Industrial Engineering and Operations Research and Business Administration

University of California, Berkeley

About the Program

M.E.T. at a Glance: One Program, Two Bachelor of Science (BS) Degrees

The Industrial Engineering and Operations Research and Business Administration simultaneous degree is part of the Management, Entrepreneurship, & Technology Program. The M.E.T. Program aims to educate leaders with a seamless understanding of technology innovation, from idea to real-world impact.

M.E.T. students earn two Bachelor of Science degrees in one program that combines the best of the top-ranked College of Engineering and Haas School of Business. The integrated curriculum is completed in four years. Internships, career coaching and other enrichment activities provide ample opportunity for hands-on experience with innovation and entrepreneurship. Each M.E.T. cohort is small, allowing for close mentoring and a tight-knit community.

Admission to the M.E.T. Program

The M.E.T. Program seeks inquisitive, self-motivated students with a passion for finding and solving big problems. It is highly competitive and is only open to freshmen during the UC application period. Freshman admission for fall 2017 is limited to a maximum of 30 students.

For further information, please see the M.E.T. website.

Accreditation

The IEOR undergraduate degree program in the College of Engineering is accredited by ABET.

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Major Requirements

In addition to the University, campus, and MET Program requirements, listed on the College Requirements tab, students must fulfill the below requirements.​

General Guidelines

  1. A minimum of 38 upper division business units are required.
  2. Students must complete the College Requirements and the Major Requirements.
  3. Students must complete the degree program in eight semesters, not including Summer Session.
  4. All Haas business courses must be taken for a letter grade, with the exception of UGBA 194UGBA 198 and UGBA 199 (only offered Pass/No Pass).
  5. All technical courses that can be used to fulfill a requirement must be taken for a letter grade.
  6. Students who receive a grade of D+ or lower in a core UGBA course must repeat the course until they achieve a grade of C- or better.
  7. Students in this program must adhere to all policies and procedures of the College of Engineering and the Haas School of Business.

For information regarding University and campus requirements, Reading and Composition, breadth, class schedule, minimum academic progress, and unit requirements, please see the College Requirements.

Lower Division Requirements

UGBA 10Principles of Business3
ECON 1Introduction to Economics4
MATH 1ACalculus4
MATH 1BCalculus4
MATH 53Multivariable Calculus4
MATH 54Linear Algebra and Differential Equations4
CHEM 1A
1AL
General Chemistry
and General Chemistry Laboratory 1
4
or CHEM 4A General Chemistry and Quantitative Analysis
PHYSICS 7APhysics for Scientists and Engineers4
PHYSICS 7BPhysics for Scientists and Engineers4
ENGIN 7Introduction to Computer Programming for Scientists and Engineers (Programming)4
Programming
Select one of the following:2-4
C for Programmers
C++ for Programmers
JAVA for Programmers 2
The Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs
Engineering Breadth Electives
Select at least 9 units from the following:9
Introduction to Biomedicine for Engineers
Biomechanics: Analysis and Design
Engineered Systems and Sustainability
Introduction to Solid Mechanics
Structure and Properties of Civil Engineering Materials
Engineering Geology
Transportation Systems Engineering
Design Methodology 3
Designing Information Devices and Systems I
Designing Information Devices and Systems II
Design Methodology 3
Visualization for Design
Three-Dimensional Modeling for Design
Introduction to Manufacturing and Tolerancing
Properties of Materials
Properties of Materials Laboratory
Engineering Thermodynamics
Properties of Electronic Materials
Thermodynamics
Dynamic Systems and Feedback
1

CHEM 4A is intended for students majoring in chemistry or a closely-related field. 

2

COMPSCI 9C is a prerequisite for COMPSCI 9G.  

3

Students will not receive credit for both DES INV 15 and ENGIN 15

Upper Division Requirements 

IEOR Upper Division
ENGIN 120Principles of Engineering Economics 13
or IND ENG 120 Principles of Engineering Economics
IND ENG 131Discrete Event Simulation3
IND ENG 160Nonlinear and Discrete Optimization3
IND ENG 162Linear Programming and Network Flows3
IND ENG 165Engineering Statistics, Quality Control, and Forcasting3
IND ENG 172Probability and Risk Analysis for Engineers 23
or STAT 134 Concepts of Probability
IND ENG 173Introduction to Stochastic Processes 33
IND ENG 180Senior Project4
IEOR Electives
Select 6 courses from the following:18
Industrial and Commercial Data Systems
Methods of Manufacturing Improvement
Production Systems Analysis 3
Service Operations Design and Analysis 3
Logistics Network Design and Supply Chain Management 3
Decision Analytics
Industrial Design and Human Factors
Technology Firm Leadership
Business Administration Upper Division
UGBA 100Business Communication2
UGBA 101AMicroeconomic Analysis for Business Decisions3
UGBA 101BMacroeconomic Analysis for Business Decisions3
UGBA 102AIntroduction to Financial Accounting3
UGBA 102BIntroduction to Managerial Accounting3
UGBA 103Introduction to Finance4
UGBA 104Analytic Decision Modeling Using Spreadsheets3
UGBA 106Marketing3
UGBA 107The Social, Political, and Ethical Environment of Business3
MET Special Topics
Two courses required. 42-4
Upper Division Business Administration Elective Courses
Select 4-6 units of upper division Business Administration (UGBA) elective courses in order to complete a minimum of 38 units of upper division business.4-6
Managerial Economics
Competitive Strategy
Special Topics in Economic Analysis and Policy
International Trade
Leading Strategy Implementation
Intermediate Financial Accounting 1
Intermediate Financial Accounting 2
Advanced Financial Accounting
Federal Income Tax Accounting
Financial Information Analysis
Operating and Financial Reporting Issues in the Financial Services Industry
Professional Judgment in Accounting
Auditing
Special Topics in Accounting
Strategic Cost Management
Financial Reporting for Complex Transactions
Corporate Finance and Financial Statement Analysis
Financial Institutions and Markets
Investments
Behavioral Finance
Special Topics in Finance
Production and Operations Management
Game Theory and Business Decisions
Special Topics in Manufacturing and Information Technology
Management of Human Resources
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
Power and Politics in Organizations
Leadership
Diversity in the Workplace
Special Topics in the Management of Organizations
Consumer Behavior
Marketing Research: Data and Analytics
Brand Management and Strategy
Product Branding and Branded Entertainment
Advertising Strategy
Special Topics in Marketing
International Marketing
Pricing
Ethical Leadership in Business
History of American Business
Legal Aspects of Management
Media Consulting and Public Relations
Special Topics in Business and Public Policy
Introduction to International Business
International Consulting for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises
Introduction to Real Estate and Urban Land Economics
Introduction to Real Estate Finance
Urban and Real Estate Economics
Special Topics in Real Estate Economics and Finance
Strategy for the Information Technology Firm
Special Topics in Innovation and Design
Corporate Strategy in Telecommunications and Media
Communication for Leaders
Improvisational Leadership
Leadership and Personal Development
Leading Nonprofit and Social Enterprises
Strategic Philanthropy
Applied Impact Evaluation
Topics in Social Sector Leadership
Sustainable Business Consulting Projects
Topics in Corporate Social Responsibility
Curricular Practical Training for International Students
Business Abroad
Undergraduate Colloquium on Business Topics
Entrepreneurship
Perspectives on Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship To Address Global Poverty
Topics in Entrepreneurship
Special Topics in Business Administration
Directed Study
Supervised Independent Study and Research
Total Units81
1

ENGIN 120 or IND ENG 120 will be accepted for the Business Administration UGBA 105 requirement for students in the M.E.T. Program.

2

STAT 134 or IND ENG 171 will be accepted for the Business Administration statistics requirement for students in the M.E.T. Program. IND ENG 172 is an alternative course for STAT 134. In semesters when both are offered, we recommend students take IND ENG 172. Students will not receive credit for both STAT 134 and IND ENG 172. 

3

Students who take IND ENG 151 and IND ENG 150, or IND ENG 151 and IND ENG 153, will not receive credit for UGBA 141

4

M.E.T. Special Topics courses will count as upper division business units.

College Requirements

University of California Requirements

Entry Level Writing

All students who enter the University of California as freshmen must demonstrate their command of the English language by fulfilling the Entry Level Writing Requirement. Fulfillment of this requirement is also a prerequisite to enrollment in all reading and composition courses at UC Berkeley. 

American History and American Institutions

The American History and Institutions requirements are based on the principle that a US resident who graduates from an American university should have an understanding of the history and governmental institutions of the United States.

Campus Requirement

American Cultures

American Cultures (AC) is the one requirement that all undergraduate students at UC Berkeley need to take and pass in order to graduate. The requirement offers an exciting intellectual environment centered on the study of race, ethnicity, and culture of the United States. AC courses offer students opportunities to be part of research-led, highly accomplished teaching environments, grappling with the complexity of American culture.

M.E.T. Program Requirements

Reading and Composition

Two Reading and Composition (R&C) courses must be taken for a letter grade (C- or better required), and must be completed by no later than the end of the sophomore year (4th semester of enrollment). The first half of R&C, the “A” course, must be completed by the end of the freshman year; the second half of R&C, the “B “course, by no later than the end of the sophomore year or a student's registration will be blocked. View a detailed list of courses that fulfill Reading and Composition requirements. 

Breadth Requirement

The undergraduate breadth requirement provides Berkeley students with a rich and varied educational experience outside of their major program. As the foundation of a liberal arts education, breadth courses give students a view into the intellectual life of the University while introducing them to a multitude of perspectives and approaches to research and scholarship. Engaging students in new disciplines and with peers from other majors, the breadth experience strengthens interdisciplinary connections and context that prepare Berkeley graduates to understand and solve the complex issues of their day.

Students in the M.E.T. Program must successfully complete six breadth courses, one in each of the following categories:

Arts and Literature

Historical Studies

International Studies

Philosophy and Values (will be satisfied with UGBA 107)

Physical Science (will be satisfied with Physics 7B)

Social and Behavioral Sciences (will be satisfied with Econ 1)

  • With the exception of UGBA 107, UGBA courses cannot be used to fulfill breadth requirements.
  • With the exception of Econ 1, microeconomics and macroeconomics at any level (Econ 2, Econ 3, Econ 100A/B, Econ 101A/B, IAS 106/107) cannot be used to fulfill breadth requirements.
  • Courses offered by any Engineering department, with the exception of BIO ENG 100, COMPSCI C79, ENGIN 125, 157AC, MEC ENG 191K and 191AC, cannot be used to fulfill breadth requirements.
  • No more than two courses from any one department may be used to satisfy the breadth requirement (L&S Discovery courses are exempt).
  • Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate exams cannot be used to fulfill the breadth requirement. Some A-Level exams are accepted, but a maximum of two A-Level exams may be used to fulfill breadth requirements.
  • Two of the breadth courses must be upper-division (courses numbered 100-196).
  • Courses numbered 97, 98, 99, or above 196 may not be used to complete any breadth requirement.
  • Breadth courses must be a minimum of 3 semester units.

Class Schedule Requirements

  • Minimum units per semester: 13
  • Maximum units per semester:  20.5
  • Students in the M.E.T. Program must enroll each semester in no fewer than two technical courses (of a minimum of 3 units each) required of the engineering major program of study in which the student is officially declared.

Minimum Academic (Grade) Requirements

  • A minimum overall and semester grade point average of 2.000 (C average) is required. Students will be subject to dismissal from the University if during any fall or spring semester their overall U.C. GPA falls below a 2.000, or their semester GPA is less than 2.000. 
  • Students must achieve a minimum GPA of 2.000 (C average) in upper division technical courses each semester. Students will be subject to dismissal from the University if their upper division technical GPA falls below 2.000. 
  • A minimum overall GPA of 2.000, and a minimum 2.000 GPA in upper division technical course work required of the major are required to graduate.

Unit Requirements

  • A minimum of 120 units are required to graduate.
  • A maximum of 16 units of Special Studies coursework (courses numbered 97, 98, 99, 197, 198, or 199) will count towards the 120 units; a maximum of four are allowed in a given semester.
  • A maximum of four units of Physical Education from any school attended will count towards the 120 units.
  • No more than 1/3 of a student's total UC Berkeley units may be taken Pass/No Pass, including physical education courses, Education Abroad Program, or courses taken on another UC campus.

Plan of Study

First Year
FallUnitsSpringUnits
CHEM 1A
1AL2
4ENGIN 74
ECON 1 (Breadth: Social & Behavioral Sciences)4,54MATH 1B84
ENGIN 15 (Engineering Breadth)32UGBA 103
MATH 1A14Breadth: Historical Studies44
M.E.T. Special Topics71-2Reading & Composition Course from List B4
Reading & Composition Course from List A64 
 19-20 19
Second Year
FallUnitsSpringUnits
IND ENG 120 or ENGIN 120103IND ENG 172 or STAT 134113
MATH 534MATH 544
PHYSICS 7A94PHYSICS 7B (Breadth: Physical Science)4
Engineering Breadth33Engineering Breadth34
Breadth: Arts & Literature43Programming Course122-4
 17 17-19
Third Year
FallUnitsSpringUnits
IND ENG 1603IND ENG 1653
IND ENG 1623IND ENG 1733
IND ENG Elective133IND ENG Elective133
IND ENG Elective133UGBA 101B3
UGBA 1002UGBA 102A3
UGBA 101A3UGBA 107 (Breadth: Philosophy and Values)43
UGBA 1063 
 20 18
Fourth Year
FallUnitsSpringUnits
IND ENG Elective133IND ENG 1313
IND ENG Elective133IND ENG 1804
IND ENG Elective133UGBA 102B3
UGBA 1034UGBA Elective143
UGBA 1043UGBA Elective142-3
M.E.T. Special Topics71-2UGBA Elective142-3
 Breadth: International Studies43
 17-18 20-22
Total Units: 147-153
1

MATH 1A may be fulfilled with a score of 3, 4 or 5 on the AP Calculus AB or BC exam, a score of 5, 6 or 7 on the IB Higher Level Math exam, or a grade of A, B or C on the A-Level Math H1, H2, H3, Pure Math or Further Math exam. 

2

CHEM 1A/1AL may be fulfilled with a score of 3, 4 or 5 on the AP Chemistry exam, a score of 5, 6 or 7 on the IB Higher Level Chemistry exam, or a grade of A, B or C on the A-Level Chemistry exam.

3

Engineering Breadth: 9 units must be completed from the following list: BIO ENG 10, BIO ENG 102, CIV ENG 11, CIV ENG C30, CIV ENG 60, CIV ENG 70, CIV ENG 155, DES INV 15, EL ENG 16A, EL ENG 16B, ENGIN 15, ENGIN 25, ENGIN 26, ENGIN 27, ENGIN 45, ENGIN 45L, ENGIN 115, MAT SCI 111, MEC ENG 40, MEC ENG C85, MEC ENG 132. Students will not receive credit for both DES INV 15 and ENGIN 15.

4

ECON 1 and UGBA 107 will be accepted for the Social and Behavioral Sciences and Philosophy and Values breadth requirements, respectively, as exceptions for students in the M.E.T. Program. The Biological Science breadth requirement is waived for students in the M.E.T. Program. In order to satisfy the College of Engineering Humanities and Social Sciences requirement, two of the Breadth courses must be upper division.

5

Econ 1 may be fulfilled with scores of 4 or 5 on both the AP Microeconomics exam and AP Macroeconomics exam. However, the Social and Behavioral Sciences Breadth requirement cannot be fulfilled with AP exam scores.

6

Reading & Composition part A may be fulfilled with a score of 4 or 5 on the AP English Language and Composition exam or the AP English Literature and Composition exam, a score of 5, 6 or 7 on the IB Higher Level English A2 exam, or a grade of A, B or C on the A-Level English Literature exam.

7

M.E.T. Special Topics courses will count as upper division business units.

8

MATH 1B may be fulfilled with a score of 4 or 5 on the AP Calculus BC exam, a score of 5, 6 or 7 on the IB Higher Level Math exam, or a grade of A, B or C on the A-Level Math H2, H3, Pure Math or Further Math exam. 

9

PHYSICS 7A may be fulfilled with a score of 5 on the AP Physics C Mechanics exam.

10

ENGIN 120 or IND ENG 120 will be accepted for the Business Administration UGBA 105 requirement for students in the M.E.T. Program.

11

STAT 134 or IND ENG 171 will be accepted for the Business Administration statistics requirement for students in the M.E.T. Program. IND ENG 172 is an alternative course for STAT 134. In semesters when both are offered, we recommend students take IND ENG 172. Students will not receive credit for both STAT 134 and IND ENG 172.

12

A course in computer programming must be completed. Choose one course from: COMPSCI 9C, COMPSCI 9F, COMPSCI 9G, or COMPSCI 61A. COMPSCI 9C is a prerequisite for COMPSCI 9G.

13

Students must take a minimum of six courses from the following: IND ENG 115, IND ENG 130, IND ENG 150, IND ENG 151, IND ENG 153, IND ENG 166, IND ENG 170, IND ENG 171.

14

Students must complete a minimum of 38 units of upper division business coursework. See UGBA Elective course list under “Major Requirements” tab. Students who take IND ENG 151 and IND ENG 150, or IND ENG 151 and IND ENG 153, will not receive credit for UGBA 141. 

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Industrial Engineering and Operations Research

IND ENG 24 Freshman Seminars 1 Unit

Offered through: Industrial Engin and Oper Research
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
The Berkeley Seminar Program has been designed to provide new students with the opportunity to explore an intellectual topic with a faculty member in a small-seminar setting. Berkeley Seminars are offered in all campus departments, and topics vary from department to department and semester to semester.

