Haas Undergraduate Program Ranked Number 3 in BusinessWeek

Haas School of Business

The Haas School’s undergraduate program was ranked #3 overall — and came in 1st place in a related survey of corporate recruiters — in BusinessWeek’s second annual undergraduate business school assessment of US schools, released Thursday, March 8.

Only the undergraduate business programs at Wharton and the University of Virginia’s McIntire School ranked higher than Berkeley. Last year, the school was #12 overall and #41 in the recruiters’ poll.

The Haas School now ranks in the top three in the two major undergraduate rankings — BusinessWeek and US News & World Report. Last August, US News rated the Haas School’s undergraduate program #3 among US business schools, tied with the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Haas has ranked #3 in this survey for four consecutive years.

Andy Shogan, Haas School Associate Dean for Instruction, said: "All of us are especially pleased when outside rankings validate what we already know to be true: The Haas School has one of the world’s best undergraduate business programs."

The Haas School is featured prominently in the feature story accompanying the BusinessWeek rankings. The magazine quotes a recruiter from JPMorgan Chase & Co. saying that Berkeley students have a rare combination of business know-how and communication skills that belies their youth.

This new ranking is based on surveys of undergraduate business seniors and corporate recruiters, as well as several measures of academic strength and job placement success. The student survey counts for 30% of the ranking, and the recruiters survey counts for 20%. Participating schools provided recruiter names and data related to admissions statistics, student-to-faculty ratio, services, and placement data that factored into the rankings. These academic measures count for 30% of the ranking. Finally, starting salaries of undergraduates and an assessment of which programs send the most alumni to top-ranked MBA programs count for 10% each.

The article on the ranking appears in the March 19 print edition of the magazine and is available online now at http://www.businessweek.com/bschools/undergraduate/index.html.

Lowrey Family Endows New Faculty Chair

James Lowrey, MBA 64, and his wife, Marianne, have funded the James J. and Marianne B. Lowrey Chair in Business. The new endowment is intended to support the teaching and research of a faculty person who studies the behavior of financial institutions from a micro-economic perspective.

"No industry is changing faster than finance, and most major problems in an economy are first incubated in the financial system," Lowrey says. "Microeconomics is the discipline that underlies why banks, hedge funds, and other institutions do what they do. My intention in supporting a Haas faculty member in this area is to enhance the way this top-flight school helps students understand financial institutions."

Lowrey began his career in investment banking after graduating from Berkeley. He quickly rose to become one of the youngest partners at Salomon Brothers in New York. After becoming partner in charge of municipal trading, sales, and public finance there, Lowrey went on to manage his own investment firm, J.J. Lowrey & Co. At his firm, Lowrey founded Catalyst Energy, which in the early 1980s was the leading independent power producer in the nation and the first independent producer to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

Lowrey credits the business school — and Haas economics Professor David Alhadeff in particular — with providing the educational opportunities and formative experiences he needed to succeed on Wall Street.

"David Alhadeff was a real mentor to me," Lowrey says. "I saw many other examples of the school really putting students first, taking their needs seriously. Berkeley is a place with heart."

Lowrey is now a principal in Navarro Lowrey Properties, a developer of industrial and commercial real estate in West Palm Beach, Florida. He is also a principal in Catalyst Capital, a private equity firm located in south Florida. Lowrey is an avid skier, fox hunter, sailing enthusiast, windsurfer, and golfer.

Gap Chairman Don Fisher, BS 50, is Cal Alumni Association’s Alumnus of the Year

Don Fisher, BS 50, chairman emeritus and founder of Gap Inc., will receive the California Alumni Association’s 2007 Alumnus of the Year Award at its Charter Gala on March 24.

The award is the highest honor given by the California Alumni Association to a graduate of UC Berkeley. It is awarded to prominent alumni who have achieved distinction through exceptional contribution to international, national, state, or community welfare.

Fisher is a visionary in specialty retailing. Since its beginnings in 1969 as a jeans-only store in San Francisco, The Gap, the company he started with his wife, Doris, has grown and expanded to become one of the greatest successes in retailing history.

Over a period of 35 years, Fisher as chairman and CEO grew Gap Inc. into one of the world’s best-known brands and largest specialty apparel retailers, with annual sales of approximately $15 billion. The company employs more than 165,000 people and operates stores in North America, Europe, and Japan under the Gap, Old Navy, and Banana Republic brands.

