Faculty & Research

As a Berkeley MBA for Executives student, you study with faculty drawn from the same pool as our full-time MBA program, professors who are among the most innovative, influential scholars in the world of business—and who incorporate the workplace experience of our high-achieving students into classroom learning.

Preeminent Researchers

Berkeley Haas professors are discoverers of knowledge that brings new insights to organizational, management, and financial practices. Their ideas are applied in businesses around the world—and integrated into the classroom experience. Berkeley Haas research has garnered global recognition, including two Nobel Prizes in Economics since 1994.

Leading Practitioners

Your adjunct professors and lecturers are experienced industry practitioners, such as: Peter Goodson, a private equity pioneer who teaches the M&A course; Sara Beckman, a leader in introducing design thinking into MBA classrooms who teaches the Applied Innovation Immersion Week; and Mark Rittenberg, an executive coach who has empowered leaders worldwide for more than 20 years and teaches Leadership Communication.

Passionate, Accessible Teachers

Berkeley Haas faculty members are skilled teachers, able to convey complex issues clearly and memorably. They appreciate the depth of expertise executive MBA students bring to the program and frequently engage in lively discussion both in and out of the classroom. The intense shared experience of field immersions fosters especially meaningful connections between students and faculty.

Distinguished Public Service

Many of our faculty have distinguished themselves through public service, such as Haas Professor Emeritus Janet Yellen, former Chair of the Federal Reserve, and Professor Laura Tyson, who has served as an advisor to Presidents: Barack Obama and Bill Clinton and leads our Institute for Business & Social Impact.

Renowned Research Hubs

Berkeley Haas is home to leading research centers and institutes that also serve as hubs for student education and activity, through guest speakers, experiential learning opportunities, fellowships, and case competitions. These include the Berkeley Haas Entrepreneurship Program, the Institute for Business & Social Impact, the Fisher Center for Real Estate & Urban Economics, and the Energy Institute at Haas.

Meet Some Berkeley Haas Faculty

Jennifer Chatman

Management Professor Jennifer Chatman is shifting the conversation about what makes effective leaders, through her teaching, research, and consulting on leveraging organizational culture, leading change, and managing complex teams.

Maura O’Neill

Distinguished Teaching Fellow Maura O’Neill has founded four companies, served as a Chief of Staff in the U.S. Senate and was appointed the first Chief Innovation Officer at the U.S. Agency for International Development by President Obama. A large percentage of executive MBA students in her New Venture Finance class go on to launch high-growth businesses.

Lucas Davis

Economics professor Lucas Davis  serves as co-editor of the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy and is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His research focuses on energy and environmental markets.

Toby Stuart

A top thought leader in strategy, innovation, and entrepreneurship, Professor Toby Stuart has built his career studying networks while tapping his own impressive connections to create the executive MBA program's Entrepreneurship and Innovation Immersion in Silicon Valley.