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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 [...]

Christine H., Assistant Director of MBA Admissions, attended Sandberg’s recent presentation at the GSB and shares her impressions. The expression “Lean in” isn’t new to HR professionals who have been using it for years. But Sheryl Sandberg, COO at Facebook and author of Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, wants to make it a movement. On 2 April, Sandberg gave the Jing Lyman Lecture at Stanford, presented by the Clayman Institute for [...]

April is a month that requires patience. Just like enduring those endless April showers for the hopeful appearance of May flowers, our Round Three applicants are likely spending this month wondering what their future holds and feeling anxious for the result. Many of you may be waiting to hear from us about an interview, while others are patiently hanging on through the waitlist process. We value and appreciate the time and effort you have put [...]

Question: Do you offer an MBA in which students can continue to work full time while earning their MBA degree? Answer: We offer two formats of our MBA that allows you to work full time – the Executive MBA (EMBA) and the Global Executive MBA (GEMBA). Both formats take about two years to complete. Question: What does the EMBA and GEMBA class schedule typically look like? Answer: For the EMBA program, the classes meet one [...]

Columbia Business School has launched the Notes to the Next Class website, a space for current students and the 41,000-plus alumni around the world to pass knowledge on to future classes, share photos, videos, and stories with the community, and altogether celebrate a shared history.     Established in 1916, Columbia Business School initially had 11 faculty members and an inaugural class of 61 students. In the ensuing decades, it evolved. In 1945, the School [...]

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