The Haas School's location in the San Francisco Bay Area is a profound asset, a business ecosystem of innovation and entrepreneurship that is unrivaled anywhere. And it defines the people we attract, the education we deliver, and the leaders we produce. Widely recognized as the heart of the global technology industry, the birthplace of venture capital, and the center of the US wine market, the Bay Area is also the new hub for the up-and-coming clean energy and biotechnology industries. In addition to serving as a launch pad for some of the most successful recent startups — Google, Twitter, and eBay among them — the Bay Area is also home to a wide range of established Fortune 500 companies, as well as a long roster of firms — such as Charles Schwab, Gap, and Chevron — known for leadership and innovation outside of the technology space.

Once you arrive, you will quickly understand how the University of California, Berkeley — one of the world's top universities — both shapes and is shaped by the forces of innovation in the Bay Area. This is a place that continues to move knowledge forward, looking for and embracing what comes next.