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The Berkeley Chief Analytics Officer (CAO) Program is a 13-month learning journey (including a two-month program break) into the world of business analytics, covering foundations necessary to lead analytics teams and drive strategic decision making. The program is led by esteemed Berkeley faculty who combine cutting-edge research with extensive industry experience. The comprehensive curriculum begins with three core modules that provide you with the foundational frameworks to build and lead a business analytics team. You will gain hands-on experience on effectively using tools that leverage artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to drive strategy and innovation across your organization. Following the core modules, you will choose one elective short course and engage in one required short course to further enhance your technical, analytical, and leadership skills. You will also apply program insights to a capstone project by devising a data strategy road map for your organization.
of companies say that AI and ML are key to achieving their digital transformation goals.
of enterprises will shift from piloting to operationalizing AI by 2024.
of large organizations will have analysts practicing decision intelligence, including decision modeling, by 2023.
Note: The live online core module sessions take place between 7:00 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. PT once a week. Topics and sessions are subject to change.
Note: Topics and sessions are subject to change.
Learn to make sense of and harness new technologies and technology trends to, design effective technology strategies and identify solutions to transform your business.
Across the core modules, participants will apply classroom lessons to a capstone project that evolves throughout the program. You will be organized in groups or can work individually on an opportunity or problem in which you are interested.
The project asks you to take the next steps in leveraging data to drive business objectives of your organization. Group coaching sessions will be led by an industry expert serving in a learning facilitator role. Participants submit a presentation that covers the following:
Earn select Berkeley Haas alumni benefits upon completion of the program.
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Note: All benefits subject to change
This program is ideal for senior managers and leaders who aim to leverage analytics in their decision-making processes and build data analytics teams in their organizations.
Participants are required to have:
Please note that the program focuses on foundations and foundational frameworks in business analytics. While some background in statistics and math will be necessary, the program may be elementary-level for someone possessing an appropriate graduate degree.
Benjamin N. Ward Professor of Economics, Haas School of Business
Shachar Kariv is the Benjamin N. Ward Professor of Economics and former department chairperson and faculty director of Berkeley's Experimental Social Science Laboratory (XLab). Kariv is also the co-founder and chief scientist of Capital Preferences, where he applies his research on individual saving, investment, and insurance choices to help clients make better decisions about how to design and market products and services and improve customer acquisition, relationship, and retention.
Professor of Economics | Sarin Chair in Strategy and Leadership, Haas School of Business
Steve Tadelis is a professor of economics and Sarin Chair in Leadership and Strategy at Berkeley Haas. Tadelis was a senior director and distinguished economist at eBay Research Labs (2011 to 2013) and vice president of economics and market design at Amazon (2016 to 2017) where he applied economics research tools to a variety of product and business applications, working with technologists, machine learning scientists, and business leaders. He continues to advise Amazon part-time as an economist fellow.
The Berkeley Chief Analytics Officer Program is a 13-month learning journey (including a two-month program break) into the world of business analytics, covering foundations necessary to drive business transformation, lead analytics teams, and excel at strategic decision making. You will gain hands-on experience in effectively using tools that leverage artificial intelligence and machine learning to drive strategy and digital innovation across your organization.
The Berkeley Chief Analytics Officer Program is ideal for managers and senior leaders across industries who aim to leverage analytics in their digital strategies, accelerate growth and innovation, and build data analytics teams in their organizations.
The Berkeley Chief Analytics Officer Program has three online modules followed by one elective and one asynchronous online short course — the Future of Technology, before a graduation and networking event on the Berkeley campus. The curriculum includes Economic and Statistical Foundations for Decision Making; Data and Decisions; Regression, Prescriptive Analytics, and Predictive Analytics; Inference and Measurement; Machine Learning and Building Data-Driven Teams.
Upon completion of the Berkeley Chief Analytics Officer Program, participants will be awarded the Certificate of Excellence in Business Analytics Leadership from Berkeley Haas Executive Education.
Applications to the Berkeley Chief Analytics Officer Program can be made online and should include an updated resume or LinkedIn profile as well as professional references. The application fees vary by rounds — applying earlier will help your chances of being accepted into the program.