Haas School of Business

Haas School of Business

name = The Haas School of Business

motto = Leading Through Innovation
established = 1898
type = Public
dean = Richard Lyons
city = Berkeley
state = California
country = USA
website = [http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/ www.haas.berkeley.edu]

The Walter A. Haas School of Business, better known as the Haas School of Business or simply Haas, is one of 14 schools and colleges at the University of California, Berkeley.

The school runs a range of internationally reputed programs and is consistently ranked among the very best in the country. Its programs include
*Full-time MBA program
*Evening/Weekend MBA program
*Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA
*Ph.D. program
*Master's in Financial Engineering Program
*Undergraduate program
*Executive development

The school is situated in three connected buildings surrounding a central courtyard on the southeastern corner of the Berkeley campus. The final design of architect Charles Moore, the mini-campus was completed in 1995. The school is planning to expand its facilities with a new commons building shared with the Berkeley School of Law.

=History [cite web|url=http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/haas/centennial.html|title=About Haas|publisher=University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business|date=1998|accessdate=2008-04-12] =

The University of California charter, adopted in 1868, included among its goals the study of commerce. University Regents Arthur Rodgers, A.S. Hallidie and George T. Marye Jr. later proposed the establishment of a College of Commerce. The new college was founded on September 13, 1898, when Cora Jane Flood, daughter of industrialist and University of California Regent James C. Flood, donated land to the University specifically to support the study of commerce. The school was the third collegiate business school in the United States and the first at a public university.

The college’s first faculty members included some American pioneers in the field of business. Simon Litman taught the first course in marketing between 1902 and 1908. Adolph Miller, who was the Flood Professor of the Political Economy and Commerce from 1903 to 1915, later served on the first Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Wesley Clair Mitchell, who taught at Berkeley from 1905 to 1913, is known as the father of the business cycle analysis. Charles Staehling taught accounting at the college from 1921–51 and was known for adding a theoretical framework to the praxis-oriented teaching of accounting principles. Henry Mowbray, who taught from 1910 to 1948, wrote the first college textbook on insurance.

The College of Commerce was founded in the liberal arts tradition, drawing on faculty from other disciplines on campus. Carl C. Plehn was appointed the first Dean of the new college in 1898. Plehn, a finance professor educated in Germany, drafted the college's first curriculum for a Bachelor of Science degree. The initial course offerings covered legal studies, political studies, political economy, and historical studies, including The History of the Institution of Private Property, History and Principles of Commercial Ethics, and the History of Commerce in All Countries and at Every Age. Plehn proposed changes to the curriculum in 1915 to give it a more professional focus. The proposal, adopted after World War I, established a program that included two years of liberal arts education followed by junior and senior year commerce study, a pattern still used for the undergraduate program today.

Henry Rand Hatfield, a pioneer in accounting and an early entrant in the Accounting Hall of Fame, became the second Dean of the college in 1916. Hatfield had been hired by the University of California in 1904 as the first full-time accounting professor in the country. Among his personal achievements, Hatfield played a leading role in the founding of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and the national honor society Beta Gamma Sigma. He also published the first paper in the United States on accounting theory. As Dean, Hatfield sought to increase the reputation of the College of Commerce by bringing scholars from the East Coast to teach during summer sessions.

After World War I, enrollment experienced a boom from veterans and continued to grow even through the Great Depression, increasing from its initial class size of three in 1898 to 1,540 students in 1938. In 1925, the college's third Dean, Stuart Daggett, instituted a two-year Master of Science degree. The school's fourth Dean, Henry Francis Grady, was appointed in 1928. Grady went on leave from 1934 to 1936 to become an advisor to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, for whom he worked on reciprocal trade agreements (see Reciprocal Tariff Act). The fifth Dean, Robert Calkins, succeeded Grady, but left within a few years to become the Dean of the Columbia Business School.

