Excellence in Teaching

The cornerstone of the Haas PhD Program is its distinguished faculty members and the high quality of their courses. At Haas, good teaching is a high priority.

The best proof of this is from Berkeley students themselves, who are asked to evaluate the teaching of their professors every semester. Over the past several years, about two-thirds of the Haas School faculty members have regularly earned the coveted "Club 6" status in their student evaluations — that is, their average ratings are 6 or higher on a 7-point scale.

Established Excellence in Teaching

In the classroom, faculty members emphasize both theory and practice by using a variety of teaching methods. Haas professors regularly integrate their research findings into new course offerings and reassess the curriculum to ensure its relevance in presenting current management issues. PhD students benefit by being among the first to learn of faculty discoveries and by studying first-hand with the inventors of new theories and principles for management practice.

The Center for Teaching Excellence

Opened in 2009, the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) at the Haas School of Business promotes teaching excellence at all levels and excellence in student learning inside and outside the classroom. The mission of the CTE is to make training, coaching, and other resources available to both professional and research faculty. Designed to leverage the wisdom and insights of veteran instructors and promote good teaching values and behaviors, CTE resources cover a full and continuous spectrum of activities and services, from new-faculty orientation practices to individual coaching sessions.

First-Person

Pedro Gardete

Pedro Gardete
PhD 11

Assistant Professor, Marketing
Graduate School of Business
Stanford University

"The Haas faculty are knowledgeable enough that they can make the complex appear simple."