Berkeley Industrial Engineering & Operations Research will be a core major in a program launched by UC Berkeley to help educate future technology leaders and entrepreneurs. Undergraduates applying for admission for Fall 2017 can now apply to the Management, Entrepreneurship, & Technology program, a dual-degree program in which graduates will earn B.S. degrees from both the top-ranked Berkeley College of Engineering and Berkeley Haas School of Business.
To lead in the 21st century innovation economy, business leaders will not only need to have a comprehensive understanding of concepts in communications and management, but there is an increasing demand for managers with a solid technical foundation as well. As tech continues to be the primary industry leading innovation, there is a shortage of managers with the expertise to truly understand how to drive their companies forward. The goal of the M.E.T. program will be to help meet this industry need and educate more workers qualified to lead and start innovative companies.
Undergraduates accepted into the program can choose between two tracks: Business + IEOR or Business + EECS. The Industrial Engineering & Operations Research department (tied #2 ranked program) teaches students how to use data-driven decision making to design and manage complex systems in domains such as supply chains, healthcare, ecommerce, and finance. The Electrical Engineering & Computer Science program (tied #1 ranked program) prepares students for careers in areas such as software development and robotics. The Haas School of Business will prepare students with world-class education in finance, analysis, communications, and management. With close ties to nearby Silicon Valley industry and the resources of the world's best public university, incoming students will be set up to lead the economy of the future.
The first M.E.T. cohort will be just 30 students to allow for increased mentorship and encourage collaboration for students.