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Federico Acabbi

Federico Acabbi
MBA 12

Associate
Barclay's Capital
Menlo Park, California

Internship:
Barclays Capital
Menlo Park, California

Previous degrees: M.S., Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering
Politecnico di Milano
Milan, Italy

B.S., Management and Production Engineering
Politecnico di Milano
Milan, Italy

Job prior to Haas:
IPO Analyst
Borsa Italiana S.p.A. Milan, Italy

Federico Acabbi gained a solid foundation in financial analysis working at the Borsa Italiana in Milan, Italy. He came to California specifically to gain an understanding of the "tech business model" which he says, "Berkeley Haas is uniquely positioned to provide."

"My Berkeley MBA studies are teaching me to look at business from so many different perspectives that were once unfamiliar, like product development, strategic management, and leadership."

"My Haas@Work project at HP gave me my first real exposure to a technology company. It was incredibly satisfying and very motivating."

The Berkeley MBA curriculum builds on solid core classes with experiential learning opportunities. You can really design your own path. The core course Problem Finding, Problem Solving helps you see issues from other peoples' perspectives. That leads to new, unexpected solutions."

"I'm proud of what the European Business Club has accomplished. We got Bosch to sponsor the first Robotics Business Model Challenge on campus, we organized treks to European firms in the Bay Area, and our social events for students and alumni were great."

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