The fall 2013 application is now closed. You may still access existing applications for this cycle. The new fall 2014 application will be available in August.
Each fall, the Full-Time MBA Program enrolls approximately 240 bright, diverse, and creative future business leaders. We admit candidates with solid professional experience and leadership potential who come from a wide variety of industries and backgrounds.
We seek candidates who possess the Berkeley values of Confidence Without Attitude and a willingness to look Beyond the Status Quo. The goal of the application review process is to identify those candidates who are the strongest fit with our program.
The quality of an MBA program is immeasurably enhanced by the real-world business experience that students bring to the classroom. For this reason, most of our students have two or more years of full-time professional work experience following the completion of their undergraduate degree. More important, however, is the richness of that experience. When reviewing applications, we are interested in the progression and milestones of your career, as well as your supervisor's assessment of your value as an employee and potential as a leader.
Your past academic performance provides us with an indication as to whether you will be able to handle the academic rigor of our program. Candidates may apply to the program if they hold the equivalent of a four-year US bachelor's degree and have not obtained an MBA or comparable degree from another institution. In reviewing your transcripts, we take into account your choice of coursework, the rigor of your undergraduate major, the competitiveness of your academic institutions, and your grade point average (GPA). Although we do not have a minimum requirement, a GPA of B (3.0) or better is generally the standard for serious consideration. We also evaluate your performance on the GMAT, and if required, the TOEFL or IELTS, to assess your ability to succeed academically in our program.
The curriculum at Haas includes courses that have a qualitative focus and others that are more analytical and quantitative. All applicants should have completed, at a minimum, a college-level mathematics or statistics course. Haas faculty who teach quantitative courses will assume you have mastered the basic material. Therefore, the Admissions Committee looks carefully at quantitative proficiency when making its admissions decisions.
The Berkeley MBA has a distinct culture, and we seek applicants who represent the school's four defining principles: Confidence Without Attitude, Question the Status Quo, Beyond Yourself, and Students Always.
|Round:||Online application submitted by:||Tests taken by:||Decision posted/ emailed by:|
|One||October 16, 2013||October 16, 2013||January 15, 2014|
|Two||January 8, 2014||January 8, 2014||March 26, 2014|
|Three||March 12, 2014||March 12, 2014||May 15, 2014|
The Haas School of Business is a proud member of the Consortium for Graduate Study in Business. To apply to Berkeley-Haas through The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management (CGSM), please visit The Consortium website. Learn more about the application process.
As a policy, the Berkeley MBA Program does not grant deferrals for admission. We may consider requests for one-year deferrals only under exceptional, unforeseen circumstances. Requests for deferral must be submitted in writing with relevant supporting documentation. Please contact admissions for more information.