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IND ENG 66 A Bivariate Introduction to IE and OR 3 Units

Offered through: Industrial Engin and Oper Research
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016
This Freshman-level Introductory course will provide an intuitive overview of the fundamental problems addressed and methods in the fields of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research including Constrained Optimization, Human Factors, Data Analytics, Queues and Chains, and Linear Programming. The course will focus on two-dimensional, i.e., bivariate, examples where the problems and methods are
amenable to visualization and geometric intuition. The course will discuss applications such as dieting, scheduling, and transportation. This course will not require pre-requisites and will present the core concepts in a self-contained manner that is accessible to Freshmen to provide the foundation for future coursework.
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IND ENG 95 A. Richard Newton Lecture Series 1 Unit

Offered through: Industrial Engin and Oper Research
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
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IND ENG 98 Supervised Group Study and Research 1 - 3 Units

Offered through: Industrial Engin and Oper Research
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Fall 2015
Supervised group study and research by lower division students.

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IND ENG 99 Supervised Independent Study and Research 1 - 4 Units

Offered through: Industrial Engin and Oper Research
Terms offered: Prior to 2007
Supervised independent study for lower division students.

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IND ENG 115 Industrial and Commercial Data Systems 3 Units

Offered through: Industrial Engin and Oper Research
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
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IND ENG 120 Principles of Engineering Economics 3 Units

Offered through: Industrial Engin and Oper Research
Terms offered: Prior to 2007
Economic analysis for engineering decision making: Capital flows, effect of time and interest rate. Different methods of evaluation of alternatives. Minimum-cost life and replacement analysis. Depreciation and taxes. Uncertainty; preference under risk; decision analysis. Capital sources and their effects. Economic studies. Formerly Engineering 120.

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IND ENG 130 Methods of Manufacturing Improvement 3 Units

Offered through: Industrial Engin and Oper Research
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Analytical techniques for the improvement of manufacturing performance along the dimensions of productivity, quality, customer service, and throughput. Techniques for yield analysis, process control, inspection sampling, equipment efficiency analysis, cycle time reduction, and on-time delivery improvement. Applications on semiconductor manufacturing or other industrial settings.

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IND ENG 131 Discrete Event Simulation 3 Units

Offered through: Industrial Engin and Oper Research
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Introductory course on design, programming, and statistical analysis of a simulation study. Topics include the types of problems that can be solved by such methods. Programming material includes the theory behind random variable generation for a variety of common variables. Techniques to reduce the variance of the resultant estimator and statistical analysis are considered. Final project
required.
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IND ENG 150 Production Systems Analysis 3 Units

Offered through: Industrial Engin and Oper Research
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Quantitative models for operational and tactical decision making in production systems, including production planning, inventory control, forecasting, and scheduling.

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IND ENG 151 Service Operations Design and Analysis 3 Units

Offered through: Industrial Engin and Oper Research
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
This course is concerned with improving processes and designing facilities for service businesses such as banks, health care organizations, telephone call centers, restaurants, and transportation providers. Major topics in the course include design of service processes, layout and location of service facilities, demand forecasting, demand management, employee scheduling, service quality management
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IND ENG 153 Logistics Network Design and Supply Chain Management 3 Units

Offered through: Industrial Engin and Oper Research
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
We will focus primarily on both quantitative and qualitative issues which arise in the integrated design and management of the entire logistics network. Models and solution techniques for facility location and logistics network design will be considered. In addition, qualitative issues in distribution network structuring, centralized versus decentralized network control, variability
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IND ENG 160 Nonlinear and Discrete Optimization 3 Units

Offered through: Industrial Engin and Oper Research
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
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, classification with support vector machines.
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IND ENG 162 Linear Programming and Network Flows 3 Units

Offered through: Industrial Engin and Oper Research
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
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IND ENG S162 Linear Programming 3 Units

Offered through: Industrial Engin and Oper Research
Terms offered: Prior to 2007
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IND ENG 165 Engineering Statistics, Quality Control, and Forcasting 3 Units

Offered through: Industrial Engin and Oper Research
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
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IND ENG 166 Decision Analytics 3 Units

Offered through: Industrial Engin and Oper Research
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Introductory course on the theory and applications of decision analysis. Elective course that provides a systematic evaluation of decision-making problems under uncertainty. Emphasis on the formulation, analysis, and use of decision-making techniques in engineering, operations research and systems analysis. Includes formulation of risk problems and probabilistic risk assessments. Graphical
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IND ENG 170 Industrial Design and Human Factors 3 Units

Offered through: Industrial Engin and Oper Research
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
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IND ENG 171 Technology Firm Leadership 3 Units

Offered through: Industrial Engin and Oper Research
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
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IND ENG 172 Probability and Risk Analysis for Engineers 3 Units

Offered through: Industrial Engin and Oper Research
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
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IND ENG 173 Introduction to Stochastic Processes 3 Units

Offered through: Industrial Engin and Oper Research
Terms offered: Spring 2017
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IND ENG 180 Senior Project 4 Units

Offered through: Industrial Engin and Oper Research
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
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IND ENG 185 Challenge Lab 4 Units

Offered through: Industrial Engin and Oper Research
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Summer 2017 8 Week Session, Spring 2017
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IND ENG 186 Product Management 3 Units

Offered through: Industrial Engin and Oper Research
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
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, stakeholder management and effective development processes.
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IND ENG 190A Advanced Topics in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research 1 - 4 Units

Offered through: Industrial Engin and Oper Research
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
The 190 series cannot be used to fulfill any engineering requirement (engineering units, courses, technical electives, or otherwise).

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IND ENG 190B Advanced Topics in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research: Entrepreneurial Marketing and Finance 1 - 4 Units

Offered through: Industrial Engin and Oper Research
Terms offered: Fall 2014, Spring 2014, Fall 2013
The 190 series cannot be used to fulfill any engineering requirement (engineering units, courses, technical electives, or otherwise).

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IND ENG 190C Advanced Topics in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research 1 - 4 Units

Offered through: Industrial Engin and Oper Research
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
The 190 series cannot be used to fulfill any engineering requirement (engineering units, courses, technical electives, or otherwise).

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IND ENG 190D Advanced Topics in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research 1 - 4 Units

Offered through: Industrial Engin and Oper Research
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2014, Spring 2014
The 190 series cannot be used to fulfill any engineering requirement (engineering units, courses, technical electives, or otherwise).

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IND ENG 190E Advanced Topics in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research: Entrepreneurship & Innovation 1 - 4 Units

Offered through: Industrial Engin and Oper Research
Terms offered: Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Spring 2015
The 190 series cannot be used to fulfill any engineering requirement (engineering units, courses, technical electives, or otherwise).

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IND ENG 190F Advanced Topics in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research 1 - 4 Units

Offered through: Industrial Engin and Oper Research
Terms offered: Spring 2013, Spring 2012, Spring 2011
The 190 series cannot be used to fulfill any engineering requirement (engineering units, courses, technical electives, or otherwise).

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IND ENG 190G Advanced Topics in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research 1 - 4 Units

Offered through: Industrial Engin and Oper Research
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
The 190 series cannot be used to fulfill any engineering requirement (engineering units, courses, technical electives, or otherwise).

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IND ENG 190H Cases in Global Innovation 1 Unit

Offered through: Industrial Engin and Oper Research
Terms offered: Spring 2012, Spring 2011
This course is designed primarily for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students interested in examining the major challenges and success factors entrepreneurs and innovators face in globalizing a company, product, or service. Over the duration of this course, students will examines case studies of early, mid-stage, and large-scale enterprises as they seek to start a new venture, introduce
a new product or service, or capitalize on global economic trends to enhance their existing business. The course content exposes students interested in internationally oriented careers to the strategic thinking involved in international engagement and expansion. Cases will include both U.S. companies seeking to enter emerging markets and emerging market companies looking to expand within their own nations or into markets in developed nations. The course is focused around intensive study of actual business situations through rigorous case-study analysis.
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IND ENG 190I Cases in Global Innovation: China 1 Unit

Offered through: Industrial Engin and Oper Research
Terms offered: Prior to 2007
This course is designed primarily for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students interested in examining the major challenges and success factors entrepreneurs and innovators face in globalizing a company product or service, with a focus on China. Over the duration of this course, students will examine case studies of foreign companies seeking to start a new venture, introduce a new product or service
to the China market, or domestic Chinese companies seeking to adapt a U.S. or western business model to the China market. The course content exposes students interested in internationally oriented careers to the strategic thinking involved in international engagement and expansion and the particularities of the China market and their contrast with the U.S. market. The course is focused around intensive study of actual business situations through rigorous case-study analysis and the course size is limited to 30.
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IND ENG 190K Cases in Global Innovation: South Asia 1 Unit

Offered through: Industrial Engin and Oper Research
Terms offered: Prior to 2007
This course is designed primarily for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students interested in examining the major challenges and success factors entrepreneurs and innovators face in conducting business, globalizing a company product or service, or investing in South Asia. Over the duration of this course, students will examine case studies of foreign companies seeking to start a new venture, introduce
a new product or service to the South Asian market, or South Asian companies seeking to adapt a U.S or western business model. The course will put this into the larger context of the political, economic, and social climate in several South Asian countries and explore the constraints to doing business, as well as the policy changes that have allowed for a more conducive business environment.
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IND ENG 191 Technology Entrepreneurship 3 Units

