Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Program

Emerge as a transformational leader
Work Experience

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Program Highlights


Immersive Learning

Engage with peers, faculty, and industry experts during two highly interactive in-person modules held on the Berkeley campus in California.


High Touch

Live online sessions, 8 days of in-person sessions with Berkeley faculty, executive coaching, and guest lectures by industry experts.


High Tech

Theater-style virtual classroom brings the world-class Berkeley experience to you, wherever you are.


Core Curriculum

In-depth core sessions in strategic thinking, innovation, culture, leadership, and more.


Capstone Personal Case Project

Apply your learnings to an enduring leadership challenge you are facing, and develop a personal case codifying the insights.


Real-World Application

Apply lessons learned to your business immediately.


World-Renowned Faculty

Learn from subject matter experts and global leaders.


Interactive Sessions

Take advantage of interactive learning with faculty, industry experts, and an accomplished peer group.


Peer Learning

Learn from high-achieving peers from around the globe and build your network.


Expand Your Network

Interact with peers, industry leaders, and faculty at the three-day in-person global leadership campus immersion, and graduation event.


Alumni Benefits

Earn select Berkeley Haas alumni benefits upon completion of the program.


The Berkeley CEO Program delivers learning that will help you fulfill your potential as a senior leader in driving organizational success. Three core modules will provide you with the tools and frameworks to effectively lead innovation and change. You will explore various leadership styles to emerge as a more strategic leader equipped to build and inspire high-impact teams and drive organizational transformation. Your in-depth learning journey will include lectures by faculty experts and specialists, case studies, group and individual exercises, and discussions with global leaders.

Campus Immersion at UC Berkeley

The Berkeley CEO program participants converge for the in-person module and subsequently the three-day Global Leadership Campus Immersion. During these sessions, they will engage with accomplished peers and gain insights from expert faculty, and industry practitioners. Bringing together participants from multiple cohorts, the Global Leadership Campus Immersion facilitates direct engagement with global thought leaders and expert faculty. It offers networking opportunities, guest speaker sessions, and other activities for a meaningful culmination of the experience.

Capstone Personal Case Project

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.

  • Problem definition and analysis

  • Solution narrowed and chosen

  • Action planning

  • Results

  • Conclusion and codification of insights


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.

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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...

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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, a...

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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...

Alumni Benefits

Earn select Berkeley Haas alumni benefits upon completion of the program.

Networking and Events

  • Ability to join local alumni chapters or clubs in your region

  • Access to a private network of distinguished Berkeley Haas alumni

  • Invitation to the annual Berkeley Haas Alumni Conference

  • Opportunity to attend select Berkeley Haas and Berkeley Executive Education

Berkeley Resources

  • Access to Haas Amplified — Latest research and thought leadership from industry speakers and faculty

  • 30% discount on the list price of eligible future programs after completion of the Certificate of Excellence in Senior Executive Leadership

  • Get an email forwarding address

  • Public visitor access to select campus libraries and university database services. (Remote and onsite access available for select services)

News and Communication

  • One-year complimentary digital subscription to the California Management Review

  • Berkeley Haas alumni newsletter

  • Subscription to the Berkeley Haas alumni jobs e-newsletter with latest job postings from distinguished employers

Note: All benefits subject to change.

Participant Profile

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:

  • A minimum of 15 years of work experience

  • A demonstrated track record of leading regional/global teams and motivating by example

  • The agenda and ability to drive transformation in a complex, uncertain business environment

  • Substantial work experience, including significant time as a business leader, ideally across regions and cultures

  • Readiness to immerse themselves in a transformative learning experience that offers an opportunity for serious self-assessment

  • Fluency in written and spoken English

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Certificate of Excellence

Upon completion of the Berkeley Chief Executive Officer Program, participants are awarded the Certificate of Excellence in Senior Executive Leadership from Berkeley Executive Education.

Note: This program results in a digital certificate of completion and is not eligible for degree credits/CEUs. After successful completion of the program, your verified digital certificate will be emailed to you in the name you used when registering for the program. All certificate images are for illustrative purposes only and may be subject to change at the discretion of Berkeley Executive Education.


Connect with a Program Advisor for a 1:1 Session

Email: berkeley_ceo@emeritus.orgPhone: +1 567 485 3613 (U.S.) / +44 1313 812082 (U.K.) / +971 80 00321209 (U.A.E.) / +52 55930 20507 (LATAM)

Early registrations are encouraged. Seats fill up quickly!

Flexible payment options are available.

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