Photo credit: Pedro Paredes-Haz By Maya Mirsky Álvaro Silberstein, MBA 17, was on top of a mountain in Patagonia in his wheelchair last December, and the cameras were rolling. He was fulfilling his dream of making an arduous 50-kilometer trek through the landscape of granite towers and massive blue glaciers of the remote Torres del Paine National Park in his native Chile. Documentary filmmakers, part of his 12-member expedition, had captured dramatic footage along the [...]

By Krysten Crawford Sixteen teams of young entrepreneurs from around the world gathered at Berkeley-Haas Friday for the Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC)—launched by MBA students in 1999 and now one of the world’s leading contests for advances in social impact innovation. Nearly 600 entries from 64 countries had been whittled down to the 16 finalist teams who spent two days showcasing their ideas for changing the world. Haas student Hiroki Koga, MBA 17, and [...]

Berkeley-Haas Finance Prof. Ulrike Malmendier, a pioneer in the field of behavioral economics, has been named a 2017 Guggenheim Fellow for her research on financial behavior. Malmendier, was among 173 scholars, artists, and scientists chosen from nearly 3,000 applicants for the award, which is given annually by the John Simon Memorial Guggenheim Foundation. The recipients include seven UC Berkeley faculty—more than any other university. The fellowships are granted on the basis of prior achievement and [...]

It’s official – the Class of 2019 application cycle is now closed!  We are already immersed in reading and enjoying getting to know you through your applications. Round 3 goes quickly, so let me lay out the dates for you. Interview invitations and “early release” – Regular MBA applicants: Wednesday, April 12 (at noon EST) – 2+2 applicants: Wednesday, April 19th (at noon EST) Note that if we are unable to invite you to interview, [...]

Much like our residential students, the students enrolled in the Executive Formats of the Darden MBA come from a wide variety of backgrounds, careers, goals, and interests. We have asked several of our EMBA and GEMBA students to answer a few questions about their MBA experiences, which we will post over the coming weeks. We hope you enjoy getting to know them, and if you have any additional questions about our Executive Formats, we encourage [...]

Here's the next tip in our new series of Admissions Tips by the UCLA Anderson MBA Admissions team.   Check back weekly on Tuesdays for a new #TuesdayTip here on our blog, or follow us at @uclaMBA on Instagram and Twitter.  9 -  — Stay in Touch: Introduce YourselfFollow the Admissions Team @uclaMBA:  Twitter and InstagramQuestions? Contact us at: mba.admissions@anderson.ucla.edu

As a reminder, Darden’s Round 3 Application deadline for the Full-Time MBA program is next Thursday, 6 April 2017. This is the final deadline for the Full-Time MBA this year. If you would like to be considered for admission into the Class of 2019, please be sure to submit your application by this date. If you are interested in Darden’s Executive MBA formats, our next exec deadline is Monday, 10 April. We look forward to [...]

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