There are specific requirements for the doctoral program in each field of study. The faculty group can specify how certain departmental requirements are to be met and can add requirements or increase minimum standards. Optional courses may be taken in addition to the required courses, not instead of them. Students must consult with their field advisor to ensure that their choices make a sensible program.
Students are encouraged to take four courses in each semester of the first year. Not all courses might be offered each semester and the list of classes is subject to change.Finance Curriculum
"Berkeley-Haas is the place where the creativity of the West coast smashes up against the analytical rigor of one of the earliest computational finance courses; and the results are always interesting! The faculty all pursue the central questions of finance, and our doors are always open for a good debate. I have certainly learned a lot from working closely with PhD students, and hope to continue doing so."