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December, 2019 – November, 2020
Program Fee : USD 33,000


A strong personal brand and a global network are prerequisites to achieve greater success in your career. Today’s complex global business environment rewards those who develop advanced management skills by reinvesting in acquiring the latest knowledge and experiences.

The Berkeley Executive Program in Management (Berkeley EPM) is a distinguished general management program that prepares you for the next level of leadership. Created to transform proven leaders into global executives ready for leading the charge, Berkeley EPM encourages reflection, enhances strategic thinking and develops authentic leadership.

You will graduate with a mark of distinction from a world-renowned university as a member of an elite and influential alumni network ready for the next stage of your success.



Apart from becoming part of your own cohort community and building an enviable network, participants graduate from the Berkeley Executive Program in Management as a member of the Certificate of Business Excellence and Berkeley Haas alumni community.

This entitles the participants to*:

  • Become a part of the elite Alumni network of 39,000+ Berkeley Haas graduates
  • A UC Berkeley Haas email forwarding address (
  • Access and invitations to exclusive Haas-sponsored conferences and Berkeley Executive Education events
  • The Berkeley Executive Program in Management Certification from the UC Berkeley Executive Education at the Haas School of Business
  • Access to the Long Business Library and other university database services (onsite access)
  • A One-year digital subscription to the California Management Review
  • Join the exclusive Berkeley Haas Alumni LinkedIn group
  • Receive Haas Alumni magazine and quarterly Berkeley Haas Alumni e-newsletter
  • Access to Haas Insights – Latest research and thought leadership from Industry speakers and faculty
  • Access to Berkeley Haas Alumni Jobs e-Newsletter via subscription, with latest job posting from distinguished employers

*All benefits subject to change

UC Berkeley’s Distinguished Alumni Include:


About Berkeley Haas
  • BERKELEY Alumni
    Arun Sarin
    Former CEO, Vodafone
  • BERKELEY Alumni
    Paul Otellini
    Former President and CEO, Intel
  • BERKELEY Alumni
    Shantanu Narayen
    President and CEO, Adobe Systems
  • BERKELEY Alumni
    Scott Adams
    Creator of Dilbert
  • BERKELEY Alumni
    Stephanie DiMarco
    Former Chairman and CEO, Advent Software
  • BERKELEY Alumni
    N. W. Jasper
    President, Director, and CEO of Dolby Laboratories
  • BERKELEY Alumni
    Thomas Schneider
    Retired Advisory Director, Morgan Stanley
    Former Trustee, U.C. Berkeley Foundation
  • BERKELEY Alumni
    Walter A. Haas
    Former President and Chairman, Levi Strauss & Co.
  • BERKELEY Alumni
    Barbara Desoer
    CEO, Citibank N.A.
  • BERKELEY Alumni
    Donald G. Fisher
    Founder & Chairman Emeritus, Gap Inc.

Check out the UC Berkeley Alumni Hall of Fame.


Programs at UC Berkeley Executive Education are taught by preeminent professors from UC Berkeley and the Haas School of Business — some of the most forward-thinking minds in business today. As the second-oldest business school in the United States, the Haas School of Business, at the University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world’s leading producers of new ideas and knowledge in all areas of business. The school’s outstanding reputation is bolstered by the distinction of having two of its faculty members receive the Nobel Prize in Economics over the past 15 years.

The school’s distinctive culture is defined by four defining leadership principles:

Question the Status Quo
Confidence Without Attitude
Students Always
Beyond Yourself



Part Time MBA
(U.S. News, 2019)


Internationalism of Alumni
(Economist, 2018)


Best Business School for International MBA
(U.S.News, 2019)


Student Diversity
(Economist, 2017)



The Berkeley Executive Program in Management is designed to create a deeply relevant, immersive and dynamic learning experience for senior executives, ready for the next level of leadership challenge. Participants may come from a range of industries and functions and all will be technology savvy, open to innovation and change, and driven to make a difference in their work environments. The program will benefit senior professionals with:

  • Significant experience and demonstrated career progression and success across levels, including
    • CXO’s, Directors, Presidents, VP’s, etc.
    • Managers of managers
    • Senior functional managers and business heads
    • Individuals with outstanding careers and leadership roles in a variety of settings
  • A strong drive to succeed and aspirations for reaching beyond the obvious career milestones.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt, learn and apply new knowledge in varied situations.
  • A minimum of 10+ years of work experience in functional, technical, or business roles.
  • A graduate degree with a strong academic track record.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.

Berkeley EPM has emerged as program of choice for senior high potential leaders with global roles and aspirations. Participants bringing in a rich mix of experience in functions and verticals in knowledge driven industries. Below is a brief overview of participant mix.