Offered through: Industrial Engin and Oper Research
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
This course explores key entrepreneurial concepts relevant to the high-technology world. Topics include the entrepreneurial perspective, start-up strategies, business idea evaluation, business plan writing, introduction to entrepreneurial finance and venture capital, managing growth, and delivering innovative products. This course prepares technical and business minded students for careers
focused on entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship, and high technology. Students undertake intensive study of actual business situations through rigorous case-study analysis. This course can not be used to fulfill any engineering requirement (engineering units, courses, technical electives, or otherwise).
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IND ENG 192 Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship Bootcamp 2 Units

Offered through: Industrial Engin and Oper Research
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Summer 2017 3 Week Session, Spring 2017
This course offers the opportunity to understand the Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship (BME) in an intensive format. The BME curriculum conveys the latest approaches for training global technology entrepreneurs. This method leverages insights on strategy, tactics, culture, and psychology with an accompanying entrepreneurial infrastructure. The curriculum is structured
to provide an optimal global entrepreneurship experience from real life experiences.
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IND ENG 195 A. Richard Newton Lecture Series 1 Unit

Offered through: Industrial Engin and Oper Research
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
This lecture series serves as an entry point for undergraduate and graduate curriculum sequences in entrepreneurship and innovation. The series, established in 2005, is named in honor of A. Richard Newton, a visionary technology industry leader and late dean of the University of California Berkeley College of Engineering. The course features a selection of high-level industry speakers who
share their insights on industry developments, leadership, and innovation based on their careers.
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IND ENG H196A Operations Research and Management Science Honors Thesis 3 Units

Offered through: Industrial Engin and Oper Research
Terms offered: Prior to 2007
Individual study and research for at least one academic year on a special problem approved by a member of the faculty; preparation of the thesis on broader aspects of this work.

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IND ENG H196B Operations Research and Management Science Honors Thesis 3 Units

Offered through: Industrial Engin and Oper Research
Terms offered: Prior to 2007
Individual study and research for at least one academic year on a special problem approved by a member of the faculty; preparation of the thesis on broader aspects of this work.

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IND ENG 197 Undergraduate Field Research in Industrial Engineering 1 - 12 Units

Offered through: Industrial Engin and Oper Research
Terms offered: Summer 2017 8 Week Session, Summer 2016 8 Week Session, Summer 2015 8 Week Session
Students work on a field project under the supervision of a faculty member. Course does not satisfy unit or residence requirements for bachelor's degree.

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IND ENG 198 Directed Group Studies for Advanced Undergraduates 1 - 4 Units

Offered through: Industrial Engin and Oper Research
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Group studies of selected topics. Semester course unit value and contact hours will have a one-to-one ratio.

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IND ENG 199 Supervised Independent Study 1 - 4 Units

Offered through: Industrial Engin and Oper Research
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Summer 2017 8 Week Session, Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session
Supervised independent study. Enrollment restrictions apply.

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Business Administration

UGBA C5 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 2 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
Designed for students who wish to know about entrepreneurship, its importance to our society, and its role in bringing new ideas to market. Students will understand the entrepreneurial business process and how they might become involved in those processes in their future careers--in whatever direction those careers might lead. What is entrepreneurship? What is opportunity recognition and
selection? How can you create competitive advantage? How do you focus on doing right and doing well?
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UGBA 10 Principles of Business 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
This course provides an introduction to the study of the modern business enterprise. The course is taught in five modules, the order of which may vary from semester to semester. The first examines the role and governance of business enterprise in a market economy. The second concentrates on financial issues, while the third looks at the problems of managing people in organizations. The fourth examines
product pricing, marketing, and distribution issues and the last concentrates on the international business environment.
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UGBA 24 Freshman Seminars 1 Unit

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2014
The Berkeley Seminar Program has been designed to provide new students with the opportunity to explore an intellectual topic with a faculty member in a small-seminar setting. Berkeley Seminars are offered in all campus departments, and topics vary from department to department and semester to semester.

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UGBA 39D Freshman/Sophomore Seminar 2 - 4 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2009, Spring 2008, Fall 2007
Freshman and sophomore seminars offer lower division students the opportunity to explore an intellectual topic with a faculty member and a group of peers in a small-seminar setting. These seminars are offered in all campus departments; topics vary from department to department and from semester to semester.

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UGBA 96 Lower Division Special Topics in Business Administration 1 - 4 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Study in various fields of business administration for lower division students. Topics will vary from year to year and will be announced at the beginning of each semester.

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UGBA 98 Directed Group Study 1 - 4 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
Organized group study on topics selected by lower division students under the sponsorship and direction of a member of the Haas School of Business faculty.

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UGBA 100 Business Communication 2 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Theory and practice of effective communication in a business environment. Students practice what they learn with oral presentations and written assignments that model real-life business situations.

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UGBA 101A Microeconomic Analysis for Business Decisions 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Spring 2017
Economic analysis applicable to the problems of business enterprises with emphasis on the determination of the level of prices, outputs, and inputs; effects of the state of the competitive environment on business and government policies.

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UGBA 101B Macroeconomic Analysis for Business Decisions 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session
Analysis of the operation of the market system with emphasis on the factors responsible for economic instability; analysis of public and business policies which are necessary as a result of business fluctuations.

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UGBA 102A Introduction to Financial Accounting 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session
The identification, measurement, and reporting of financial effects of events on enterprises, with a particular emphasis on business organization. Preparation and interpretation of balance sheets, income statements, and statements of cash flows.

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UGBA 102B Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session
The uses of accounting systems and their outputs in the process of management of an enterprise. Classification of costs and revenue on several bases for various uses; budgeting and standard cost accounting; analyses of relevant costs and other data for decision making.

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UGBA 103 Introduction to Finance 4 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session
Analysis and management of the flow of funds through an enterprise. Cash management, source and application of funds, term loans, types and sources of long-term capital. Capital budgeting, cost of capital, and financial structure. Introduction to capital markets.

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UGBA 104 Analytic Decision Modeling Using Spreadsheets 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2017
This course provides an introduction to several quantitative methods used to facilitate complex decision-making in business, with applications in many different industries, at different levels in the organization, and with different scopes of decisions. The power of the methods covered in this class is further enhanced by implementing them in spreadsheet software, which allows
complex problems to be approached and solved in a straightforward and understandable manner.
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UGBA 105 Leading People 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session
A general descriptive and analytical study of organizations from the behavioral science point of view. Problems of motivation, leadership, morale, social structure, groups, communications, hierarchy, and control in complex organizations are addressed. The interaction among technology, environment, and human behavior are considered. Alternate theoretical
models are discussed.
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UGBA 106 Marketing 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session
The evolution of markets and marketing; market structure; marketing cost and efficiency; public and private regulation; the development of marketing programs including decisions involving products, price, promotional distribution.

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UGBA 107 The Social, Political, and Ethical Environment of Business 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2017
Study and analysis of American business in a changing social and political environment. Interaction between business and other institutions. Role of business in the development of social values, goals, and national priorities. The expanding role of the corporation in dealing with social problems and issues.

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UGBA 113 Managerial Economics 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2011, Fall 2010, Fall 2009
Analysis of the theory and practice of decision-making in business firms, utilizing the concepts and techniques of managerial economics. The business decisions to be investigated include pricing policies, internal transfer pricing, and various choices under uncertainty.

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UGBA 115 Competitive Strategy 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
This course draws upon theories and frameworks from industrial organization economics, game theory, and resource-based views to address the unique challenges confronted by senior executives of organizations. The focus is strategies for competitive advantage at an organizational level. Topics include industry and competitor analysis, horizontal and vertical boundaries of the firm, strategic positioning
, internal competencies, and dynamic capabilities.
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UGBA 117 Special Topics in Economic Analysis and Policy 1 - 4 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Summer 2015 First 6 Week Session, Fall 2014, Fall 2013
A variety of topics in economic analysis and policy with emphasis on current problems and research.

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UGBA 118 International Trade 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2017, Summer 2016 Second 6 Week Session
This course will develop models for understanding the economic causes and effects of international trade, will investigate the effects of economic policies that inhibit trade, and will examine the political economy of trade. By integrating the findings of the latest theoretical and empirical research in international economics, this course help students
learn how to explore the current political debates in the U.S. and elsewhere regarding the benefits and costs of international trade.
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UGBA 119 Leading Strategy Implementation 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Fall 2015
Class format consists of lectures, experiential exercises, student presentations, and case discussions. This course will cover the concepts and techniques required for successful implementation of business strategies with a particular focus on the role of effective leadership in leading strategic change.

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UGBA 120AA Intermediate Financial Accounting 1 4 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2017
This Course introduces the student to concepts, theory and applications of financial accounting. The topics covered include accrual accounting concepts, financial statement analysis, inventory valuations, capital assets and their corresponding depreciation and impairment. Attention is given to examples on current reporting practices and to the study of reporting requirements
promulgated by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) with comparison to the International Accounting Standards Board (“IASB”).
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UGBA 120AB Intermediate Financial Accounting 2 4 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session
This course expands students’ knowledge of the concepts, theory, and application of financial accounting. It continues the technical accounting sequence, which also includes UGBA 120AA, Intermediate Accounting 1 and UGBA 120B, Advanced Financial Accounting. Topics include an in-depth treatment of the financing elements of the balance sheet and the income
statement, as well as a detailed examination of the statement of cash flows.
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UGBA 120B Advanced Financial Accounting 4 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2017
Continuation of 120A. Sources of long term capital; funds statements, financial analysis, accounting for partnerships, consolidated financial statements, adjustments of accounting data using price indexes; accounting for the financial effects of pension plans; other advanced accounting problems.

