Programs & Centers

Berkeley Master of Engineering

Core Leadership Courses

The business of engineering. Beyond technical.

In the Berkeley Master of Engineering Program, you learn from leaders, among leaders. Your entire student cohort completes a core leadership curriculum totaling 7 units. Taught by Berkeley Engineering faculty and guest lecturers with industry and entrepreneurial experience, the coursework covers key leadership principles and management concepts specific to technology-dependent enterprises.

Topics in the first semester include technology strategy, negotiations, organizational behavior, accounting, marketing, project management and team contracts.  Additionally, the course includes a parallel industry strategy project to illuminate a future industry change that draws technical capabilities and multidisciplinary analysis. The second semester explores key operational, leadership, and financial concepts relevant to technology-dependent enterprises.  Topics include ethics, finance, technology management, entrepreneurship, intellectual property, law, governance and structure.

You study actual business situations through case studies. In the weekly Innovation Lecture Series, you hear from leading innovators from Silicon Valley and elsewhere, sharing lessons from their own experience.