Inside the classroom and out, we offer dynamic learning opportunities to develop ideas, apply business analytics skills, start a business, assist companies in innovation challenges, and engage with world-class instructors.

Corporate Innovation

The Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation provides students with access to leading resources, including world-renowned academic staff, business executives, and multinational companies. The Center offers courses that challenge and equip students to solve real world business issues by leveraging Open Innovation concepts.

Business Analytics

The Fisher Center for Business Analytics coordinates a range of educational programs that apply UC Berkeley’s leadership in Data Science to business. Analytics is diffused into courses across all disciplines and degree programs.

Entrepreneurship

The Berkeley-Haas Entrepreneurship Program (BHEP) offers students opportunities to get exposure, acquire skills and gain real-world experience in startups. BHEP offers courses, multidisciplinary hackathons and pitch-a-thons, mentoring from industry experts, startup seed funding, competitions, accelerators, internships and events with Berkeley’s extensive entrepreneurial network.

Applied Design Thinking

The Innovation, Creativity, & Design Practice at UC Berkeley offers all MBA students a course on fundamental of design thinking, exposing them to a common set of tools, processes, and strategies to creatively address complex business problems using a non-traditional problem-solving approach. ICDP also offers project-based courses that address growth or innovation company challenges, foresight courses, and design-thinking sprints.

Entrepreneurship in the Middle East

The MENA group at the AMENA Center connects start-ups based in the MENA region with Berkeley-Haas students as well as Berkeley PhD students from a variety of disciplines to devise innovative solutions to business challenges. The aim is to lay the foundation for a flourishing entrepreneurial and technological ecosystem.