The Berkeley MBA for Executives Program delivers a rigorous general management education with the same high course standards and drawing from the same top faculty pool as our full-time MBA program, in a format tailored to you as an executive.
Learn through lecture, case studies, class discussions, simulations, guest speakers, group projects, and immersive learning opportunities, and boost your learning by studying with high caliber peers who collaborate rather than compete.
Along the way, you are shaped as a leader not only by our curriculum, but by our culture, with its four Defining Principles: Question the Status Quo, Confidence Without Attitude, Students Always, and Beyond Yourself.
Building your business fluency and strengthening these traits, you develop as a leader who harnesses new ideas and creates value for your firm.
The program consists of five terms, each with five course sessions (blocks). Typically, classes meet every three weeks, Thursday through Saturday, though block week and elective schedules may vary.
Students are also required to participate in five field Immersions (one each term) that run on different schedules and are five to seven days long.
Core courses are taken in the first three terms and are designed to build upon one another. The final two terms offer you challenging electives and the option to pursue independent studies.
Due to the accelerated nature of the program, all academic sessions and field immersions are required. Excused absences will be made for medical/family emergencies; other absences will be considered by the faculty on a case-by-case basis.
SEE NEXT: Core Courses
Our ten core courses deepen your existing knowledge and give you solid grounding in general management fundamentals.
Anchor electives strengthen your skills along the four executive dimensions and, as a Berkeley MBA student, you can choose from a vast array of electives across our MBA programs and all across campus.