Defining Leadership Principles

    Step on campus, or have any interaction with our faculty, students, and alumni, and you'll experience the way we live our distinctive culture.

    Your Berkeley MBA experience and who you become as a leader are shaped by our four Defining Leadership PrinciplesWe believe that cultivating a student body with these attributes creates an environment conducive to teamwork, collaboration, and involvement.

    Question the Status Quo

    We lead by championing bold ideas, taking intelligent risks and accepting sensible failures. This means speaking our minds even when it challenges convention.

    Confidence Without Attitude

    We make decisions based on evidence and analysis, giving us the confidence to act without arrogance. We lead through trust and collaboration.

    Students Always

    We are a community designed for curiosity and lifelong pursuit of personal and intellectual growth. This is not a place for those who feel they have learned all they need to learn.

    Beyond Yourself

    We shape our world by leading ethically and responsibly. As stewards of our enterprises, we take the longer view in our decisions and actions. This often means putting larger interests above our own.