Diversity and Inclusion

Our Diversity Commitment 

The Haas School of Business has an unequivocal commitment to supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion as defined by the University of California Office of the President and UC Berkeley's Office of Equity & Inclusion.

We believe that diversity includes supporting and respecting the personal experiences, values, and world views that arise from differences of culture and circumstance. These differences include race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, language, abilities/disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, political diversity, socioeconomic status and geographic region, and more.

Berkeley Haas is committed to recruiting the most diverse students, faculty, and staff; this enhances our mission, community, and academic excellence. We seek to provide an inclusive environment where all are treated fairly and have equal access to opportunities. This commitment lies at the heart our mission as part of a public university.

Staff, faculty, and students work together to ensure that Berkeley Haas is a welcoming environment for everyone.

Differences as a Source of Strength

At Berkeley Haas, we see diversity in MBA programs as a source of strength, innovative ideas, and creative accomplishment as well as an opportunity for growth. We know that welcoming difference is the heart of inclusion.

You will share your MBA experience with students who champion causes they believe in, express their own perspectives, and respect views different from their own.

Our students embrace Question the Status Quo, finding ways to make a difference for the community, founding endeavors such as the Gender Equity and the Race Inclusion initiatives and contributing to a class made up of 40 percent women, 29 percent US minority students, and 39 percent international students.

Diversity Symposium

Experience the Berkeley Haas approach to inclusion at our Diversity Symposium, held each fall. We welcome prospective students to meet alumni and members of our affinity clubs, and to participate in workshops with members of our Admissions, Financial Aid, and Career Management teams. This daylong event on campus is preceded by an evening reception in San Francisco.

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Skyler Soto

Skyler Soto

MBA 14


“When I met my study group during orientation week, I was amazed that so much diversity could be packed into five individuals. We all came from different industries and wanted to take our careers in different directions. We were men and women of different ethnicities, who came from different places. In other words, we were typical Berkeley Haas students."