Berkeley Class Profile - Work Experience


Berkeley Class Profile - Participant Functions


Berkeley Class Profile - Industry mix



Faculty at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business comprise some of academia’s and industry’s most forward-thinking minds. They leverage their business expertise and thought leadership to shape the practice of management and create tomorrow’s innovative leaders through executive programs such as Berkeley EPM. The result is a teaching team whose insights and grasp of business concepts help enable participants to become superior business leaders.

Program faculty may include:

  • BERKELEY EPM: Toby E. Stuart: Entrepreneurship and Innovation
    Professor, Leo Helzel Chair in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Faculty Director, Lester Center for Entrepreneurship
  • BERKELEY EPM: Kellie A. McElhaney: Corporate Responsibility
    Associate Adjunct Professor Founding Director, Center for Gender, Equity and Leadership
  • BERKELEY EPM: Jerome S. Engel: Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital
    Founding Executive Director Emeritus, Lester Center for Entrepreneurship
  • BERKELEY EPM: David Charron:Entrepreneurship
    Lecturer, Entrepreneurship
  •  BERKELEY EPM: Don Moore: Communication and Leadership
    Professor, Lorraine Tyson Mitchell, Haas Management of Organizations Group
  • BERKELEY EPM: Cort Worthingon: Leadership
    Senior Lecturer, Distinguished Teaching Fellow Haas Management of Organizations Group
  • BERKELEY EPM: Sara Beckman: Problem Solving, Applications of Design Thinking and New Product Development
    Senior Lecturer, Earl F. Cheit Faculty Fellow, Haas Operations and Information Technology Management Group
  • BERKELEY EPM: Wasim Azhar
    Lecturer, Distinguished Teaching Fellow, Haas Marketing Group



The year-long program comprises 6 academic modules, 2 core foundational courses including a boot-camp, several workshops, and a capstone project covering the entire general management learning landscape.


This module helps you discover your unique strengths and areas of improvement leading to practical action plans for your professional growth.

  • Diagnostic survey results – using data to improve self-awareness and leverage strengths
  • Understand your management challenges and opportunities
  • Managing organizational dynamics
  • How to succeed in a matrix organization
  • Creating and managing high-performance teams
  • Negotiation as a strategic communication tool
  • Effective influence and persuasion
  • Influencing people and leading change group exercise
  • The leader as coach
  • How to attract, develop, motivate, and retain talent
  • Effective leadership

This module brings the focus back on essentials of innovating and managing products and services—the keys to competing and winning in today’s ultra-competitive marketplace. The module looks at all necessary elements of product management including pricing, business models, marketing, customer-focused design, influence without authority, and competing to win.

  • Organizational strategy and product management
  • The business model canvas
  • Customer-focused design
  • Market research
  • Breakthrough results with pricing and power pricing
  • Segmentation, targeting, and positioning
  • Product life cycle
  • Product portfolio planning

This module takes you through strategic applications of the important aspects of finance and accounting, with a focus on understanding and applying the appropriate tools to your advantage. It will help you to speak the language used by the CFO and the finance function and allow you to make more informed decisions as well as avoid costly mistakes. You will learn to make vital strategic decisions related to:

  • Strategies, performance and decisions of the firm and its competitors
  • Operational, financing and investment decisions
  • Value creation, valuation and future financial performance
  • Cost allocations and strategic project opportunities
  • Performance evaluations and incentive designs

This module takes the work from Module 2 in product management and strategy and extends it to include innovation as a required element for continued growth and success for products, services and organizations as a whole. It takes you, the leader, through the journey of developing an innovation-centric view in all aspects of work as opposed to innovation as part of the R&D function. This module aims to develop you into a more flexible, forward-thinking executive, comfortable with the language and management of innovation.

  • Introduction to innovation
  • Introduction to innovative leadership
  • Idea generation and the business model canvas
  • Customer-focused experimentation
  • Internally focused experimentation
  • Leading innovative change

Product management and marketing are intricately linked to strategy, and this module delivers practical methods for strategy formulation and implementation for business units and the enterprise as a whole. Participants will come away with forward-looking techniques for assessing the competition and effective positioning for competitive advantage. This module covers all areas of strategy, including:

  • Industry structure and analysis
  • Strategic value curves
  • Corporate strategy
  • Strategic planning
  • Competitive strategy
  • Interactive strategy
  • Growth strategies

This module aims to transform your leadership capabilities with productive interpersonal exchanges, enabling you to influence any audience. The module builds upon the art of communication to make powerful impressions on your audiences and forge more productive relationships with coworkers.

  • Leadership presence
  • Enriching and effective feedback techniques
  • Discovering your authentic leadership
  • Introduction to coaching skills & tools
  • Coaching demonstrations
  • Inquiry – the art of asking curious questions
  • Small group coaching practice 


The Financial Accounting module from Harvard Business Publishing is an introduction to the fundamental concepts of financial accounting in a management context. The module teaches participants how accounting systems are used to record the day-to-day economic activities of a business. Participants learn fundamental accounting concepts and then apply those concepts in a detailed examination of the financial statements used to describe the business. Throughout the module, participants are presented with real-world challenges that require them to interpret the financial data to find answers.

This module from Harvard Business Publishing provides a fundamental understanding of the principles, analytical tools, and knowledge needed to make good investment and financing decisions. The module introduces participants to finance ratios, forecasting methods, capital structure theory, and risk-return analysis and then asks them to apply these concepts in several different approaches to valuing a business.

Financial accounting and Corporate Finance module are followed by an in-person three-day module delivered by Northwest Executive Education focused on applying the principles learnt on multiple domains. This module also explores applications in valuations in context of Venture Capital, Mergers & Acquisitions and Private equity transactions.


Our partner, Northwest, will deliver workshops on topics contextual to India or a skillset that is absolutely essential and required to grow as a senior executive. Below is a list of topics covered in workshops led by industry professionals that will take place in between the academic modules.

  • Expert problem solving techniques
  • Managing successful operations
  • Balanced Scorecard
  • Managing your professional career
  • Business model transformation
  • Exponential and disruptive technologies


The program includes a capstone project focused on implementing the learning within the program, in the context of your current or future workplace. The project topics could include a business plan proposal for the organization to expand into a new area, a specific business challenge at your workplace, or an interesting opportunity in the broader industry landscape. Northwest Executive Education will work one on one with participants to help them identify impactful projects. The capstone project will have three phases at an Individual or team level:

  • Initiation and planning
  • Mid-term project review and workout
  • Final presentation to faculty panel and feedback session


As part of the program, participants will be introduced to the innovation ecosystem of Silicon Valley and San Francisco-Bay area. This will be achieved through visits to:

  • Organizations that have developed and sustained a corporate innovation ecosystem
  • Exciting startups which are on the forefront of innovation and breakthrough business models
  • Accelerators and incubators that are deeply embedded in the entrepreneurial ecosystem of the Valley and constantly tracking patterns for identifying next big opportunity

Participants would get to hear from and interact with senior executives from some of these organizations and engage in a Q&A, helping them decipher success code, culture and values of this ecosystem.



Once you have joined the Berkeley Executive Program in Management, the next step is to plan your career growth roadmap. Early planning and committed execution is key to professional success, much like the execution of your corporate and brand strategy at workplace.

Northwest career advancement services provides personalized support to a participant upon request (except company sponsored participants) to help develop their career advancement strategy and guidance for its execution. Northwest Education aims to add value through several interventions focused on providing the requisite support as you develop your plans and execute them.

On your request, a Northwest Executive Coach will work with you to help develop that plan through a detailed interaction and asking relevant questions, helping guide your thinking as you prepare for the next step. This interaction is broad ranging and is meant to address the gaps in your profile and leadership journey as well as develop measures to improve performance at work, and in advancing your career, within or outside the organization.

Northwest support includes:

An initial workshop aims at explaining the nuances of a good resume and provides a ready format for participants to use to highlight their achievements. The Executive coach and Northwest team then work with the participants to develop / improve their profiles on active networks such as LinkedIn. The Executive Coach shall also give you pointers to develop and maintain a strong profile on active professional networks, such as LinkedIn.

Specialised DDI 360 Assessment is used to help participants understand their blind spots and areas for improvement. Participants will also get pointers on body language, communication as well as presentation skills at various points during the program.

You shall be provided a life-time membership to BlueSteps – an online platform maintained by the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) which has a current listing of active executive search mandates from member organizations from across the world. Over 350 executive search firms and a total of 8000 plus executive recruiters will get access to your profile for global roles via BlueSteps.

 Learn more about Bluesteps

You are provided access to a Northwest maintained Job Board which lists current mandates being processed by organizations within the extended Northwest network of supportive organizations, as well as select external postings.

All of your efforts lead to the final step of you being interviewed by target organizations. If you have an upcoming interview and require additional support for preparation then on your request, Northwest team shall conduct interview practice sessions with you to prepare you and help position yourself in the best possible manner for the role within the organization.



Berkeley EPM follows a rolling admissions (first come, first serve) process and participant applications are evaluated as soon as they are received. The step-by-step process is outlined below.

Online Application

You can apply to the program online by submitting a short online application form. We do not accept any paper applications.


Keep a resume in word or PDF format ready to be submitted (via upload) along with application form.


We require two professional references who are ready to discuss your candidacy with us in great detail.


One essay is required –

  • What are your long term (5-10 years) career aspirations? How will the Berkeley EPM
    help you achieve these?

