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Three Berkeley MBA Programs Score High Marks in U.S. News Ranking
All three Berkeley MBA programs placed among the top 10 schools in the U.S. News ranking published Tuesday. The Evening & Weekend MBA Program ranked #1 again among part-time programs. The Full-time MBA Program ranked #7 among full-time programs for the seventh year in a row. The Berkeley MBA for Executives tied for #9 with UNC Chapel Hill, up from #10 last year, among executive MBA programs.



Support Haas Initiatives on New Crowdfunding Sites
Berkeley Haas has launched two crowdfunding platforms to enable the Haas community to support each other's fundraising initiatives.
Campus Initiatives: crowdfund.haas.berkeley.edu
Private Ventures: indiegogo.com/partners/berkeley-haas

Alumni Chapters Organize 'Beyond Yourself' Events Worldwide
Paint classrooms in Lima, Peru. Learn about social impact investing in LA. Or donate to crowdfunding causes, thanks to the alumni chapter in Portland. These are just a few of the philanthropic, community-focused, 'beyond yourself' events organized around the world by Berkeley Haas alumni chapters. More information and event details

Women in Leadership Conference Embraces Design Thinking, This Saturday, March 15
With the theme "Design Your Future," the 18th annual Women in Leadership Conference at Haas will feature tech leaders from Synopsys, Lending Club, and Kaiser Permanente.

Annual Event at Gap Inc. to Spotlight Entrepreneurship, March 18
The much-anticipated annual alumni event at Gap headquarters will highlight entrepreneurship with a fast-paced startup competition and a talk by Michael Baum, founder and former CEO of Splunk and creator of Founder.org. | More info/Register

John Riccitiello

Former Electronic Arts CEO to Speak at Haas, March 19
After graduating from Haas, John Riccitiello worked for a variety of consumer-goods companies before taking the helm of Electronic Arts. In a conversation with Dean Lyons, he will talk about his career. View the live webcast — Wed., Mar. 19 at 12:30 pm (PDT). Also, View previous webcasts from the Dean's Speaker Series.

Latin American Business Conference to Explore Innovation, April 4
The fifth annual Latin American Business Conference is broadening its appeal this year by exploring topics beyond business in Latin America and addressing "Scaling Up Innovation."

Four Haas Alums Make 40 Under 40 List
The San Francisco Business Times has released its third annual 40 under 40 award winners, a group of CEOs, entrepreneurs, and top executives making a difference in the local business community. In all, nine Cal alumni made the list, four of those Haas alumni.

Financial Engineering Teams Shine in Competition
One team of financial engineering students placed third in the Rotman International Trading Competition. A second Berkeley team took the "gold" in an options case.

Classified: Food Bank Exercise Tests Students' Leadership, Teamwork Skills
With the Wells Fargo Room transformed into a food bank, stuffing food into boxes was part of a frenzied experiential learning lesson in Lecturer Frank Schultz's Leading Strategy Implementation class.

Berkeley MBA Students Plunge for Special Olympics
Berkeley MBA students braved frigid 53-degree bay waters to raise money for Special Olympics Northern California. The theme: Don't Feed the Animals. Check out the slideshow!

Top B-School Students Come to Haas to Take on K-12 Education Challenges
Ten rival teams from some of the nation's top business schools came to Berkeley to compete in the Haas School's annual Education Leadership Case Competition, helping develop strategies for a charter school system that recently expanded outside California to Memphis, Tenn.

Haas Ranks High Among "Best for Vets" in Military Times
Berkeley Haas ranked #16 in the "Best for Vets" ranking published today by Military Times. Haas is the only top business school (as measured by other national rankings such as U.S. News and Businessweek) to make Military Times' final "Best for Vets" list of 64 schools.

Travel Industry Leader Ralph Bahna, MBA 65, Passes Away
Haas alumnus Ralph Bahna, MBA 65, founder of the Club Quarters business hotel chain and longtime chairman of Priceline.com, passed away Feb. 24. He was 71.

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HAN chapters will produce 300 alumni events worldwide. Visit Our Calendar




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Haas MBA Alumni:
Salary and Negotiation Strategies (webinar)
Wed., March 19 at noon
MBA alumni register in MBA CareerNet under workshops.

All Haas Degree Alumni:
Top 10 Financial Planning To-Do's (webinar)
Thu., March 20 from 11:00AM to Noon
Leslie Van Zee, EWMBA 12, invites Haas alumni in their 20's and 30's to learn how to craft a financial & retirement plan with Mosaic Financial Partners. Register

Haas MBA Alumni:
UC MBA Alumni Speed Networking Workshop (with UCLA Anderson MBA alums)
Mon., March 31 at 6:30pm (at Haas)
MBA alumni register in MBA CareerNet under workshops.

Haas MBA Alumni:
Taking the Experienced-Hire Route for Management Consulting Workshop
Sat., April 5 from 10:00am to Noon (Redwood City)
MBA alumni register in MBA CareerNet under workshops

Haas MBA Alumni:
The Leadership Presence Experience Workshop
Wed., April 9 from 6:00 to 8:00pm (at Haas)
MBA alumni register in MBA CareerNet under workshops

All Haas Degree Alumni:
How to Establish Rules and Boundaries When Involving Family in Your Business (webinar)
Thu., April 17 from 11:00AM to Noon
Leslie Van Zee, FTMBA 12, invites Haas alumni to this webinar hosted by Mosaic Financial Partners. Register

All Haas Degree Alumni:
Alternative Investments (webinar)
Thu., May 22 from 11:00AM to Noon
Leslie Van Zee, EWMBA 12, invites Haas alumni to learn about investments beyond stocks, bonds, and cash. Register


Did You Know?
Our event calendar can help you keep abreast of the 300 events and webinars held by alumni chapters and the Haas School each year. Check the calendar regularly to see what's in store in your area or places you travel.

