Class Profile

Not everything about a Berkeley MBA class lends itself to a “by the numbers” approach. We build our classes to cultivate a mix of backgrounds, industries, and aspirations, so that students learn as much from each other as they do from their professors.

To do this, we evaluate each application holistically, as interested in your motivations, purpose, and goals as we are in your professional and academic achievements. As a result, our students distinguish themselves through their self-awareness and their inclusive, collaborative approaches, among other things.

However, we know that when choosing an MBA program, it does help to get a feel for everything from average GMAT scores to current industries; here is a look at the full-time Berkeley MBA class profile for the most recent entering class.

Entering Class Fall 2020

Class Size

331 Students

Work Experience

5.3 Average Years of Work Experience

3-8 Middle 80% Range of Years of Work Experience

Diversity

39% Women

17% Underrepresented Minorities

21% International Passport Holders

37 Countries Represented

39% U.S. Minorities

Top Undergrad Majors

Economics 17%

Engineering 17%

Social Sciences 16%

Business Commerce 13%

Finance 9%

Humanities 7%

Natural Sciences 5%

Computer Sciences 3%

Math 2%

3.65 Average Undergrad GPA

3.4-3.9 Middle 80% Range Undergrad GPA

GMAT

Average Score: 727

Middle 80% Range: 690-760

GRE Verbal

Average Score: 161

Middle 80% Range: 153-167

GRE Quant

Average Score: 161

Middle 80% Range: 154-169

Top Industries

Consulting 21%

Financial Services 17%

High Technology/Electronics 10%

Health/Pharma/Biotech 8%

Not-For-Profit 7%

Military 5%

Energy 5%

Consumer Products/Retail 6%

Entertainment 3%

Government 3%

Top Job Functions

Consulting/Management Services 22%

General Management 9%

Finance 9%

Operations 8%

Marketing/Sales 8%

Planning/Corporate Strategy 7%

Project Management 6%

Engineering 5%

Research/Development 3%

1 Includes U.S. citizens and permanent residents who identify as Black, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, or Multiethnic as a percentage of the total class
2 Does not include permanent residents or dual U.S. passport holders
3 Includes U.S. citizens and permanent residents who identify as Asian, Black, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, or Multiethnic as a percentage of the total class