Few geographical areas in the world can meet, let alone beat, the Haas School's central location in the San Francisco Bay Area.
The Haas community is, in turn, profoundly shaped by its surroundings.
The Bay Area is home to an innovation ecosystem that is unequaled anywhere in the world. With its venture capital firms, established technology companies, and biotech and digital media industries thriving, the Bay Area marks one of the nation’s most unique confluxes of business centers. Many of the most dynamic names in business, from Visa to Apple, Charles Schwab to Google, call the region home.
The San Francisco Bay Area is also perennially designated the world’s most popular tourist destination — and for good reason. There is the area's stunning natural beauty, its seductively benign weather, and its atmosphere charged with a worldly sophistication and a distinctive openness to new ways of thinking.
You can attend world-class theatre, film, dance and music and stroll through a redwood grove without ever leaving Berkeley's campus. Wander off, however, and within Berkeley's 18 square miles, you can wander a rose garden, shop for Tibetan jewelry, or play a round of golf.
Just a 15-minute BART ride away is the city of San Francisco, with its neighborhoods, cable cars, culture, nightlife, and countless activities. Beyond lies wine country, the most beautiful seaside towns, Yosemite National Park, and the ski resorts of Lake Tahoe.