Haas School of Business

Cora Jane Flood, whose gift started the Haas School of Business

As the second-oldest business school in the United States, and the only B-school founded by a woman, Cora Jane Flood (pictured), the Haas School of Business is a global leader in producing new ideas in business. It has the distinction of having two faculty members receive the Nobel Prize in Economics.

Berkeley Haas offers six outstanding degree-granting programs to about 2,200 undergraduate and graduate students each year. With 40,000 alumni in 94 countries, the school’s mission is “to develop leaders who redefine how we do business.” Our distinctive culture is marked by four leadership principles: question the status quo; confidence without attitude; students always; and beyond yourself. 

You don’t get 120 years of new thinking by putting a bunch of like-minded people together in a room. You get it by bringing students and faculty with unique voices together who are open to different ways of thinking. With this focus, we frame and inform our teaching and student learning experiences to equip our students and alumni to lead in a diverse world.

We think Cora Jane would be proud of what we’ve become.

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New thinking, transformation, and diversity at Haas

Read Haas’s latest news. Dean Rich Lyons reflects on the phrase “new thinking for the new economy.”  Leslie Schibsted ’86 is the new assistant dean for development and alumni relations. Monica Stevens M.B.A. ’96 is awarded for enhancing diversity and inclusion at Haas.  

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