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About The School

The Berkeley Haas mission is “to develop leaders who redefine how we do business.” Its distinctive culture is framed by four principles: Question the status quo, confidence without attitude, students always, beyond yourself. Haas aims to cultivate innovative leaders who know how to put new ideas to work and to do so responsibly. By leveraging the energy that’s ever-present in the innovative business ecosystem of the San Francisco Bay Area, the program emphasizes how to seize opportunities, challenge conventional wisdom and act creatively. Quips the website, “our entire culture is about fresh thinking. This is Berkeley, after all.”

Anchored in a rigorous general management curriculum, the program aims to impart multidimensional leadership skills that can be applied in any type of organization, including global firms, startups, nonprofits, or graduates’ own entrepreneurial ventures. Haas links its courses and programs across disciplines at Berkeley and puts a premium on flexibility, allowing students to customize a program of study to their interests and design their own electives.

Strengths And Specializations

Nonprofit/Social Responsibility, Entrepreneurship, Technology, Innovation, International Management, Healthcare, General Management, Organizational Behavior

Incoming Class

Number of Applicants: 3,636

MBA Class Size: 331

Tuition: $136,888

Post-MBA Careers

Sector: Technology/Telecom (32.4%); Consulting (25.1%); Finance (14.5%); Health/Biotech/Pharma (11.6%); Starting Own Business (4.5%)

Top Recruiters: Adobe, Amazon, Bain & Company, BCG, Cisco, Deloitte, Facebook

Avg salary: $139,423

Salary Increase: 110%

Employment in 3 months: 89.5%

MBA Rankings 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
BusinessWeek 13 13 19 9 10 11 6
Financial Times 7 7 8 7 7 13 7
Forbes 13 14 14 8 9
The Economist 6 3 5 5 7 1 10
 Us News  7  7  7  7  7  7 7

Admissions

Avg. Age: 28

Avg. GPA: 3.66

Avg. GMAT: 726

Int’l Students: 42%

Female Students: 43%

Deadlines for 2021-2022: R1: Sep 23, 2021, R2: Jan 6, 2022, R3: Apr 7, 2022

Sources: Berkeley Haas, BusinessWeek, Financial Times, US News, MBA50

Essays 2021-2022:

Essay #1
What makes you feel alive when you are doing it, and why?

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)

Optional Essays
Optional Information #1: We invite you to help us better understand the context of your opportunities and achievements: [6 multiple choice questions]… Alternatively, you may use this opportunity to expand on other hardships or unusual life circumstances that may help us understand the context of your opportunities, achievements, and impact. (hard cut-off at 300 words)

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