Business Administration: MBA for Executives

University of California, Berkeley

About the Program

The Berkeley MBA for Executives Program is a unique learning experience because of how, not simply what, you learn. You will integrate your intellectual talents and industry experience and apply your classroom and experiential learning to actual business situations in unprecedented ways. And although the program is competitive and challenging, it is also intensely collaborative—making the often-repeated statement that you learn as much from your peers as from your professors more than a cliché.

Our Executive MBA program focuses on applying knowledge and skills to challenges that managers face in today's workplace. As an accomplished professional seeking a highly relevant learning experience, you will find that your studies and classroom discussions have direct bearing on choices you are making for your organization.

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Admission to the University

Minimum Requirements for Admission

The following minimum requirements apply to all graduate programs and will be verified by the Graduate Division:

  1. A bachelor’s degree or recognized equivalent from an accredited institution;
  2. A grade point average of B or better (3.0);
  3. If the applicant comes from a country or political entity (e.g., Quebec) where English is not the official language, adequate proficiency in English to do graduate work, as evidenced by a TOEFL score of at least 90 on the iBT test, 570 on the paper-and-pencil test, 230 on the computer-based test, or an IELTS Band score of at least 7 (note that individual programs may set higher levels for any of these); and
  4. Sufficient undergraduate training to do graduate work in the given field.

Applicants Who Already Hold a Graduate Degree

The Graduate Council views academic degrees not as vocational training certificates but as evidence of broad training in research methods, independent study, and articulation of learning. Therefore, applicants who already have academic graduate degrees should be able to pursue new subject matter at an advanced level without need to enroll in a related or similar graduate program.

Programs may consider students for an additional academic master’s or professional master’s degree only if the additional degree is in a distinctly different field.

Applicants admitted to a doctoral program that requires a master’s degree to be earned at Berkeley as a prerequisite (even though the applicant already has a master’s degree from another institution in the same or a closely allied field of study) will be permitted to undertake the second master’s degree, despite the overlap in field.

The Graduate Division will admit students for a second doctoral degree only if they meet the following guidelines:

  1. Applicants with doctoral degrees may be admitted for an additional doctoral degree only if that degree program is in a general area of knowledge distinctly different from the field in which they earned their original degree. For example, a physics PhD could be admitted to a doctoral degree program in music or history; however, a student with a doctoral degree in mathematics would not be permitted to add a PhD in statistics.
  2. Applicants who hold the PhD degree may be admitted to a professional doctorate or professional master’s degree program if there is no duplication of training involved.

Applicants may apply only to one single degree program or one concurrent degree program per admission cycle.

Any applicant who was previously registered at Berkeley as a graduate student, no matter how briefly, must apply for readmission, not admission, even if the new application is to a different program.

Required Documents for Applications

  1. Transcripts:  Applicants may upload unofficial transcripts with your application for the departmental initial review. If the applicant is admitted, then official transcripts of all college-level work will be required. Admitted applicants must request a current transcript from every post-secondary school attended, including community colleges, summer sessions, and extension programs. Official transcripts must be in sealed envelopes as issued by the school(s) attended. 
    If you have attended Berkeley, upload your unofficial transcript with your application for the departmental initial review. If you are admitted, an official transcript with evidence of degree conferral will not be required.
  2. Letters of recommendation: Applicants may request online letters of recommendation through the online application system. Hard copies of recommendation letters must be sent directly to the program, not the Graduate Division.
  3. Evidence of English language proficiency: All applicants from countries or political entities in which the official language is not English are required to submit official evidence of English language proficiency. This applies to applicants from Bangladesh, Burma, Nepal, India, Pakistan, Latin America, the Middle East, the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia, most European countries, and Quebec (Canada). However, applicants who, at the time of application, have already completed at least one year of full-time academic course work with grades of B or better at a US university may submit an official transcript from the US university to fulfill this requirement. The following courses will not fulfill this requirement: 1) courses in English as a Second Language, 2) courses conducted in a language other than English, 3) courses that will be completed after the application is submitted, and 4) courses of a non-academic nature. If applicants have previously been denied admission to Berkeley on the basis of their English language proficiency, they must submit new test scores that meet the current minimum from one of the standardized tests.

Where to Apply

Master's Degree Requirements

Unit Requirements

41 units of coursework are required for the MBA for Executives degree.


