On the ground in Greece, MBA students test tech to help refugees

(Note: The first names of the refugees mentioned in this article have been changed to protect their privacy.) In the sweltering June heat inside a refugee camp on the Greek mainland, Sarrah Nomanbhoy, MBA 18, listened closely as Khadija and her teenage son Tariq answered her questions about their family’s refugee odyssey. Khadija’s family fled

Whirlwind launch weekend for 253 new evening & weekend Berkeley MBA students

Nellie Haghbin stood in the Haas courtyard last week, chatting with a few of her 252 new Evening & Weekend Berkeley MBA classmates, ready to begin a new chapter of life. “Being here is a dream come true for me—I always knew I wanted to come to Berkeley and I’m finally here,” said Haghbin, an

Why the sharing economy can be good news for manufacturers

The rise of Uber and Lyft has taxi companies running scared, while AirBnb is encroaching on hoteliers. Should the firms that make cars, bikes, and even lawnmowers also fear a sales drop as peer-to-peer rental apps make it easy to borrow wheels on demand? Not necessarily, says Jose Guajardo, a Berkeley-Haas assistant professor in the

Berkeley-Haas hires “rising star” in development economics

A development economist who studies hiring practices through the lens of political structures is the latest addition to the Haas faculty. Asst. Prof. Guo Xu will join the Berkeley-Haas Business & Public Policy Group. He will teach the Ethics and Responsible Business Leadership course to MBA students in the spring. Xu earned his doctorate in

Rich Lyons begins final year as dean

Dean Rich Lyons, who for 11 years has led the Haas School of Business through a defining culture initiative, construction of a state-of-the-art academic building, and the creation of two new degree programs, will step down at the end of his second term in June 2018. Noting that it’s customary for deans to transition out

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