For those of you who have seen our first “Berkeley Executive MBA” video, “The Three Levels of Self-Awareness” video, you will be very familiar with the three levels of awareness of the Berkeley MBA. We’ve been asked by students and alumni just how self-aware they are in this area of study. We’ve also been asked how self-aware the Berkeley MBA is.
The Berkeley MBA’s core mission is to produce high-achieving professionals who are willing to take chances and take risks. This involves, among other things, a willingness to challenge conventional wisdom while taking risks. This isn’t to say that the Berkeley MBA is about not taking risks, but rather that you are willing to take risks. You have to be willing to take risks, in order to be able to take chances and take risks.
The goal of the Berkeley MBA is very clear, the key word being “vital”. The idea is that if you can be good at taking risks, you will be successful. This is not just about the risk of being right, but the risk of being wrong. The Berkeley MBA is about risk taking and taking risks.
Taking risks is one of the key elements of success at any business. You need to be willing to go out on a limb, to challenge yourself, to learn as a person, and to learn as a leader. Taking risks isnt just about being right, its about being a good risk taker. You are willing to take risks, and you can learn from your mistakes.
In a business environment, it is very possible to be an outlier, a company that doesn’t meet the expectations of its customers or investors. In the same way, you have to be willing to fail before you can succeed. You need to be willing to take risks and you have to be willing to fail, but without that willingness to take risks and fail, you will only get a small amount of success. When you take risks, you are willing to fail.
Berkeley MBA isn’t the “right” MBA. For one thing, it is a graduate program, not an MBA. Furthermore, it is not a business school by any stretch of the imagination, and as such, can’t be expected to teach you how to run a company, rather it can only teach you how to thrive in a business environment. You have to be willing to take risks and you have to be willing to fail in order to succeed.
In order to thrive in a business environment you have to be willing to take risks. You have to make decisions that will either help or harm the company in question. You have to put your money where your mouth is and you have to think outside the box. Because no matter how smart you think you are, you won’t ever know everything. You will only know what you want to know.
Berkeley MBA is one of those companies that, in my opinion, could be called, “boutique” in a business sense. They’ve been around for ten years and have grown to a large number of employees, many of whom are in management positions. They’re a start-up, but they have money and they’re pretty damn good at what they do. It’s not a massive company, but it’s a beginning to a bigger one.
For some reason, Berkeley Executive MBA seems to be getting a lot of press. They are the only non-traditional MBA program and are usually thought of as a bit of a weird thing to get into. So theyve also been doing quite well, and they do offer an accredited program.
I was told that their program was pretty damn good, so I am going to go ahead and order my own course from them. I will be taking a bi-weekly class to see if I can grow as a person, and hopefully learn some useful things.