Evening & Weekend Berkeley MBA Program

Core Courses: Build a Strong Foundation

The Berkeley MBA curriculum is anchored by 13 required core courses that build upon one another and provide the analytical tools and essential knowledge to lead effectively.

  • Competitive Strategy (2 units)
  • Data and Decisions (2 units)
  • Economics for Business Decision Making (Microeconomics) (2 units)
  • Ethics and Responsibility in Business (1 unit)
  • Financial Reporting (Accounting) (2 units)
  • Introduction to Finance (2 units)
  • Leadership Communication (1 unit)
  • Leading People (2 units)
  • Macroeconomics in the Global Economy (2 units)
  • Marketing Organization and Management (2 units)
  • Operations (2 units)
  • Problem Finding, Problem Solving (1 unit)
  • Applied Innovation (2 units)

Course Descriptions

Find course descriptions in the UC Berkeley general course catalog, Berkeley Bulletin.

Cohorts and Collaborative Learning

Honing your collaborative skills is part of the Haas experience, and faculty make significant use of team assignments in nearly every core course. Each incoming class is divided into cohorts of approximately 60 students for Fall semester core courses, then divided into smaller teams for some class projects.

Focus on Leadership

During your first year, a required leadership course will develop your capacity to lead others by giving you an in-depth understanding of your own capabilities, based on 360-degree evaluations from managers, subordinates, and peers. You will also participate in experiential exercises, read the latest advances on leadership, and discuss cases offered by top business leaders. By the end of the course, you will develop a customized plan to elevate your leadership potential by improving such skills as fostering creativity and learning a flexible set of leadership approaches.

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