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Berkeley ExecEd Partnership with Mahidol University, Thailand

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Berkeley ExecEd signing with Mahidol


Berkeley Executive Education at the University California Berkeley Haas School of Business is pleased to announce a new partnership with Mahidol University in Thailand.

With increased globalization of services and products, Thai corporations are experiencing massive change in how they operate and must adapt in order to succeed. In partnership with Berkeley Executive Education, Mahidol University is developing a program for senior leaders at top tier companies in Thailand to best lead change within in their organizations and to increase resilience.

In fact, despite low business confidence from locals after the recent economic and social changes in Thailand, according to Dezan Shira & Associates, foreign businesses continue to be attracted by Thailand’s strategic position between China and India. Businesses in Thailand have entered a time where innovation will be critical for ongoing success during such a fluid, fast-changing world of constant and disruptive change.

Session topics include:

  • Organizational Culture and Context
  • Managing Risk and Uncertainty
  • Design Thinking
  • Leading Through Change

Over the course of the program, participants will assess their leadership personas and instinctive approaches to driving change. Led by Faculty Director, Homa Bahrami, participants will travel to Berkeley Executive Education for an onsite immersive classroom experience filled with experiential activities, case studies, small group discussions, and expert panel discussions. Participants will receive first hand exposure to San Francisco Bay Area incubators and/or startups, businesses and public sector entities showcasing innovation.

Specifically, senior executive participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Develop their capabilities at a strategic level to embrace disruptive change and drive focused execution in their organizations
  • Remove organizational barriers and enablers that can inhibit or promote change, and agility
  • Drive change continuously, using a systematic approach, enabling crisis management
  • Increase innovative thinking and mindset

With this partnership, Mahidol University joins a list of distinguished universities working with UC Berkeley Executive Education including CKGSB, Fudan, and BI Norway.

UC Berkeley has a long and proud history of being a changemaker and driver of innovation in business, the sciences, technology, and policy. We partner with organizations to provide an educational experience with an enduring impact that unlocks new ideas and ways of thinking, pushes traditional boundaries, and facilitates discovery of fresh and unique approaches that defy the status quo. Our custom programs, such as this one with Mahidol University, result in immersive, profoundly impactful learning experiences that shape careers and put companies ahead of the curve.

ABOUT BERKELEY EXECUTIVE EDUCATION In today’s rapidly evolving business environment, it is essential for business leaders to continually enhance their management acumen and broaden their mindset. UC Berkeley Executive Education meets a range of emerging educational needs through our diverse portfolio of programs for individuals and by forging long-lasting partnerships with organizations to design and deliver programs directly aligned with their unique business initiatives and organizational culture. These programs allow participants to gain the competitive edge that they need to succeed.

In our programs you will learn from leading UC Berkeley faculty, including professors from the Haas School of Business, who are renowned entrepreneurs across business industries. Ranked the #1 public university in the world, UC Berkeley has a breadth of resources and expertise recognized around the world.

Home to nearly two dozen Nobel Laureates and some of the most forward-thinking minds in higher education, our university is located in the vibrant business ecosystem of the Bay Area. Industry executives and thought leaders from the Silicon Valley are regularly integrated into our programs for individuals, complementing our faculty expertise with real-world, real-time case studies and analyses.


For more information on this program, please contact Andrea Salvemini, Director of Business Development: