Full-Time MBA Program


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.

Technology Coursework in the Berkeley MBA Program

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, the Berkeley Academic Guide.

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 Executive Fellows

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:

  • John Hanke, whose startup, Keyhole, became the foundation for Google Earth and who now heads Niantic, creators of Pokémon Go
  • Guy Kawasaki, former Apple evangelist and now chief evangelist for Canva
  • Tom Kelly, General Manger, Ideo
  • Biz Stone, co-founder, Twitter and co-founder & CEO, Jelly Industries

Careers in Technology

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.

Technology Beyond the Classroom

A number of student clubs support interest in technology through conferences, networking events, career treks, and skill-building opportunities:

  • The Berkeley Entrepreneurs Association—aims to be the comprehensive guide and helper for everything happening at UC Berkeley related to entrepreneurship, with many Berkeley and Haas ventures launched in the tech space
  • The Haas Technology Club—provides current members and alumni with the network, access, knowledge, and practical experience to advance careers across all technology industries
  • The Digital Media and Entertainment Club (DMEC)—hosts activities and discussions that cover topics from software to devices, and organizes the popular annual >play Digital Media Conference
  • The Haas Innovation Design Club—supports students in exploring how design thinking skills fit into business and how business skills fit into the design world, through speakers, workshopt, and an innovation lab.

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