Leading Through Innovation
Silicon Valley Immersion Yields Innovation Insights
In classrooms at Google, Facebook, and Airbnb, students in the Berkeley MBA for Executives Program engaged in intensive case study with Entrepreneurship Professor Toby Stuart then sat down with startup founders for two days of candid conversations.
A Game Changer in Organizational Behavior
If you've ever poured more time or money into a bad decision despite mounting evidence to sprint the other way (think bad investments and bad relationships), then you've experienced what Haas Professor Barry Staw calls "escalation of commitment." Staw has far-reaching influence on the field of organizational behavior.
Real Estate Course Offers a New Lease on Land
Not everything about real estate development can be contained on a spreadsheet, as students in the Real Estate Investment and Market Analysis course learned this spring.
Goodbye Business Plan, Hello Lean Launchpad
Like entrepreneurs who must respond to a rapidly changing business landscape, the field of entrepreneurship is undergoing a seismic shift in response to market forces—and the Haas School is at the forefront of that movement with initiatives like Skydeck.
An Audacious Mission in Africa
Ten years ago, authorities thought that Haas alum Patrick Awuah's plan to build an Ivy League-type school in Ghana was about as realistic as opening a Disneyland in the Sahara. Today, Ashesi University boasts 600 students on 100 acres overlooking Accra—along with 420 graduates who have gone on to take leadership roles.
Skills for Questioning the Status Quo
In the workplace and in Haas experiential learning courses, MBA students are putting skills to work from Problem Finding, Problem Solving, the flagship course of the school's Innovative Leader curriculum.
How Oliver Williamson's unconventional approach to research revolutionized the way economists look at organizations
International Business Development Course
For 20+ years MBA students have applied business skills to overseas consulting through the International Business Development course
Fueling Corporate Innovation
Student insights spark new ideas for firms through the experiential Haas@Work course