Haas Professor Laura Tyson named business school’s interim dean

Laura D’Andrea Tyson, renowned economist at the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business, has been named the school’s interim dean as of July 1, Berkeley Chancellor Carol Christ announced today. Tyson joined the Berkeley Economics Department in 1977 and the Haas faculty in 1990.  She was the dean of the Haas School from

New Executive MBA immersion focuses on the Nordics

How do Nordic countries dominate virtually all global sustainability metrics? Why are Nordic companies three times more likely to be in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index than U.S. companies? How did the brewer Carlsberg leverage open innovation to develop the green fiber bottle? And how did IKEA become a global leader in supply chain social

Summer by the book: Cal football star Patrick Laird challenges kids to read

Cal Bears running back Patrick Laird, BS 18, was getting ready to play a game last year, when he felt a tap on his shoulder. “This guy says he wants to introduce me to his son,” Laird remembers. Looking down, he saw the boy, first-grader Patrick Sproul—the great-great-grandson of former University of California president Robert

Berkeley EMBA Ranks #4 in the World

The Berkeley MBA for Executives Program ranks #4 in the world, according to The Economist‘s “Which MBA?” ranking for EMBA programs released today. This is the first time the Berkeley MBA for Executives Program has participated in the three-year-old ranking. Executive MBA programs were evaluated on two broad measures: personal development/educational experience and career development

In big data course, MBA students learn how to second-guess an AI

On a recent spring morning, the future of business education was on full display in Connie & Kevin Chou Hall on the Haas School of Business campus. Standing before a 5th-floor classroom packed with aspiring MBAs, Assoc. Prof. Jonathan Kolstad was talking advanced data science as part of his new course, “Big Data and Better

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