Why IBD?

Helping clients redefine how they do business globally.

Innovative Leaders. The IBD program curriculum integrates project-based consulting and Berkeley-Haas' innovative Problem Framing, Problem Solving (PFPS) course to provide MBA students with a strong foundation in the principles of general management. IBD teams seek to address a multitude of business challenges and to impart thoughtful leadership and innovative thinking to their engagements.

Experience. IBD has been a flagship program of Berkeley-Haas for over 20 years, and has worked with a wide variety of organizations in over 80 countries. No matter what the nature of your company or your organization's size or geographic location, we are well equipped to respond to your project requirements. Our students have significant industry experience: the average Full-Time MBA student has five years of work experience, while the average Evening-Weekend MBA student has seven years of work experience.

Faculty Mentors. Our faculty mentors are seasoned veterans in healthcare, consulting, and international management, among other professions. Through the practical application of academic frameworks, our distinguished faculty will guide your IBD team to arrive at a solution that can be implemented in a timely manner.

Teamwork. IBD culture prioritizes listening to and building upon the insights of our clients. IBD teams collaborate to effectively address the challenges your organization is facing, and they will work with you to find the right solutions.

Location. The vibrancy of the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley provides Berkeley-Haas students with access to world-class entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and social theorists. As an important part of the University of California, the Berkeley campus provides multi-disciplinary partnerships with departments undertaking ground-breaking research: UC Berkeley has the most first-ranked graduate programs of any institution in the world.

First Person

Carlos Orellana
salaUno
Mexico City, Mexico

"salaUno has hosted Haas MBA students through the IBD program every summer since 2010 and plans to continue doing so for years to come. Being a fast-growing startup, we are able to offer IBD teams an opportunity to have real impact while benefiting from a truly unique learning experience. Last year, IBD students developed a recruitment and retention strategy for our doctors, salaUno’s key employee group. The 2012 team created a strategy to define and promote our corporate culture. In both cases, the teams worked closely with our top management on some of our most important challenges."