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
Number of Applicants: 4,031
MBA Class Size: 252
Sector: Technology/Telecom (39%); Consulting (19%); Finance (12%); CPG Retail (11.5%)
Top Recruiters: Adobe, Amazon, Bain & Company, BCG, Cisco, Deloitte, Facebook
Avg salary: $122,488
Salary Increase: 94%
Employment in 3 months: 89.7%
Avg. Age: 28
Avg. GPA: 3.71
Avg. GMAT: 725
Int’l Students: 39%
Female Students: 40%
Deadlines for Sept 2017:R1: Sep 21, 2017, R2: Jan 04, 2018, R3: Mar 22, 2018, R3: Apr 05, 2018,
Sources: Berkeley Haas, BusinessWeek, Financial Times, US News, MBA50
ESSAY #1: Tell us a six-word story that reflects a memorable experience in your life-to-date. Elaborate on why it is meaningful to you. (250 words maximum)
ESSAY #2: Respond to one of the following prompts: (250 words maximum)
• Describe a significant obstacle you have encountered and how it has impacted you.
• Describe how you have cultivated a diverse and inclusive culture.
• Describe a leadership experience and how you made a positive and lasting impact.
1. Briefly describe your immediate post-MBA career goals. (50 words maximum)
2. How have prior experiences motivated and prepared you to pursue these goals? (250 words maximum)
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