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Berkeley College Michael Lincoln

Meet the Director of Graduate Admissions



Berkeley College Michael Lincoln


Michael Lincoln is Berkeley College Director of Admissions, School of Graduate Studies. In this role, he manages the enrollment and recruitment process for the School of Graduate Studies, beginning with the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program.

Mr. Lincoln, who has been at Berkeley College for five years, previously served as Director of Adult Admissions at Berkeley College in Woodland Park. He is a nationally ranked 5K runner and the coach of the Berkeley College men’s and women’s cross country teams. Before joining Berkeley College, he held several positions in corporate sales. Mr. Lincoln has an M.A. from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and a B.A. from California State University, Northridge.

Mr. Lincoln discusses the best M.B.A. candidates, what makes the program different, and why the first cohort is unique.

The types of students who make the best candidates for the M.B.A. program:

We are looking for students who have a strong business acumen and did well during their undergraduate studies. I am excited when I see a candidate who has shown success in the real world through promotions, career advancements, and ambition. We are also interested in career changers and entrepreneurs looking to better themselves with an advanced degree.

On what makes the Berkeley College M.B.A. program different:

The Berkeley College M.B.A. program is special because it follows the unique teaching and learning philosophy of all of Berkeley’s programs. We provide hands-on learning from professionals in the field. Our curriculum is practical and based on what is happening now in the business, marketing, and global environments. Our students benefit from small classes where they can interact with their professors and fellow classmates.

On what is special about the first class of M.B.A. students starting in fall 2015:

This is a very special class because the members are all Berkeley College alumni. They show a strong loyalty and passion for Berkeley and appreciate the teaching and learning methods we use. We are very excited for the first M.B.A. cohort to begin.