April 5 Net Impact Sustainable Fashion Show

In support of our friends at Net Impact, the MBASA would like to publicize the Sustainable Fashion Show, happening in Irvine from 7-9 pm on Thursday, April 5. Tickets are $7 each or 2 for $5 and include admission and refreshments following the show. Get your tickets outside Samson! Also, donate your clothes in bins in Quiet Samson and McCone for use in the show.

March 9 Happy Hour Speaker Series

Join the MBASA to hear retired HP executive, Barcelona native, and Monterey Bay local Luis Huix speak about his career and offer his advice to students. This event will be held in room Morse B106 from 4-5 pm. Swing by Samson for some drinks and fun at the Student Council Happy Hour after his talk!

Students, faculty, and staff from all programs are welcome to attend this event.

S’mores Event Friday February 10


We hope you’re drooling already!  The s’mores event will be held at 5:30 pm on Del Monte Beach by Surfside Apartments at 151 Surf Way.  Rides are available from Samson at 5:15 pm.

S’mores materials will be provided by the MBA Student Association.  Feel free to bring beverages to share.  Hope to see you there!

McKinsey & Co. Director to speak at next Happy Hour Speaker Series November 11th

Please join us for the next Happy Hour Speaker Series with Lenny Mendonca, director of McKinsey & Company (see bio below) on Friday November 11th from 4-5pm in MG100. Afterwards, we will head over to the MIIS Happy Hour.

Lenny Mendonca is a director (senior partner) in the San Francisco office of McKinsey & Company, where he leads the firm’s knowledge development.

Lenny is on the Shareholders’ Council of McKinsey (its board of directors) and oversees the McKinsey Global Institute and the firm’s communications (including McKinsey Quarterly). He has helped dozens of corporate, government, and not-for-profit clients solve their most difficult management challenges.

 Lenny has led several McKinsey research efforts. He has written and spoken extensively on globalization, corporate social responsibility, economic development, regulation, education, energy policy, health care, financial services, and corporate strategy.

Lenny is the chairman emeritus of the Bay Area Council and is chairman of the Economic Institute of the Bay Area. He also serves on the board of the New America Foundation, Common Cause, and the Bay Area Science and Innovation Consortium; he is a trustee for the Committee for Economic Development and is a member of the Advisory Council for the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He serves on the board of ChildrenNow and the California Business for Educational Excellence Foundation.

He received his M.B.A. and certificate in public management from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He holds an A.B., magna cum laude, in economics from Harvard College.

Lenny lives with his wife and two daughters on the Half Moon Bay coast, south of San Francisco, where he is the founder and owner of the Half Moon Bay Brewing Company. 

It’s time to dust off your boat shoes, because:

the MBA Student Association invites you to join us on Saturday, September 10th at 1pm to sail around the Monterey Bay.

Don’t know a starboard from a port? No problem! Monterey Sailing professionals will be taking the helm. $39 per person is steep, but can you really put a price on quality time with fellow MBA students while enjoying the breath-taking central coast from your very own vessel? Clearly, this experience is not to be missed!

Monterey sailing needs to hear from us a week in advance. So, please RSVP to us at miis.mba@gmail.com by Friday, September 2nd or sign up at the wine tasting tonight.

See you there!

PHOTO UPDATE: Saturday was the perfect day for a sail–one of Monterey’s nicest in memory. Thanks to everyone who joined us!