E.T. Grether was appointed the sixth Dean of the College of Commerce in 1941. Grether's twenty-year tenure as Dean was a time of great change. The college was renamed the Department of Business Administration in 1942 and began offering a new two-year upper division curriculum leading to the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. In 1943, the department was renamed the School of Business Administration when it began offering a one-year graduate program.

Grether opened several research centers in the school, including The Institute for Business and Economics Research (1941), The Institute for Industrial Relations (IIR) (1945, now called the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment), and the Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics (1950). Grether tapped Clark Kerr to be the first director of the IIR. Kerr's success in this position led to his becoming the first Chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley.

The Graduate School of Business Administration was opened in 1955 and the school begin offering a course of study leading to the Master of Business Administration. A year later the Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration and executive education programs were founded.

Under the school's eighth Dean, Richard Holton, an evening MBA program was initiated in 1972. Unlike other evening or part-time programs in the country, students were required to meet the same admission requirements as established for the day-time MBA program. Classes for the evening MBA were held in downtown San Francisco until the school's present building complex was completed in 1995.

Earl F. Cheit became the ninth Dean of the school in 1976. Facing diminishing funding and budget pressures, Cheit lobbied and won increased salary scales for business faculty. He also secured donations from Walter A. Haas to endow seven new chairs and to open a career planning and placement center. In 1980, the school began to offer a Management of Technology program jointly with the College of Engineering. 1980 also saw the inauguration of the annual Haas Competition in Business and Social Policy, funded by a donation from the Evelyn and Walter A. Haas, Jr. Foundation.

In 1987, the tenth Dean of the school, Raymond Miles, began the school's first major capital campaign to raise money for a new building. Major contributions were made by Wells Fargo and Eugene Trefethen, an executive with Kaiser Industries. In 1989, the Walter and Elise Haas Fund donated $23.75 million to the building campaign. The donation was the largest in the history of the University to that date. The school was renamed the Haas School of Business in honor of that gift.

The new building was designed by Charles W. Moore, former chair of Berkeley's Department of Architecture. Construction began in 1993 and the school moved into its new building complex in January 1995.

Laura Tyson, a professor at Berkeley since 1977 and the Chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers from 1993 to 1995 during the Clinton Administration, was the Dean of the school from 1998 to 2001. Tyson negotiated an agreement with the Columbia Business School to create a joint program, the Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA, which offers experienced executives the opportunity to earn an MBA from both Haas and Columbia. The Berkeley-Columbia program began in 2002 and graduated its first class in December, 2003.

Tom Campbell became Dean in 2002. Campbell established The Center for Responsible Business at Haas in 2003 with gifts from former Apple Inc. and Netscape executive Mike Homer, actor Paul Newman, and former Chairman of Bank of America Rudolph Peterson. From 2004 to 2005, Campbell took a leave of absence to serve as director of the California Department of Finance in the Schwarzenegger administration. During Campbell's absence, Richard Lyons served as acting Dean. Lyons initiated the keystone program Leading Through Innovation at Haas in 2004. Lyons was the Executive Associate Dean from 2005-2006, before leaving for the position of Chief Learning Officer at Goldman Sachs, New York. In July 2008, Lyons succeeded Campbell to become the present Dean of Haas. [ [http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/haas/dean/ About the Dean] : University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business (2008). Retrieved on 2008-7-22.]

