Fall 2008

In Brief

Prominent Speakers Share Knowledge with Berkeley MBA Class of 2010

Earlier this fall, a lineup of high-profile executives greeted a new class of full-time Berkeley MBA students.

GE CEO Immelt Touts Betting Big

Startups and venture capitalists aren't the only ones innovating, says Jeff Immelt, chairman and CEO of General Electric.

Vogel Receives Book Award

Haas School Professor David J. Vogel was honored with a best book award from the Academy of Management at its annual meeting in Anaheim in August.

Evening & Weekend Program Gets New Director

David Gent came from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management to become executive director of the Evening & Weekend Program on Aug. 7.

New Haas Students: By the Numbers

A statistical breakdown of the new Full-time MBA, Evening & Weekend MBA, Berkeley-Columbia, Undergrad, and Ph.D. classes.

Haas Welcomes Seven New Professors in 2008-2009

Seven distinguished educators have signed on to become ladder-track faculty at the Haas School during the 2008-2009 academic year, bringing expertise in finance, real estate, and marketing.

MBAs Help Feed Ghana Children

For the fourth year, Berkeley MBA students traveled to Ghana this past summer to work with local farmers to sell crops to schools, thereby reducing hunger and malnutrition among children and increasing school attendance.

A Fine Balance: Is it possible to have a career and a life?

Shirin Dewani Belur and Mariette Fourmeaux, both MBA 08, created a new course on work and family that profoundly affected students and speakers alike.



Barbara Desoer, MBA 77

"Be sure to go where it feels least comfortable because by doing that . . . you will grow the most."


—Barbara Desoer, MBA 77, President of mortgage, home equity, and insurance services at Bank of America