Given the pressure to address energy problems with both business and public policy tools, the Berkeley MBA Program trains leaders who understand energy issues from both of these perspectives, as well as from fundamental science, engineering, and environmental perspectives.
Energy and Environmental Markets
Students examine the economic determinants of industry structure and evolution of competition; investigate strategies for entering new markets and competing in existing markets; and analyze the rationale for and effects of public policies in energy markets. Learn more about Energy and Environmental Markets.
Cleantech to Market (C2M)
MBA students team up with masters and PhD students from engineering, science, law, and policy to experience firsthand the challenges and rewards of transferring new energy technologies to the marketplace. Learn more about C2M.
Energy and Infrastructure Project Finance Provides an in-depth look at the financial, legal, and regulatory issues associated with the development and financing of energy projects, with a particular focus on alternative energy projects.
Renewable Energy Speaker Series
Students have the chance to hear entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and technical experts discuss a variety of alternative energy sectors. Topics include photovoltaics, biofuels, wind energy, batteries, and energy efficiency.
The Energy Institute at Haas brings together research and curricular programs on energy business, policy and technology commercialization. The goal of EI @ Haas is to bridge the gap between the frontiers of economic and scientific energy research and the marketplace.
Build Your Energy and Cleantech Career
Many of the world's leading energy and cleantech companies call the Bay Area home, including Bloom Energy, Chevron, PG&E, SolarCity, and Sunpower.
Berkeley MBA students have access to a wide variety of career development activities and resources through the Career Management Group and through the Berkeley Energy & Resources Collaborative (BERC) an interdisciplinary graduate student group offering job search assistance and networking opportunities, such as alumni panels and firm nights that connect Berkeley Haas students with leading firms in the energy/clean tech industry.
Energy and Cleantech Beyond the Classroom
Central to the Berkeley Haas energy and cleantech community is the Berkeley Energy & Resources Collaborative (BERC), a multidisciplinary network that connects students from multiple schools, programs, and labs at UC Berkeley with the mission to foster innovation and action in matters relating to energy and resources through connecting, educating, and engaging its members. Highlights include:
BERC Energy Summit—annual student-run conference that features an innovation expo and case competition and that brings together researchers, business leaders, policymakers, and students to discuss energy issues.
BERC Innovative Solutions (BIS)—an energy and resources-focused consulting program led by students from across UC Berkeley’s top graduate departments, providing experiential learning in addressing strategic energy and resource opportunities and challenges.
BERC Resources Roundtable—Annual gathering with keynote and panel speakers addressing critical topics such as the impact of climate change.