Notable faculty

*David Aaker - named one of the top ten marketers by the Marketing Executives Network Group, an elite group of marketing executives, along with Seth Godin and Steve Jobs
*Henry Chesbrough - coined the phrase Open Innovation: The New Imperative for Creating and Profiting from Technology
* [http://entrepreneurship.berkeley.edu/engel.asp Jerome S. Engel] - Executive Director of the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
*John Harsanyi - Economics Nobel Laureate, 1994, Died - August 9th 2000
*Mario Rosati - Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
*Mark Rubinstein - a noted financial engineer and International Association of Financial Engineers Man of The Year in 1995.
*Carl Shapiro - former Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Economics in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (1995-1996)
*Philip Tetlock - MacArthur Fellow, Russell Sage Scholar, winner of Woodrow Wilson Award, Robert E. Lane Award, and Grawemeyer Award for his recent book, "Expert Political Judgment: How Good Is It? How Can We Know?"
*Paul Tiffany - author of Business Plans for Dummies
*Laura Tyson - Dean of the Haas School of Business (1998–2001) and the London Business School (2002-2006), Chair, President's Council of Economic Advisers, National Economic Council
*Hal Varian - fellow of the Guggenheim Foundation, the Econometric Society, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
*Oliver Williamson - seminal researcher on transaction cost economics.
*Janet Yellen - President, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (2004-present); Chair, President's Council of Economic Advisors (1997-99); Member, Board of Governors of the U.S. Federal Reserve System.

Notable alumni

*Arun Sarin, MBA 78, CEO, Vodafone
*Scott Adams, MBA 86, Creator of "Dilbert"
*Margo Alexander, BS 68, Chairman, Acumen Fund, former Executive Vice President, UBS Paine Webber
*Bengt Baron, BS 85, MBA 88, President, Absolut Vodka
*Richard Blum, BS 59, MBA 59, Founder, American Himalayan Foundation
*Rick Cronk, BS 65, Chairman and President, Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream (retired)
*Barbara Desoer, MBA 77, President, Consumer Products, Bank of America
*Stephanie DiMarco, BS 79, Chairman, Advent Software
*Noah Doyle, MBA 96, Co-founder of MyPoints (acquired by United Online)
*Tom Fanoe, MBA 69, President, Joe Boxer
*Donald Fisher, BS 50, Chairman & Founder, Gap Inc.
*Michael R. Gallagher, BS 67, MBA 68, CEO, Playtex Products
*Deborah E. Gallegos, MBA 95, CIO, City of New York
*John Garamendi, BS 66, Lieutenant Governor, State of California
*Barry Gilbert, MBA 77, CEO, Smith & Hawken
*Walter A. Haas, Jr., BS 37, President, CEO, and Chairman, Levi Strauss & Co.
*Walter A. Haas, Sr., BS 10, President and Chairman, Levi Strauss & Co.
*John Hanke, MBA 96, Founder and CEO of Keyhole, Inc., Co-creator and Product Director of Google Earth
*Allan Holt, MBA 76, Managing Director, Carlyle Group US Buyout
*Michael Homer, BS 81, Chairman and CEO, Kontiki
*N. W. Jasper, MBA 71, President and CEO, Dolby Laboratories
*Tom Kelley, MBA 83, General Manager, IDEO, and Author of The Art of Innovation
*Linda A. Lang, BS 80, Chairman and CEO, Jack in the Box, Inc.
*Allen J. Lauer, MBA 65, Chairman, Varian, Inc.
*Cathie Lesjak, MBA 86, CFO, Hewlett-Packard
*Robert Lutz, BS 61, MBA 62, Chairman, North America, and Vice Chairman, Product Development, General Motors
*Paul Merage, BS 66, MBA 68, Co-founder, Chef America, co-inventor of Hot Pockets, and benefactor of Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine
*Michael Milken, BS 68, Highly influential in developing the market for junk bonds (a.k.a. "high-yield debt")
*Norman Mineta, BS 53, US Secretary of Transportation
*Jorge Montoya, MBA 71, Present, Proctor & Gamble, Latin America (retired)
*Sung Nak-Yang, MBA 96, former CEO of Yahoo! Korea
*Shantanu Narayen, MBA 93, CEO of Adobe Systems
*Douglas Ose, BS 77, Congressman
*Paul Otellini, MBA 74, President and CEO Intel
*Rodrigo Rato, MBA 74, IMF Managing Director, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Economy, Spain
*John Riccitiello, BS 81, CEO of Electronic Arts, Managing Director and Co-Founder of Elevation Partners
*Paul Rice, MBA 96, CEO Transfair USA
*Thomas Schneider, MBA 62, Chairman, Ansett Worldwide
*Roger Siboni, BS 76, President and CEO, E.piphany
*Ned Spieker, BS 66, Managing Partner, Spieker Partners (real estate)
*Pete Stark, MBA 60, Congressman
*Paul Stephens, BS 67, MBA 69, founder of Robertson Stephens
*Gordon Stitt, MBA 82 - Co-founder and CEO of Extreme Networks
*Hirotaka Takeuchi, MBA 71, PhD 77, Dean, Hitotsubashi University Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy
*Marcelo Trivelli, MBA 80, President of Regional Council, Regional Government of Santiago, Chile
*Michael Wood, MBA 79, Founder, Leapfrog Enterprises
*Rha Woong-Bae, PhD 68, former Finance and Economy Minister, Republic of Korea
*Donald Wurster, MBA 80, President, National Indemnity Co.

