3 Ways Berkeley-Haas Develops Innovative Leaders

According to a tweet this morning from Dean Rich Lyons of the UC Berkeley”Haas School of Business,  the MBA program is developing an even more innovative leader through the following recent advances:

1) Competency Model: Haas is linking all of its courses to a set of 10 capabilities that provide a compelling “competency model” for innovative leadership. These capabilities are highly valued in the marketplace and rooted in the social sciences.

2) Problem Finding and Framing: Haas has created a new required course and set of application opportunities for developing deeper”thinking problem”solvers who are more disciplined “upstream” at the problem finding and problem framing stages.

3) Supporting Culture: For the first time in Haas’s history, the school has articulated a set of four Defining Principles conducive to innovative leadership (e.g, “Question the status quo.”). They have coded these in all of their processes, including admissions, hiring, orientation, teaching, and events.

Follow these links to read more about the Haas School’s revamped curriculum, which features new required courses, an an experiential learning requirement, and coaching to hone team performance skills.

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