In addition to his leadership of Gap, Inc., Fisher has long been a community leader and philanthropist. He serves on the board of trustees of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and is a director of the Boys & Girls Club of San Francisco, as well as a governor of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Fisher is a member of the California State Board of Education and a director of EdVoice, KIPP Charter Public Schools, and Teach for America. He is currently the chair of the Haas Board.

The California Alumni Association’s Charter Gala will be held at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco. For more information, visit http://alumni.berkeley.edu/CAA_Events/Charter_Gala/2007/main.asp.

Berkeley MBA Students Win Inaugural Education Leadership Case Competition

The Berkeley MBA team took first place in the Education Leadership Case Competition held on March 1 and 2 at the Haas School. The inaugural event was the nation’s first case competition for MBA students that focused on the challenges of education leadership.

"We created the event to get the word out to MBAs that their business skills are really valuable and can make a significant impact in education," said Anna Utgoff, MBA 07. Utgoff developed the idea for the competition with classmates in the Haas Leadership in Education Club. "Similar competitions exist for many other business professions but there wasn’t an event that focused on education."

The winning team consisted of Alex Hood, MBA 07; Hilary Wells, MBA 07; Shaolee Sen, MBA 07; and Heather Barondess of UC Berkeley’s Goldman Public Policy School. The team received a $2,000 prize for its winning presentation.

The case competition focused on a new financial plan used the by Oakland School District called "Results-Based Budgeting." The team’s job was to provide ideas to streamline integration of the program, make the financial tool more user-friendly, provide metrics to measure success of the mechanism, and better communicate the program’s value to stakeholders.

"I thought the Haas team had the most well rounded presentation," said Barak Ben-Gal, budget director of the Oakland Unified School District and one of the judges. "The presentation was very comprehensive in terms of getting the gist of the case and talking about all the different aspects that you must invest in to transition from a startup phase to something that is more sustainable."

The Berkeley team competed against MBA teams from UC Los Angeles, MIT, University of Southern California, Brandeis University, University of Georgia, and Northwestern University. A second place $1,000 prize was awarded to Northwestern’s Kellogg team.

Berkeley MBA Students Take First in Net Impact Case Competition

A Berkeley MBA team successfully balanced sustainability and profitability to take first place at the sixth annual Net Impact Case Competition, held at the University of Colorado’s Leeds School of Business in Boulder on February 23 and 24.

Rob Kaplan and Nick Spicer, both MBA 07, and Jeff Denby and Iris Rave, both MBA 08, impressed a panel of judges featuring senior executives from Shell, IBM, and Sun Microsystems with their two-year business development plan for Shell Wind Energy. The Haas team won the $3,000 top prize.

York University’s Schulich School of Business placed second and Michigan State University’s Broads School of Business placed third, out of a finalist field of 20 teams that included such schools as the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business and Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

The Berkeley MBA team qualified for the finals with their "BREATHE" marketing campaign, which positions Honda as synonymous with environmental leadership. Theresa Finn, MBA 08, participated in this preliminary round. Their winning strategy at the finals positioned Shell Wind as member of civil society through a triple bottom line framework, a tool learned in the Center for Responsible Business’ "Strategic CSR" course that assesses the financial, environmental, and social impact of business decisions.

Haas Branding Expert David Aaker to Speak April 18

David Aaker, one of the world’s leading branding experts and a Haas School professor emeritus, will share his knowledge on brand building in a special lecture on Wednesday, April 18, at 12:30 p.m. in the Wells Fargo Room.

The lecture is part of the David Aaker Distinguished Lecture Series in Marketing, which was launched in spring 2001 upon his retirement.

Aaker is the E.T. Grether Professor of Marketing and Public Policy at the Haas School. He has published more than 12 books and 100 articles and has received four career awards, including the 1996 Paul D. Converse Award for outstanding contributions to the development of the science of marketing. He is also featured in a chapter of Conversations With Marketing Masters, which is a collection of interviews with some of the world’s most influential marketing gurus.

Aaker now serves as vice chairman of Prophet Brand Strategies, a San Francisco consulting firm founded on the basis of Aaker’s brand principles by two of his former students, Scott Galloway and Ian Chaplin, both MBA 92.

Aaker’s lecture is open to the entire Haas community and seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. A light lunch will be served. For more information, contact Ronna Kelly at rkelly@haas.berkeley.edu.

Seasholes Finds Individual Investors Lack Local Knowledge in Stock Picks

The idea of "local knowledge" — or "investing in what you know" — is popular stock-picking advice that doesn’t appear to hold true for individual investors, according to new research by Assistant Professor Mark Seasholes.

