Undergraduate Program


Undergraduate Business Courses


The Undergraduate program has specific learning goals and objectives that are imbedded in the curriculum. These learning outcomes are fostered throughout the undergraduate experience, particularly in the core courses. The learning goals are measured by direct and indirect means that include course assignments, exams, projects, surveys and evaluations. The learning outcomes for Haas School of Business Undergraduate Program are listed here.

Descriptions for all UGBA courses can be found here.


NOTE: Not all courses listed below are offered every semester


Lower Division Courses


UGBA Number Units Title Prerequisite
C5/L&S C5 2 Introduction to Entrepreneurship  
10 3 Principles of Business  
24 1 Freshman Seminars  
39 2-4 Freshman/Sophomore Seminar  
39AC 3 Philanthropy: A Cross-Cultural Perspective  
96 1-4 Lower Division Special Topics in Business Administration  
98 1-4 Directed Group Study  

Upper Division Core Courses


UGBA Number Units Title Prerequisite
100* 2 Business Communication  
101A 3 Microeconomic Analysis for Business Decisions Econ 1, Math 1A or 16A, Stat 21 or equivalents
101B 3 Macroeconomic Analysis for Business Decisions Econ 1, Math 1A or 16A, Stat 21 or equivalents
102A 3 Introduction to Financial Accounting  
102B 3 Introduction to Managerial Accounting 102A
103 4 Introduction to Finance 101A or equivalent
104 3 Analytic Decision Modeling Using Spreadsheets Math 1B or 16B, Statistics 21 or equivalents
105 3 Leading People  
106 3 Marketing  
107 3 The Social, Political and Ethical Env. of Business  
* UGBA 100 is restricted to business majors only.
Core Course Substitutions

The following UC Berkeley courses may be used to fulfill the corresponding core business requirement. However, units earned for these approved substitutions are non-business upper division units and students must take additional business electives towards the required 38 upper division business units.

Econ 100A or Econ 101A can be used in place of UGBA 101A.

Econ 100B or Econ 101B can be used in place of UGBA 101B.

EEP 100 can  be used in place of UGBA 101A.

IAS 106 can be used in place of UGBA 101A.


IAS 107 can be used in place of UGBA 101B.

Effective Spring 2014, UC Berkeley Extension courses XB102A “Introduction to Financial Accounting” and XB102B “Introduction to Managerial Accounting” ARE NOT equivalent to UGBA 102A and UGBA 102B as taught by the Haas Undergraduate Program. Students planning on applying to the Haas Undergraduate Program or conditionally admitted students to the Haas Undergraduate Program should NOT enroll in either of these courses.


Upper Division Elective Courses


UGBA Number Units Title Prerequisite
113 3 Managerial Economics 101A & 101B or equivalents
115 3 Competitive Strategy 101A or equivalents
117 1-4 Special Topics in Economic Analysis and Policy 101A & 101B or equivalents
118 3 International Trade 101A or equivalent
119 2 Leading Strategy Implementation  
120AA 4 Intermediate Financial Accounting 1 102A
120AB 4 Intermediate Financial Accounting 2 102A is required. 120AA is recommended.
120B 4 Advanced Financial Accounting 120AA and 120AB are recommended
121 4 Federal Income Tax Accounting 102A; 102AA recommended
122 3 Financial Information Analysis 120AA
W125 3 Professional Judgment in Accounting 126 completed or in progress. Must have 120AA completed.
126 4 Auditing 120AA; 120AB and 120B recommended
127 1-4 Special Topics in Accounting 102A & 102B
128 3 Strategic Cost Management 102B
129 3 Financial Reporting for Complex Transactions 120AA; 120AB recommended
131 3 Corporate Finance & Financial Statement Analysis 103
132 3 Financial Institutions and Markets 101A, 101B and 103
133 3 Investments 103
136F 3 Behavioral Finance 103
137 1-4 Special Topics in Finance 103
141 3 Production and Operations Management 104 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
143 3 Game Theory and Business Decisions Math 1B or 16B, Statistics 21, or equivalents.
147 1-4 Special Topics in Manufacturing & Info Tech 140
151 3 Management of Human Resources 105
152 3 Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 105
154 2 or 3 Power and Politics in Organizations  
155 3 Leadership  
156AC 3 Diversity in the Workplace 10, 105, 151 recommended
157 1-4 Special Topics in the Management of Organizations 105
160 3 Consumer Behavior 106
161 3 Marketing Research: Tools& Tech. for Data Collection & Analysis 106
162 3 Brand Management and Strategy 106
165 3 Advertising Strategy 106
167 1-4 Special Topics in Marketing 106
168B 3 International Marketing  
169 3 Pricing  
170 2 Ethical Leadership in Business  
C172* 3 Business in Its Historical Environment  
175 3 Legal Aspects of Management  
177 1-4 Special Topics in Business and Public Policy 107
178 3 Introduction to International Business 101A-101B or equivalents.
179 3 International Consulting for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises  
180 3 Intro to Real Estate and Urban Land Economics Econ 1, Math 1A or 16A or equivalents
183 3 Introduction to Real Estate Finance 180
184 3 Urban and Real Estate Economics 101A or Econ 101A or consent of instructor
187 1-4 Special Topics in Real Estate Economics and Finance  
190S 3 Strategy for the Information Technology Firm  
190T 1-4 Special Topics in Innovation and Design  
190V 2 Corporate Strategy in Telecommunications and Media  
191C 2 Communication for Leaders  
191I 3 Improvisational Leadership  
191P 3 Leadership and Personal Development  
192A 3 Leading Nonprofit and Social Enterprises 101A or equivalent
192L 2 Applied Impact Evaluation  
192N 1-5 Topics in Non-Profit Management  
192P 3 Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility & Consulting Projects  
192T 1-4 Topics in Corporate Social Responsibility  
193C 0 Curricular Practical Training for International Students International students only
193I 1-4 Business Abroad To be determined by instructor depending on topic
194 1 Undergraduate Colloquium on Business Topics  
195A 2 Entrepreneurship  
195P 3 Perspectives on Entrepreneurship  
195S 3 Entrepreneurship To Address Global Poverty  
195T 1-3 Topics in Entrepreneurship  
196 1-4 Special Topics in Business Administration Upper division standing.
198 1-4 Directed Group Study  
199 1-4 Supervised Independent Study and Research  
* Cross listed with AS C172. Enroll in UGBA C172 to receive upper-division business unit credit. Enroll in AS C172 to receive upper-division non-business unit credit.