Fluency in diversity, equity, and inclusion is an important component of being an effective business leader. Equity Fluent Leaders understand the value of different lived experiences and use their power to address barriers, increase access, and drive change for positive impact. An academic emphasis in Equity Fluent Leadership:

  • Equips you with the framework and skills to develop and manage diverse teams
  • Prepares you to be a driver of equitable and inclusive culture
  • Builds your understanding of the value of different lived experiences and the impact of systems of power on historically marginalized communities

Courses, experiential learning opportunities, fellowships, speakers, and programs in this area are supported by a number of student-run initiatives, faculty, and academic centers at Berkeley Haas. Haas and other graduate programs at UC Berkeley offer courses aimed at fostering competency as an Equity Fluent Leader.

Recommended electives:

Strengthening Self-Awareness and Interpersonal Dynamics:

  • MBA 254 Power and Politics
  • MBA 291E Interpersonal Skills and Embodied Leadership
  • MBA 296 Building Trust Based Relationships

Developing and Managing Diverse Teams:

  • MBA292T Equity Fluent Leadership
  • EWMBA 292N Equitable and Inclusive Leadership
  • MBA 252 Negotiations and Conflict Resolution
  • MBA 250 Leading High Impact Teams
  • MBA 294 The New Normal (student-initiated courseSpeaker Series)

Advancing Systemic Impact:

  • MBA294 Dialogues on Race
  • MBA292N Large Scale Social Change
  • Business and Public Policy (Goldman)
  • Race, Ethnicity, & Public Policy (Goldman)
  • The Political Economy of Inequality (Goldman)
  • Comparative Equality & Anti-Discrimination Law (Law)
  • Environmental Justice: Race, Class, and the Environment (Law)
  • Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and the Law (Law)
  • Housing: Laws and Crises (Law)
  • Health and Human Rights (Public Health)
  • Culture, Public Health Practice, and Eliminating Health Disparities (Public Health)
  • Tackling Inequality Through Equitable Development – Perspectives on Place, Race andClass in the San Francisco Bay Area (City and Regional Planning)
  • Healthy Cities (City and Regional Planning)

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

Related student groups, activities, and academic centers: