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UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business Launches New MBA for Executives Program

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The Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley this week launched a new MBA program for executives and will begin recruiting for it with events later this month. Called the Berkeley MBA for Executives Program, the new course is designed to help seasoned executives learn to generate innovative ideas that can help further their businesses and fast-track their careers. It will enroll its first class in May 2013.

The new Haas program targets senior executives with an average of 12 years of professional experience, but it is based upon the same rigorous general management curriculum that distinguishes Haas’s full-time, evening and weekend MBA programs. As a school, Haas prides itself for having a cutting-edge innovative leader curriculum, which the new program will feature as well.

The new Haas MBA for Executives program was developed with input from the alumni of the Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA Program, which will have graduated more than 600 students when that program closes in early 2013. The new program will feature a convenient schedule designed to accommodate busy executives, with classes that meet every three weeks on Thursdays through Saturdays over the course of 19 months. Most sessions will be taught on the Berkeley-Haas campus, although some with a special focus will be held in other locations, including overseas. Students will stay at a nearby hotel while attending classes, and most meals will be provided as part of the program.

“Our strength lies in teaching students how to bring fresh thinking and new ideas to every facet of the organization, and to motivate others to do so as well,” Haas Dean Rich Lyons said in a statement announcing the new program’s launch. “We do so by providing them with a set of tools that empowers them to enter any situation – no matter how ambiguous – and to find a way to frame the challenge and develop creative solutions from it,” he continued.

Recruiting for the new program will begin with information sessions in Berkeley on August 30th and in San Francisco on September 13th. Interested prospective applicants can consult a full schedule of additional recruiting events here.

Learn more about the new Berkeley MBA for Executives Program.


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Schools: Berkeley / Haas

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