Berkeley Haas Strengthens Core MBA Curriculum
The UC Berkeley Haas School of Business is adapting to meet the needs of tomorrow’s workforce with a refresh of its core MBA curriculum, the school announced this week. Beginning in the 2021-2022 school year, students in the full-time program will see three new courses designed to enhance communication skills and provide deeper data knowledge.
The three courses added to the core MBA curriculum include:
“It’s very important for any type of program to re-evaluate, reassess, renew, modernize, and make things as relevant and useful for students as possible,” said Professor Ross Levine, who co-chaired the curriculum review task force.
After surveying both recent alumni and corporate recruiters, the task force realized there were two clear areas in the existing curriculum that needed an upgrade: interacting with people and interacting with data.
“Being nimble as a leader and managing people through change are skills that are highly desired,” said Jenn Bridge, senior director of employer engagement and industry readiness at Haas. “The pandemic has accelerated all of this.”
Jay Stowsky, who served as Senior Assistant Dean of Instruction for the past 13 years, added that the curriculum changes will make it easier for faculty “to address, with relevance to each of their courses and academic disciplines, the broader social impacts of business.”
You can learn more about the data-driven process behind these core MBA curriculum updates here.
Source: UC Berkeley Haas School of Business
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