"Best program in North America to dive into the real world of Venture Capital in the USA. Amazing experience with apprentice VCs, experienced VCs, Strategics, experienced Business Angels!"
"Before going to Berkeley, I wanted to better know my kind of leadership and how to enhance it. I also expected to meet great people, both among the faculty and the other students, who could help me in this. Both goals were attained thanks to the course; we have even set up the tools to keep in touch among the students. Another goal I had was to learn new concepts and tools that I could apply to my daily professional life. I learned very useful things based on recent research results, in particular about hiring processes and how to make teamwork more effective... the course has given me the push to really pursue my objectives day after day."
"The practical insights and detailed work of academic research provided by Professor Gregory La Blanc & Dr. Peter C. Wilton brought so much clarity to some grey areas around how to recognize transformational opportunities, role of big data and building a digital-ready organization."
"The faculty was amazing and inspiring, always being able to support their strategies will real-life examples and companies that have successfully and truly transformed their business model."
"The course content is very engaging and kept me thinking...Once you go through the course, it is difficult not to be very aware of how biases can creep into one's decision-making process at the same time, one is also aware of how other's are being blindsided by their biases."
"Maura did a great job bringing in a good mix of Academic experts as well as Industry professionals for all the topics. The course content was top notch."
"The program met my (highest) expectations...The Berkeley Haas faculty and guest Speakers were of a high standard and the program had an appropriate balance between the 'practical' skills and 'theoretical' knowledge."
"This program is a thought-and action-provoking program focused on multiple facets of leadership and organizational best practices, grounded in contemporary research, and delivered through interactive exercises, simulations, case-studies, peer-to-peer consultation, as well as lectures. Top-notch faculty and industry leaders led the way...The environment was conducive to honest self-reflection and inspiration, and the structure of the program emphasized practical planning to implement best practices."
"The program exceeded my expectations. The balance of theory, real-world best practices, and time to develop practical personal leadership strategies for implementation was perfect."