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Culture & Community

Dean's Speaker Series

*Schedules may vary for immersions and some elective choices.

Student perspective

*Schedules may vary for immersions and some elective choices.

Join an executive MBA community distinguished by drive, ingenuity, keen intelligence, and a thirst for even more knowledge. Your classmates bring a remarkable diversity of experience and perspectives, yet have one very important thing in common: Berkeley-Haas Defining Principles resonate profoundly with each of them.

Learn and Live Principles that Define Leaders


Question the Status Quo

We lead by championing bold ideas, taking intelligent risks and accepting sensible failures. We make a habit of asking, “Isn’t there a better way to do this?”

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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.

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Students Always

We know we always have more feedback to hear and more opportunities to grow—even at the peak of our careers.

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Beyond Yourself

We are stewards of something larger than our own lives and careers. We take the longer view in our decisions and actions.

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Put the Very Best People in Your Corner

Your highly accomplished classmates not only enrich your academic journey, they become trusted advisors, supporters, and friends for life.

Foster Strong Bonds through Residency

Staying together in the same hotel during course sessions makes it easy to get together for class projects and group study—and to bond over discussions of life and what you’re learning.

Be Part of an Active Campus Community

Because you attend executive MBA classes on campus, you are a fully integrated part of Berkeley-Haas, with access to a nonstop program of activities, from case competitions and tailgate parties to our annual alumni gala.

Go Beyond the Classroom to Expand Your Network

There is geometric progression to growth in this program: working with your study group of four or five, bonding with dozens of your classmates during immersion weeks, getting to know students in other programs at Berkeley-Haas, and allying with your extensive alumni network.

Infuse Your Thinking with Diverse Perspectives

The most successful leaders understand and value the perspectives and experiences that every individual brings to campus and to the workplace. The diversity of your executive MBA community enlivens the classroom, shows you new ways of thinking, and advances your learning.

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