Undergraduate rankings

* #3 "U.S. News & World Report", 2008 [cite web|url=http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/usnews/edu/college/rankings/brief/topprogs_brief.php |title=Best Undergraduate Business Programs|publisher=U.S. News & World Report|accessdate= 2008-02-24|date=2008]
** #3 for Finance [cite web|url= http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/usnews/edu/college/rankings/brief/bizspec02_brief.php |title=Undergraduate business specialties: Finance|publisher=U.S. News & World Report|accessdate= 2008-02-24|date=2008]
** #3 for Management [cite web|url=http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/usnews/edu/college/rankings/brief/bizspec06_brief.php|title=Undergraduate business specialties: Management|publisher=U.S. News & World Report|accessdate= 2008-02-24|date=2008]
** #4 for Marketing
** #4 for Real Estate
** #5 for Quantitative Analysis/Methods
** #5 for International Business
** #8 for Entrepreneurship
** #9 for Production/Operations Management
** #11 for Accounting
** #12 for Management Information Systems
** #15 for Supply Chain Management/Logistics

* #11 "BusinessWeek", 2008 [cite web|url=http://www.businessweek.com/bschools/rankings/ |title=Undergrad Business School Rankings 2008|publisher=Business Week|accessdate= 2008-02-28|date=2007]
** #1 for Recruitment

* #3 About.com Guide to Business majors [cite web|url= http://businessmajors.about.com/od/topbusinessschools/tp/topundergrad.htm |title=Top 5 Undergraduate Level Business Schools|publisher=About.com|accessdate= 2008-02-24|first=Karen|last=Schweitzer]

