Why Berkeley Haas

PhD Program

From the Dean

I welcome your interest in the PhD Program at the Haas School of Business, and invite you to become part of one of the world's most vibrant intellectual communities. The Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, traces its origin to the nation's first business school at a public university. Haas is consistently ranked among the top business schools with faculty members who have been recognized as some of the finest minds applying themselves to the challenges of business and the world economy.

You will soon discover that the Haas School is about the independent and innovative thinking that differentiates UC Berkeley from others. Through the pioneering research and outstanding teaching of our faculty, and the leadership of our students and alumni, Haas plays an integral role in creating world-changing innovations.

Haas is a business school with large and growing momentum. We have set a course to build upon our reputation for quality and leadership among the world's very top business schools. This is a school that is proactively increasing its reach and its excellence, striving to make a greater, positive impact on business and society. It is an exciting time to be here.

I know you have many opportunities and must now make a difficult decision about where to pursue your doctorate. I encourage you to learn more about our innovative program and its benefits for your future success and invite you to come to the Haas School in person and meet with our faculty, staff, and students.

Sincerely Yours,


Richard Lyons
Bank of America Dean and Professor
Walter A. Haas School of Business