Mark French, MBA 98, will be the first to tell you he’s no good at golf. “I’m a complete hack as a golfer,” says French with a laugh. “I don’t think I’ve had a round under a hundred in a couple years.” Still, rain or shine, French has been an active member of the Haaski Steering Committee since the tournament’s inception in 2002. And he plans to tee off this year on May 13 to [...]

The walls have come to life at Haas with new posters that reflect our Defining Principles and showcase just a few of our many talented faculty, students, alumni, and staff. You’ll find them throughout our halls as well as at our locations in downtown Berkeley. We plan to keep things fresh by periodically moving images around and rotating in new posters. “This campaign is an expression of appreciation for, and pride in, all of you [...]

If you’re thinking about applying to an MBA program or plan on enrolling in an MBA program this fall, Darden’s Assistant Dean for the Full-Time MBA program Wendy Huber offers helpful tips on how to achieve success in business school. In this podcast for the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, Wendy discusses: Differences between undergraduate business programs and the MBA Adjustments that students should prepare for in joining a graduate school community Surprises that [...]

Professor Rodrigo Canales discusses his research into the trade-offs inherent in social enterprises and argues that people interested in the field should pay closer attention to the challenges of achieving both social good and market success.

Winners: Charles Sun, BS 13 (EECS), president of the Berkeley Investment Group (BIG); Jeff Totten, BS 13, executive adviser of BIG; Franklin Yin, BA 16 (Math), BIG equity research officer; and Jordan Tipton, BS 16, BIG equity research officer. A deep drill-down into the natural gas industry helped a Berkeley Investment Group team with two Haas undergrads take first place Saturday in the Georgetown Stock Pitch Competition. The winning team, which took home $2,000, consisted [...]

When Kellie McElhaney left an established professional career in Michigan to start the Haas Center for Responsible Business (CRB) in 2003, the concept of corporate social responsibility (CSR) was still in its infancy. Ten years later, CSR is well integrated in many businesses; the CRB offers a full range of courses through a dedicated, innovative group of faculty; and more than 1,200 CRB alumni have taken those courses.  CRB graduates have gone on to CSR [...]

The Berkeley Master of Financial Engineering (MFE) Program celebrated 66 graduates at their commencement March 22 and welcomed 68 students into the 13th class of the program on March 25. Commencement speaker Robert Litzenberger, a professor emeritus at Wharton and expert on derivatives and risk, sent off the 12th graduation class of the MFE Program, the nation’s first financial engineering program to be housed in a business school. Litzenberger, who was named Risk Manager of [...]

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