Elective Schedule

The Fall 2024 Elective Schedule contains a list of all FTMBA electives available.

A few things to note about the elective spreadsheet:

  • The course numbers are linked to the description for each course
  • In cases where courses meet in a structure other than the full 15 weeks, the meeting dates are noted in the “meeting dates” column
  • Classes will be held in person unless otherwise noted on the elective schedule
  • Faculty reserve the right to drop any student who does not attend the first day of class without their explicit prior approval. Keep this in mind as you review course start dates
  • MBA students need to register for the MBA-designated version of the courses cross-listed with other non-Haas departments to count the units towards their graduation requirements.

Class capacities, course descriptions, and faculty evaluations can all be accessed through OLR.

Pre-recorded class overviews (not all classes will have a recorded overview; available recordings will be added in this section)

Recording links will be posted if there are available overviews.

Requesting EWMBA Electives

If you are interested in requesting a seat in an elective course offered by the Evening-Weekend program, you can do so on a space-available basis.

* EW courses not available for requests: ‘bidding only’ courses, dual-listed EMBA courses, most international travel courses (keep in mind that this is not an all-inclusive list; some EW courses may become not available to Full-Time student enrollment requests should there be changes/updates in the courses)

NEW Process:

During Add/Drop, you can fill out the following form to request EW elective enrollment. We will meet with EW to review the requests. We will then notify you if a space is available for you to enroll in.

EWMBA Elective Request Form 

Important: Enrollments must not conflict with other MBA courses (other FTMBA or EWMBA).

  • Fall 2024 EWMBA elective schedule (look for the Fall 2024 Course Schedules link, then check out the Evening & Saturday Electives and Sunday & Off Schedule Electives tabs)
  • First day to submit your requests: August 26, 2024
  • Last day to submit your requests: September 4, 2024

Non-Haas Electives

If you are interested in exploring academic subjects outside of Business to complement your MBA coursework, check out the instructions on how to enroll in non-MBA courses. In the instructions, we also included a link to confidential feedback previous FTMBA students have shared about select non-Haas classes.

The campus has a different enrollment timeline from the MBA enrollment phases. Remember to check the University Registrar’s calendar and the respective department of the non-Haas courses for enrollment deadlines.

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Independent Study (MBA293)

Independent study (MBA293) is a self-directed course sponsored by Haas faculty designed to support students who would like to research an academic topic that is not currently covered in an existing UC Berkeley course.

If you are interested in learning more about Independent Study and/or how to apply, we invite you to read our instruction and application guide. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis up until the application deadline.

Fall 2024 Application available: Monday, August 19 to Friday, September 13, 2024, 12 PM (PST)

Student-Initiated Courses (MBA294)

If you are interested in leading a student-initiated course as part of your MBA program, review this information for the most commonly asked questions. If you have additional questions or would like to set up an advising appointment to discuss your proposal, we’re happy to talk with you!