Academics

Evening & Weekend Berkeley MBA Program

First-Person

Megan Nykoluk, Berkeley MBA

Megan Nykoluk

Manager, Customer Impact
Pacific Gas & Electric Company
San Francisco, California

Previous Degree:
BA, University of San Diego

Career Goal: Career Advancer

Course Description

Fall Semester 2009
Microeconomics
Financial Reporting
Organizational Behavior
Marketing

Spring Semester 2010
Leadership Communications
Macroeconomics in the Global Economy
Introduction to Finance
Quantitative Analysis for Business Decisions
Ethics and Responsibility in Business

Fall Semester 2010
Managerial Accounting
Strategic Brand Management
Leader as Coach

Spring Semester 2011
Energy & Infrastructure Project Finance
Negotiations & Conflict Resolution
Mid-Program Academic Retreat
Washington Campus

Summer Session 2011
Seminar in International Business: China

Fall Semester 2011
Strategy, Structure & Incentives
Power and Politics

Spring Semester 2012
Leadership
Nonprofit Boards

Megan Nykoluk started achieving her goal of career advancement even before finishing her Evening & Weekend program at Berkeley-Haas. A 13-year veteran at PG&E, her newly honed leadership skills and broader understanding of business strategy led to a promotion and after graduation, to a lateral move into a key business sector with mission-critical responsibilities.

“PG&E takes leadership development seriously and was very supportive of my efforts. My decision to get an MBA sent a message to my superiors that I am serious about my career and about the contributions I can make to the company.”

“The core courses expose you to a breadth of subjects that you can dive into more deeply through electives. I tailored the program to my needs by taking a lot of leadership, organizational management, and marketing classes.”

“I remember the incredible excitement and energy when I started classes. Being around such talented, smart classmates was invigorating. All of that positive energy really helped me maintain my balance in a demanding environment.”

“Several of my leadership classes helped me understand my own style and how to adapt to different situations. I now recognize when I have to flex or take a risk.”