UC Berkeley and Columbia MBA degrees were conferred on the inaugural class of 55 students from the Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA Program on December 14, marking the culmination of 19 months of acquiring new general management knowledge and skills.
The December graduation candidates represent 55 companies and brought an average of 12 years of work experience when they entered the program. More than 40% of the class members have the title of president, CEO, vice president, or CFO of their firm. Approximately 35% comes from high-tech companies, with consulting firms and finance companies making up another 17% and 15% respectively.
William "Rick" Cronk, BS 65, recently retired president of Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream and chairman of the Haas School’s advisory board, gave the commencement address to the graduating class.
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