Haas launches new design thinking curriculum

A cohesive school-wide curriculum around design thinking launched this week, which includes a new design thinking course, intense “design sprints,” and an expanded pool of lecturers with deep work and teaching experience in design thinking. “We are creating a common language, methodology, and Haas framework that aligns with the design thinking processes used extensively in

Environmental regulations drove steep declines in U.S. factory pollution, study finds

The federal Clean Air Act and associated regulations have driven steep declines in air pollution emissions over the past several decades—even as U.S. manufacturers increased production, according to a study by two University of California, Berkeley economists. The study, co-authored by Berkeley Haas Assoc. Prof Reed Walker and forthcoming in the American Economic Review, found that

Equity, Gender, and Leadership Center receives gift from Zendesk

The Center for Equity, Gender, and Leadership (EGAL) at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley today announced a $1 million gift from customer service software maker Zendesk. The four-year gift strengthens funding for EGAL, which is part of the Institute for Business and Social Impact (IBSI) at the Haas School.

MBA students’ globe-trotting education with GNAM

On a recent study trip to Ireland, Laura Hassner found herself in a Dublin supermarket chatting with a Slovakian classmate who co-owns 250 bakery outlets about the difference between stores that buy dough from factories versus those that bake from scratch. For Hassner, EMBA 18, the business strategy conversation was one of many outlining the

A fair shake: Study finds handshaking promotes better deal-making

Research by Berkeley Haas Asst. Prof. Juliana Schroeder finds the simple act of shaking hands can be a powerful expression of cooperative purpose. Like any ritual, a handshake may seem like a bizarre gesture when you really stop to consider it. “Why do we touch hands and move them up and down?” says Juliana Schroeder,

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