Class of 2017: Fall 2016 Electives Update

Dear Students,

Welcome back!  We realize this is coming a little early, but we want to make sure you are ready for the start of the Fall semester. The EW Program Office has been busy over the summer preparing for this upcoming academic year.  Please see below for important announcements and updates. Included in this email:

Fall 16 Schedule Updates
Class Changes
Finding Information About Classes
Add/Drop Process
Other Course Opportunities
Early/Late Graduation
Academic Calendar


Here is the updated Fall 2016 Elective Schedule.  A few changes/additions to highlight:

We are pleased to announce two new courses at Haas and access to three global online courses have been added to the Fall schedule:


  • EW292N.3 Food Venture Lab: The course dates have changed: the course now starts 9/7 instead of 8/31. Please see course description for all dates.



Round 1 will start Monday, August 1st @ 9AM and ends Friday, August 5th @ 12PM. Round 1 will allow you to make adjustments to your schedule prior to the start of the semester and add any of the new courses announced above.

Future Rounds:

Round 2: Saturday 8/20 @ 9AM – Friday 8/26 @ 12PM

Round 3: Friday 8/26 @ 4PM – Friday 9/2 @ 12PM

Drops Only: Friday 9/2 @ 4PM – Tuesday 9/6 @ 12PM

As previously stated in the bidding memo last spring, the class rosters have been finalized and no additional add/drops will take place for the following courses:

  • EWMBA 212A.1 – Cleantech to Market (Tuesdays/Thursdays)

  • EWMBA2 90H.1 – Haas@Work (Tuesdays)

  • EWMBA 292T.4 – Social Lean Launchpad (Tuesdays)

  • EWMBA 237.3 – Haas Investment Fund

  • EWMBA 292J.1 – Haas Socially Responsible Investment Fund


In addition to elective courses listed on the Fall 2016 schedule, the following are additional course opportunities open to EW students:

  • Full-time MBA classes. We will process waitlists requests for full-time courses on the following two dates: Friday, August 26 and Friday, September 2. You can view the FTMBA course offerings by choosing the Full-Time MBA Program on the Course Scheduler site.

  • Non-Haas classes. With some limitations, you may take graduate level courses from other UC Berkeley departments and schools and apply up to 5 credits to your MBA graduation requirement. If you are interested, please reach out to your Advisor.

  • Independent Study. An Independent Study course is your opportunity to do research in an area of interest to you, in which there are no existing courses. You are allowed up to 3 credits to your MBA graduation requirement.


If you plan on graduating earlier or later than your expected graduation date (i.e. 3 years from your date of entry into the program), please take a look at our Academic Policies online for additional guidelines.

Once you have your progression in the program mapped out, please complete and submit the “MBA Program Advising and Adjustment Form” to your advisor (see advisor listing here).


You can find the Academic Calendar for Fall 2016 on the EWMBA Student website.

As a reminder, starting for the Fall 2016 semester, ALL Saturday classes will be held at Haas.


See you soon!

Avni and the EWMBA Program Office