Past & Current Employers of Course Students Include:

 

Reflections on the Experience

"I was able to switch roles from an engineering team to a business development team thanks to the frameworks and concepts I learned in your courses. Anyone pursuing corporate strategy and business development roles in TMT should takes these classes."

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"Your class was bar none the best class for strategy in TMT industry. We still talk about how valuable the class is for those of us involved directly in day to day product and technology strategy. There are no courses at Haas or in the industry that have the depth, breadth and relevance of the contents that you offer in the area of two-sided platform markets, economics of production/distribution of IT and open source.

Above all your class prepares business managers to practice strategy in real life situations such as evaluating options in a new market, forging an alliance, understanding market power of incumbents and technology disruption. In a way I (and many of my classmates) feel fortunate to have been in your class, because it would have been extremely difficult if not impossible to understand strategic choices in a fast moving technology industry."

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"I have to say that it was years worth of learning in a few hours. The content has changed with the rapid change in the industry."

- Course alumnus returning to attend class session several years after completing the course

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"I benefited tremendously from your Strategy for IT course which led me to this corporate strategy role. The senior director who interviewed me was very impressed by the strategic thinking I showed in data center infrastructure, virtualization, and big data. Thank you for giving us such a great class and I'm sure I can apply a lot of learning to this job."

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"I use the concepts and discussions from this class every day and I used it all in an interview recently. Thanks for all the wisdom. I tell everyone that I have not seen anyone work so hard on a lecture and give so much to us in every lecture. Never a diluted lecture...every slide with every bit of intensity possible."

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"Having sat through both your classes, I must say that they were the most intellectually stimulating and informative classes that I have ever sat through."

" I have loved both courses and the discussions and lenses always come in handy at work.  Whenever I am in doubt, I always go to the drawing board thinking about how Professor Moazzami would discuss this case!  Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge with us and building this platform where all interested professionals can benefit."

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"Yours were the best two classes that I have attended and seminal to my view of the technology world... I just accepted a Sr. Business Development role. In my final interview with the head of BD, we got into a discussion around business models for Red Hat Linux, Canonical, etc. Your class was point on and I could impress the interviewer to no end. I have now aced multiple interviews and your course continues to be the best investment I have done."

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"ROI in terms of KPH (knowledge-gained-per-hour) is maximum in your classes."

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"Thanks for being the most influential professor I have had a chance to take a class with at Haas."

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"By far your two classes have been more valuable for me than all other classes during my MBA combined!"

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"I can say without hesitation that for the not-so-narrow tech field in the bay area, your courses (and whatever they evolve into) are almost mandatory for anyone interested in business."

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"These courses have had a profound impact on how I approach decision making for my products."

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"I just wanted to say I've been loving the class. It's almost as if this is why I wanted to do the Haas MBA, except, I'm doing this class outside the MBA!" 

- UC Berkeley-Haas MBA alumnus taking unbundled Strategy for the IT Firm course several years after completing the MBA