Why Berkeley

Full-Time MBA Program

From the Dean

The 21st century is marked by unsustainabilities — commercial paths we're on where a straight-line continuation is not going to work. Whether it is producing more fuel-efficient autos or creating new business processes, society is in need of path-bending leaders who can deliver innovation into our idea driven economy and create opportunity from the major challenges facing us today.

Berkeley-Haas is seizing the opportunity to shape a better future by focusing on developing these types of innovative leaders.

You will soon discover that while this business school provides the requisite rigorous general management foundation of a top business school, it also offers much more. Berkeley-Haas is about the independent thinking that differentiates UC Berkeley from others. It is about the pioneering research and teaching of our faculty and the innovative leadership of our students and alumni.

Berkeley-Haas has always been a good fit for individuals who have strong leadership potential and who want to learn how to put fresh ideas to work in their organizations. This type of leadership is key to the unique Berkeley-Haas approach, and has been happening here naturally for many years. We have reshaped our Berkeley MBA curriculum to leverage this strength, ensuring that all students experience what it means to be a Berkeley-Haas leader.

The Berkeley MBA is about community — and the kind of esprit de corps that this fosters. We believe that great leadership starts with strong values, such as questioning the status quo, leading without attitude, and leading responsibly. And Berkeley-Haas people tend to commit themselves to larger causes that have a positive impact on the world.

This is a school that is proactively increasing its reach and excellence — striving to change the world for the better through its people, ideas, and culture. It is an exciting time to be here. Please come and visit to see for yourself.

Sincerely Yours,

Rich Lyon's Signature

Richard Lyons
Bank of America Dean and Professor
Haas School of Business