Summer 2005

In Brief

Future Optometrists Get Business Edge

UC Berkeley optometry students are getting a leg up in basic business skills from Haas School faculty through of a special program to prepare future optometrists to manage a private practice.

Workshops in the new Executive Eyecare Business Program, a collaboration between the Haas School and the School of Optometry, began last year. The program sharpens the business skills of eye care professionals so that they will be better prepared to run their own private practices after graduation.

"There is an often unrecognized need for management skills in non-corporate environments," says Andy Shogan, associate dean for instruction at Haas. "This is another example of Haas leveraging its expertise to help another discipline interested in elevating the business savvy of its practitioners."

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