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.


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.

Berkeley Culture Center

The Berkeley Culture Conference connects students with senior executives from organizations that are innovating in creating cultures that yield competitive advantage and leading academics who are pioneering new ways of conceptualizing and measuring culture and its consequences for individual, group, and organizational success.