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

Electives are scheduled on weeknights, Monday through Thursday. Students enrolled in the Evening schedule can typically select from 4 to 5 electives on offer each evening, some of which are dual listed with the Full-Time MBA Program.

Weekend Electives

Students enrolled in the Weekend schedule can select from 6 to 8 Saturday electives each semester and may potentially expand course selection by bidding on electives in the evening option. All EWMBA students can enroll in a wide selection of 1-unit electives offered on Sundays—typically 10 to 15 each semester.

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
  • 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
  • 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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