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UGBA 121 Federal Income Tax Accounting 4 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2017
Determination of individual and corporation tax liability; influence of federal taxation on economic activity; tax considerations in business and investment decisions.

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UGBA 122 Financial Information Analysis 4 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session
This course is designed to: 1) develop basic skills in financial statement analysis; 2) teach students to identify the relevant financial data used in a variety of decision contexts, such as equity valuation, forecasting firm-level economic variables, distress prediction and credit analysis; 3) help students appreciate the factors that influence the outcome
of the financial reporting process, such as the incentives of reporting parties, regulatory rules, and a firm's competitive environment.
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UGBA 123 Operating and Financial Reporting Issues in the Financial Services Industry 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Prior to 2007
This course examines how accounting in the financial services industry – banking, insurance, real estate – actually operates. Students learn about underwriting and pricing in each sector, investment processes and controls, incentive-based profit sharing, risk management, and the factors that contribute to profitability. Students learn what financial statements reveal about estimates companies make regarding liabilities
and, more generally, what they reveal about how companies deal with uncertainty associated with predicting and measuring financial results. Students examine the controversy over employing Fair Value Accounting across sectors and learn about other sector-specific accounting requirements.
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UGBA W125 Professional Judgment in Accounting 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Summer 2012 8 Week Session
An online course in reviewing auditing principles with a simulated audit experience over the complex areas of estimates and judgments.

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UGBA 126 Auditing 4 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Spring 2017
Concepts and problems in the field of professional verification of financial and related information, including ethical, legal and other professional issues, historical developments, and current concerns.

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UGBA 127 Special Topics in Accounting 1 - 4 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2017
A variety of topics in accounting with emphasis on current problems and research.

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UGBA 128 Strategic Cost Management 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Managerial accounting is a company's internal language and is used for decision-making, production management, product design and pricing, performance evaluation and motivation of employees. The objective of the course is to develop the skills and analytical ability of effectively and efficiently use managerial accounting information in order to help a company achieve its strategic and financial goals.

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UGBA 129 Financial Reporting for Complex Transactions 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
This course develops sophisticated users of financial information. Students will enhance their ability to understand the economic essence of important complex business transactions, focusing on topics related to major financial events in the lifecycle of an organization (IPOs, mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcies, etc.) Students’ ability to identify and understand the financial reporting and
tax issues related to these business dealings and accounting situations will dramatically increase. Many fascinating transactions will be examined in an effort to understand the economic underpinnings of the transactions and their accounting representation in the financial statements.
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UGBA 131 Corporate Finance and Financial Statement Analysis 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2017
This course will cover the principles and practice of business finance. It will focus on project evaluation, capital structure, and corporate governance. Firms' policies toward debt, equity, and dividends are explored. The incentives and conflicts facing managers and owners are also discussed.

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UGBA 132 Financial Institutions and Markets 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Spring 2017, Summer 2016 First 6 Week Session
Organization, behavior, and management of financial institutions. Markets for financial assets and the structure of yields, influence of Federal Reserve System and monetary policy on financial assets and institutions.

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UGBA 133 Investments 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session
Sources of and demand for investment capital, operations of security markets, determination of investment policy, and procedures for analysis of securities.

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UGBA 136F Behavioral Finance 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2017, Summer 2016 Second 6 Week Session
This course explores why markets are sometimes inefficient. We consider the role that investors’ heuristics and biases play in generating mispricing in financial markets. We also explore how various trading frictions limit the ability of arbitrageurs to reduce mispricing. Finally, we look at the influence of market inefficiencies on corporate decisions.

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UGBA 137 Special Topics in Finance 1 - 4 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2017
A variety of topics in finance with emphasis on current problems and research.

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UGBA 141 Production and Operations Management 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
A survey of the concepts and methodologies for management control of production and operations systems. Topics include inventory control, material requirements planning for multistage production systems, aggregate planning, scheduling, and production distribution.

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UGBA 143 Game Theory and Business Decisions 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
This course provides an introduction to game theory and decision analysis. Game theory is concerned with strategic interactions among players (multi-player games), and decision analysis is concerned with making choices under uncertainty (single-player games). Emphasis is placed on applications.

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UGBA 147 Special Topics in Manufacturing and Information Technology 1 - 4 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Fall 2011, Spring 2010
A variety of topics in manufacturing and information technology with emphasis on current problems and research.

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UGBA 151 Management of Human Resources 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Spring 2017
The designs of systems of rewards, assessment, and manpower development. The interaction of selection, placement, training, personnel evaluation, and career ladders within an on-going organization. Role of the staff manager. Introduction of change. Implications of behavioral research for management problems and policies.

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UGBA 152 Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Spring 2017
The purpose of this course is to understand the theory and processes of negotiation as practiced in a variety of settings. It is designed to be relevant to the broad spectrum of negotiation problems faced by managers and professionals. By focusing on the hehavior of individuals, groups, and organizations in the context of competitive situations, the course will allow students
the opportunity to develop negotiation skills experientially in useful analytical frameworks (e.g.- simulations, cases).
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UGBA 154 Power and Politics in Organizations 2 or 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
This course will provide students with a sense of "political intelligence." After taking this course, students will be able to: (1) diagnose the true distribution of power in organizations, (2) identify strategies for building sources of power, (3) develop techniques for influencing others, (4) understand the role of power in building cooperation and leading change in organizations, and
(5) make sense of others' attempts to influence them. These skills are essential for effective and satisfying career building.
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UGBA 155 Leadership 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Spring 2017, Summer 2016 First 6 Week Session
The purpose of this course is for the students to develop understanding of the theory and practice of leadership in various organizational settings. It is designed to allow students the opportunity to develop leadership skills through experiential exercises, behavorial and self-assessments, case studies, class disscussions, and lectures.

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UGBA 156AC Diversity in the Workplace 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2015, Fall 2014, Spring 2014
This course introduces students to various theories on diversity in business and the importance of human capital equity and inclusion to organizations. Students will engage in community-based projects to be more conscious of the social impact of positive human relations and to foster equity, social justice, and civic responsibility. Emphasis placed on experiential learning with issues of race, ethnicity
, gender, generational status, spirituality, sexual orientation, and physical and mental ability.
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UGBA 157 Special Topics in the Management of Organizations 1 - 4 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
A variety of topics in organizational behavior and industrial relations with emphasis on current problems and research.

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UGBA 160 Consumer Behavior 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Spring 2017, Summer 2016 First 6 Week Session
Consumer behavior is the study of how consumers process information, form attitudes and judgments, and make decisions. Its study is critical to understand how consumers think and behave, which is critical for a company wishing to develop a customer focus. Given how different people are, it is amazing how similarly their minds work. Consumer psychology
is the systematic study of how consumers perceive information, how they encode it in memory, integrate it with other sources of information, retrieve it from memory, and utilize it to make decisions. It is one of the building blocks of the study of marketing and provides the student with a set of tools with diverse applications.
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UGBA 161 Marketing Research: Data and Analytics 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Marketing research objectives; qualitative research, surveys, experiments, sampling, data analysis.

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UGBA 162 Brand Management and Strategy 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Fall 2016
This course is an introduction to product management in marketing consumer and industrial goods and services. The course will cover analysis of market information, development of product strategy, programming strategy, and implementation.

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UGBA 162A Product Branding and Branded Entertainment 2 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016
As consumers demand information and products tailored specifically to their individual needs, brands strive to create alternative advertising methods to build lasting relationships and retain “top of mind” status. Smart consumers, especially those in niche markets, have dismissed traditional avenues of sponsorship and product placement. Course explores how and why brand executives across multiple industries are
leveraging entertainment to connect with niche markets. It educates students about how marketers develop creative and entertaining ways to connect with multi-hyphenate customers. Course culminates in a Creative Pitch, based on a case study, and a Client Presentation where students present marketing campaigns to industry executives.
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UGBA 165 Advertising Strategy 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Spring 2017
Basic concepts and functions of advertising in the economy; consumer motivation; problems in utilizing advertising and measuring its effectiveness.

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UGBA 167 Special Topics in Marketing 1 - 4 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
A variety of topics in marketing with emphasis on current problems and research.

