Haas School of Business – University of California, Berkeley

Contact Information
Haas School of Business University of California, Berkeley 545 Student Services #1900 (Mail Address) 2220 Piedmont Avenue (Delivery Address) Berkeley, CA 94720-1902
Detailed Information

The Haas School of Business at University of California–Berkeley (Haas) offers these departments and concentrations: accounting, e-commerce, economics, entrepreneurship, ethics, finance, general management, health care administration, international business, leadership, manufacturing and technology management, marketing, management information systems, not-for-profit management, production/operations management, organizational behavior, portfolio management, public policy, real estate, supply chain management/logistics, quantitative analysis/statistics and operations research, and technology. Its tuition is full-time: $64,246 per year (in-state); full-time: $68,444 per year (out-of-state); part-time: $3,464 per credit (in-state); part-time: $3,464 per credit (out-of-state); executive: $194,000 total program (in-state); executive: $194,000 total program (out-of-state); specialty master’s: $75,108 total program (in-state); and specialty master’s: $75,108 total program (out-of-state). At graduation, 71.70 percent of graduates of the full-time program are employed.

Graduate students at the Haas School of Business benefit from the school’s location near San Francisco, a hotbed of major businesses like Google and Visa. It’s a convenient place to find internships and jobs to supplement a business education. Through the Haas@Work program, students are assigned to projects at both local and global companies. Students earn an MBA in 21 months in the traditional program, or in three years if they attend part time in the evenings and on Saturdays. Electives make up more than half the MBA curriculum, and students can select courses offered at Haas or at other academic divisions of UC-Berkeley. Seasoned business professionals can earn their MBA in 19 months via the Berkeley MBA for Executives program.

Close to a third of MBA students at UC-Berkeley are international, and many business courses have a global focus. There are a few research centers on campus, including the Asia Business Center and the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics. Notable alumni include John Riccitiello, former CEO of Electronic Arts; Cathie Lesjak, executive vice president and CFO of Hewlett-Packard; and Walter Haas, a former president of Levi Strauss & Co. and the namesake of the business school.

Application Deadlines
Round 1 Deadline
Round 2 Deadline
Round 3 Deadline
Program Details
Program Fees
$71,817per year
Average Starting Salary
Program Duration
Median GMAT Score
Average GRE Score
Average Incoming Class GPA
3.67out of 4
Class Size
International Cohort
Average Work Experience
Minimum Work Experience
FT Global MBA Ranking 2021-22
Application Essays
Essay Topics

Essay 1 : What makes you feel alive when you are doing it, and why? (300 words maximum)

Essay 2 : The definition of successful leadership has evolved over the last decade and will continue to change. What do you need to develop to become a successful leader? (300 words max)

MBA Essay 3 (Optional) : We invite you to help us better understand the context of your opportunities and achievements

Berkeley MBA Essay 4 (Optional) : This section should only be used to convey relevant information not addressed elsewhere in your application. This may include explanation of employment gaps, academic aberrations, supplemental coursework, etc. You are encouraged to use bullet points where appropriate.

Letter of Recommendation

Haas MBA Recommendation
1. Please provide a brief description of your interaction with the applicant and, if applicable, the applicant’s role in your organization.
2. How does the applicant’s performance compare to that of other well-qualified individuals in similar roles? Please provide specific examples. (e.g. what are the applicant’s principal strengths?)
3. Describe the most important piece of constructive feedback you have given the applicant. Please detail the circumstances and the applicant’s response.
4. In the Berkeley MBA program, we develop leaders who embody our distinctive culture’s four key principles, one of which is “Confidence Without Attitude” or “confidence with humility.” Please comment on how the applicant reflects this Berkeley Haas value.
(Optional) Is there anything else we should know?

Application Procedure

Applicants can elect to apply to Haas during one of three admissions rounds, which usually occur in September, January and April. Haas requires applicants to submit their completed online application along with a résumé, essays, GMAT and TOEFL or IELTS scores from students who received degrees from countries whose official language is not English, transcripts from all collegiate and post-collegiate academic institutions attended, and two professional letters of recommendation. Interviews are conducted on an invitation-only basis and are required for admission to the MBA program.

Application Requirements
The following material are required to apply for the Berkeley Haas MBA:

Online application
$200 application fee
Current resume (submitted online)
Admissions essays
Two professional letters of recommendation
University transcripts
GMAT or GRE score report
English language proficiency