In your first year, the Haas core curriculum gives you a foundation in business basics. Then, an array of electives offers the flexibility to tailor your studies to meet your goals.
The 12 core courses (21 units) that all full-time MBA students take ground you in the fundamentals of business and provide essential knowledge and analytical tools.
The Fall semester of your first year consists of two seven-week modules:
The Spring semester of your first year includes 4 core courses taken in 7-week modules, as well as two electives, which typically run for 15 weeks.
In addition, MBA200P Problem Finding, Problem Solving (1 unit) is a course that you are requied to take. Students in the Class of 2019 will take PFPS during Fall-B and Spring B of their first year. Students in the Class of 2018 either took PFPS concurrently with their Applied Innovation course in Spring 2017 or will take PFPS in Fall 2017.
Starting in the Spring semester of your first year, you apply the lessons learned in your core courses in elective courses (30 units) of your choice. Electives give you ample selection to focus on an area of emphasis, sharpen specific skills, and gain specialized knowledge.
Honing your collaborative skills is part of the Haas experience. Each incoming class is divided into cohorts—called Blue, Gold, Oski, and Axe—of approximately 60 students for the Fall semester core courses. Each cohort is divided into 12 teams of 5 to tackle team class projects.