XMBA 200CLeadership Communication2
XMBA 200SData and Decisions2
XMBA 201AManagerial Economics2
XMBA 201BGlobal Economic Environment2
XMBA 202AFinancial Accounting2
XMBA 203Finance2
XMBA 204Operations Management2
XMBA 205Creating Effective Organizations2
XMBA 206Marketing Organization and Management2
XMBA 209Competitive and Corporate Strategy2
XMBA 290TTopics in Innovation and Design (Applied Innovation Immersion Week)2
XMBA 296Special Topics in Business Administration (Building Trust-Based Relationships)1
XMBA 296Special Topics in Business Administration (Silicon Valley Immersion Week, off-site)2
XMBA 296Special Topics in Business Administration (Industry Immersion Week, off-site)2
XMBA 296Special Topics in Business Administration (International Seminar, location varies)2
Another 12 units through specialized elective study.


Business Administration: MBA for Executives

XMBA 200C Leadership Communication 2 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Summer 2016 10 Week Session
Leadership Communication is a workshop in the fundamentals of public speaking in today's business environment. Through prepared and impromptu speeches aimed at moving others to action, peer coaching, and lectures, students will sharpen their authentic and persuasive communication skills, develop critical listening skills, improve abilities to give, receive, and apply feedback, and gain confidence as public
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XMBA 200P Problem Finding, Problem Solving 1 Unit

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Prior to 2007
Problem Finding, Problem Solving (PFPS) teaches basic skills drawn from the fields of critical thinking, design thinking and systems thinking that support innovation. Specifically, it covers ways of collecting information to characterize a problem, framing and re-framing that problem, coming up with a range of solutions and then gathering feedback to assess those solutions. Following Confucius’s notion: "I hear
and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand." The class consists primarily of hands-on exercises to experiment with and learn the tools and techniques presented, applying them to the design and testing of alternative business models for start-up and other businesses.
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XMBA 200Q Decision Models 1 Unit

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2011, Fall 2009, Fall 2004
This core course introduces students to quantitative concepts, techniques, and software with which all successful managers should be familiar. The objective of this course is to improve managerial decision making by introducing managers to optimization techniques, simulation, and project management.

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XMBA 200S Data and Decisions 2 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Summer 2016 10 Week Session, Summer 2006 10 Week Session, Summer 2005 10 Week Session
The objective of this core course is to make students critical consumers of statistical analysis using available software packages. Key concepts include interpretation of regression analysis, model formation and testing, and diagnostic checking.

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XMBA 201A Managerial Economics 2 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Summer 2016 10 Week Session, Summer 2005 10 Week Session
This course uses the tools and concepts of microeconomics to analyze decision problems within a business firm. Particular emphasis is placed on the firm's choice of policies in determining prices, inputs usage, and outputs. The effects of the state of the competitive environment on business policies are also examined.

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XMBA 201B Global Economic Environment 2 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2014, Fall 2010, Fall 2009
This core course addresses the determination of economic concepts and financial practices at work in the global economic environment. Topics include long-run productivity and growth, short-run economic fluctuations in both closed and open economies, exchange rates and the balance of payments, the natural rate of unemployment, and the causes and consequences of inflation. The instructor will draw examples
from a number of countries and a variety of economies to illustrate theoretical concepts.
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XMBA 202A Financial Accounting 2 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Summer 2016 10 Week Session, Summer 2008 10 Week Session, Summer 2007 10 Week Session
This course examines accounting measurements for general-purpose financial reports. An objective of the course is to provide not only a working knowledge but also a clear understanding of the contents of published financial statements.

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XMBA 203 Finance 2 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2014, Fall 2013, Fall 2011
This core course examines the wide menu of available assets, the institutional structure of U.S. and international financial markets, and the market mechanisms for trading securities. Topics include discounting, capital budgeting, historical behavior of asset returns, and diversification and portfolio theory. The course will also provide introductions to asset pricing theory for primary and derivative
assets and to the principles governing corporate financial arrangements and contracting.
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XMBA 204 Operations Management 2 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2014, Spring 2012, Spring 2010
This core course provides students with an understanding of the basic issues involved in managing a manufacturing-based business and introduces them to the tools that are available to deal with these issues. Students will also learn pertinent fundamental concepts in management science that are applicable to other functional areas.

