Innovative Leaders. The Berkeley-Haas curriculum integrates design thinking, strategy, finance, operations, marketing and decision-making, providing our MBA students with a strong foundation in the principles of general management. Working with our clients to address a multitude of business challenges, we seek to impart thoughtful leadership, innovating thinking and a clear path to implementation.
Experience. We've been operating this program for over twenty years. We work with for profits. We work with non-profits. We work with you. No matter the size of your organization, chances are we have worked in a similar space and can quickly assess the level and kind of impact that is required. In addition, each student has, on average, five years of industry experience. We select our teams to meet the needs of your project, inlcuding language aptitiude where appropriate.
Faculty Mentors. Our faculty mentors are seasoned veterans in healthcare, consulting, international management and global development, among other professions. Through the practical application of academic frameworks, our distinguished faculty will guide your IBD team to arrive at a solution which can be implemented in a timely manner.
Teamwork. Our culture values listening to and building upon the insights of those with whom we partner. Our teams collaborate effectively to ascertain the challenges your organization is facing and work together with you to help solve them. In addition, teams are custom-tailored specifically to address client needs.
Location. Our close proximity to, and relationships within, Silicon Valley gives our student body great access to premier thinkers, venture capitalists and entrepreneurs. In addition, the Berkeley campus itself has the most first-ranked graduate programs of any institution in the world. Berkeley-Haas MBAs form multi-disciplinary teams with those conducting pioneering research in engineering and green energy, among others.
"The IBD program has been a long-standing collaboration between VTT and Berkeley-Haas. Since 2005, groups of MBA students have visited VTT and had the opportunity to study the innovation infrastructure of Finland. Most groups have worked with assignments that have to do with commercializing research findings and intellectual property. To VTT's satisfaction, all groups have also added a lot to our efforts both in terms of bringing in more international and cross-cultural insights as well as domain specific business knowledge."