Concurrent Degree Programs

Earn Dual Degrees 

Being able to earn two degrees at once is another way to reframe your future and nurture your intellectual curiosity. There are few better places to do that than University of California, Berkeley, where Haas students can take advantage of other top-ranked degree programs to combine an MBA with law, engineering, public health, or international area studies.


To empower the next generation of sustainability and climate leaders, the Haas School of Business and the Rausser College of Natural Resources partner to offer a concurrent degree program leading to an MBA and a Master of Climate Solutions (MCS).

The MBA/MCS degree is designed for early-career professionals who plan to take their careers to a higher level of business leadership, grounded in understanding of sustainability and climate change challenges and opportunities. The program aims to develop critical skills and knowledge in climate data science, carbon accounting, and lifecycle analysis, as well as technological and nature-based solutions.

Students in the MBA/MCS cohort will spend the first year completing MBA core coursework at Haas before moving to classes at Rausser. All MBA/MCS students will participate in a semester-long capstone program that gives students the opportunity to partner with real organizations across business, government, and non-profit sectors.

This innovative program prepares students to be change agents and leaders in businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies.

Curriculum Overview

MCS Curriculum


Program Requirements

During the first year, students will enroll in the MBA core courses alongside their fellow full-time MBA classmates. While enrolled in the core, they'll also participate in the Master of Climate Solutions Colloquium, which is a year-long series of speakers, outings, and events. The colloquium, which will feature guest speakers including leaders in sustainable business, as well as site visits to businesses and public agencies, is designed to create connections between the MBA core materials and climate topics during the first year.

In their second year, MBA/MCS students will fully immerse themselves in the Master of Climate Solutions program, together with MCS standalone students, creating a strong cohort. They will take both business and climate/sustainability courses and a project-based capstone course.

The capstone and the colloquium, which are required for both standalone MCS and MBA/MCS students, are explicitly designed to tie together content, themes, and skills that cut across business and climate/sustainability, to ensure practical application of core ideas, and to facilitate contact between students and practitioners. The capstone projects will address a practical climate-related challenge or opportunity faced by a real organization, including private businesses. This experience will leverage the core climate skills and knowledge taught in the MCS, as well as the leadership and business skills emphasized in the MBA. Students will apply their learned skills to generate a solution to a real climate challenge.

During their final semester, students will focus on completing 12 additional units of MBA electives. MBA/MCS students will be positioned to take advantage of the opportunities in both Rausser College and Haas School of Business for a full five semesters. Unlike the MBA only peers, the MBA/MCS students get to have two summers of internships and other experiences.

MBA Requirements (45 Units)
  • 14-course MBA core (24 units)
  • MBA electives (MCS Colloquium and Spring Capstone count toward the MBA elective requirement) (21 units)
  • MCS Spring Capstone also fulfills the MBA Applied Innovation elective requirement
MCS Requirements (28 Units)
  • MCS Colloquium (1 unit)
  • 7 MCS core courses (16 units; additional core courses waived due to overlap with MBA core)
  • MCS Capstone Fall (2 units)
  • MCS Capstone Spring (3 units)
  • MCS electives (6 units)

Sample Electives

Sample MBA Electives
  • Business and Labor Rights in Global Supply Chains
  • Business and Natural Resources
  • Business and Sustainable Supply Chains
  • Carbon Footprint Analysis for Innovation
  • Cleantech to Market
  • Climate Change and Business Strategy
  • Climate Change Essentials for Business Leaders
  • Corporate Sustainability Measuring and Reporting
  • Designing Tech for Good Initiatives
  • Edible Education
  • Energy and Environmental Markets
  • Energy Transition and Climate Innovation
  • ESG Aligned Corporate Governance
  • Haas Impact Fund
  • Impact Investing Practicum
  • Managing Human Rights in Business
  • Modeling for Energy and Infrastructure Project Finance
  • Plant Future Challenges Lab
  • Plant Futures Symposium
  • Real Estate Finance and Securitization
  • Real Estate Investment Analysis and Sustainability
  • Strategic and Sustainable Business Solutions
  • Sustainable and Impact Investing Landscape
  • Sustainable Capitalism in the Nordics
  • Sustainable Investment Fund
  • Sustainable Portfolio Construction
  • Sustainability and Private Equity
  • Systems Change for a Small Planet
Sample MCS Electives
  • Energy and Society
  • Carbon Neutrality Pathways
  • Climate Change Economics
  • Climate Science and Society Seminar
  • Alternative Fuels and Technologies
  • Water and Development
  • Governance of Global Production
  • Political Economy of Climate Change
  • Transnational Environmental Politics and Movements
  • Reproducible and Collaborative Data Science
  • Carbon Cycle Dynamics
  • Remote Sensing of the Environmental
  • International Environmental Economics
  • Agricultural and Environmental Policy
  • Economics of Innovation and Intellectual Property
  • Energy and Climate Policy in China

Learn more about the MBA/MCS Program →
Learn about applying for an MBA/MCS →


Recognizing that health care is an inherently interdisciplinary field, the Haas School of Business and the UC Berkeley School of Public Health partner to offer a concurrent degree program leading to an MBA in Health Management and Innovation and an MPH in Health Policy and Management.

