Using an MBA to gain valuable skills and experience for a new industry
Design thinking is merged into many courses, and I’ve learned how to understand the customer, how to adjust a business model according to consumer response, and the role of empathy in building a constructive relationship with an audience.
I've set up MBA consulting teams for small food businesses in the Berkeley/Oakland area. I worked with a small health food service business and an organic, fair-trade coffee company, assisting in their scaling and pricing strategies as well as attempting to improve their operating efficiency.
Classmates who care about your passions and success
Even before I was admitted, Haas students put me in contact with others who were active in food and brainstormed with me on strategies. I felt welcomed and embraced, like I was already one of them. That was unique, and I’ll never forget it.
At Haas, there's a diversity of experiences, cultures, and opposing perspectives, but what everyone shares is a commitment to working towards true purpose and meaning.