The cornerstone of the entire Berkeley MFE program is its distinguished faculty and the high quality of their courses. At Haas, effective teaching is the top priority. MFE faculty members have regularly earned a median score of "Club 6" in their student evaluations-that is, their median ratings are 6 or higher on a 7-point scale.
In the Berkeley MFE classroom, faculty members emphasize both theory and practice by using a variety of teaching methods. Case studies, seminars, simulations, guest speakers, and group projects all facilitate the learning process. Classroom learning is enhanced by numerous opportunities to apply the lessons to real-world situations. Professors regularly integrate their research findings into new course offerings and reassess the MFE curriculum to ensure its relevance in presenting current issues. In their courses, students benefit by being among the first to learn of faculty discoveries and by studying directly with the inventors of yesterday's and tomorrow's innovative theories and principles.
The Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) promotes best practices in teaching and learning inside and outside the classroom. Leveraging the experience and insights of veteran instructors, as well as a wide variety of instructional tools and training resources, the CTE manages a full and continuous spectrum of activities and services to continually improve the way education is delivered throughout the Haas School.