April 27, 2017

News Category: Student News

New Competition to Test Students' Trading Skills Teams of graduate students will test their ability to maximize profits while keeping their cool in the first-ever Berkeley-Haas Trading Competition Sept. 12. (08/30/2013)

Haas Ranks #1 in Social Impact The Berkeley MBA was ranked the #1 graduate program for social impact and #6 for sustainability in a Net Impact survey of more than 3,300 students. (08/30/2013)

Inaugural Berkeley MBA for Executives Class to Dive into Silicon Valley Ecosystem Entrepreneurship Professor Toby Stuart will lead a Silicon Valley Immersion Week this fall for the Haas School's new Berkeley MBA for Executives Program, including entrepreneurship coursework, several company site visits, talks by C-level executives, and a panel with seasoned venture capitalists. (08/27/2013)

Haas Helps Turn Scientists into Entrepreneurs Dozens of scientists and engineers from around the country converged in Berkeley this summer to refine their startups in a new entrepreneurship program funded by the National Science Foundation. (08/27/2013)

Innovation Lab Provides New Space for Collaborative Learning While the Cal football team practices on the field outside, MBA students are hard at work in a new Innovation Lab inside Memorial Stadium, building towers out of dried spaghetti as part of their own lesson on teamwork. (08/27/2013)

Haas Welcomes Students with Insights from Business Leaders, Career Counseling Haas welcomed hundreds of students this month with a case study featuring a surprise visit by Virgin America's CEO, a talk by alumnus and Amazon executive Greg Greeley, and a career conference. (08/27/2013)

Evening & Weekend MBA Program to Update Core The Evening & Weekend MBA Program will revise its core curriculum in fall 2014 to better support students' busy schedules and improve learning. (07/13/2013)

From Consulting to Corporate Insights, MBA Students Gain Global Experience More than 150 MBA students have traveled to foreign lands this summer to learn more about global business and apply their learning to real-world challenges. (07/13/2013)

Haas Fund Posts Another Record-Breaking Year Giving to Berkeley-Haas again reached unprecedented levels in fiscal year 2013, which ended June 30. More than 4,600 students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends collectively gave more than $3.4 million in unrestricted gifts to the Haas Fund, setting a school record in annual unrestricted support. (07/13/2013)

Dean Rich Lyons Looks Ahead at Second Term On the heels of his reappointment as dean, Rich Lyons shared his views on three big frontiers where Haas is poised to leap ahead: technology in education; work environment; and global profile. (07/13/2013)

New Grads Enjoy Strong Job Market Graduating classes are enjoying strong employment opportunities, with salaries and job postings increasing for MBA students and internships proving ever more important in launching undergraduate careers. (06/16/2013)

Haaski Open Links Golf Community Alumni, students, faculty, and staff swung their clubs for Haas May 13 at the 11th annual Haaski Golf Open at the Claremont Country Club in Oakland, helping to raise nearly $50,000 for the Haas Fund. (06/15/2013)

Fun Events and Friendly Competition Spur MBA Giving Sparked by a cohort competition and events around the Bay, graduating Full-time and Evening-Weekend Berkeley MBA students have raised more than $100,000 as part of the 2013 graduating gift campaigns. (06/15/2013)

Seniors—and Juniors—Set Undergraduate Giving Records The annual Senior Gift Campaign set new records this year in overall participation as well as involvement among juniors, helping to raise a total of $32,194 for Berkeley-Haas. (06/15/2013)

MBA Students Receive New Hansoo Lee Fellowship to Develop Photo App Romi Elan and Charlie Hughes, MBA students developing a photo app that helps friends inspire each other in the pursuit of interests and hobbies, have been awarded $5,000 each as the first recipients of Hansoo Lee Fellowship for Entrepreneurs. (06/10/2013)

MBA Students Place in Institutional Investor Competition This year two Haas students placed in Institutional Investor’s new All-America Student Analyst Competition, based on returns in simulated stock portfolios. (06/10/2013)

SkyDeck Welcomes Four Haas Startups Four Haas startups easing everything from air conditioning to online purchasing have set up shop at the Berkeley SkyDeck accelerator this month. (06/04/2013)

Socially Responsible Investment Fund Launches Capital Campaign With a five-year return exceeding 50 percent, the Haas Socially Responsible Investment Fund has become an important training ground for future investment managers. (05/22/2013)

EWMBA Venture Pyro-E Takes $100,000 Prize in DOE Competition A way to turn tailpipe exhaust into useable electricity garnered $100,000 for two Berkeley MBA students and their teammate at First Look West, a national clean energy business challenge developed by the Department of Energy. (05/13/2013)

PhD, MBA, Undergrad Students Excel in Competitions Students in the Berkeley-Haas PhD, MBA, and Undergraduate programs recently won or placed in several competitions, showing strength in accounting, finance, and marketing. (05/13/2013)

MBA Students Squash Competition and Raise $45,000 in Challenge for Charity Berkeley MBA students scored big in squash, soccer, and tennis in the annual Challenge 4 Charity (C4C) Sports Weekend April 19 to April 20 at Stanford University. (05/13/2013)

Berkeley Board Fellows Award $30,000 to Three Nonprofits Berkeley MBA and other graduate students awarded $30,000 to three nonprofit boards of directors at the first annual Berkeley Board Fellow Excellence Awards on May 2. (05/13/2013)

Undergrads Recognized as Champions of Culture This year marks the first time that four undergraduate business students will be recognized with a Champion of Culture Award, one for each Berkeley-Haas Defining Principle, at their commencement. (05/13/2013)

Undergrad, MBA, and PhD Students Bid Haas Farewell Nearly 900 business school students are graduating this month, bringing to a close their education in the classroom but not their lifelong connection to Berkeley-Haas. (05/13/2013)

Haas Welcomes Inaugural MBA for Executives Class Dinner at the top of Memorial Stadium with a Nobel Laureate and a talk on design thinking by IDEO GM Tom Kelley, MBA 83. Those are some highlights from the first days of the new Berkeley MBA for Executives Program, which begins this month. (05/13/2013)

Tremor Device Team Wins UC Berkeley Startup Competition A team that has developed a device to help patients with hand and wrist tremors won the grand prize in the 15th annual UC Berkeley Startup Competition Friday. (04/29/2013)

Celebrate Haas Courtyard Opening May 2 The newly transformed Haas courtyard has come alive, providing a more inviting space for alumni during reunion weekend Saturday and for new full-time MBA admits Friday at Days at Haas II. (04/29/2013)

Tee Time: Haas Undergrad Makes Masters Earlier this month, Michael Weaver, BS 14, set aside his business studies and set out across the country for a different kind of course: the Masters, golf's prestigious springtime rite. (04/29/2013)

Leading Social Entrepreneur in India to Speak at Schwab Series Event, April 30 Anshu Gupta, who has made providing clothing and other resources to the poor in India his life's calling with the creation of his nonprofit GOONJ, will speak at the Haas School from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, in the Wells Fargo Room. (04/29/2013)

Berkeley MBA Students Meet Oracle of Omaha A group of 20 Berkeley MBA students flew to Omaha, Neb., April 11 to meet with legendary investor Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. (04/15/2013)