Evening & Weekend Berkeley MBA Program

Elective Courses: Tailor Your Studies

Tailor your course of study beginning in your second year by choosing from a selection of elective courses, which comprise nearly 50 percent of the curriculum.

Evening Electives

Students enrolled in the evening option choose from approximately 20 electives in a given semester. Electives are scheduled on weeknights, Monday through Thursday. Typically four or more electives are offered each evening, some of which are cross-listed with the Full-Time MBA Program.

Weekend Electives

Students enrolled in the weekend option select from eight to ten electives each semester. Four to five electives are offered in the morning session, and another four to five are offered in the afternoon session. Weekend students may potentially expand course selection by bidding on electives in the evening option.

One-Unit Special Electives

In addition to regular three-unit courses, you have the option of taking a limited number of popular one-unit elective courses that focus on building professional skills and on fields of special interest. To make them available to students in both schedule options, these courses are scheduled on Sundays whenever possible, but may at times be scheduled on Saturdays and/or weekdays.

Sample Elective Courses

Below is a sampling of recently offered electives. (Some electives may only be offered either during the evenings or on weekends.)

  • Power and Politics in Organizations
  • Managing Innovation and Change
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Strategic Management of Nonprofit Organizations
  • Energy and Environment Markets
  • Financial Information Analysis
  • Corporate Financial Reporting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Behavioral Finance
  • Women in Business
  • Corporate Finance
  • Global Strategy and Multinational Enterprise
  • Investments
  • Venture Capital and Private Equity
  • Portfolio Management
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Designing Financial Models that Work
  • Business Model Innovation in New Ventures
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Negotiations and Conflict Resolution
  • Global Leadership
  • Strategic Brand Management
  • Pricing
  • International Marketing
  • Real Estate Investment Strategy
  • Real Estate Development
  • Real Estate Investment and Market Analysis
  • Improvisational Leadership

Find course descriptions in UC Berkeley's general course catalog, Berkeley Bulletin.

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