In a study of almost one million transactions from more than 43,000 households, Seasholes investigated whether investors who buy stocks of local companies have superior information. He found that individuals who buy local stocks fail to outperform the stock market, suggesting that these investors had no superior information about the companies. Seasholes also found that, overall, stocks bought by individuals tend to go down, while stocks they sell tend to go up.

"It’s just more evidence that individuals lose a lot of money," says Seasholes, a member of the Haas Finance Group. His advice: "Stay away from day trading."

"Our findings point to indexing as a straightforward solution to the perils faced by individual investors," Seasholes added in a recent working paper co-authored by Ning Zhu, an assistant professor of management at UC Davis.

One goal of their working paper, titled "Individual Investors and Information Diffusion," was to test whether individuals have valuable information about stocks, particularly local stocks. They tested this hypothesis by determining whether individuals buy stocks, including local ones, before they go up and sell them before they go down.

"Our results paint a clear and consistent picture: Stocks individuals buy go down in the future; stocks they sell go up in the future," Seasholes and Zhu wrote. This pattern of poor stock picking ability holds true for investment horizons of two weeks, one month, three months, six months, and one year.

Seasholes and Zhu found that investors perform particularly badly when they trade non-S&P 500 stocks whose companies are headquartered more than 250 miles from where the investor lives. Individual underperformance stemmed almost exclusively from trades in these stocks.

They also found that the typical investor overweights local stocks, with approximately 30% of his holdings in stocks located within a 250-mile radius his home. That represents a disproportionately large amount in local holdings given that on average, only 12% of companies on the stock market are headquartered within the same radius.

Based on their findings, Seasholes and Zhu discouraged investors from buying individual stocks and instead recommended index funds.

Scott McNealy and Gordon Moore to Headline Alumni Event in San Francisco, March 21

Intel co-founder Gordon Moore and Sun Microsystems co-founder Scott McNealy will share insights on innovation with Haas School students and alumni at the fifth annual Haas Alumni Celebration in San Francisco on Wednesday, March 21, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Gap Inc.’s headquarters.

Dean Tom Campbell will facilitate a conversation between McNealy, the chairman of Sun, and Moore, the chairman emeritus of Intel. The talk is titled "Innovation: In the USA and in the World." In the discussion, Moore and McNealy will explore how companies innovate, how innovative business leaders are created, and how US innovation compares to innovation in other nations.

Moore co-founded Intel in 1968, eventually becoming its chairman and CEO in 1979. He is creator of oft-quoted "Moore’s law," which predicted that the number of components placed on a computer chip would double about every two years. McNealy, who co-founded Sun Microsystems in 1982, served for 22 years as CEO and chairman, growing the company from a Silicon Valley startup to a leading provider of network computing infrastructure.

The evening will begin with a reception and viewing of the modern and contemporary art collection in the gallery at Gap Inc. headquarters, made available by event host, Don Fisher, BS 50, founder and chairman of Gap Inc. Only 350 guests may attend this event, which is expected to sell out.

To register, visit http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/alumni/gap.

Eight Haas Undergraduates Proceed to Finals in E-Business Case Competition

Eight Haas School undergraduate students will present new market strategies for Cisco Systems in the final round of the E-Business Case Competition. The competition takes place Monday, March 12, at 6:00 p.m. in the Wells Fargo Room.

Seniors Henry Tran, David Habibian, Austin Ibrahim, Paul Janczyk, and Sagar Patel are competing along with BS 07s Alexandra Stathopoulos, Melody Lin, and Tiffany Lee.

Four teams of finalists were chosen from an original field of 29 teams. The Haas finalists are eligible to be selected for the fall 2007 Haas external case competition team. The winning team from tonight’s finals will compete against Stanford University and San Jose State University in an April 6 Battle of the Bay case challenge at Cisco’s corporate campus.

This is the eighth anniversary of the competition, which is open to UC Berkeley undergraduates of all majors. This year, students were asked to develop a strategy for Cisco to enter the home entertainment market and to move consumers beyond entertainment to a fully integrated digital home that employed wireless control of lighting, heating, printing, and home security.

The competition is sponsored by Cisco Systems, Deloitte Consulting, the Schlinger Family Foundation, and the Haas Undergraduate Program.

"We appreciate the consistent partnership with both Cisco and Deloitte," says Erika Walker, acting executive director and director of admissions and operations for the Haas School Undergraduate Program. "Their support and training for interested students is what makes this case such a valuable learning experience."

