The Berkeley Haas difference starts with our take on leadership. We believe that the best leaders are authentic leaders who work with and through others to create unexpected solutions to the world’s most difficult problems. Thanks to our strong culture and our location at the epicenter of the innovation economy, we think we do this differently from any other school.

“Culture eats strategy for breakfast,” said Peter Drucker. As the world’s most distinguished-by-culture business school, we believe and act on the importance of culture. Our Defining Leadership Principles are ingrained in everything we do: whom we admit and how we instruct, reward, and act. We are a community that brings out the best in each other. Ask yourself: Who do you want to associate yourself with for the next 30 years of your career?

Located in the heart of the world’s innovation center, the Berkeley Haas difference includes creating “new thinking for a new economy.” The “New Economy” is based on industries that are on the cutting edge of technology and the driving force of economic growth. Forty percent of employers find it difficult to recruit employees who are adept at critical thinking, communication, and constant adaptability—skills that are critical to thrive in this economy. At Haas we have adapted our approaches to teaching and research to reflect this new reality. In the new economy, competitive advantage accrues to people and organizations that harness these skills best.

Finally, the Berkeley Haas difference lies in the strength of its tight-knit community. Our smaller class size ensures that students really get to know and work closely with their classmates and teachers; it fosters an intimacy critical to personal development. Because at Haas we share a common culture and leadership principles, students feel at home from the day they set foot on campus, develop to their fullest potential, and make friends for life.

It’s not just about your choice of business school, it’s what life you choose.