Commercialization of Disruptive Technology

Joint Certificate Program  

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Why Us? | Overview Who is it for? | How it Works | Requirements Price Range | Faculty

The Berkeley Engineering Executive and Professional Education Program at the College of Engineering, and UC Berkeley Executive Education at the Haas School of Business are collaborating to create a program which combines the breadth of knowledge of two of UC Berkeley’s strongest academic units.

The program leverages the strengths of both institutions to guide participants seeking to understand, build, or expand a business driven by the latest disruptive technologies.

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The Commercialization of Disruptive Technology Certification provides participants in depth exposure to the latest disruptive technologies, understanding of the impact of commercialization strategies, and appropriate leadership skills. The program is presented by faculty of UC Berkeley’s College of Engineering, the Haas School of Business, and Silicon Valley industry experts.  The goal is to enable participants who are tasked with revitalizing an existing business, seeking to build a new business or expanding into new markets both domestically or internationally, with the knowledge and tools to succeed in their endeavors.

Who is it for?

  • Executives responsible for bringing new technologies to market
  • Engineers leading teams in bringing new technologies to market
  • Entrepreneurs looking for start-up ideas or tasked with the creation of new market opportunities within a company
  • Innovation Groups  

How it Works 

The first step first is to indicate your interest in the program by contacting either Berkeley Executive Education or Berkeley Engineering Executive Education to schedule a personal consultation for The Commercialization of Disruptive Technology Joint Certificate Program. During this consult call, we will personally review your professional goals and make suggested program recommendations with the goal of securing your early registration to (5) desired programs. You will register for each of your desired program choices individually. You must complete the certificate requirements within a maximum timeframe of 3 years. Upon completion of the program, we will award a Joint Certificate of Completion from Engineering Executive Education and Berkeley Executive Education.


Five (5) programs of faculty-led instruction from the three categories listed below: Leadership, Disruptive Technology, and Commercialization.


Disruptive Technology

Development of a successful product by leveraging new technologies. Participants select any two (2) of the following programs:


The skills needed to bring a new product to market. Participants select any two (2) of the following programs: 

Capstone Project (Optional)

The Capstone Project is an optional course that provides guidance and feedback on the participant's detailed go-to-market plan to move forward with new disruptive technologies within their own work environment.

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Price Range *

Total Program Cost estimate: $21,400-$27,785*

*varies depending on individual courses/programs selected