Full-Time MBA Program

Culture Drives Innovation

At Berkeley Haas, we believe that a fundamental step in redefining the business leader is to get the culture right because the culture can encourage and develop the attitudes and behaviors of innovative leadership in our students.

Although there has always been a strong Berkeley Haas culture that has defined and differentiated us, we have sharply defined our unique Berkeley Haas culture so that it could truly support our mission. Our culture is marked by four defining leadership principles:

Question the Status Quo

We lead by championing bold ideas, taking intelligent risks, and accepting sensible failures. This means speaking our minds even when it challenges convention. We thrive at the world’s epicenter of innovation.

Confidence Without Attitude

We make decisions based on evidence and analysis, giving us the confidence to act without arrogance. We lead through trust and collaboration.

Students Always

We are a community designed for curiosity and lifelong pursuit of personal and intellectual growth. This is not a place for those who feel they have learned all they need to learn.

Beyond Yourself

We shape our world by leading ethically and responsibly. As stewards of our enterprises, we take the longer view in our decisions and actions. This often means putting larger interests above our own.

Since 2010, these defining leadership principles have been used throughout our admission processes and integrated into orientation and curriculum to help shape our Innovative Leaders.