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XMBA 205 Creating Effective Organizations 2 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2014, Fall 2013, Fall 2009
This core course surveys knowledge about behavior of organizations and in organizations. The course will include study of the issues of individual behavior, group functioning, and the actions of organizations in their environments, and analysis from a number of theoretical perspectives of such problems as work motivation, task design, leadership, communication, organizational design, and innovation.
The class will explore the implications for the management of organizations through examples, cases, and exercises.
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XMBA 206 Marketing Organization and Management 2 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2014, Fall 2013, Summer 2009 10 Week Session
This core course provides an overview of the marketing system and the marketing concept, buyer behavior, market research, segmentation, marketing decision-making, marketing structures, and evaluation of marketing performance in the economy and society.

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XMBA 209 Competitive and Corporate Strategy 2 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2014, Spring 2012, Spring 2010
This is a core course designed to introduce managers to the processes involved in industry and market analysis, the development of a business strategy, competitive positioning, planning, and the implementation of an integrated business program. Students will consider competing strategies as companies aim to achieve their own goals and objectives, often at the expense of their rivals, from the
perspective of a general, enterprise-level manager charged with overall responsibility for a company's performance in a variety of competitive and corporate contexts.
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XMBA 217 Topics in Economic Analysis and Policy 1 - 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Prior to 2007
Advanced study in the field of economic analysis and policy. Topics will vary from year to year and will be announced at the beginning of each semester.

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XMBA 231 Corporate Finance 2 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Prior to 2007
This course will study the principles underlying alternative financial arrangements and contracts and their application to corporate financial management. In particular, it will examine the impact of incentive, moral hazard, and principal-agent problems, that arise as a consequence of asymmetric information, government intervention, managerial incentives and taxes, on financial decisions regarding capital budgeting,
dividend policy, capital structure and mergers.
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XMBA 233 Investments 2 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2012, Spring 2010, Spring 2008
This course will examine four different types of asset markets: equity markets, fixed income markets, futures markets, and options markets. It will focus on the valuation of assets in these markets, the empirical evidence on asset valuation models, and strategies that can be employed to achieve various investment goals.

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XMBA 236E Mergers and Acquisitions: A Focus on Creating Value 2 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2012, Fall 2011
Survey of the day-to-day practices and techniques used in change of control transaction. Topics include valuation, financing, deal structuring, tax and accounting considerations, agreements, closing documents, practices used in management buyouts, divestitures, hostile takeovers, and takeover defenses. Also covers distinctions in technology M&A, detecting corruption in cross border transaction attempts, and
betting on deals through risk arbitrage. Blend of lecture, case study, and guest lectures.
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XMBA 236M Turnarounds 2 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Not yet offered
This course introduces the world of operational and strategic turnarounds of troubled and underperforming businesses. It focuses on the leadership practices that work in fixing flawed enterprises, from underperforming businesses to those on the brink of a death spiral. Most time in the course is spent learning how to more effectively lead companies that are underperforming or in trouble. The course is taught by cases
, with the view that the best way to learn leadership is by taking the perspective of business leaders facing crises that demand new direction. Since a rescue plan only works if it is embraced, students take various roles in the cases, including bosses, subordinates, boards and lenders.
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XMBA 236V New Venture Finance 2 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Prior to 2007
This is a course about financing new entrepreneurial ventures, emphasizing those that have the possibility of creating a national or international impact or both. It will take two perspectives--the entrepreneur's and the investor's--and it will place a special focus on the venture capital process, including how they are formed and managed, accessing the public markets, mergers, and strategic alliances.

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XMBA 247 Topics in Operations and Information Technology Management 1 - 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Prior to 2007
Advanced study in the field of manufacturing and operations. Topics will vary from year to year and will be announced at the beginning of each semester.

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XMBA 252 Managerial Negotiations 2 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Summer 2014 10 Week Session, Summer 2011 10 Week Session, Summer 2010 10 Week Session
A study of the negotiations process, including negotiations among buyers and sellers, managers and subordinates, company units, companies and organizational agencies, and management and labor. Both two-party and multi-party relations are covered. Course work includes readings, lectures, and discussion of case material and simulations of real negotiations.
A key focus of this course is the role of third parties in resolving disputes.
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XMBA 255 Leadership 2 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Prior to 2007
In this advanced elective course, students analyze recent literature and developments related to such topics as organization development, environmental determinants of organization structure and decision-making behavior, management of professionals, management in temporary structures, cross-cultural studies of management organizations, and industrial relation systems and practices.

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XMBA 257 Special Topics in the Management of Organizations 1 - 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Prior to 2007
Analysis of recent literature and developments related to such topics as organization development, environmental determinants of organization structure and decision-making behavior, management of professionals and management in temporary structures, cross-cultural studies of management organizations, and industrial relations.

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XMBA 264 High Technology Marketing 2 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2010, Fall 2004, Fall 2003
High technology refers to that class of products and services which is subject to technological change at a pace significantly faster than for most goods in the economy. Under such circumstances, the marketing task faced by the high technology firm differs in some ways from the usual. The purpose of this advanced elective course is to explore these differences.

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XMBA 273 Dynamic Capabilities and Innovation 2 - 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Not yet offered
This is a course in strategic management. It draws on a variety of disciplines and integrates them in the fashion that will generate key insights into how technology can be developed and managed.
This course will help students acquire and practice concepts and skills that are relevant to management in a technologically dynamic environment. It provides frameworks for intellectual capital management in the private
This course is aimed at those interested in working for either large or small firms in technologically progressive industries, as well as those wishing to understand how mature industries can create and respond to innovation.

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XMBA 290H Haas@Work 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Prior to 2007
The primary objective of this course and the associated innovation consulting projects is for students to learn and apply the approaches, skills, and behaviors required to successfully initiate and drive innovation in a complex organization. Students taking the course will use concepts and tools from several other Haas courses, including Economic Analysis for Business Decisions, Strategic Leadership, Leading People,
Finance, and Problem Finding Problem Solving. As important, the student teams are expected to deliver the highest quality work and deliverables, genuine insights, innovative solutions, and real value on mission-critical client projects.
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XMBA 290T Topics in Innovation and Design 1 - 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Summer 2014 10 Week Session, Spring 2014, Summer 2011 10 Week Session
Advanced study in the fields of innovation and design. Topics will vary from year to year and will be announced at the beginning of each semester.

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XMBA 290V Corporate Strategy in Telecommunications and Media 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Prior to 2007
This course is intended for students who wish to gain better understanding of one of the most important issues facing management today--designing, implementing, and managing telecommunication and distributed computer systems. The following topics are covered: a survey of networking technologies; the selection, design, and management of telecommunication systems; strategies for distributed data processing; office automation;
and management of personal computers in organizations.
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XMBA 291C Active Communicating 1 Unit

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Prior to 2007
This course develops the basic building blocks of impactful communication--e.g., concentration, energy, voice, physical expressiveness, spontaneity, listening, awareness, and presence--by drawing upon expertise from theater arts. Active, participatory exercises allow for the development and embodiment of effective communication skills. Class readings, lectures, and discussions address participants' specific workplace
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XMBA 291L Leader as Coach 1 Unit

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Prior to 2007
This course focuses on the art and science of coaching including theory and practice. The curriculum will cover theory and practice for three aspects of the coaching process – knowledge-based (information and skills), motivation-based (inspiration and passion), and strategy-based (communication and integration). The curriculum will focus on primary coaching skills, tools, processes and behaviors that a coach uses. In
addition, participants will learn facilitation skills as the preferred methodology in achieving successful coaching programs. Course participants will have the opportunity to utilize this material in practice coaching sessions with supervision and feedback from peers and the instructor.
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XMBA 291S Storytelling for Leadership 1 Unit

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Prior to 2007
This course provides students with personal leadership development through the ability to tell "Who Am I" leadership journey stories, for use in the business context. For leaders, whose job it is to manage change, the approach to storytelling facilitates learning and is a vehicle to assist others in overcoming obstacles, generating enthusiasm and team work, sharing knowledge and ultimately leading to build
trust and connection. This course give strategies, skills and practices for the three elements of telling powerful leadership stories: Story Content, Story Structure and Story Delivery. The course is highly interactive.
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XMBA 291T Topics in Managerial Communications 1 - 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2012, Summer 2011 10 Week Session
This course will provide the student with specialized knowledge in some area of managerial communications. Topics include multimedia business presentations, personal leadership development, diversity management, and making meetings work. Topics will vary from semester to semester.

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XMBA 292P Strategic and Sustainable Business Solutions 1 - 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2012, Spring 2005
This course explores the concept and practice of corporate sustainability (CS) and corporate social responsibility (CSR) through a series of lectures, guest speakers, and live consulting projects focused on CS and CSR challenges facing actual companies. The course provides the tools and experiences that sustainable management practitioners can utilize as a part of their value-creating strategies. Viewing CS
and CSR from a corporate strategy perspective enables students to understand how considerations of social impact can, in fact, support core business objectives, core competencies, and bottom-line profits.
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XMBA 293 Individual Supervised Study for Graduate Students 1 - 6 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Summer 2014 10 Week Session, Fall 2011, Spring 2011
Individually supervised study of subjects not available to the student in the regular schedule, approved by faculty adviser as appropriate for the student's program.

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XMBA 295A Entrepreneurship and Innovation 2 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Summer 2010 10 Week Session, Summer 2008 10 Week Session, Summer 2006 10 Week Session
The development of creative marketing strategies for new ventures, as well as the resolution of specific marketing problems in smaller companies which provide innovative goods and services. Emphasis is on decision making under conditions of weak data, inadequate resources, emerging markets, and rapidly changing environments.

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XMBA 295F Customer and Business Development in High-Tech Enterprise 2 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2011
This course is about how to successfully organize sales, marketing, and business development in a startup. For the purpose of this course, a "startup" can either be a new venture, or an existing company entering a new market. Both must solve a common set of issues: Where is our market? Who are our customers? How do we build the right team? How do we scale sales? These issues are at the heart of the "Customer
Development" process covered in this course.
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XMBA 295T Special Topics in Entrepreneurship 1 - 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2014, Fall 2013, Fall 2010
Advanced study in the field of entrepreneurship. Topics will vary from year to year and will be announced at the beginning of each semester.

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XMBA 296 Special Topics in Business Administration 1 - 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Summer 2015 10 Week Session, Fall 2014, Summer 2014 10 Week Session
Advanced study in various fields of business administration. Topics will vary from year to year and will be announced at the beginning of each semester.

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XMBA 298A International Business 2 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2012, Spring 2011, Spring 2010
Course will focus on the challenges, opportunities, and risks of doing business in emerging market economies. The course is designed to enhance students' ability to start, manage, lead, and invest in companies operating in emerging markets and to respond to new competitors from emerging markets. Emerging markets are home to nearly 80% of the world's population and are expected to account for half
of global GDP growth over the next 25 years.
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XMBA 298C International Field Seminar 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2011, Summer 2011 10 Week Session, Fall 2010
This required course entails an experimental study of an international business topic undertaken during a one-week field study session abroad. The course includes a combination of lectures and site visits.

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Faculty and Instructors

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Cameron Anderson, Professor. Status hierarchies, psychology of power, self and interpersonal perception.
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Ned Augenblick, Assistant Professor. Theoretical and empirical analysis of online markets.
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Aaron Bodoh-Creed, Assistant Professor. Industrial organization, market design, psychology and economics.
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Severin Borenstein, Professor. Energy policy and climate change, electricity deregulation, airline competition, oil and gasoline market pricing and competition.
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Dana Carney, Associate Professor. Ethics, social cognition, social judgment and decision making, nonverbal communication, power and influence, prejudice and discrimination.
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Jennifer Chatman, Professor. Organizational culture and firm performance, group demography, norms in social groups.
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Henry Chesbrough, Adjunct Professor.

