The University of California, Berkeley’s Haas School of Business was established in 1898 and is the second-oldest business school in the nation. It is a leading producer of new knowledge and ideas in all areas of business, inspiring a program called the New Thinking for the New Economy. The staff at Berkeley Haas includes two Nobel Prize Laureates in Economics on its list of faculty members.
The business school’s mission is to equip extraordinary people for achieving great things. Haas lives its distinctive culture out loud by embracing four Defining Leadership Principles: Students Always, Question the Status Quo, Confidence Without Attitude, and Beyond Yourself.
The Berkeley Haas undergraduate and graduate degree programs are consistently ranked among the world’s top performers. The school’s executive education, summer programs, and certificate programs give students from all over an opportunity to receive a world-class education from a world-class faculty in a top-shelf environment. Undergraduate programs include a Bachelor of Science in Business, Berkeley M.E.T., Biology + Business degree, and a Global Management Program. Graduate degrees include an MBA, a Master of Financial Engineering, and a Ph.D.
Enrolling in Berkeley Haas means becoming a member of a vibrant community of students, staff, alumni, and faculty. Smaller class sizes and an inclusive culture fosters a close-knit, supportive peer network. Students will form bonds that last a lifetime. The business school’s student community is rich in diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and cultures. Cultivating a student body with these characteristics creates an environment rooted in teamwork, collaboration, and involvement. Haas fosters an environment where all students can learn from others who are different from themselves in a supportive environment. People with diverse backgrounds and lifestyles challenge each other by exposing their classmates to new perspectives and experiences.
Success in the new economy means you first learn to work effectively with diverse teams. At Berkeley Haas, team performance skills are built into the curriculum. Students will work closely with teams every day in student groups in and outside the classroom. The San Francisco Bay Area is a popular tourist destination. It has an atmosphere charged with worldly sophistication and a distinctive availability to new ways of thinking. The bay also features stunning natural beauty and an accommodating climate that fosters year-round outdoor activities.
As part of their student life experience at the University and business school, one can attend world-class music, theater, film, and dance performances or stroll through a redwood grove without ever leaving the University’s campus. Within Berkeley’s 18 square miles, a student can explore a rose garden and experience cuisine from around the world at one of the school’s prized cafes. Nearby downtown Oakland provides a thriving nightlife scene with modern restaurants and music venues.
The University’s Accounting certificate is ranked as the second-best in the nation by Accounting Degree Review, an independent resource for prospective and current accounting and finance students. Updated Certified Public Accountant (CPA) educational requirements and new International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) are often released. The need for additional expertise to initiate global standards is critical. Students in this online program will gain a current understanding of accounting principles, reporting practices, and regulatory requirements. They will also benefit from a curriculum that is maintained by an advisory board of education and business leaders and approved by the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business.
The online Certificate Program in Finance is designed for those currently working in a finance-related profession (CPAs, professional investment advisors, and securities brokers, etc.). Students wishing to enter the finance field or broaden their capital markets or investment management knowledge will also benefit from this diverse curriculum. Certificates in Marketing and Project Management are also available online.