Alumni Benefit
Connect the Dots: Customized Networking Service
Thinking about your next career move or fine-tuning your network? The Haas Alumni Relations team can help you connect the dots. To take advantage of services customized to your specific needs, please complete this form.


More Alumni Benefits
Did you know that alumni services are powered by the Haas Fund? The Haas School supports many opportunities to engage with your network. Learn more about these remarkable benefits.

Your Alumni MBA CareerNet Briefcase...
...contains resources to help manage your career.
Career websites include resources for executives, flexible workforce recruiting, global jobs, networking, jobs in the nonprofit sector, executive search firms, salary information, and self-employment.



Explore New Options for Lifelong Learning
Conferences, lectures, and videos for your travels. Check out the menu of options for Lifelong Learning through Haas.

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

The Art of the Pitch
May 12 - 13, 2014
The Art of the Pitch is an advanced, 2-day presentation skills training for high-potential executives. Through demonstration and practice, the program trains you to develop a presentation style that will resonate with your audience. Led by experts in creative entrepreneurship, theatre and rhetoric, you will be better prepared to influence, inspire teams, sell with passion, close deals, and serve others with excellence. Register

Strategy in Competitive Markets
May 12 - 16, 2014
An essential course in business strategy, Strategy in Competitive Markets, delivers forward-looking techniques for assessing competition and effective positioning for competitive advantage. The course covers all areas of strategy including interactive strategy, corporate strategy, entrepreneurship and strategic repositioning. Participants take away practical methods for strategy formulation and implementation for business units and multi-business corporations. Register

The Innovative Organization
Jun 2 - 6, 2014
Innovation drives the modern enterprise. Entrepreneurial leaders of successful firms thrive on capturing and capitalizing on the opportunities created by new technologies, new markets, new customers and new ways of doing business. The Innovative Organization program is for high-level managers delivers the skills to galvanize opportunity, evolve new strategies, lead new initiatives and build "the innovative organization." Register



Visit Our Calendar

Mar 15 — Berkeley, CA
BCEMBA Alumni Poker Tournament

Mar 15 — Berkeley, CA
Women in Leadership Conference

Mar 18 — San Francisco, CA
Haas Celebration in San Francisco

Mar 20 — Beijing, PRC
Cal Monthly Social Mixer

Mar 20 — Palo Alto, CA
BCEMBA Alumni Happy Hour

Mar 20 — San Diego, CA

Mar 20 — Washington, DC
Happy Hour

Mar 22 — Lafayette, CA
Wine Tasting & Book Signing with alum Michaela Rodeno

Mar 22 — Los Angeles, CA
Beyond Self - Social Impact Event

Mar 22 — Menlo Park, CA
Beyond Self - Help Restore an Elementary School

Mar 25 — Los Angeles, CA
All B-School Happy Hour

Mar 26 — Corte Madera, CA
Speed Networking & Presentation by Exec Director SkyDeck

Mar 26 — San Francisco, CA
MBA 2001 Happy Hour

Mar 27 — San Jose, CA
Haas Happy Hour

Mar 28 — Tokyo, Japan
Student Trek/Alumni Dinner

Apr 5 — Glen Ellen, CA
Insider's Tour of Benziger Winery

Apr 4 — Berkeley
Latin American Business Conference

Apr 5 — Washington, DC
Beyond Self - Tree Planting

Apr 10 — New York, NY
Evening with Professor Jenny Chatman

Apr 17 — Beijing, PRC
Cal Monthly Social Mixer

Apr 17 — Palo Alto, CA
BCEMBA Alumni Happy Hour

Apr 17 — Shanghai
Executive Speed Networking Night

Apr 24 — Berkeley, CA
Berkeley Startup Competition

Apr 24-27 — Berkeley, CA
MBA Reunion Weekend

Apr 26 — Berkeley, CA
All-Alumni Conference

Apr 29 — Los Angeles, CA
All B-School Happy Hour

May 6-7 — Oakland, CA
Vator Splash Oakland

May 15 — Beijing, PRC
Cal Monthly Social Mixer

May 22 — San Francisco, CA
MBA 2001 Happy Hour

May 24 — Oakland, CA
Beyond Self - Habitat for Humanity Build Day

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Journal of Investment Management

Ethan Namvar Honored by Journal of Investment Management
Research co-authored by Lecturer Ethan Namvar that found a 2008 ban on short sales inflated stock prices was recently chosen by four Nobel laureates to receive the Journal of Investment Management's 2013 Special Distinction Award.

Catherine Wolfram

Los Angeles Times
Water Conservation's Other Benefit: It's a Power Saver

Professor Catherine Wolfram wrote an op-ed about saving energy as an often overlooked benefit of water conservation efforts, noting that 80 percent of the operating costs of a typical water utility are energy-related.

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