Victor Couture, Assistant Professor. Urban economics, transportation.
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Clayton Critcher, Associate Professor. Judgment and decision making, consumer experience, the self, moral psychology, social cognition.
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Ernesto Dal Bo, Professor. Applied microeconomic theory, political economy, corruption and influence, collective decision-making, coercion.
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Lucas Davis, Associate Professor. Energy and environmental economics, applied microeconomics, public finance.
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Rui de Figueiredo, Associate Professor. Game theory, methodology and econometrics, non-market strategy, institutions and organizations, bureaucratic organization, American politics.
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Mathijs de Vaan, Assistant Professor. Economic sociology, social network analysis, causal inference.
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Patricia Dechow, Professor. Accounting accruals, quality and reliability of earnings, use of earnings information in predicting stock returns.
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+ Stefano DellaVigna, Professor. Behavioral economics.
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Sunil Dutta, Professor. Performance measures, incentive contracts, accounting information, cost of capital, equity valuation.
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Omri Even-Tov, Assistant Professor. Corporate debt, relation between accounting information, bond returns, and stock returns, analysts as information intermediaries.
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Ellen Evers, Assistant Professor. Judgment and decision making, collecting, pattern perception, moral psychology.
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Pnina Feldman, Assistant Professor. Operations economics, operations management incorporating strategic consumer behavior, pricing strategies, operations-marketing interface, behavioral operations.
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Frederico Finan, Associate Prfessor. Applied microeconomics, development economics, political economy.
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Lee Fleming, Professor. Strategies for product invention, integration of scientific and empirical search strategies, recombination of diverse technologies, innovation.
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William Fuchs, Assistant Professor. Dynamics, asymmetric information, contracting with limited enforcement.
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Nicolae Garleanu, Professor. Asset pricing, liquidity, contracts, financial innovations, security design, auctions.
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Paul Gertler, Professor. Impact evaluation, health economics.
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Andreea Gorbatai, Assistant Professor. Social structures, social norms, open innovation, collective entrepreneurship.
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Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas, Professor. International macroeconomics and finance.
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Brett Green, Assistant Professor. Information economics, dynamic games, contract theory, sports economics.
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Jose Guajardo, Assistant Professor. Business model innovation, business analytics, service innovation, operations strategy, operation-marketing interface.
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Heather Haveman, Professor. Organizational theory, economic sociology, historical sociology, entrepreneurship, organizational development.
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Terrence Hendershott, Professor. Management of information systems, role of information technology in financial markets, electronic communications networks and stock market design.
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Benjamin Hermalin, Professor. Corporate governance, executive compensation, economics of leadership and organization, contract theory, competitive strategy and industrial organization.
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Teck Ho, Professor. Behavioral pricing and revenue model design, bounded rationality, emotional gaming, strategic intelligence quotient.
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Ming Hsu, Associate Professor. Marketing, customer insights, neuroscience, consumer decision-making.
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Ganesh Iyer, Professor. Competitive marketing strategy, distribution channels, marketing information, internet institutions and competition, bounded rationality.
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Drew Jacoby-Senghor, Assistant Professor.

Paul Jansen, Adjunct Professor.

Przemyslaw Jeziorski, Assistant Professor. Industrial organization, quantitative marketing, dynamic games.
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Yuichiro Kamada, Assistant Professor. Revision games, solution concepts for games, social networks, market design, communication, political economy.
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Zsolt Katona, Associate Professor. Online marketing, search advertising, network economics, social networks.
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Michael Katz, Professor. Economics of network industries, intellectual property licensing, telecommunications policy, cooperative research and development.
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Amir Kermani, Assistant Professor. Monetary policy, macroeconomics and housing, securitization market and political economy.
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Jonathan Kolstad, Assistant Professor. Health economics, industrial organization, public economies, applied microeconomics.
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Yaniv Konchitchki, Assistant Professor. Macro-accounting, linkages between accounting information, stock returns, and the macroeconomy.
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Laura Kray, Professor. Negotiation, gender stereotypes, counterfactual mindsets, group decision making, organizational justice.
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Alastair Lawrence, Assistant Professor. Financial disclosures and reporting issues, SEC comment letters, how investors demand financial information, auditing issues.
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Thomas Lee, Associate Adjunct Professor.

Jonathan Leonard, Professor. Employee incentives, affirmative action, job creation, workplace regulation.
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Martin Lettau, Professor. Finance, asset pricing, stocks, bonds.
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Ming Leung, Assistant Professor. Organizational theory, economic sociology, markets, categorization, strategy.
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David Levine, Professor. Organizational learning, economic development, management, workplace, health and education in poor nations.
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Ross Levine, Professor. Financial regulation and economic growth, income inequality, poverty, financial crises, political economy, international capital flows, entrepreneurship.
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Dmitry Livdan, Associate Professor. Asset pricing, informational economics, corporate finance.
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+ Richard Lyons, Professor. Exchange rate economics, microstructure finance, international finance.
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+ Ulrike Malmendier, Professor. Corporate finance, behavioral economics, behavioral finance, economics of organizations, contract theory, law and economics.
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Gustavo Manso, Associate Professor. Corporate finance, entrepreneurship, financial institutions, financial markets.
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Kellie McElhaney, Associate Adjunct Professor.

