University of California, Berkeley - Assistant Dean of MBA Programs

CA, Berkeley

The Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley seeks a collaborative, innovative and strategic leader to serve as its Assistant Dean of MBA Programs.

UC Berkeley is internationally renowned for excellence, for the opportunities it affords students of all backgrounds, and for pioneering achievements across all disciplines. The Berkeley campus is home to more than 31,000 undergraduates and more than 11,000 graduate students, and approximately 1,500 ladder-rank faculty across 14 schools and colleges.

As the second-oldest business school in the United States, the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley has been questioning the status quo since its founding in 1898. At Berkeley Haas, a fundamental step in redefining the business leader is to get the culture right because this culture encourages students to develop the mindset and behaviors of innovative leaders. The Haas School students, faculty, staff, and alumni live out the distinctive culture by embracing four Defining Leadership Principles: Question the Status Quo, Confidence without Attitude, Students Always, and Beyond Yourself.

Haas’ 82 ladder-rank faculty and almost 200 professional (non-Senate) faculty are at the cutting edge of business research and teaching. In addition to two Nobel Prizes, they have earned awards for spearheading research knowledge in game theory, behavioral finance, open innovation, and knowledge management. Berkeley Haas offers six degree programs, executive education, and several certificates and summer programs. U.S. News and World Report ranks Berkeley Haas No. 8 in best business schools. About 2,500 undergraduate and graduate students come from around the world each year to attend Berkeley Haas. They join a network of more than 41,000 alumni eager to help each other grow and thrive in their professional lives.

Berkeley Haas seeks a visionary and strategic Assistant Dean of MBA Programs who is committed to furthering the Berkeley Haas difference and culture through authentic and empathetic leadership, collaborative partnership, and the desire to influence the future of education in a public, professional school environment. This new leader will bring a deep understanding of the value and pedagogy of graduate school business education, a genuine commitment to a high quality student experience, the experience to understand the needs of students across a range of backgrounds, and the ability to collaborate with and influence partners who have a variety of priorities and expertise. The Assistant Dean of MBA Programs will establish a distinctive and strategic vision that will lead the MBA programs to its next chapters of success. The Assistant Dean will shape and extend the brand and reputation of Berkeley Haas MBA programs and champion the student experience. This leader will recruit, lead, and support the full range of program functions such as student affairs, admissions, co-curricular programs, student leadership development, and events. The Assistant Dean will also work with faculty to regularly review and implement school policies, teaching quality, curriculum planning, and curriculum development.

Overseeing the three MBA programs, the Full-Time MBA (FTMBA), the Evening & Weekend MBA (EWMBA), and the Berkeley MBA for Executives (EMBA), this is a critical position that will shape the future of Berkeley Haas. The new Assistant Dean will have demonstrated advanced skills in design, development, and implementation of competitive MBA programs, dual degree or related academic program and the leadership acumen required to oversee multiple functions and earn the respect of key partners. A record of relationship-building typified by a collaborative, open, and accessible approach, a commitment to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, and the communication and interpersonal skills to lead by influence are essential. The successful candidate will have a master’s degree in a related area and/or equivalent training; an MBA is preferred.

WittKieffer is assisting the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley in this search, which will remain open until an appointment is made.

Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer’s candidate portal, via the buttons below.

Nominations and inquiries can be directed to:

Ashlee Winters Musser, Cathryn Davis, and Suzanne Teer

Compensation Range: $200,000 – $225,000

The University of California, Berkeley, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. Click for the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy.