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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 to lead 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.


of companies report there is a leadership development gap.



of organizations believe it’s important to develop leaders at every level of the company.



of companies ranked innovation among their top three priorities.

Source: 2023 Most Innovative Companies Report

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Program Benefits

Apart from becoming part of your own cohort community and building an enviable network, participants complete 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 41,000+ Berkeley Haas graduates.
  • A UC Berkeley Haas email forwarding address (
  • The ability to join local alumni chapters or clubs in your region.
  • Join the private, invitation-only Berkeley Haas Alumni LinkedIn group.
  • Invitations to the annual Berkeley Haas alumni conference and select sponsored events and Berkeley Executive Education Networking events.
  • The Berkeley Executive Program in Management Certification from the UC Berkeley Executive Education at the Haas School of Business.
  • Public visitor access to select campus libraries and university database services. (Remote and onsite access available for select services).
  • A one-year digital subscription to the California Management Review.
  • Receive Berkeley Haas Alumni e-newsletter.
  • A 30% discount on all eligible future Berkeley Executive Education programs.
  • Access to Haas Amplified – 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:

  • Arun Sarin
    Arun Sarin
    Former CEO, Vodafone
  • Paul Otellini
    Paul Otellini
    Former President and CEO, Intel
  • Shantanu Narayen
    Shantanu Narayen
    President and CEO, Adobe Systems
  • Scott Adams
    Eric Schmidt
    Co-Founder, Schmidt Futures Former CEO and Chairman, Google
  • Stephanie DiMarco
    Stephanie DiMarco
    Former Chairman and CEO, Advent Software
  • N. W. Jasper
    N. W. Jasper
    President, Director, and CEO of Dolby Laboratories
  • Thomas Schneider
    Thomas Schneider
    Retired Advisory Director, Morgan Stanley Former Trustee, U.C. Berkeley Foundation
  • Walter A. Haas
    Walter A. Haas
    Former President and Chairman, Levi Strauss & Co.
  • Barbara Desoer
    Barbara Desoer
    CEO, Citibank N.A.
  • Donald G. Fisher
    Donald G. Fisher
    Founder & Chairman Emeritus, Gap Inc.
  • Barbara Lee
    Barbara Lee
    Member of the U.S. House, representing California’s 12th Congressional District
  • George Takei
    George Takei
    American Actor

Click here to view more of the distinguished Berkeley alumni.


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


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Who Should Attend

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 the 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.
  • A 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 the program of choice for senior high potential leaders with global roles and aspirations. Participants bring in a rich mix of experience in functions and verticals in knowledge-driven industries. Below is a brief overview of the participant mix.







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.

Key Learnings
Key Learnings
Impact on Work and Life
Impact on Work and Life
Curriculum and Intensity
Curriculum and Intensity
Positive Surprises
Positive Surprises
Inspiration & Reason
Inspiration & Reason
Coaching & Mentorship
Coaching & Mentorship
Campus Experience
Campus Experience
Peer Interaction
Peer Interaction


Neha Mathur “I think the most notable was the capstone project in Berkeley EPM. Because Personifwy was in fact conceptualized from the capstone project and my partners in the business are actually my teammates from the Berkeley EPM cohort. The capstone project won an award and so we thought of bringing it to life. And since then we have been extremely satisfied with what we are doing.”

– Neha Mathur
Co-Founder – Personifwy

Subashree Krishnan “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.

Abhra Banerjee “Being at Berkeley EPM, I realized that this is the time to do something different and so I decided to quit my corporate job and make my capstone project, Cleanomatics, my startup idea. My relationship with Berkeley was further enhanced when Cleanomatics got selected for the UC Berkeley SkyDeck Accelerator Program.”

– Abhra Banerjee
President and CEO – Cleanomatics



The faculty at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business comprise some of academia’s and the 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 the 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*:

  • Frank C. Schultz
    Lecturer, Distinguished Teaching Fellow, Haas Management of Organizations Group
  • Cort Worthington
    Lecturer, Improvisational Leadership
  • Gustavo Manso
    Professor, Distinguished Teaching Fellow, Haas Finance Group
  • Panos Patatoukas
    Associate Professor, Distinguished Teaching Fellow, Haas Accounting Group
  • Whitney Hischier
    Lecturer, Managerial and Consulting Leadership
  • Gregory LaBlanc
    Lecturer, Distinguished Teaching Fellow, Haas Finance Group
  • Peter D. Goodson
    Lecturer, Distinguished Teaching Fellow, Haas Finance Group
  • Kellie A. McElhaney
    Lecturer, Founding Director, Center for Gender, Equity and Leadership
  • Holly Schroth
    Senior Lecturer, Distinguished Teaching Fellow, Haas Management of Organizations Group
  • Sara Beckman
    Teaching Professor, Earl F. Cheit Faculty Fellow, Haas Operations and Information Technology Management Group
  • Wasim Azhar
    Lecturer, Distinguished Teaching Fellow, Haas Marketing Group
    Tenured Associate Professor, Haas School of Business
  • Toby E. Stuart
    Lecturer, Executve Director, Center for Responsible Business, Sustainability
  • Jerome S. Engel
    Lecturer, Management of Organizations
  • David Charron
    Professor of Finance, Mitsubishi Bank Chair in International Business and Finance, Distinguished Teaching Fellow, Finance
  • Don Moore
    Jeffrey A. Jacobs Distinguished Professor, Economic Analysis & Policy, Energy Institute, Sustainability
  • Don Moore
    Lecturer, Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  • Don Moore
    Associate Professor, Economic Analysis & Policy

*Program faculty is subject to change



The year-long Berkeley Executive Program in Management comprises 4 academic modules, 2 core foundational courses including a boot-camp, workshops, and a capstone project covering the entire general management learning landscape.


This focus area 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, persuasion, and conflict management.
  • Influencing people and leading change group exercise.
  • The leader as a coach.
  • How to attract, develop, motivate, and retain talent.
  • Effective leadership.
  • Navigating an uncertain competitive landscape.
  • Leading organizational change.
  • Leveraging networks and leading across cultures.
  • Future of work: Investing in human capital.

This focus area covers the essentials of innovating and managing products and services—the keys to competing and winning in today’s ultra-competitive marketplace. It 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-focus and human-centered design.
  • Market research.
  • Breakthrough results with pricing and power pricing.
  • Segmentation, targeting, and positioning.
  • Product life cycle.
  • Product portfolio planning.
  • Interpreting ROI of social media marketing and role of brand advocates.

This focus area takes you through strategic applications of the important aspects of finance and accounting, with emphasis 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.
  • Interpreting venture capital and private equity trends.

This focus area takes 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. It 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.
  • Design thinking and prototyping.

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

  • Industry structure and analysis.
  • Strategic value curves.
  • Corporate strategy.
  • Strategic planning.
  • Competitive strategy.
  • Interactive strategy.
  • Growth strategies.
  • New business models and digital transformation.
  • AI/ML as a tool to craft and implement a strategic vision.
  • Big data and analytics: Transforming opportunities into competitive advantage.

This focus area aims to transform your leadership capabilities with productive interpersonal exchanges, enabling you to influence any audience. It builds upon the art of communication to make powerful impressions on your audiences and forge more productive relationships with co-workers.

  • Leadership presence.
  • Enriching and effective feedback techniques.
  • Discovering your authentic leadership.
  • Introduction to coaching skills and 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.

The Financial Accounting and Corporate Finance module are followed by an in-person three-day module delivered by Northwest Executive Education, which is focused on applying the principles learnt on multiple domains. This module also explores applications in valuations in the 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.

  • 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. All participants will work in their teams and identify impactful projects. The capstone project will have three phases at a team level:

  • Project Initiation and planning and research
  • Mid-term project review and workout.
  • Final presentation to a 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 meeting industry experts from

  • 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



Once you have joined Berkeley EPM, it is important to start planning for the next step in your career growth roadmap. Early planning and disciplined execution is key to continued professional success. The career support you require would vary based on your industry, organization, function, and level of seniority, to ensure that you are able to reach your desired goals. Northwest aims to add value through several focused resources, providing the requisite support as you develop your plans and execute them.

As a Berkeley EPM participant you will have access to Northwest Career Services Advantage.

Please connect with us to learn more.



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


Candidates can apply to the program online and attach all required materials as outlined in the requirements below.

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The admissions team will assess your application as soon as it is received.


Candidates might be required to give an interview before being accepted into the program. Once all the requirements are completed, the admissions team will notify you with a decision.


Applicants for the program are required to have:

  • A resume in Word or PDF format
  • An essay in Word or PDF format
    Topic – What are your long term (5-10 years) career aspirations? How will Berkeley EPM help you achieve these?
  • Two professional references to discuss your candidacy in detail


Round Deadline Date Application Fee
Upcoming Round USD 250
  • Please Note: Application fee is refunded only in the case an applicant is not offered admission to the program.


Program Fees

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. It also does not cover any other expenses that are not expressly mentioned above.


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.

26 members of the Berkeley faculty have won Nobel Prizes, including 9 current faculty members. Additionally, 35 Berkeley alumni have won the award – 5 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 the #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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    Berkeley EPM FAQs

    What is Berkeley EPM?

    The Berkeley Executive Program in Management (Berkeley EPM) is a distinguished general management program that will prepare you for the next level of leadership. The program is designed to create a deeply relevant, immersive, and dynamic learning experience for senior executives, ready for the next level of leadership challenge. The program will encourage reflection, enhance strategic thinking, and develop authentic leadership, and help you create a strong personal brand along with a global network.

    What is the mode of delivery for this program?

    Berkeley Executive Program in Management offers a multi-modular approach, which includes classroom, as well as online modules. The classroom modules are held at UC Berkeley campus (California, USA) & India. The year-long Berkeley Executive Program in Management comprises 4 academic modules, 2 core foundational courses including a boot-camp, workshops, and a capstone project covering the entire general management learning landscape.

    Is there any minimum criteria required for this program?

    Yes, the program is designed to create a deeply relevant, immersive, and dynamic learning experience for senior executives like yourself, ready for the next level of leadership. Here’s the basic eligibility criteria for Berkeley EPM;

    • Have a minimum of 10 years of work experience in functional, technical, or business roles in any industry.
    • Have a graduate degree with a strong academic track record.
    • Are fluent in written and spoken English.

    What is the selection process for this program?

    Berkeley Executive Program in Management follows a rolling admission (first-come, first-served) process and applications are evaluated as soon as they are received. The admission process is designed to ensure that the program fits the needs of the applicant, while the participant also fits the expectations of the program. The online application form requires applicants to provide a few details about themselves, their professional details, and their goals. Shortlisted candidates are required to go through a round of interviews (conducted either in-person, or over the telephone). Two professional references who might be consulted before the applicant’s acceptance to the program are also required by each candidate.

    What do I receive upon completion of the course?

    Upon the completion of the Berkeley Executive Program in Management (Berkeley EPM), you will graduate from the Berkeley Executive Program in Management as a member of the Certificate of Business Excellence and Berkeley Haas alumni community. Apart from becoming a part of your own cohort and building an enviable network, you will also be part of a global alumni network of 41,000+ Berkeley Haas graduates. You will also receive a Berkeley EPM certificate during the graduation ceremony held at the UC Berkeley Campus in California, USA.

    What type of career support should I expect from this program?

    Once you have joined Berkeley EPM, the next step is to plan your career growth roadmap. 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. These include profile improvement, personal development, executive search, access to the job board and interview preparation.

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