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EECS+Business

Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences is known as a tough major, especially at Berkeley. Who would want to add a demanding Business major on top of that?

You would.

Maybe you’ve got a great idea for a new mobile app or robotic device. You’re also eager to find out how it will meet real-world needs. If so, the EECS + Business track may be right for you.

The technical rigor of your EECS courses is matched by business classes ranging from Finance to Competitive Strategy, along with essential instruction in leadership skills. You have opportunities to gain practical experience—and something to show prospective employers—through internships with nearby tech companies, consulting firms and start-up ventures.

In fact, the two degrees most often earned by tech start-up founders are an undergraduate degree in computer science, followed by a graduate degree in business. The EECS + Business track lets you jump the line by getting a solid technology-management foundation in four years.

A sample curriculum plan for the EECS + Business program is shown below. Your own course of study will depend on your pre-college preparation, including AP course credits, and other individual circumstances. For full information on the EECS + Business degree program and requirements, visit the Berkeley Academic Guide.

EECS + Business

Key: Engineering Business M.E.T.

Freshman year

FALL

CompSci 61A Structure & Interpretation of Computer Programs

MATH 1A Calculus

Natural Science Elective

Econ 1 Introduction to Economics

M.E.T. Special Topics

 

SPRING

CS 61B Data Structures

EE 16A Designing Information Devices and Systems I

Math 1B Calculus

UGBA 10 Principles of Business

Reading & Composition

 

Sophomore year

FALL

EE 16B Designing Information Devices and Systems II

Math 53 Multivariable Calculus

PHYS 7APhysics for Scientists & Engineers

Reading & Composition

Breadth Course

SPRING

CS 61C Machine Structures

CS 70Discrete Mathematics and Probability Theory

PHYS 7BPhysics for Scientists & Engineers

Breadth Course

Stats 21 Introductory Probability and Statistics for Business

orStat 134 Concepts of Probability

 

Junior year

FALL

Technical Electives

Upper Division EECS

Engineering Fundamentals Elective

UGBA 100 Business Communication

UGBA 101A Microeconomic Analysis for Business Decisions

UGBA 105  Leading People

Breadth Course

 

 

SPRING

Upper Division EECS

Upper Division EECS

UGBA 107 The Social, Political, and Ethical Environment of Business

UGBA 101B Macroeconomic Analysis for Business Decisions

UGBA Elective

UGBA 102A Introduction to Financial Accounting

 

Senior year

FALL

Upper Division EECS

Upper Division EECS

UGBA 103 Introduction to Finance

UGBA 104 Analytic Decision Modeling Using Spreadsheets

CS 195 Social Implications of Computer Technology

M.E.T. Special Topics

SPRING

Upper Division EECS or Engineering Elective

Upper Division EECS or Engineering Elective

UGBA 102B Introduction to Managerial Accounting

UGBA 106 Marketing

UGBA Elective

UGBA Elective