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UGBA 168B International Marketing 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Provides frameworks, knowledge, and sensitivities to formulate and implement marketing strategies for competing in the international arena. Regions and countries covered include the Americas, Europe, Japan, China, India, Russia, Africa, and Asia-Pacific. Issues covered include global versus local advertising, international pricing strategies, selecting and managing strategic international alliances
and distribution channels, managing international brands and product lines through product life cycle, international retailing, and international marketing organization and control.
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UGBA 169 Pricing 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2012
This three-module course aims to equip students with proven concepts, techniques, and frameworks for assessing and formulating pricing strategies. The first module develops the economics and behavorial foundations of pricing. The second module discusses several innovative pricing concepts including price customization, nonlinear pricing, price matching, and product line pricing. The third module
analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of several Internet-based, buyer-determined pricing models.
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UGBA 170 Ethical Leadership in Business 2 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
The purpose of this class is to enhance the ability of students to anticipate, critically analyze, and appropriately respond to the wide-range social and ethical issues that challenge managers as well as individuals in their roles as citizens, consumers, investors, and employees. Instruction is based on lectures and case analysis, supplemented by topical and philosophical articles and essays.

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UGBA C172 History of American Business 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
This course will examine selected aspects of the history of American business. Included will be discussions of the evolution of the large corporation, the development of modern managerial techniques, and the changing relationship of business, government, and labor.

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UGBA 175 Legal Aspects of Management 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Fall 2016
An analysis of the law and the legal process, emphasizing the nature and functions of law within the U.S. federal system, followed by a discussion of the legal problems pertaining to contracts and related topics, business association, and the impact of law on economic enterprise.

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UGBA 176 Media Consulting and Public Relations 2 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016
Introduces students to the conceptual issues and formidable practical challenges involved in the profession of corporate and non-profit public relations. Students build on previous coursework in oral and written business communications, brand management, governance and strategy. They learn how to work in teams to craft innovative and effective media responses to external stakeholders (e.g., customers, clients
, donors, regulators, lawyers, public officials, the general public) when the organizations for which they work face the need to manage change (e.g. a new product introduction, the entrance of a new competitor) or deal with an unanticipated crisis.
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UGBA 177 Special Topics in Business and Public Policy 1 - 4 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
A variety of topics in business and public policy with emphasis on current problems and research.

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UGBA 178 Introduction to International Business 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2017
A survey involving environmental, economic, political, and social constraints on doing business abroad; effects of overseas business investments on domestic and foreign economies; foreign market analysis and operational strategy of a firm; management problems and development potential of international operations.

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UGBA 179 International Consulting for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
By exploring the intersection of global business, entrepreneurship, and consulting, this course provides an understanding of how decision-makers in small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) can develop the frameworks necessary for making decisions about how to venture across borders in pursuit of economic opportunities in today's hypercompetitive global business environment. In addition to the technical
analysis of cases, there is a strong emphasis on how to create a new service company, market and sell to potential clients, manage client relationships, and leverage financial and human resources in a service setting.
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UGBA 180 Introduction to Real Estate and Urban Land Economics 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
The nature of real property; market analysis; construction cycles; mortgage lending; equity investment; metropolitan growth; urban land use; real property valuation; public policies.

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UGBA 183 Introduction to Real Estate Finance 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Real estate debt and equity financing; mortgage market structure; effects of credit on demand; equity investment criteria; public policies in real estate finance and urban development.

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UGBA 184 Urban and Real Estate Economics 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
This course examines how market forces influence the development of cities and the development and pricing of real estate assets. Topics include city formation; city size; land rent and land use; the operation of residential, commerical and industrial property markets; and the impacts of government policies, including the provision of public services, the imposition property taxes and fees, transportation
pricing and investment, and land use regulations.
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UGBA 187 Special Topics in Real Estate Economics and Finance 1 - 4 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2012, Fall 2011, Fall 2010
A variety of topics in real estate economics and finance with emphasis on current problems and research.

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UGBA 190S Strategy for the Information Technology Firm 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Prior to 2007
This course is a strategy and general management course for students interested in pursuing careers in the global information technology industry. Students are taught to view the IT industry through the eyes of the general manager/CEO (whether at a start-up or an industry giant). They learn how to evaluate strategic options and their consequences, how to understand the perspectives of various industry players, and how
to anticipate how they are likely to behave under various circumstances. These include the changing economics of production, the role network effects and standards have on adoption of new products and services, the tradeoffs among potential pricing strategies, and the regulatory and public policy context.
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UGBA 190T Special Topics in Innovation and Design 1 - 4 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Spring 2017
Advanced study in the fields of innovation and design that will address current and emerging issues. Topics will vary with each offering and will be announced at the beginning of each term.

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UGBA 190V Corporate Strategy in Telecommunications and Media 2 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2014, Spring 2014
This course is an intensive and in-depth study of the rapidly evolving global telecommunications and media industry viewed through the perspective of an entrepreneur/innovator (whether at a start-up or an established company) attempting to introduce a new product or service into the market. The course is fundamentally about strategy and general management, but will draw from a variety of disciplines including
public policy, law, marketing, economics, finance, engineering, and physics to identify the key issues, analyze the potential options and understand the consequences of the decisions made by management.
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UGBA 191C Communication for Leaders 2 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Fall 2016
This course is a workshop in the fundamentals of public speaking skills in today's business environment. Each student will give speeches, coach, and debate each other, and take part in a variety of listening and other communication exercises. The course focuses on authenticity, persuasion, and advocacy.

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UGBA 191I Improvisational Leadership 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
This class explores the broad principles of improvisation, a performing art form that has developed pedagogical methods to enhance individual spontaneity, listening and awareness, expressive skills, risk-taking, and one’s ability to make authentic social and emotional connections. The ultimate aim of the course is to help students develop an innovative and improvisational leadership mindset, sharpening
in-the-moment decision making and the ability to quickly recognize and act upon opportunities when presented. In practical terms, this course strives to enhance students’ business communication skills and increase both interpersonal intuition and confidence.
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UGBA 191P Leadership and Personal Development 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
This course is highly interactive and challenges you to explore questions central to your own leadership journey. The ultimate aim of the class is to help you develop a lifelong leadership development practice, where continuous personal growth is valued and actively pursued.

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UGBA 192A Leading Nonprofit and Social Enterprises 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
This course prepares students conceptually and practically to found, lead, and manage organizations in the nonprofit sector. The course focuses on mission and theory of change (strategy), role of the board in governance, managing and marketing to multiple constituencies, role of advocacy in meeting mission, leadership styles and managing organizational culture, resource development (philanthropy)
, nonprofit financial management, managing for impact, HR management (volunteering), and cross-sector alliances.
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UGBA 192AC Social Movements and Social Media 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016
This course provides a survey of innovative social movements and their complex relationships to social media technologies. It will examine the evolution from pre-social-media to present-day mobilizing strategies and the interplay between explicitly policy- and advocacy-focused approaches and related efforts rooted in music, visual arts, popular culture and celebrities. The course will place into comparative relief
the discourses of explicitly racially- or ethnically-defined movements and movements that mobilize based on other, sometimes overlapping categories of marginalization including class, immigration status, gender identity and occupational category.
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UGBA 192B Strategic Philanthropy 2 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2017
This course teaches students the concepts and practices of effective philanthropy. It offers students the experience of studying relevant theories and frameworks for assessing potential grant recipients and a real-world grant making experience in which they complete a series of nonprofit organizational assessments and then make actual grants totaling $10,000 to a limited number of organizations. Students learn about the
evolution of the philanthropic sector from traditional entities, such as private, corporate and community foundations, to an array of new funding intermediaries, technology-driven philanthropies, open source platforms, “impact” investors, and venture philanthropy partnerships.
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UGBA 192L Applied Impact Evaluation 2 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
This course covers the methods and applications of impact evaluations, which is the science of measuring the causal impact of a program or policy on outcomes of interest. At its essence, impact evaluation is about generating evidence on which policies work, and which don’t. This subject matter should appeal to three main audiences: (1) those in decision-making positions, such as policy makers
and business leaders, and need to consume the information generated from impact evaluations to make informed evidence-based decisions, (2) project managers, development practitioners and business managers who commission impact evaluations and (3) researchers who actually design and implement impact evaluations.
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UGBA 192N Topics in Social Sector Leadership 1 - 5 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Advanced study in the field of social sector leadership that will address current and emerging issues. Topics will vary with each offering and will be announced at the beginning of each term.

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UGBA 192P Sustainable Business Consulting Projects 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Discuss the field of strategic corporate social responsibility (CSR) through a series of lectures, guest speakers, and projects. The course will examine best practices used by companies to engage in socially responsible business practices. It will provide students with a flavor of the complex dilemmas one can face in business in trying to do both "good for society" and "well for shareholders."
It looks at CSR from a corporation perspective, and how this supports core business objectives, core competencies, and bottom-line profits.
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UGBA 192T Topics in Corporate Social Responsibility 1 - 4 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Spring 2017, Summer 2016 First 6 Week Session
Advanced study in the field of corporate social responsibility that will address current and emerging issues. Topics will vary with each offering and will be announced at the beginning of each term.