Seventy-Three Percent of Haas Faculty Earn ‘Club 6’ Honors for Fall 2006

Associate Dean for Instruction Andy Shogan has announced that 73% of the Haas School faculty made the Fall 2006 "Club 6" list, a measure of teaching excellence as rated by Haas students.

To become a member of the club, instructors must score a median student evaluation rating of at least 6 on a scale of 1 to 7. Faculty must also have a response rate of at least 50 percent for returned student evaluations to be eligible. Thirty-seven of the members had medians of 7 in one or more courses.

Of the 91 instructors in the Club, the following received top marks in multiple courses and degree programs.

  • Dwight Jaffee and Nancy Wallace earned membership in "Club 6" in four distinct courses in the Undergraduate, Full-time MBA, Evening & Weekend MBA, and Ph.D. programs.
  • Nicole Johnson and Miguel Villas-Boas earned membership in "Club 6" in three separate courses in the Undergraduate, Full-time MBA, and Ph.D. programs.
  • Reza Moazzami earned membership in Club 6 in three different courses in the Full-time and Evening & Weekend MBA programs.
  • Frank Schultz earned membership in Club 6 in three different courses in the Undergraduate and Evening & Weekend MBA programs.
  • Victor Stanton earned membership in Club 6 in three separate courses in the Undergraduate Program.

Haas in the News

Assistant Professor Pino Audia and Chris Rider, a Haas School Ph.D. student, were mentioned in an article in the March issue of Fast Company titled "The Myth About Creation Myths," regarding their research in debunking startup entrepreneur myths.

David Aaker, the E.T. Grether Professor of Marketing and Public Policy, was quoted in a March 5 Advertising Age article titled "How Starbucks Strayed," about how Starbucks would restore the mythical experience they provided for customers. For the full text: http://adage.com/article?article_id=115328.

Peter Sealey, an adjunct professor in the Haas Marketing Group, was quoted in a March 5 New York Times article titled "The Film’s Real Message? It Could Be: ‘Buy a Ticket’," regarding the possible meanings behind the upcoming Warner Brothers movie "300." For the full text: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/05/movies/05spartans.html.

Severin Borenstein, the E.T. Grether Professor in Public Policy and Business Administration, was quoted in a March 5 Oakland Tribune article titled "Watch dogs warn hot gas rips off motorists," regarding the problems of the expansion of hot fuel. For the full text: http://www.insidebayarea.com/business/ci_5358987.

Henry Chesbrough, executive director of the Center for Open Innovation, was mentioned in a March 3 Wall Street Journal article titled "The Path to Growth," for his article, "Why Companies Should Have Open Business Articles."

David Vogel, Professor of Business Ethics, was interviewed in the Wall Street Journal’s March 3 Business Insight section titled "Managing Corporate Social Responsibility" concerning how managers are adjusting their strategies to the call for social responsibility.

Homa Bahrami, senior lecturer, was mentioned in a March 2 Human Resource Executive article titled "Googling to New Heights," regarding the role and effectiveness of Laszlo Bock, Google’s first vice president of people operations. For the full text: http://www.hreonline.com/HRE/story.jsp?storyId=9966380&sub=false.

Severin Borenstein was quoted in various news outlets regarding the battle between the traditional incandescent light bulb and the novel fluorescent bulb:
+ March 3 Sacbee article titled "Experts: Bulb plan no simple switch." For the full text: http://www.sacbee.com/111/story/131914.html.
+ February 24 Los Angeles Times article titled "Battle of the light bulbs." For the full article: http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-bulbs24feb24,0,2077530.story?coll

The Education Leadership Case Competition, and the Haas School team’s victory, was mentioned in a number of news sources:
+ February 28 Financial Times article titled "Haas students on education’s case." For the full article: http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0d453c8a-c72e-11db-8078-000b5df10621,dwp
+ March 1 KGO Channel 7 News story titled "Competition To Help Oakland Schools Erase Debt." For the full article: http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=local&id=5083836.
+ March 2 KGO Channel 7 News story titled "Winner In Competition To Fix Oakland Schools." For the full text: http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?amp;section=local&id=5087527.
+ March 2 The Daily Californian article titled "Competition Asks Students To Plan Oakland School Budget." For the full text: http://www.dailycal.org/sharticle.php?id=23298.
+ March 3 The Oakland Tribune article titled "MBA students try to fix OUSD finances." For the full text: http://www.insidebayarea.com/search/ci_5349352.
+ March 3 Financial Express article titled "MBAs with a conscience." For the full article: http://www.financialexpress.com/fe_full_story.php?content_id=156605.

