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June 29, 2023
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US$38,000US$600 application fee
In an increasingly volatile environment, where business models are continually changing across industries, the chief executive officer's (CEO's) role is also evolving. The Berkeley Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Program has been designed to equip business leaders with the skills required to successfully navigate this era of uncertainty and transformation.
of CEOs believe that external factors like regulatory concerns and market factors will most impact their businesses in the next two to three years.
of CEOs say their most important business priorities revolve around customers, clients, and citizens.
of CEOs are looking to internet of things and cloud computing to deliver results in the next two to three years.
Note: Topics and sessions are subject to change.
Learn to make sense of and harness new technologies and trends to design effective strategies and identify solutions to transform your business.
The Global Leadership Conference is held annually on the Berkeley campus in the spring/summer time frame (before the end of June) to bring participants from multiple cohorts of the CEO Program together. The networking conference and graduation event gives you the opportunity to interact with peers from your cohort, participants from other cohorts, faculty, and industry leaders.
The three-day event will include an immersion into the Berkeley ecosystem, networking opportunities, guest speaker sessions, and other activities to make this a memorable, insightful, and meaningful program culmination experience.
Across the Berkeley CEO Program experience, you will complete a capstone personal case project. You will apply classroom lessons to a real personal leadership challenge or opportunity to deliver an actionable solution. You will be informed by faculty content sessions and guided by your executive coach and peers. At the on-campus event in Berkeley, you will share the codified learnings from your experience as a personal case story.
The Berkeley CEO Program is developed and taught by a team of Berkeley Haas faculty who are renowned experts and skilled educators with a focus on the sociological and psychological processes within organizations. They bring to the classroom their deep research capabilities and rich experience at some of the world’s most prominent enterprises. Through interactive lectures and real-life case studies, they will help you understand how core themes such as decision making, innovation, negotiation, diversity, and culture affect organizational performance. The world-renowned faculty will prepare you to reach and succeed in the highest-ranking role today.
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs | Paul J. Cortese Distinguished Professor of Management
World-renowned researcher, teacher, and consultant on leveraging organizational culture for firm performance and leading high performance teams. In her research, teaching, and consulting work, she focuses on how organizations can leverage culture for strategic success and how diverse teams can optimize performance.
Continuing Lecturer | Entrepreneurship and Innovation
A faculty member of UC Berkeley’s Haas Business School and Graduate School of Information Science, he teaches Cal’s prestigious Entrepreneurship Program to MBAs, undergrads, and graduate students. The program produces multiple promising startups each year, including recent successes Pokemon Go, Indiegogo, Tubemogul, Lime, Freewire, Traveling Spoon, and Plushcare. World-renowned researcher, teacher, and consultant on leveraging organizational culture for firm performance and leading high performance teams.
Associate Professor | Harold Furst Chair in Management Philosophy & Values
As a professor in the Management of Organizations group, Schroeder's research explores how people make social inferences about others. She is a faculty affiliate in the Social Psychology Department, the Cognition Department, and the Center for Human-Compatible AI at UC Berkeley. She teaches the Negotiations and Conflict Resolution course at Haas.
Earn select Berkeley Haas alumni benefits upon completion of the program.
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Note: All benefits subject to change.
The Berkeley CEO Program is designed for senior executives who are ready to accelerate their career to the highest level of leadership. It is designed for CEOs as well as for senior leaders who are identified as critical to a company's succession plan.
Participants are expected to have:
The Berkeley Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Program is a multimodular immersive learning journey that aims to provide participants with the tools and frameworks to lead innovation and drive transformation. You will learn about different leadership styles and craft one of your own to emerge as a dynamic visionary leader.
The CEO Program is designed for CEOs as well as executives who will take on a C-suite leadership position in the next phase of their career. Your duties and responsibilities include leading regional or global teams and you are ready to accelerate your career to the highest level of leadership.
The program has a total of three core modules and a short course. It concludes with a three-day networking event where you get to meet peers from multiple cohorts on the Berkeley campus in California.
Upon completing the program, you will receive a Certificate of Excellence in Senior Executive Leadership and earn select Berkeley Haas alumni benefits.
Applications to the CEO Program are to be made online. Application fees vary by rounds. Applying earlier helps your chances of being accepted into the program.
Flexible payment options available.