The 30-month MBA/MPH program is highly selective, accepting approximately 20 students per year. The five-semester curriculum is fully integrated, such that students take both MBA and MPH classes simultaneously and have the opportunity to complete two summer internships.

This innovative program prepares students for senior positions in a variety of health-related industries, including care delivery, insurance, biotech, consulting, pharmaceuticals, and social impact.

Curriculum Overview

MPH Curriculum

Program Requirements

During the first semester, students begin the MBA core and take Healthcare in the 21st Century, the dual-degree foundation course. Following the first semester, students are free to choose how they wish to complete their remaining academic requirements.

MBA Requirements (45 Units)
  • 12-course MBA core
  • Healthcare in the 21st Century
  • Electives, including an Applied Innovation course and at least 2 units in health management
MPH Requirements (32 Units)
  • 3 MPH core courses (additional core courses waived due to overlap with MBA core)
  • 1 course each in applied public health policy, management, and economics
  • Internship and Master’s Capstone
  • Electives

Students pursuing the dual MBA/MPH degree must complete 80 total units. The remaining 3 units can be completed with an additional MBA, MPH, or other UC Berkeley graduate course.

Sample Electives

Sample MBA Electives
  • Big Data-Big Experiments
  • Digital Health Innovation
  • Advanced Healthcare Finance
  • Innovations in Healthcare
  • Life Sciences Marketing
  • Commercializing Pharma and Biotech
Sample MPH Electives
  • Health Care Organization Management
  • Population Health Economics
  • Designing Innovative Public Health Solutions
  • Health Care Technology Policy
  • Healthy Cities
  • Mass Communications in Public Health

For more information about the MBA/MPH Program, contact Executive Director Kim MacPherson.

Learn about applying for an MBA/MPH →


UC Berkeley’s new MBA/MEng Program will prepare students to become leaders in technological innovation in any industry. Students earn two master's degrees in the time it takes to complete just one. 

Applicants who have a technical undergraduate education can earn in four semesters a Master of Engineering (MEng) degree in one of seven departments in the College of Engineering, each with a Master of Engineering program, and an MBA degree from the Haas School of Business, programs that are ranked among the highest in the world. 

The academic excellence of UC Berkeley and innovation culture of the San Francisco Bay Area make this concurrent degree program unique. Students will take both business and engineering courses, and they will participate in courses and interdisciplinary projects designed especially for the concurrent program.

Learn more about the MBA/MEng Program →
Webinar: MBA/MEng Program →
Applying to the MBA/MEng Program →


Graduates of this four-year program gain a solid foundation in both law and management. Your first two years are spent in either Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco or Berkeley Law on the Berkeley campus. The third year you take classes at Haas, followed by a mix of electives in business and law in your final year.

As a student in this program, you also have access to the many resources of the Berkeley Center for Law and Business, a hub for research, education, and programming at the intersection of law, business, and the economy. A number of Haas professors are on the core faculty for the center or teach cross-listed courses between Berkeley Haas and Berkeley Law, as the center's areas of focus include venture capital and entrepreneurship, corporate social responsibility, capital markets, and mergers and acquisitions.

For more information about the JD/MBA Program, contact Executive Director Adam Sterling

Learn about applying for a JD/MBA →

Additional Opportunities 

MA in Global Studies

Typically taken after completing your MBA, this interdisciplinary degree program leverages the expertise of various UC Berkeley departments to broaden your knowledge of different regions and countries.

Learn more about the MA in Global Studies →

Haas and Columbia Exchange Program

The Haas School and Columbia Business School offer an exchange program for MBA students in the fall of their second year. Haas exchange students have the opportunity to take advantage of Columbia's proximity to Wall Street and the media and entertainment industries in New York, while Columbia students who come to Haas gain exposure to Silicon Valley's technology industry, as well as west coast finance firms and other industries such as biotech. Up to three students from each school may participate each year.