John Morgan, the Gary & Sherron Kalbach Chair in Business Administration, was quoted in an article titled "Herding the Mob" in the March 2007 issue of WIRED magazine, concerning reputation gaming on eBay. For the full text: http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/15.03/herding.html.

Terrance Odean, the Willis H. Booth Chair in Banking and Finance I, was mentioned in a February 27 Market Watch article titled "Red-letter day," regarding advice for investors on the market’s decline. For the full article: http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/dont-let-short-term-drops-

The Lester Center’s 2007 Lifetime Achievement Award to John Doerr was mentioned in a February 28 San Francisco Business Times article titled "John Doerr receives lifetime award from UC Berkeley’s Lester Center." For the full article: http://sanfrancisco.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/stories/2007/02/26/

Dwight Jaffee, the Willis Booth Professor of Banking, Finance, and Real Estate, was quoted in a February 28 New York Times article titled "Freddie Mac Tightens Standards," regarding the status of lenders, financiers, and mortgage buyers. For the full text: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/28/business/28mortgage.html&_r=1&oref=slogin.

Cynthia Kroll, senior regional economist for the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics, was quoted in an article titled "Will law librarian jobs be the next outsourced overseas?" in the March 2007 issue of Spectrum. For the full article: http://www.aall.org/products/pub_sp0703.asp.

Terrance Odean was mentioned in a February 26 Business Day article titled "Street Dogs: Confirming what we already know," regarding his research on investor behavior. For the full article: http://www.businessday.co.za/articles/markets.aspx?ID=BD4A396020

The Haas School was mentioned in a February 25 San Francisco Chronicle article titled "These MBA degrees have a green tint," regarding MBA programs that emphasize profit, people, and planet. For the full article: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/02/25/

Happening at Haas

Friday, April 27
Begins at 4:00 p.m.
Clark Kerr Campus Softball Field
Barbecue and drinks follow immediately after the defeat of the student team.
All talent levels accepted and cheerleading skills are also welcome.
To enlist, contact Gundars Strads at strads@haas.berkeley.edu.


LONDON ALUMNI – Active Startup Club Drinks Event
Tuesday, March 13
7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Chopper Lump Wine Bar
10c Hanover Square, London
London alumni are cordially invited to the next Entrepreneurs’ Drinks event of the year.
To register, visit http://forms.london.edu/form.asp?id=6409.

PARIS ALUMNI – An Evening with Dean Tom Campbell
Wednesday, March 14
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
UC Paris
89, rue du faubourg St-Antoine, Paris
The Haas School of Business and the Haas Alumni Network cordially invite alumni to an evening with Dean Tom Campbell. Dean Campbell will give an update on the school and lead a dialogue on the impact of the recent US elections at home and abroad.
To register, visit www.haas.berkeley.edu/alumni/paris.
For more information, please contact Haas Alumni Relations at events@haas.berkeley.edu.

LONDON ALUMNI – An Evening with Dean Tom Campbell
Thursday, March 15
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
British Telecommunications Business Showcase
British Telecommunications Centre
81 Newgate Street, London
The Haas School of Business and the Haas Alumni Network cordially invite alumni to an evening with Dean Tom Campbell. Dean Campbell will give an update on the school and lead a dialogue on the impact of the recent US elections at home and abroad.
To register, visit: www.haas.berkeley.edu/alumni/london.
For more information, please contact Haas Alumni Relations at events@haas.berkeley.edu.

BAY AREA ALUMNI – 5th Annual Haas Celebration in San Francisco
Wednesday, March 21
5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Gap, Inc. Corporate Headquarters
Two Folsom Street, San Francisco
The San Francisco Chapter of the Haas Alumni Network and the Haas School of Business invite alumni to the Haas Celebration in San Francisco, a networking event featuring a presentation by Gordon Moore, chairman emeritus of Intel Corporation, and Scott McNealy, chairman of the board of directors and co-founder of Sun Microsystems. For more information, please contact the Haas Alumni Relations office at events@haas.berkeley.edu or call 510-642-7790.
To register, visit www.haas.berkeley.edu/alumni/gap.


Shansby Marketing Seminar
Steven Huff, Haas School of Business
Friday, March 16
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
C320 Cheit Hall
For more information, contact Laura Gardner at lgardner@haas.berkeley.edu.

