Defining Leadership Principles

    Step on campus, or have any interaction with our faculty, students, and alumni, and you'll experience the way we live our distinctive culture.

    Your Berkeley MBA experience and who you become as a leader are shaped by our four Defining Leadership PrinciplesWe believe that cultivating a student body with these attributes creates an environment conducive to teamwork, collaboration, and involvement.

    Question the Status Quo

    We thrive at the epicenter of innovation. We make progress by speaking our minds even when it challenges convention. We lead by championing bold ideas and taking intelligent risks.

    Confidence Without Attitude

    We make decisions based on evidence and analysis, giving us the confidence to act with humility. We foster collaboration by building a foundation of empathy, inclusion, and trust.

    Students Always

    We are a community designed to support curiosity. We actively seek out diverse perspectives as part of our lifelong pursuit of personal and intellectual growth. There is always more 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 the collective good above our own interests.