Evening & Weekend Berkeley MBA Program

Program & Curriculum Overview

Part-time MBA Program with Two Schedule Options

The Evening & Weekend Berkeley MBA Program is a three-year, part-time program designed for busy professionals. The program delivers a forward-thinking MBA experience, tailored specifically to those looking to continue working while earning a top-ranked MBA degree.

When applying, you select your preference for an evening or weekend schedule option, which the program is generally able to accommodate.

Learn more about your Schedule Options.

Master the Fundamentals of General Management

Your MBA education at Berkeley-Haas is anchored in the fundamentals of general management, including the latest theories of and best practices in business. You will also learn about the fundamental principles behind these best business practices—the "how" and the "why."

Learn more about General Management Fundamentals.

Become an Innovative Leader

The Evening & Weekend Berkeley MBA program goes beyond the standard business school curriculum to develop you as an innovative leader. You will acquire leadership skills and qualities that enable you to drive growth by putting new ideas into action in every corner and every function of your organization, and to do so responsibly. You will define what's next—for our markets, and for our societies.

Our four Defining Principles play a role in admissions decisions, in shaping the curriculum, and in developing the attitudes and behaviors of innovative leaders.

  • Question the Status Quo

    Innovative leaders are always asking themselves, isn’t there a better way to do this? What’s the white space around this business?

  • Confidence Without Attitude

    Innovative leaders build trust and motivation by combining confidence and humility and by knowing when real leadership means serving the team.

  • Students Always

    Innovative leaders know that they have more growing to do and more feedback to hear—even at the peak of their careers.

  • Beyond Yourself

    Innovative leaders understand that they are stewards of more than their own lives and careers. They are rooted in the larger world.

Curriculum Overview

Prerequisite Course College-level Math
Orientation Weekend
  • Required
  • Usually held in August
  • Features team-building exercises, lectures and workshops on special topics
First Year
Fall (First) Semester
Required Core Courses Fall A (first half):
  • Economics for Business Decision Making (Microeconomics)
  • Leading People

Fall B (second half):

  • Marketing Organization and Management
  • Data & Decisions
Spring (Second) Semester
Required Core Courses

Spring A:

  • Financial Reporting (Accounting)
  • Macroeconomics in the Global Economy

Spring B:

  • Leadership Communications
  • Introduction to Finance
  • Ethics
Second Year
Fall (Third) Semester
Required Core Courses Fall A:
  • Operations
  • Problem Finding, Problem Solving (PFPS)

Fall B:

  • Competitive Strategy
  • Applied Innovation
Mid-Program Academic Retreat
  • Typically in January
  • An intense weekend of off-campus team competition and camaraderie
  • Required to complete the Applied Innovation core course
Spring (Fourth) Semester
Elective (Optional) - Students may also consider spending time abroad in one of the school's Seminar in International Business programs.)
Third Year
Fall (Fifth) Semester
Spring (Sixth) Semester
Commencement (Typically held in May)

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