MBA rankings

* #2 "The Wall Street Journal", 2007 [cite web|url=http://online.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/MB_07_Scoreboard.pdf|title=Where the Schools Rank|date=2007|publisher=The Wall Street Journal|accessdate=2008-02-27]
** #1 for Recruiting in Technology/Telecommunication/Internet
** #2 for Excellence in Social Responsibility
** #4 for Hiring of Women
** #4 for Recruiting in Management Consulting
** #4 for Entrepreneurship
** #4 for Information Technology
** #6 for Graduates with High Ethical Standards
** #6 for Hiring of Minorities
** #9 for CEO Material
** #10 for International Business
* #8 "BusinessWeek", 2006 [cite web|url=http://www.businessweek.com/bschools/rankings/index.html|title=Business School Rankings & Profiles|publisher=The McGraw-Hill Companies Inc.|work=BusinessWeek|accessdate= 2008-02-27 Rankings listed are those for full-time MBA programs.]
* #7 "U.S. News & World Report", 2009 [cite web|url=http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/grad/mba/search|title=America's Best Graduate Schools 2009|publisher=U.S.News & World Report. L.P.|accessdate= 2008-02-29]
** #3 for Non-profit
** #9 for Finance
** #9 for General Management
** #8 for Marketing
** #8 for Entrepreneurship
** #10 in international
* #6 Princeton Review Selectivity rating, 2008 [cite web|url=http://www.princetonreview.com/mba/research/rankings/rankingDetails.asp?topicID=1|title=Best Business Schools: Ranked - Toughest to Get Into|date=2008|publisher=The Princeton Review|accessdate=2008-02-27]
** #5 for Best Career Prospects [cite web|url=http://www.princetonreview.com/mba/research/rankings/rankingDetails.asp?topicID=3|title=Best Business Schools: Ranked - Best Career Prospects|date=2008|publisher=The Princeton Review|accessdate=2008-02-27]
** #10 for Best Administered [cite web|url=http://www.princetonreview.com/mba/research/rankings/rankingDetails.asp?topicID=9|title=Best Business Schools: Ranked - Best Administered|date=2008|publisher=The Princeton Review|accessdate=2008-02-27]
* #4 (US), #6 (International) Economist Intelligence Unit, 2008 [cite web|url=http://mba.eiu.com/index.asp?layout=2008rankings|title=Which MBA| accessdate=2008-10-11|date=2008-09-26|publisher=The Economist Intelligence Unit]
* #15, Financial Times, 2008, US MBA programs [cite web|url=http://media.ft.com/cms/353a8bdc-c804-11dc-94a6-0000779fd2ac.pdf|title=Financial Times MBA 2008|date=2008|accessdate=2008-05-02|publisher=Financial Times]
** #1 Best in corporate social responsibility [cite web|url=http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/3f930b0c-cb17-11dc-97ff-000077b07658.html|title=A League of the Own: The Top Ten Schools in Selected Categories|date=2008-01-28|accessdate=2008-05-02|publisher=Financial Times]
** #1 Best in e-business
** #4 Best in entrepreneurship
** #5 Best in IT
** #6 Best in economics
** #9 Top salaries in consulting
* #9 (US), Financial Times, 2007 Ranking of rankings.cite web|url=http://media.ft.com/cms/4bdda8dc-afba-11db-94ab-0000779e2340.pdf |title=International business school rankings|accessdate= 2008-02-27|publisher=Financial Times
* #11 (US) [cite web|url=http://media.ft.com/cms/353a8bdc-c804-11dc-94a6-0000779fd2ac.pdf |title=The top full-time US MBA programmes|accessdate=2008-02-27|publisher=Financial Times] , #16 (International) Financial Times, 2006
* #13 Forbes, 2007 [cite web|url= http://www.forbes.com/lists/2007/95/lead-careers-cz_07mba_Best-Business-Schools_Rank.html|title=Best Business Schools|publisher=Forbes.com LLC|work=Forbes.com|accessdate=2008-02-27]
* #5 (US), #18 (International) Financial Times, 2007 Executive MBA Rankings, Berkeley-Columbia programcite web|url= http://rankings.ft.com/emba-rankings|title=EMBA Rankings|accessdate=2007-12-30|publisher=The Financial Times]
* #12 Wall Street Journal Executive MBA Rankings, 2008, Berkeley-Columbia program cite web|url=http://online.wsj.com/public/page/executive-mba-rankings.html|title=Executive M.B.A. Rankings - WSJ.com|accessdate=2008-10-01|publisher=The Wall Street Journal]

ee also

*List of United States business school rankings
*List of business schools in the United States

External links

* [http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/ Official site]
* [http://mba.haas.berkeley.edu/ Haas School of Business MBA Homepage]
* [http://ewmba.haas.berkeley.edu Evening Weekend MBA Program Homepage]
* [http://mfe.haas.berkeley.edu/ Haas School of Business MFE Homepage]
* [http://www.berkeley.columbia.edu/ Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA Program Homepage]
* [http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/Undergrad/BASE/index.html Haas School of Business BASE Homepage]
* [http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/calbusiness/s96articles/Taking_Whimsy1.html Paul Goldberger on Charles Moore's campus design]


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