Haas hosts world's top MBA programs
For the second time in the event's 25-year history,
UC-Berkeley's Haas School of Business is hosting the Graduate Business Conference.
The conference, which runs from April 3 to April 5 and was organized by the Graduate Student Forum, brings together student leaders from 40 of the world's top MBA programs. It features networking events, panel discussions on a wide array of academic and business topics, and speeches by leadership experts.
The Graduate Student Forum is an international association of MBA students.
"Haas, as a top school, should be offering its thoughts on leadership," Clifford Dank, MBA 2008, president of the Haas School MBA Association and chairman of the Graduate Business Forum, said in a statement. "This is a great chance for us to serve as an aggregator of great ideas and to showcase our own school, students and ideas."
As Graduate Business Forum chairman for the 2007-2008 academic year, Dank was responsible for coordinating the organization's conference at
This year's keynote speakers are Chip Conley, president and CEO of the boutique hotelier Joie de Vivre Hospitality; author and management coach Marshall Goldsmith; and Richard Lyons, chief learning officer for Goldman Sachs, former acting dean of the Haas School, and former Sylvan Coleman Professor of Finance at the school.
The event was first staged at Columbia University
in New York in 1983. Haas first hosted the event in 1996.