Berkeley Haas MFE : Interview W/ Director & Founder Berkeley Dean Dr. Linda Kreitzman

Berkeley Haas MFE

As the second-oldest business school in the United States, the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley has been questioning the status quo since its founding in 1898.

Berkeley Haas is a leading producer of new ideas and knowledge in all areas of business, inspiring New Thinking for the New Economy. We invite you to learn more about Haas, our exceptional faculty members — including two Nobel Prize Laureates in Economics — and our community of dedicated students and alumni.

The Haas School of Business owes its existence to visionaries, teachers, and gold rush pioneers who gave birth to a burgeoning field of study in the U.S. and established the nation’s second oldest business school, and the first at a public university.

This bold idea to create the College of Commerce, as it was called then, was first proposed by Berkeley graduate and entrepreneur Arthur Rodgers in 1883. Fifteen years later, Cora Jane Flood turned Rodgers’ vision into reality by donating a substantial gift to found the College of Commerce now known as Haas School of Business.

To this day, Haas graduates blaze new trails as they embody the school’s four Defining Leadership Principles: Question the Status Quo, Confidence without Attitude, Students Always, and Beyond Yourself. Its faculty is known for Nobel-Prize winning research and economic and management insights that benefit governments and firms worldwide. The school’s six degree programs consistently rank among the top business programs in the world.

At Berkeley Haas, we believe that a fundamental step in redefining the business leader is to get our culture right, because this culture encourages students to develop the mindset and behaviors of innovative leaders.

Berkeley Haas students, faculty, staff, and alumni live our distinctive culture out loud by embracing our four Defining Leadership Principles.

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