Full-Time MBA Program

Question the Status Quo - Culture at Berkeley-Haas

Strong Berkeley Haas Culture Shapes Innovative Leaders

The distinctive Berkeley Haas culture is integral to shaping our MBA students as you learn how to be innovative leaders. We've designed our admissions process to identify candidates who embody the Berkeley Haas 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.

We believe that cultivating a student body with these attributes creates an environment conducive to teamwork, collaboration, and involvement. Students are members of a close-knit, supportive peer network that draws on both shared experiences and a diversity of ideas and backgrounds to build bonds that last a lifetime.

The relatively small size of our full-time MBA program (only 240 students enroll in each entering class) allows students to get to know all members of their class.