Create professional looking presentations for your classes fast using think-cell

Do you use PowerPoint to present in your classes? If so, think-cell – used by most consulting firms - might save you a significant amount of working time and enable you to create professional-looking presentations for your coursework. Knowing think-cell could be a valuable skill as you enter the workplace since many employers, including top consulting firms and investment banks, use the software.

think-cell is free to Berkeley Haas School of Business students, faculty, and staff. It takes just minutes to learn watching the short video tutorials available for each chart type. See below for helpful training resources and instructions on how to download think-cell.

Why should you consider using think-cell?
How to download think-cell
Eligibility & User Agreement
Obtaining think-cell or Updated Key
How to learn more

Why should you consider using think-cell?

  • Creating your charts takes 70% less time

    Create 40+ chart types, including waterfall, Gantt, and Mekko charts in just 2-3 minutes

  • 90% less time when making alterations

    Automate changes to your charts with think-cell

  • Gain professional skills

    Become proficient with the charting software used by top consulting and investment firms

  • Better results

    Improve your class presentations and impress your audience

How to download think-cell

Go to to download the software.

think-cell is available for both PC and Mac.

Eligibility and User Agreement

think-cell presentation software may only be used for academic and non-profit purposes by current Haas students, faculty and staff. People who are no longer enrolled or are part of the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business or those who intend to use the software for non-educational purposes (e.g. personal consulting or adminstrative tasks) will need to obtain a separate license agreement. The think-cell license key is valid for six (6) months. Two weeks prior to the expiration of the key, a new key will be provided on the authenticated page accessible only by the Haas community.

Disclaimer: Neither UC Berkeley nor the Haas School of Business endorse this vendor, or do they make any guarantees about this product.

Obtaining think-cell or Updated Key

If you agree to the user agreement (above), please click the button below to retrieve the current license key. You will be prompted for a CalNet login.

Note: Please note that think-cell can only be installed on the Windows OS, and it requires an existing installation and license of Office (with Excel and Power Point). If you have a Mac, you can run Windows through VM software like Parallels or Fusion, and then install Office and think cell.


How to learn more

Get personalized support, watch helpful video tutorials, or search our user manual here:

  • First: watch an overview of think-cell here
  • Next: create your first chart with the help of this video
  • Want to create another chart? Learn about the 40+ chart types and features here
  • Have Excel data to turn into a chart? Learn how to link and automate data updates here