Redefining business and what it means to be a business leader starts with redefining the culture around it. At Haas, we believe that the cultivation of these shared values define our character and dictate what we would like to see reflected in the world of business. The culture that we strive for encourages students to develop the mindset and behaviors of innovative leaders. Our students, faculty and alumni embody our culture with guidance from our four Defining Leadership Principles:

Question the Status Quo
We thrive at the epicenter of innovation. We make progress by speaking our minds even when it challenges convention. We measure success not by incremental progress but by disruption of mindsets and markets.

Confidence Without Attitude
We make decisions based on evidence and analysis, giving us the confidence to act without arrogance. We lead through trust and collaboration. 

Students Always
We are a community designed for curiosity and lifelong pursuit of personal and intellectual growth. This is not a place for those who feel they have learned all they need to learn.

Beyond Yourself
We shape our world by leading ethically and responsibly. As stewards of our enterprises, we take the longer view in our decisions and actions. This often means putting larger interests above our own.