Conrad Miller, Assistant Professor. Hiring, job networks, affirmative action in the labor market, spatial labor market frictions.
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Don Moore, Professor. Overconfidence in decision-making, negotiation, and ethical choice.
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Enrico Moretti, Professor. Labor economics, urban economics.
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John Morgan, Professor. Competition in online markets, elections and polling, communication in organizations, experimental economics.
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Adair Morse, Associate Professor. Household finance, entrepreneurship, corruption & governance, asset management, development.
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Abhishek Nagaraj, Assistant Professor.

Noel Nellis, Adjunct Professor.

Leif Nelson, Professor. Human judgment and decision making, consumer preferences and choices, consumption experience and consumer well being.
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Alexander Nezlobin, Assistant Professor. Equity valuation, managerial performance measurement, real options, profitability analysis, monopoly regulation.
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Hoai-Luu Nguyen, Assistant Professor.

Terrance Odean, Professor. Behavioral finance, investor behavior, investor welfare, influence of individual investors on asset prices.
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Marcus Opp, Assistant Professor. Corporate finance, contract theory, DSGE models, trade theory.
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Christopher Palmer, Assistant Professor. Mortgage finance, housing markets, foreclosure crisis, structured finance, gentrification, applied econometrics.
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Yiangos Papanastasiou, Assistant Professor. Dynamic pricing, operations.
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Minjung Park, Assistant Professor. Marketing and microeconometrics, industrial organization, firm behavior .
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Christine Parlour, Professor. Banking, market design.
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Panos Patatoukas, Associate Professor. Measuring and forecasting economic activity using financial statement analysis, valuation, cross-industry economic links, supply-chain performance, financial reporting.
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Trond Petersen, Professor. Organizations, social stratification, inequality, economic sociology, comparative studies, quantitative methods.
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Kristiana Raube, Adjunct Professor.

Andrew Rose, Professor. International trade patterns, contagion in currency crises, exchange rate determination, banking and exchange crises in developing countries, exchange rate regimes.
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Christine Rosen, Associate Professor. History of business and the environment, business history, green chemistry, sustainable business strategies.
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Raul Sanchez de la Sierra, Assistant Professor. Development economics, political economy, taxation, government.
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Juliana Schroeder, Assistant Professor. Social cognition, judgment and decision-making, interpersonal and intergroup processes.
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Carl Shapiro, Professor. Design and use of patents, anti-trust economics, intellectual property and licensing.
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Stephen Shortell, Professor. Organizational correlates of quality and outcomes of care, evaluation of total quality management and community-based health improvement initiatives.
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Nora Silver, Adjunct Professor.

Richard Sloan, Professor. Accounting information and stock returns, earnings management, role of analysts and auditors as information intermediaries.
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David Sraer, Associate Professor. Behavioral finance, corporate finance, entrepreneurship and venture capital, organizations.
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Sameer Srivastava, Assistant Professor. Organizational sociology, organizational theory, network analysis, culture and cognition, economic sociology, research design and methods.
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Richard Stanton, Professor. Mortgage and lease markets, term structure modeling, mutual funds and risk management, employee stock options.
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Toby Stuart, Professor. Corporate strategy, entrepreneurship.
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Steven Tadelis, Professor. E-commerce, economics of organizations, procurement contracting, theory of the firm and industrial organization, contract theory, game theory.
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Terry Taylor, Professor. Social responsibility in and economics of operations management, supply chain management, marketing-operations interface.
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David Teece, Professor. Role of product and process development, intellectual property, competitive performance, innovation and organization of industry.
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J. Miguel Villas-Boas, Professor. Competitive strategy, customer relationship management, internet strategies, organization design.
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Annette Vissing-Jorgensen, Professor. Household consumption and portfolio choice, stock market participation, returns to entrepreneurial investment, corporate governance.
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Johan Walden, Associate Professor. Asset pricing, heavy-tailed risks, networks and capital markets.
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William (Reed) Walker, Assistant Professor. Environmental economics, labor and public economics.
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Nancy Wallace, Professor. Housing price indices, mortgage prepayment and pricing models, option pricing models, executive stock option valuable.
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James Wilcox, Professor. Banking, business conditions, conversions.
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Catherine D. Wolfram, Professor. Energy markets, environmental regulation.
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Candace Yano, Professor. Supply chain management, service systems management, production-quality interface issues, marketing-production interface issues.
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Noam Yuchtman, Associate Professor. Educational institutions, human capital, historical development, labor market institutions, law and economics, political institutions, social interactions.
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Xiao-Jun Zhang, Professor. Financial statement analysis, financial accounting theory, international accounting.
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Affiliated Faculty

Vinod Aggarwal, Affiliated Professor.