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UGBA 193B Energy & Civilization 4 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016
Energy is one of the main drivers of civilization. Today we are at the precipice of what many hope will be a major paradigm shift in energy production and use. Two transitions are needed. On the one hand, we must find ways to extend the benefits of our existing energy system to the impoverished people living in the developing world while continuing to provide these benefits to the people of the developed world.
On the other hand, we must completely overhaul the existing system to fight climate change and other forms of air and water pollution. Are these shifts truly within our reach? Can we achieve both simultaneously? If so, how? This Big Ideas course will grapple with these questions using an interdisciplinary systems approach.
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UGBA 193C Curricular Practical Training for International Students 0.0 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2017
This is a zero-unit internship course for non-immigrant international students participating in internships under the Curricular Practical Training program. Requires a paper exploring how the theoretical constructs learned in UGBA courses were applied during the internship.

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UGBA 193I Business Abroad 1 - 4 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2017
This course includes both formal learning in lectures, experiential learning, and action research through site visits abroad. Students and instructor will visit with international companies and/or organizations to learn about the business opportunities and challenges of operating in a specific country or region. Evaluation is based on student participation, presentations, and
a research paper. Country and business industry focus may vary from term to term depending upon the instructor.
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UGBA 194 Undergraduate Colloquium on Business Topics 1 Unit

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
This is a speakers series course designed to give students insights from practitioners into complex issues facing American business leaders. Each week a guest speaker will discuss an issue related to a particular theme, ranging from corporate governance to the social responsibilities of business. Students will be challenged to synthesize, question, and extend those insights under the guidance of the
instructor.
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UGBA 195A Entrepreneurship 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Do you have an idea for a new business, but want to learn how to more fully develop this idea? Would you like to receive funding for your business idea, but lack a framework to ask for capital? This course takes students through the new venture process using a business plan as the main deliverable. A well-written business plan sets key milestones and indicates the resources needed to achieve them
, in an increasingly complex business environment. Through the planning process that tightly links market and financial planning a business plan creates a set of standards to which investors and teammates can evaluate actual performance, laying the foundation for an “operating plan” once the business is launched.
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UGBA 195P Perspectives on Entrepreneurship 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
This course explores and examines key issues facing entrepreneurs and their businesses. It is intended to provide a broad spectrum of topics across many business disciplines including accounting, finance, marketing, organizational behavior, production/quality, technology, etc. Students will acquire a keen understanding of both the theoretical and real world tools used by today's entrepreneurial business
leaders in achieving success in today's global business environment.
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UGBA 195S Entrepreneurship To Address Global Poverty 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2015, Spring 2014
This course examines whether and how entrepreneurial ventures can meaningfully address global poverty vs. more traditional approaches such as foreign aid, private philanthropy or corporate social responsibility initiatives. Combining lectures, case studies, and interviews with social entrepreneurs, it explores poverty and entrepreneurship before focusing on their intersection in various bottom-of-pyramid
markets, from health, housing, and education to energy, agriculture, and finance.
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UGBA 195T Topics in Entrepreneurship 1 - 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Courses of this kind will cover issues in entrepreneurship that either appeal to a specialized interest by type of firm being started (e.g., new ventures in computer software) or in the aspect of the entrepreneurial process being considered (e.g., new venture funding). The courses typically will be designed to take advantage of the access offered by the University and the locale to knowledgeable and
experienced members of the business community.
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UGBA 196 Special Topics in Business Administration 1 - 4 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2017
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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UGBA 198 Directed Study 1 - 4 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Organized group study on topics selected by upper division students under the sponsorship and direction of a member of the Haas School of Business faculty.

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UGBA 199 Supervised Independent Study and Research 1 - 4 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2017
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Faculty

Indicates this faculty member is the recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award.

Industrial Engineering and Operations Research Faculty

Ilan Adler, ProfessorFinancial engineering, optimization theory, combinatorial probability models.
Research Profile

Anil Jayanti Aswani, Assistant Professor.

Alper Atamturk, ProfessorLogistics, integer programming, computational optimization, robust optimization.
Research Profile

Laurent El Ghaoui, ProfessorDecision-making under uncertainty, convex optimization, robust solutions, semidefinite programming, exhaustive simulation.
Research Profile

Lee Fleming, ProfessorInvention, innovation, patents, big data, leadership.
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Ken Goldberg, ProfessorRobotics, art, social media, new media, automation.
Research Profile

Xin Guo, ProfessorFinancial engineering, industrial engineering and operations, stochastic processes and applications, stochastic control, semi-martingale and filteration expansions, credit risk, (ir)reversible investment.
Research Profile

Dorit S. Hochbaum, ProfessorData mining, integer programming, discrete optimization, network flow techniques, clustering, image segmentation, machine vision, pattern recognition.
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Philip M. Kaminsky, ProfessorBiotechnology, logistics, distribution, algorithms, planning, optimization, control, manufacturing, semiconductors, scheduling, biomanufacturing, probabilistic methods, production scheduling, supply chain management, operations management, logistic.
Research Profile

Javad Lavaei, Assistant Professor.

Robert C. Leachman, ProfessorLogistics, manufacturing, semiconductors, scheduling, supply chain systems, dynamic production models, production planning and scheduling.
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Shmuel S. Oren, ProfessorEconomics, algorithms, financial engineering, risk management, planning, optimization, operation of electric power systems, market based coordination of network systems, trading instruments.
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Christos H. Papadimitriou, ProfessorEconomics, evolution., algorithms, game theory, networks, optimization, complexity.
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Rhonda L. Righter, ProfessorModeling, optimization, stochastic systems, systems with uncertainty.
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Lee W. Schruben, ProfessorHealth care systems, simulation, optimization of simulation system response, foundations of simulation modeling, supply chains, experimental designs, biopharmaceuticals, Production.
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Zuo-Jun Shen, ProfessorLogistics, supply chain design and management, inventory management, auction mechanism design.
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Ikhlaq Sidhu, Adjunct ProfessorTechnology management, industrial engineering and operations, technology commerialization, interdisciplinary engineering.
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Candace Yano, ProfessorInventory control, production planning, distribution systems planning, integrated production-quality models, integrated manufacturing-marketing models.
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Lecturers

Solomon Darwin, Lecturer.

Nicholas L. Gunther, Lecturer.

Han Jin, Lecturer.

Tal Lavian, Lecturer.

David Law, Lecturer.

Ronald Lesniak, Lecturer.

Mehdi Maghsoodnia, Lecturer.

Deepak Rajan, Lecturer.

Kenneth Sandy, Lecturer.

Ken Singer, Lecturer.

Naeem Zafar, Lecturer.

Emeritus Faculty

Richard E. Barlow, Professor EmeritusIndustrial engineering and operations, reliability theory, statistical data analysis, Bayesian probability modeling.
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Stuart E. Dreyfus, Professor EmeritusNeural networks, dynamic programming, limits of operations research modeling, cognitive ergonomics.
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C. Roger Glassey, Professor EmeritusSimulation of manufacturing systems, production planning & scheduling, mathematical optimization.
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Robert M. Oliver, Professor EmeritusRisk management, operations research, industrial engineering, prediction of rare events, default and fraud detection, credit risk scoring, analysis tools, computer software, acquisition and negotiation strategies.
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Sheldon M. Ross, Professor EmeritusFinancial engineering, simulations, stochastics, statistical analysis.
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J. George Shanthikumar, Professor EmeritusScheduling, production system modelling & analysis, queueing theory & applications, reliability & probability theory, sequencing, simulation methodology, stochastic processes & modelling.
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Ronald W. Wolff, Professor EmeritusStochastic processes, queueing theory, queuing network, transmission systems.
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Business Administration Faculty

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

Victor Couture, Assistant ProfessorUrban economics, transportation.
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Clayton Critcher, Assistant ProfessorJudgment and decision making, consumer experience, the self, moral psychology, social cognition.
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Ernesto Dal Bo, ProfessorPolitical economy, democratic institutions and collective decision-making, influence and corruption, coercion, conflict.
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Lucas Davis, Associate ProfessorEnergy and environmental economics, applied microeconomics, public finance.
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Rui de Figueiredo, Associate ProfessorGame theory, methodology and econometrics, non-market strategy, institutions and organizations, bureaucratic organization, American politics.
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Mathijs de Vaan, Assistant ProfessorEconomic sociology, social network analysis, causal inference.
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Patricia Dechow, ProfessorAccounting accruals, quality and reliability of earnings, use of earnings information in predicting stock returns.
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+ Stefano DellaVigna, ProfessorBehavioral economics.
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Sunil Dutta, ProfessorPerformance measures, incentive contracts, accounting information, cost of capital, equity valuation.
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Omri Even-Tov, Assistant ProfessorCorporate debt, relation between accounting information, bond returns, and stock returns, analysts as information intermediaries.
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Ellen Evers, Assistant ProfessorJudgment and decision making, collecting, pattern perception, moral psychology.
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Pnina Feldman, Assistant ProfessorOperations economics, operations management incorporating strategic consumer behavior, pricing strategies, operations-marketing interface, behavioral operations.
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Frederico Finan, ProfessorApplied microeconomics, development economics, political economy.
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Lee Fleming, ProfessorStrategies for product invention, integration of scientific and empirical search strategies, recombination of diverse technologies, innovation.
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William Fuchs, Assistant ProfessorDynamics, asymmetric information, contracting with limited enforcement.
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Nicolae Garleanu, ProfessorAsset pricing, liquidity, contracts, financial innovations, security design, auctions.
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Paul Gertler, ProfessorImpact evaluation, health economics.
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Andreea Gorbatai, Assistant ProfessorSocial structures, social norms, open innovation, collective entrepreneurship.
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Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas, ProfessorInternational macroeconomics and finance.
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Brett Green, Assistant ProfessorInformation economics, dynamic games, contract theory, sports economics.
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Jose Guajardo, Assistant ProfessorBusiness model innovation, business analytics, service innovation, operations strategy, operation-marketing interface.
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Heather Haveman, ProfessorOrganizational theory, economic sociology, historical sociology, entrepreneurship, organizational development.
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Terrence Hendershott, ProfessorManagement of information systems, role of information technology in financial markets, electronic communications networks and stock market design.
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Benjamin Hermalin, ProfessorCorporate governance, executive compensation, economics of leadership and organization, contract theory, competitive strategy and industrial organization.
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Teck Ho, ProfessorBehavioral pricing and revenue model design, bounded rationality, emotional gaming, strategic intelligence quotient.
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Ming Hsu, Assistant ProfessorMarketing, customer insights, neuroscience, consumer decision-making.
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Ganesh Iyer, ProfessorCompetitive marketing strategy, distribution channels, marketing information, internet institutions and competition, bounded rationality.
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Paul Jansen, Adjunct Professor.

