Prepared to Lead

The urgency of a Haas education

Dean Ann Harrison.

Haas students are graduating at a time when there are seemingly insurmountable challenges. Our responsibility is to forge entrepreneurial leaders amid an evolving business landscape. For this reason, our change to a four-year undergraduate program and the deeper leadership training it allows are absolutely critical. What an inspiring community we have! Alumni like Ned Spieker, BS 66, are paying their successes forward, allowing future generations of students to thrive—increasing the value of your degree in the process.

As Haas seeks to educate principled business leaders, alumni like Andy Kurtzig, BS 94, who is leading his Ukrainian employees through devastating upheaval, is showing us the way. Alumni pursuing roles in local government, most after careers in the private sector, prove that you can always undertake new challenges with a students always outlook. Finally, we offer a chance for you to expand your skills with a peek inside Haas classes focusing on timely topics: data and artificial intelligence, sustainability, inclusion, and more. Enjoy the magazine—which recently won a Best of District award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education!


Signature of Ann Harrison.

Ann Harrison
Bank of America Dean