Joseph Farrell, Affiliated Professor.

Morten Hansen, Affiliated Professor.

Robert P. Merges, Affiliated Professor. Antitrust, intellectual property, property rights, patent law, law and economics, copyright law, digital content, online contracts.
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Deepak Agrawal, Lecturer.

Wasim Azhar, Continuing Lecturer.

Homa Bahrami, Senior Continuing Lecturer.

Cristina Banks, Senior Continuing Lecturer.

+ Sara Beckman, Senior Lecturer SOE.

Steven Blank, Continuing Lecturer.

David Charron, Continuing Lecturer.

John Danner, Continuing Lecturer.

Timothy Dayonot, Lecturer.

Stephen Etter, Continuing Lecturer.

William Falik, Continuing Lecturer.

William Fanning, Continuing Lecturer.

C. Sean Foote, Continuing Lecturer.

Peter Goodson, Continuing Lecturer.

Ernest Gundling, Continuing Lecturer.

Lynne Heinrich, Continuing Lecturer.

Daniel Himelstein, Continuing Lecturer.

Andrew Isaacs, Senior Continuing Lecturer.

Arina Isaacson, Continuing Lecturer.

Gregory La Blanc, Continuing Lecturer.

Sumon Mazumdar, Continuing Lecturer.

Peter Molloy, Continuing Lecturer.

Samuel Olesky, Continuing Lecturer.

Terry Opdendyk, Continuing Lecturer.

Arturo Perez-Reyes, Continuing Lecturer.

John (Jack) Phillips, Continuing Lecturer.

Mark Rittenberg, Continuing Lecturer.

David Robinson, Senior Continuing Lecturer.

Alan Ross, Continuing Lecturer.

Holly Schroth, Senior Continuing Lecturer.

Frank Schultz, Continuing Lecturer.

Fred Selinger, Continuing Lecturer.

F. Victor Stanton, Senior Continuing Lecturer.

Sarah Tasker, Continuing Lecturer.

Peter Thigpen, Continuing Lecturer.

Krystal Thomas, Continuing Lecturer.

Paul Tiffany, Senior Continuing Lecturer.

Lynn Upshaw, Continuing Lecturer.

Steven A. Wood, Continuing Lecturer.

Cort Worthington, Continuing Lecturer.

Emeritus Faculty

David Aaker, Professor Emeritus.

K. Roland Artle, Professor Emeritus.

Alan Cerf, Professor Emeritus.

Robert Cole, Professor Emeritus.

Robert Edelstein, Professor Emeritus.

Edwin Epstein, Professor Emeritus.

Joseph Garbarino, Professor Emeritus.

Mark Garman, Professor Emeritus.

Michael Gerlach, Associate Professor Emeritus.

Rashi Glazer, Professor Emeritus.

Nils Hakansson, Professor Emeritus.

Robert SN, Associate Professor Emeritus. Japan, Europe, U.S., competitive strategy, industry policy, antitrust regulation, mergers and acquisitions, telecommunications and transportation industries, comparative industry policies, performance in emerging technologies.
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Leo Helzel, Adjunct Professor Emeritus.

Hayne Leland, Professor Emeritus.

James Lincoln, Professor Emeritus.

Thomas Marschak, Professor Emeritus.

Terry Marsh, Associate Professor Emeritus.

Barbara Mellers, Professor Emeritus.

Robert Meyer, Professor Emeritus.

Raymond Miles, Professor Emeritus.

David Mowery, Professor Emeritus.

John Myers, Professor Emeritus.

Charles O'Reilly, Professor Emeritus.

David Pyle, Professor Emeritus.

Karlene Roberts, Professor Emeritus.

Mark Rubinstein, Professor Emeritus.

Pablo Spiller, Professor Emeritus.

Barry Staw, Professor Emeritus.

George Strauss, Professor Emeritus.

Philip Tetlock, Professor Emeritus.

+ M. Frances Van Loo, Associate Professor Emeritus.

Hal Varian, Professor Emeritus.

David Vogel, Professor Emeritus.

Oliver Williamson, Professor Emeritus.

Janet Yellen, Professor Emeritus.

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