Przemyslaw Jeziorski, Assistant ProfessorIndustrial organization, quantitative marketing, dynamic games.
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Yuichiro Kamada, Assistant ProfessorRevision games, solution concepts for games, social networks, market design, communication, political economy.
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Zsolt Katona, Associate ProfessorOnline marketing, search advertising, network economics, social networks.
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Michael Katz, ProfessorEconomics of network industries, intellectual property licensing, telecommunications policy, cooperative research and development.
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Amir Kermani, Assistant ProfessorMonetary policy, macroeconomics and housing, securitization market and political economy.
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Jonathan Kolstad, Assistant ProfessorHealth economics, industrial organization, public economies, applied microeconomics.
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Yaniv Konchitchki, Assistant ProfessorMacro-accounting, linkages between accounting information, stock returns, and the macroeconomy.
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Laura Kray, ProfessorNegotiation, gender stereotypes, counterfactual mindsets, group decision making, organizational justice.
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Alastair Lawrence, Assistant ProfessorFinancial 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, ProfessorEmployee incentives, affirmative action, job creation, workplace regulation.
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Martin Lettau, ProfessorFinance, asset pricing, stocks, bonds.
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Ming Leung, Assistant ProfessorOrganizational theory, economic sociology, markets, categorization, strategy.
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David Levine, ProfessorOrganizational learning, economic development, management, workplace, health and education in poor nations.
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Ross Levine, ProfessorFinancial regulation and economic growth, income inequality, poverty, financial crises, political economy, international capital flows, entrepreneurship.
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Dmitry Livdan, Associate ProfessorAsset pricing, informational economics, corporate finance.
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+ Richard Lyons, ProfessorExchange rate economics, microstructure finance, international finance.
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+ Ulrike Malmendier, ProfessorCorporate finance, behavioral economics, behavioral finance, economics of organizations, contract theory, law and economics.
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Gustavo Manso, Associate ProfessorCorporate finance, entrepreneurship, financial institutions, financial markets.
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Kellie McElhaney, Associate Adjunct Professor.

Conrad Miller, Assistant ProfessorHiring, job networks, affirmative action in the labor market, spatial labor market frictions.
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Don Moore, Associate ProfessorOverconfidence in decision-making, negotiation, and ethical choice.
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John Morgan, ProfessorCompetition in online markets, elections and polling, communication in organizations, experimental economics.
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Adair Morse, Assistant ProfessorHousehold finance, entrepreneurship, corruption & governance, asset management, development.
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Noel Nellis, Adjunct Professor.

Leif Nelson, ProfessorHuman judgment and decision making, consumer preferences and choices, consumption experience and consumer well being.
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Alexander Nezlobin, Assistant ProfessorEquity valuation, managerial performance measurement, real options, profitability analysis, monopoly regulation.
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Terrance Odean, ProfessorBehavioral finance, investor behavior, investor welfare, influence of individual investors on asset prices.
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Marcus Opp, Assistant ProfessorCorporate finance, contract theory, DSGE models, trade theory.
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Christopher Palmer, Assistant ProfessorMortgage finance, housing markets, foreclosure crisis, structured finance, gentrification, applied econometrics.
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Yiangos Papanastasiou, Assistant ProfessorDynamic pricing, operations.
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Minjung Park, Assistant ProfessorMarketing and microeconometrics, industrial organization, firm behavior .
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Christine Parlour, ProfessorBanking, market design.
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Panos Patatoukas, Assistant ProfessorMeasuring and forecasting economic activity using financial statement analysis, valuation, cross-industry economic links, supply-chain performance, financial reporting.
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Trond Petersen, ProfessorOrganizations, social stratification, inequality, economic sociology, comparative studies, quantitative methods.
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Jo-Ellen Pozner Zeitlin, Assistant ProfessorOrganizational stigma, status, reputation, misconduct, and legitimacy, corporate governance, ethics and leadership.
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Kristiana Raube, Adjunct Professor.

Andrew Rose, ProfessorInternational 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 ProfessorHistory of business and the environment, business history, green chemistry, sustainable business strategies.
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Raul Sanchez de la Sierra, Assistant ProfessorDevelopment economics, political economy, taxation, government.
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Juliana Schroeder, Assistant ProfessorSocial cognition, judgment and decision-making, interpersonal and intergroup processes.
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Carl Shapiro, ProfessorDesign and use of patents, anti-trust economics, intellectual property and licensing.
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Stephen Shortell, ProfessorOrganizational 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, ProfessorAccounting information and stock returns, earnings management, role of analysts and auditors as information intermediaries.
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David Sraer, Assistant ProfessorBehavioral finance, corporate finance, entrepreneurship and venture capital, organizations.
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Sameer Srivastava, Assistant ProfessorOrganizational sociology, organizational theory, network analysis, culture and cognition, economic sociology, research design and methods.
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Richard Stanton, ProfessorMortgage and lease markets, term structure modeling, mutual funds and risk management, employee stock options.
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Toby Stuart, ProfessorCorporate strategy, entrepreneurship.
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Steven Tadelis, ProfessorE-commerce, economics of organizations, procurement contracting, theory of the firm and industrial organization, contract theory, game theory.
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Terry Taylor, Associate ProfessorSocial responsibility in and economics of operations management, supply chain management, marketing-operations interface.
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David Teece, ProfessorRole of product and process development, intellectual property, competitive performance, innovation and organization of industry.
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+ Laura Tyson, ProfessorChanges in global economy, emerging market economies, US trade policy.
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J. Miguel Villas-Boas, ProfessorCompetitive strategy, customer relationship management, internet strategies, organization design.
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Annette Vissing-Jorgensen, ProfessorHousehold consumption and portfolio choice, stock market participation, returns to entrepreneurial investment, corporate governance.
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Johan Walden, Associate ProfessorAsset pricing, heavy-tailed risks, networks and capital markets.
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William (Reed) Walker, Assistant ProfessorEnvironmental economics, labor and public economics.
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Nancy Wallace, ProfessorHousing price indices, mortgage prepayment and pricing models, option pricing models, executive stock option valuable.
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James Wilcox, ProfessorBanking, business conditions, conversions.
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Catherine Wolfram, ProfessorEnergy markets, environmental regulation.
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Candace Yano, ProfessorSupply chain management, service systems management, production-quality interface issues, marketing-production interface issues.
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Noam Yuchtman, Assistant ProfessorEducational institutions, human capital, historical development, labor market institutions, law and economics, political institutions, social interactions.
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Xiao-Jun Zhang, ProfessorFinancial 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 Merges, Affiliated Professor.

Lecturers

Wasim Azhar, Continuing Lecturer.

Homa Bahrami, Senior Continuing Lecturer.

Cristina Banks, Senior Continuing Lecturer.

+ Sara Beckman, Senior Lecturer SOE.

Steven Blank, Continuing Lecturer.

Rada Brooks, Continuing Lecturer.

David Charron, Continuing Lecturer.

John Danner, Continuing Lecturer.

Timothy Dayonot, Senior Continuing 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.

Samuel Olesky, 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.

Paul Tiffany, Senior Continuing Lecturer.

Lynn Upshaw, Continuing Lecturer.

Steven 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 EmeritusJapan, Europe, U.S., competitive strategy, industry policy, antitrust regulation, mergers and acquisitions, telecommunications and transportation industries, comparative industry policies, performance in emerging technologies.
Research Profile

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.

Contact Information

Industrial Engineering and Operations Research and Business Administration

met@berkeley.edu

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Undergraduate Assistant Dean, Haas School of Business

Erika Walker, EdD

Phone: 510-642-1421

ewalker@berkeley.edu

Associate Dean, Student Affairs and Associate Dean, Equity and Inclusion, College of Engineering

Oscar Dubon, PhD

Phone: 515-643-3851

oddubon@berkeley.edu

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