The Center for Young Entrepreneurs at Haas (YEAH) youth mentoring program is expanding its summer business academy to high school students in Taiwan. YEAH’s UC Berkeley Business Academy (B-BAY) is adding 20 seats this summer for students in Taiwan. Students are required to apply and interview to attend the program, called the International Berkeley Business Academy for Youth, or iB-BAY. Students from Taiwan will live in dorms and attend classes at Haas with U.S. students [...]

A group of 20 Berkeley MBA students flew to Omaha, Neb., April 11 to meet with legendary investor Warren Buffett, CEO and primary shareholder of Berkshire Hathaway. Students kicked off the visit with a tour of the Nebraska Furniture Mart, the largest home furnishings store in North America, which was bought by Berkshire Hathaway in 1983. After the tour, students met with Buffett for a two-hour Q&A session followed by lunch at one of his [...]

Profs. Carney and Morse Win Schwabacher Fellowships Assistant Professors Dana Carney (left) and Adair Morse (right) have been awarded Schwabacher Fellowships by the Haas Executive Committee, a panel that includes the dean and senior faculty. The fellowship is the highest honor that Haas bestows upon assistant professors. It consists of a small unrestricted cash award, a research grant, and a modest instructional point credit. Carney, a member of the Haas Management and Organizations Group, joined [...]

William McDonough, best-selling co-author of the seminal sustainability book Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things, and executives from such companies as Levi Strauss, Autodesk, and Fair Trade USA are among the several sustainability leaders who will speak at events hosted by the Center for Responsible Business this month. McDonough Presentation and Book Release The first event will feature McDonough speaking on his new book, The Upcycle: Beyond Sustainability–Designing for Abundance, and signing [...]

The fledgling Berkeley chapter of Enactus, a national network of university students who use entrepreneurship to solve social problems, was the only chapter to win the network’s regional championships and Rookie of the Year award on April 8. The Berkeley Enactus chapter won the two honors at the Orange County Enactus Regional Competition. The chapter was one of 12 chapters from the region who will go on to compete in a national competition in Kansas [...]

Recognizing the broad expertise and connections among their peers, full-time and evening-and-weekend MBA students have launched two new speaker series this semester. The 40 Minutes Speaker Series created by the EWMBA Association kicked of March 19 with the first of many lectures to be offered during evening and Saturday breaks. The Students Teaching Students Speaker Series, launched by two full-time students, began March 21. EWMBA 40 Minutes Speaker Series Phil Jaber, founder of Philz Coffee, [...]

An undergraduate team that included two Haas students took first place at the Google-Accenture Domains Case Competition April 1 with a creative approach to marketing “foo.” Winning team members were (pictured left to right): Adnan Rajkotwala, BS 13; Tristan Tao, BA 14 (Computer Science and Statistics); Sandy Diao, BS 13; and exchange student Lara Grosso, BA 13. The competition called for teams to choose from 12 domain names provided by Google and then use analytical [...]

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