The Bay Area is the world's hub for technology, with top companies based here that include Google, Facebook, Cisco, Apple, Adobe, and many others. This location and the school's focus on innovation make Berkeley-Haas the ideal place to explore the technology industry.
The Berkeley MBA Program provides you with an overview of technology management as well as the opportunity for specialization. Through courses on innovation and opportunity recognition, you gain the soft skills and general knowledge required to understand the industry. More specialized offerings, such as Supply Chain Management and Cleantech to Market offer more in-depth examinations of particular segments.
You'll find MBA course descriptions in the UC Berkeley general course catalog, Berkeley Bulletin.
While technology experts and pioneers often visit Haas as part of various speaker series, faculty members also frequently invite local executives to be guest lecturers in their courses and to partner with them in research projects.
Berkeley-Haas executives fellows serve as advisers to the dean and share expertise with students through events and programs throughout the school year.
Fellows (with links to their Haas-related videos) include:
Berkeley-Haas offers students an ideal launchpad to technology careers. Top tech firms actively recruit at Berkeley-Haas, including Google, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Samsung, Autodesk and many others.
Students acquire firsthand knowledge and experience working with these companies through the school's diverse experiential programs, such as Haas@Work and Cleantech to Market. Haas@Work clients have included Autodesk, PayPay, Cisco, Abbott Diabetes Care, Panasonic, and HP.
The Career Management Group supports technology career goals, providing students with access to employers, and offering guidance from experienced advisors, coaches, managers, and practitioners at all stages of the career planning process.
A number of student clubs support interest in technology through conferences, networking events, career treks, and skill-building opportunities:
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