Berkeley Haas Dean Ann Harrison named to AACSB board

Berkeley Haas Dean Ann Harrison has been elected to the board of directors of the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), the accrediting organization that reviews leading business schools worldwide.

Founded in 1916, AACSB  has 1,700 members in 55 countries. The nonprofit organization reviews more than 900 accredited business schools worldwide.

“I am so honored to be elected to serve on the board of AACSB,” Harrison said. “My thanks to this organization for the work it does every day to bring together the best in business education to accelerate positive change.”

Harrison became dean of the Haas School in 2019 and is the second woman to lead the school. A renowned economist, she has dedicated much of her career to creating inclusive and sustainable policies in development economics, international trade, global labor markets, and now in higher education. At Haas she is refocusing her work on evolving business school education to meet the needs of a diverse, rapidly changing world that is facing the existential threat of climate change. 

Harrison arrived from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, where she was a professor of multinational management and business economics and public policy. Before joining Wharton in 2012, she was the director of development policy at the World Bank, where she co-managed a team of 300 researchers and staff.