Curriculum Changes Coming to Haas

Haas School of Business faculty unanimously approved curriculum changes on May 1 proposed by Dean Rich Lyons to provide students with a stronger general management framework, more rounded knowledge of and training in leadership, and more international experience, the school announced earlier this week.

Changes will be implemented in the Full-time MBA Program first, but are expected to impact all of the school’s academic programs over time.

According to the statement, the school’s MBA core leadership course will be taught at the beginning of the first year from now on to give students a broad, cohesive framework of the Haas School’s approach to general management. That approach acknowledges that leadership spans many disciplines and functional areas, including organizational behavior, strategy, and operations.

Also, the school plans to create a new experiential learning initiative for students in the second half of the program.

“The result will be a richer curriculum that provides students with a stronger sense of the themes that define our school’s approach to leadership and general management,” Lyons says. “We need to more clearly differentiate ourselves if we’re going to take Haas to the next level.”


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