Academics

Full-Time MBA Program

Innovative Leadership Coursework

Berkeley MBA students develop, practice, and hone innovative leader skills through core and elective coursework, applied innovation, and student activities such as clubs and conferences.

In the classroom, students explore innovation in entrepreneurship, emerging technologies, business models, and more. They build leadership skills from the inside out—from self-awareness and authenticity to leadership in a global context. Recent courses focusing on innovation and leadership skills include:

Courses on Innovation

  • Business Model Innovation & Entrepreneurial Strategy (2 units)
  • Innovations in Healthcare (2 units)
  • Innovation in Services & Business Models (2 units)
  • Innovation Strategies for Emerging Technologies (3 units)
  • Innovative & Creative Leadership in Entrepreneurial Environments (3 units)
  • Failure, The Other "F" Word (1 unit)
  • The Lean Launchpad (2 units)
  • Problem Finding, Problem Solving (1 unit)

Courses on Leadership

  • The Authentic Leader (1 unit)
  • Ethics and Responsible Business Leadership (1 unit)
  • Global Leadership (3 units)
  • Leadership (1-3 units)
  • Leadership Communications (1 unit)
  • Leading People (2 units)
  • Power & Politics in Organizations (2 or 3 units)
  • Storytelling for Leadership (1 unit)

Course Descriptions

Descriptions for most courses are available in the UC Berkeley general course catalog, Berkeley Bulletin.