Document Submission

Applicants are required to submit academic documents (degrees, diplomas and transcripts). This is to facilitate  an evaluation of the candidate’s profile and relative positioning vis a vis the rest of the class.


All shortlisted candidates will go through a round of interviews before they are accepted into the program. These interviews may be conducted in person or over the telephone.


RoundDeadline DateApplication Fee
Round 1Closed
Round 2
Round 3Nov 9, 2019USD 250

Please Note:

  • The early application and acceptance round increases your chances of acceptance in the program by 50%
  • Considering the limited seats in the program and first come – first serve admission process, it is always more beneficial for candidates to apply as soon as possible. 
  • Your application can be placed on the waiting list. If you are not offered final admission for the current program, you might be offered a place in the next year’s program. In this case, your application fee will then be considered for the next year’s program. 
  • Application fee is refunded only in the case an applicant is not offered an admission to the program. 


The Program fee for Berkeley EPM is USD 33,000 inclusive of all taxes. It covers teaching fees, all academic materials, lunches and select dinners. The Fees does not include transport expenses (domestic and international), any associated visa fees etc. and accommodation for modules and/or workshops in India. It also does not cover any other expenses that are not expressly mentioned above.

Financing the Program

You are responsible for full payments of fees as per the guidelines to ensure that you are part of the program. Typically we see participants adopt one of the three routes below for paying the program fees.

  • Candidates can pay the entire fee through available funds/ savings
  • There is no difference in terms of payment schedule and requirements, should the candidates fund their own candidacy.
  • Financing by way of loans to pay the program fees and incidental costs is available to all participants through Credila (An HDFC Limited company) or Avanse (a DHFL Company) at competitive interest rates.
  • Subject to Participant meeting certain norms, loans of up to Rs. 17 lakhs may be availed without any collateral requirement. Decisions on loan approval and collateral requirements will be taken by the financial institution disbursing the loan, at its sole discretion

Please note that applying for financing by way of loans in no way jeopardizes a participant’s admission evaluation. However, in order to ensure that your loan is disbursed on time, we suggest that all participants seeking loan financing meet the early application deadline .

  • Companies can support the internal career advancement of their high potential senior executives by sponsoring them in the program.
  • Companies interested in sponsoring their high potential senior executives and who want to learn more about the program should get in touch with Northwest at to schedule a one-on-one discussion with a program advisor.



The program experience has been designed to be immersive, insightful and thought-provoking in order to transform participants to innovative business leaders who will put new ideas into action. UC Berkeley Executive Education has been offering executive education programs for several decades. These programs conform to the highest standards of quality and are taught by some of the best faculty in the world. The Berkeley Executive Program in Management delivers the same elite experience.


The videos below capture the participants’ reflections and experiences of the Berkeley EPM.

Berkeley EPM - Management Program - Inspiration & Reason
Inspiration & Reason
Berkeley EPM - Management Program - Curriculum & Intensity
Curriculum and Intensity
Berkeley EPM - Management Program - Coaching & Mentorship
Coaching & Mentorship
Berkeley EPM - Management Program - Campus Experience
Campus Experience
Berkeley EPM - Management Program - Peer Interaction
Peer Interaction
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Subashree is an alum of Berkeley EPM and she created Nimaya Robotics during the program. Her vision is to help millions of special children progress towards independent living. Nimaya’s products help enhance their psychomotor & cognitive skills using groundbreaking innovation in the field of robotics-based therapy.

“Nimaya Robotics was launched with Berkeley EPM’s faculty and my classmates’ encouragement. They lent their support and expertise in areas where I needed help. It was a great ecosystem. In nine months, we took an idea from just an idea to actually launching a company with our first paid customer. The reason I wanted to be in Berkeley EPM is that I wanted to do something socially impactful and learn the skills to do that at scale”

– Subashree Krishnan
Founder & Director of Nimaya Robotics Pvt. Ltd.


The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus — envisioned as a “City of Learning” — was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world’s premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.

TWENTY-TWO members of the Berkeley faculty have won Nobel Prizes, including SEVEN current faculty members. Additionally, 29 Berkeley alumni have won the award — FIVE of whom have served on the faculty.

A National Research Council analysis of U.S. universities concluded that UC Berkeley has the largest number of highly ranked graduate programs in the country. The analysis ranked doctoral programs within a range (such as between 1st and 5th), and found that 48 out of the 52 Berkeley programs assessed ranked within the top 10 nationally.

In 2016, 125 Berkeley graduate students earned National Science Foundation graduate research fellowships, compared with 88 for Stanford, 52 for Harvard, and 41 for Yale.

Ranked as #1 Public University Globally in Academic Ranking of World Universities and #4 in Global University Ranking by US News & World Report, UC Berkeley’s reputation as a leader in innovation, research and teaching is unparalleled.

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