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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?

EECS students

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 degree programs and their 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

CompSci 61B Data Structures

El Eng 16A Designing Information Devices and Systems I

Math 1B Calculus

UGBA 10 Principles of Business

Reading & Composition

Sophomore year

FALL

El Eng 16B Designing Information Devices and Systems II

Math 53 Multivariable Calculus

Physics 7A Physics for Scientists and Engineers

Breadth Course

Reading & Composition

SPRING

CompSci 61C Machine Structures

Math 54 Linear Algebra and Differential Equations or Math 110 Linear Algebra

Physics 7B Physics for Scientists and Engineers

Breadth Course

Stat 21 Introductory Probability and Statistics for Business or Stat 134 Concepts of Probability

Junior year

FALL

CompSci 70 Discrete Mathematics and Probability Theory

Upper Division EECS

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 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

CompSci 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