Why Berkeley Haas

A Cutting-Edge Environment

The Haas School's location in the San Francisco Bay Area is a profound asset, a business ecosystem of innovation and entrepreneurship that is unrivaled anywhere. And it defines the people we attract, the education we deliver, and the leaders we produce. Widely recognized as the heart of the global technology industry, the birthplace of venture capital, and the center of the US wine market, the Bay Area is also the new hub for the up-and-coming clean energy and biotechnology industries. In addition to serving as a launch pad for some of the most successful recent startups – Google, Twitter, and eBay among them – the Bay Area is also home to a wide range of established Fortune 500 companies, as well as a long roster of firms – such as Charles Schwab, Gap, and Chevron – known for leadership and innovation outside of the technology space.

Once you meet our students, you will quickly understand how the University of California, Berkeley – one of the world's top universities – both shapes and is shaped by the forces of innovation in the Bay Area. This is a place that continues to move knowledge forward, looking for and embracing what comes next.

Bridges to UC Berkeley

In addition to attending one of the premier business schools in the world, Haas students join the larger community at one of the most esteemed universities. The mission of the University of California is to excel in research, teaching, and public service. Over the decades, this mission has developed a culture at UC Berkeley that stimulates greatness.

UC Berkeley's global flavor and close proximity to Silicon Valley and downtown San Francisco – the finance capital of the West Coast – provide unmatched opportunities.

The Haas School encourages students to take advantage of all the university has to offer. With the Berkeley MBA program, students earn a degree from a university whose name and reputation open doors around the globe.

A University Second to None

The Berkeley MBA program draws on the incredible breadth and depth of the University of California, Berkeley, whose graduate programs are consistently ranked among the best in the world. The proof is in the university's distinguished record of Nobel-level scholarship, constant innovation, a concern for the betterment of our world, and consistently high rankings of its schools and departments – the Haas School among them.

Consistently ranked one of the top business schools in the country, the Haas School of Business has a solid reputation for quality and leadership. The business school at the University of California, Berkeley, was founded in 1898, making it the second oldest collegiate business school in the United States, and the first at a public university. Rank, reputation, and experience combine to offer Haas students a rich spectrum of quality resources, noteworthy events, and high-profile speakers.

Students supplement business courses with graduate classes outside the business school in areas ranging from engineering, law, and urban planning to foreign languages, international area studies, and public policy. Joint courses with students in law, engineering, information systems, and public health enhance the educational experience of many MBA students.