Jagmohan Raju, Wharton School
Friday, March 23
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
C320 Cheit Hall
For more information, contact Laura Gardner at lgardner@haas.berkeley.edu.


OBIR Colloquium Joe Porac, Stern School of Business, New York University
Wednesday, March 14
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
C330 Cheit Hall
For more information, contact Deborah Houy at houy@haas.berkeley.edu.

Jennifer Kurkoski, Sebastien Brion, Ph.D. students
Wednesday, March 21
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
C330 Cheit Hall
For more information, contact Deborah Houy at houy@haas.berkeley.edu.


Joint seminar with Boalt Hall School of Law
"Optimal Property Rights in Financial Contracting"
Kenneth Ayotte & Patrick Bolton, Columbia University
Thursday, March 15
4:10 p.m. to 5:40 p.m.
C220 Cheit Hall
For more information, contact June Wong at june@haas.berkeley.edu.

"Industrial Structure and Corporate Finance"
Hyun Shin, Princeton University & Se-Jik Kim, Seoul National University
Thursday, March 22
4:10 p.m. to 5:40 p.m.
C220 Cheit Hall
For more information, contact June Wong at june@haas.berkeley.edu.


Investing In Energy – Vinod Khosla
Wednesday, March 14
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Wells Fargo Room, C420
Vinod Khosla is considered by many one of the most successful entrepreneurs and investors of the 20th century. His current investment focus is on innovations in renewable energy, microfinance, and the environment.
For more information, please contact motadmin@haas.berkeley.edu or call 510-643-1398.

The Business of Technology – Geoffrey Moore
Wednesday, March 21
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Wells Fargo Room, C420
Mohr Davidow Ventures
The Business of Technology
Few individuals in Silicon Valley are as well known or as widely quoted as Geoffrey Moore. Author of Crossing the Chasm, Inside the Tornado, and The Gorilla Game, Moore is a leader in advising high tech businesses worldwide.
For more information, contact motadmin@haas.berkeley.edu or call 510-643-1398.


The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis (formerly IDS270)
Thursday, March 15
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
C325 Cheit Hall
For more information, visit http://groups.haas.berkeley.edu/imio/workshops2007.htm.

The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis (formerly IDS270)
Thursday, March 22
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
C325 Cheit Hall
For more information, visit http://groups.haas.berkeley.edu/imio/workshops2007.htm.


"The New Executive Compensation Disclosure: Total Compensation or Total Confusion?"
Donna Petkanics
Partner – Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich and Rosati
Monday, March 19
12:45 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Boalt Hall, Room 105
For more information, email BCLBE@law.berkeley.edu.


Tuesday, March 20
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Wells Fargo Room
The Best Practices Series brings the top practitioners from Berkeley and the Silicon Valley Community to speak about the practical aspects of entrepreneurial activity.
For more information, please call 510-642-4255 or visit http://bplan.berkeley.edu.


Haas Wine Industry Club Special Event – Honig Wines
Tuesday, March 13
7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Skate’s On The Bay
100 Seawall Drive, Berkeley
An evening with Michael Honig, President of Honig Vineyard & Winery
For more information, visit www.skatesonthebay.com or www.honigwine.com.

"SOX Compliance Strategies for Financial Executives"
Monday to Wednesday, March 19 – 21
S480 Executive Learning Classroom
Berkeley’s Executive Accounting Programs are designed to enhance leadership skills and equip financial executives with current knowledge and best practices as well as foster personal development in a changing business world. The programs employ the best practitioners and academicians to engage the world’s most promising manager in a transformational experience to manage more effectively and innovatively.
Day 1: Planning & Organizing Strategies for Compliance
Day 2: Implementation Strategies for Compliance
Day 3: Cost Reduction Strategies and other Solutions
For more information, visit http://groups.haas.berkeley.edu/accounting/conferences%26programs/Exec07/

Reconciling IFRS with US GAAP
Thursday to Friday, March 22 – 23
S480 Executive Learning Classroom
Berkeley’s Executive Accounting Programs are designed to enhance leadership skills and equip financial executives with current knowledge and best practices as well as foster personal development in a changing business world. The programs employ the best practitioners and academicians to engage the world’s most promising manager in a transformational experience to manage more effectively and innovatively.
Day 1: Tools for Reconciling US GAAP with IFRS
Day 2: Case Discussions from real world examples for reconciliation
For more information, visit http://groups.haas.berkeley.edu/accounting/conferences%26programs/Exec07/

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