sector, more companies - including Apple, Google, Clorox, Nestle, Pixar, and McKesson - use case interviewing to identify employees who are smart and strategic with demonstrated problem solving capabilities.
Learn the essentials to successful Case Interviewing, along with a case practice to introduce you to subtleties of the method. Register in the workshop section of MBA CareerNet

Sure Fire Strategies for Jobseekers Over 50

Thurs, Mar 15, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Workshop at the Haas School - For Haas MBA grads

  • The real truth behind ageism and how to turn your age into your advantage
  • The #1 key that can make or break your job search
  • How to optimize your contacts and obtain critical leads and referrals
  • The best resume format for the experienced applicant
  • How to address those difficult age-related questions and ace the interview
  • And much more

Register in the workshop section of MBA CareerNet


Your Alumni MBA CareerNet Briefcase
Features resources to help manage your career.
Career Websites including resources for: Executives, Flexible Workforce Recruiting, Global Jobs, Networking, Jobs in the Non Profit Sector, Executive Search Firms, Salary Information, and Self-Employment.

International and domestic career advisor:
If you are a Berkeley MBA graduate living outside the Bay Area or looking to relocate, the Haas School can connect you with an advisor to support your career path. The Haas Worldwide Advisor Network includes experienced business coaches across the United States and around the globe. Scheduling and billing are handled directly with the advisor. See list of advisors.



Ctr for Exec Ed, Berkeley-Haas
15% Discount for Haas alumni. Enroll now and enter priority code "cee15" for your discount on these programs:

Product Management
Mar 19-23, 2012 (Berkeley)
May 14-18, 2012 (Cambridge, MA)
The Product Management program teaches critical business skills and a strategic framework for superior product management that will drive companies to new levels of profitability. Designed for product managers and executives interfacing with product management, this intensive 5-day program delivers powerful knowledge across the product life cycle, including strategic planning, product management execution, and product launch. Enroll

High-Impact Leadership
Mar 8-9, 2012 | Sept 27-28, 2012
In this highly interactive leadership training program, senior-level executives learn how to engage in productive interpersonal exchanges, create influence without authority, and build confidence in public speaking. The two-day course focuses on the art of communication and its impact on an audience. Participants will acquire skill sets, tools, and frameworks through the innovative approach of theater arts. Enroll

Women's Executive Leadership Program
Apr 16-19, 2012
Built on advanced theories in behavioral science, this transformative program coaches high-potential women to reach new levels of success as team leaders and organizational visionaries. Deeply immersive sessions combine lectures, skill-development exercises, and networking with other exceptional leaders. Enroll



Web Calendar

Feb 17-18 - Berkeley
Education Leadership Case Competition

Feb 23 - Berkeley
Entrepreneurs Forum

Feb 23 - San Diego
MBA Alumni Mixer

Feb 23 - San Francisco
Leveraging Your Network Event

Feb 24 - Berkeley
Latin Business Conference

Feb 24 - San Francisco
Business of Healthcare Conference

Feb 25 - London
Greyhound Racing Evening

Feb 26 - Berkeley
Leadership Development Presentation by Prof Cameron Anderson

Feb 29 - Arlington, VA
Business Networking Mixer

Feb 29 - Atherton, CA
Haas Celebration in Silicon Valley

Feb 29 - Irvine, CA
MBA Alumni Mixer

Feb 29 - Los Angeles
Healthcare Panel Discussion

Mar 3 - Berkeley
Women in Leadership Conference

Mar 8 - San Francisco
Board Match Volunteer Evening

Mar 9 - Berkeley
Berkeley Finance Conference

Mar 10 - Las Vegas
Chapter Connection Meeting

Mar 13 - New York
Future of Finance Presentation

Mar 17 - Berkeley
Asia Business Conference

Mar 22 - Redwood City, CA
Digital Entertainment & Social Networking Presentation

Mar 24 - Malibu, CA
Alumni Networking, Presentation by Prof. Don Moore & Wine Tasting

Mar 28 - Berkeley
Economist Innovation Conference

Apr 20 - Berkeley
Global Social Venture Competition

Apr 26 - Berkeley
Business Plan Competition

Apr 26-29 - Berkeley
MBA Reunion Weekend

Apr 28 - Berkeley
All-Alumni Conference

May 14 - Orinda
Haaski Golf Open



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