Academic Aptitude

    Your past academic performance provides us with an indication as to whether you will thrive in the academic rigor of our program. Candidates may apply to the program if they hold the equivalent of a four-year U.S. 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 (preferred) or GRE and, if required, the TOEFL or IELTS to assess your ability to succeed academically in our program.

    The Admissions Committee looks carefully at quantitative proficiency when making its admissions decisions. Haas faculty who teach quantitative courses will assume you have mastered the basic material, therefore all applicants should have completed, at a minimum, a college-level mathematics or statistics course.

    Submitting Transcripts

    You must submit one official transcript from every college/university/graduate institution you have attended since secondary/high school graduation, regardless of length of study.

    Graduates of non-US institutions must also provide one official degree certificate in the original language. English translations are required if the documents are not in English. Official copies (required for admission) must be issued by the school. Minimum academic requirements for international applicants are a 4-year bachelor's degree or a master's degree (2 years after your bachelor's degree).

    For review purposes, scans or photocopies of official academic records are acceptable, and may be uploaded via the online application. If you are admitted, you will be required to immediately submit official academic records issued by your institution.

    You may mail academic documents to:

    Full-Time MBA Admissions
    Haas School of Business
    430 Student Services Bldg #1902
    Berkeley, CA 94720-1902

     

    Video: How We Think About Your Academic Aptitude

    Brooke Baranzano, Assistant Director of Full-time MBA Admissions, shares how we assess academic aptitude when reviewing applicants for admissions.