The San Francisco Bay Area has long been a hotbed for new business creation, and Berkeley/Haas remains one of the world’s leading centers for the study and practice of entrepreneurship. An emphasis in entrepreneurship prepares you to launch fast-growth, high-potential enterprises or to build a career in the venture capital industry. A variety of courses, programs, and events are offered by the Berkeley Haas Entrepreneurship Program, a program which emphasizes the integration of academic and experiential learning by bringing entrepreneurs and venture capitalists into the classroom.

  • MBA 236V New Venture Finance
  • MBA 290T Growth Hacking
  • MBA 290T Hands-on Rapid Innovation
  • MBA292D Design, Evaluate, and Scale Development Technologies
  • MBA 295A Entrepreneurship
  • MBA 295B Venture Capital & Private Equity
  • MBA 295C Opportunity Recognition: Technology and Entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley
  • MBA 295M Business Model Innovation and Entrepreneurial Strategy
  • MBA 295F Lean Launchpad (Applied Innovation course)
  • MBA 295T Lean Transfer (Applied Innovation course)
  • MBA 295T Social Lean Launchpad (Applied Innovation course)
  • MBA 295T Start-up Lab (Applied Innovation course)
  • MBA 295T Bay Area Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • MBA 295T Built for Growth
  • MBA 295T Media: New & Otherwise
  • MBA 295T Entrepreneurial Strategy
  • MBA 295T Startup Sales

Speaker series:

  • MBA 294 Life as an Entrepreneur
  • MBA 294 Private Equity Speaker Series
  • MBA 294 Venture Capital Speaker Series
  • MBA 294 Social Impact Speaker Series

Helpful electives:

  • MBA 222 Financial Information Analysis
  • MBA 224A Managerial Accounting
  • MBA 231 Corporate Finance
  • MBA 236G Designing Financial Models that Work
  • MBA 252 Negotiations and Conflict Resolution
  • MBA 254 Power and Politics in Organizations
  • MBA 257 Decision Making
  • MBA 262 Strategic Brand Management
  • MBA 269 Pricing
  • MBA 270 Business and Public Policy
  • MBA 275 Managing the Legal Environment of Business
  • MBA 290N Managing the New Product Development Process (Applied Innovation course)
  • MBA 290T Product Management
  • MBA 296C Introduction to Coding for MBAs

(Please note that the elective courses listed above are not necessarily offered every semester or every year.)