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University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business Part Time MBA

The Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, is a leading global producer of new ideas and knowledge. Teaching and research accomplishments include two Nobel Laureates in the past 18 years and a school mission to develop innovative business leaders. These leaders redefine business, putting new ideas into action in all areas of an organization, and doing so responsibly. The second-oldest business school in the U.S., Berkeley-Haas offers management education to about 2,200 undergraduate and graduate students each year who come from around the world to study in six degree-granting programs.

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Program at a Glance

Program Type Part Time
Total Program Enrollment 250

Program Information

University of California—Berkeley Haas School of Business Says

The Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, is a leading global producer of new ideas and knowledge. Teaching and research accomplishments include two Nobel Laureates in the past 18 years and a school mission to develop innovative business leaders. These leaders redefine business, putting new ideas into action in all areas of an organization, and doing so responsibly. The second-oldest business school in the U.S., Berkeley-Haas offers management education to about 2,200 undergraduate and graduate students each year who come from around the world to study in six degree-granting programs.

Specializations Offered: Consulting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, General Management, International Business, Marketing, Real Estate, Strategy, Sustainable Enterprise, Technology
Degrees Awarded: MBA, Evening & Weekend.

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Program Rankings

Bloomberg

#2 Businessweek Part Time MBA Programs

School Rankings

LinkedIn

#5 Best Graduate Universities for Sales Professionals
#12 Best Graduate Universities for Management Consultants
#15 Best Graduate Universities for Marketers
#20 Best Graduate Universities for Investment Bankers

The Princeton Review

N/A Best Business Schools (West)
#1 Best Professors
#2 Best Career Prospects
#2 Best Green MBA
#4 Best Classroom Experience
#4 Toughest To Get Into
#7 Greatest Opportunity for Women

Admissions

Admissions

Application Information

  • Acceptance Rate: 14% accepted out of 3329 applicants
  • Average Age Admitted: 29
  • Average Incoming GPA: 3.61
  • Average Incoming GMAT: 692
  • Average Years Work Experience: 5
  • Application Fee: $200

Admission Considerations

Important: Recommendations, Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay, Standardized Test Scores

Admission Requirements

Required: Personal Essay, Work Experience, Standardized Test Scores, Recommendations, Extracurricular Activities, Undergraduate GPA

Admission Information

Applicants to Haas graduate programs must submit all the following materials to the admissions department: official copies of transcripts for all postsecondary academic work, an official GMAT score report, letters of recommendation, a personal statement, and a resume. Interviews are conducted on an invitation-only basis. In addition to the above ma...Applicants to Haas graduate programs must submit all the following materials to the admissions department: official copies of transcripts for all postsecondary academic work, an official GMAT score report, letters of recommendation, a personal statement, and a resume. Interviews are conducted on an invitation-only basis. In addition to the above materials, international applicants whose first language is not English must also submit official score reports for the TOEFL or IELTS. The school considers all of the following in determining admissions status: "demonstration of quantitative ability; quality of work experience, including depth and breadth of responsibilities; opportunities to demonstrate leadership, etc.; strength of letters of recommendation; depth and breadth of extracurricular and community involvement; and strength of short answer and essays, including articulation of clear focus and goals."

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Important Dates

Round 1
March

20

Deadline
August

21

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School Information

School Information

The following section features data representative of the entire business school, and numbers here are not necessarily reflective of the specific program.

Students and Faculty

Total Graduate Students 1,293
Percent International Students 37%
Total Full-Time Faculty 216
Full-Time Faculty 36%

Student Life

According to students, life at Haas is “extremely busy and involved.” “Beyond school­work—which is the focus—almost every student is involved in at least one if not two or three extracurricular activities, most of which are student-run,” says one student. “There are often symposiums, speakers, new clubs forming, and conferences to attend.” The extracurricular activities, just like the school, are largely “student-driven,” meaning that “If a student can dream of an activity, club, or academic venture...it can be done, and in fairly easy fashion.” “Life at school is a whirlwind,” explains one student. “There are so many clubs, speakers, and events to check out—but never enough time in the day. Last week, I was involved in organizing a panel on sustainable design with speakers from IDEO, Patagonia, and Nike, while also participating in a chili cook-off!” Needless to say, “Life at Haas is rich and very intensive.” Despite being “very active and busy between academic and social opportunities,” students find time for the “important things in life.” “Dodgeball on Mondays, softball on Tuesdays, and bar of the week on Thursdays—I love b-school!” says one student. Berkeley is “a great college town” with “amazing access to San Francisco, Napa Valley, and Lake Tahoe” (no surprise that the student body reports an “overall appreciation for the outdoors). In addition, the location in the Bay Area “provides a wealth of opportunity for networking.”Thanks to the school’s “small class size” Haas has “a very strong sense of community.” “People are trustworthy and helpful,” says one student. “Friendly,” “easygoing,” and “international” are all words that could be used to describe the student body here. The “collaborative” environment means that there “isn’t the typical cutthroat competition apparent at other business schools.” The “diverse” and “welcoming” students here are “keen to support each other.” As one student explains, “Life at Haas is unique to every individual, and yet there are so many opportunities for shared experiences.”

Career

After graduation, Berkeley MBAs breathe easy knowing that their program’s high pro­file and sound reputation go a long way in providing job opportunities for them—not to mention that it also has “an alumni network that spans the globe.” As is often the case at such schools, the Haas Career Center provides a broad range of excellent services. Students here benefit from one-on-one advisement, access to numerous online job data­bases, industry clubs, workshops, seminars, and a mentoring program in which second-year students counsel first years in their search for internships. Employers most likely to hire Berkeley MBAs include Google, Amazon, Apple, Bain & Company, Deloitte Consulting LLP, Pacific Gas and Electric, McKinsey, Genentech.

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Students Say

The Haas School of Business at the University of California—Berkeley is a “top school for academics and recruitment opportunities,” especially “on the West Coast.” Students here note that the MBA program is “Outstanding on all levels: professionally, academically, and socially.” Thanks to an environment that encourages student involvement and input, most here “feel like they have a real role in shaping their own academic experiences.” As one student explains, there are “a million ways to get involved and really make a differ­ence. Experiential learning opportunities everywhere you turn.” Things “move fast here” thanks to the structure of the courses, but students find themselves supported by “fantastic” and “accessible” professors who “sincerely care” about these future entrepre­neurs. “We learn from professors who not only are recognized as top academics in their respective fields, but also professionals who shape the direction of the industry,” explains one student. Additionally, Haas’ administration “seems to have a singular focus on improving the experience for students.” According to students, “They go to great lengths to take in, process, and change the program per student recommendations.”Students praise the “small, intimate program” for being exactly that: “small” and “inti­mate.” “We only have 240 students per class (at least officially...sometimes one or two more get added),” says one student. This “tight-knit” environment creates a distinctly “collaborative culture” that forges lasting connections (which come in handy after grad­uation). The “caliber of students, faculty, administration, and career services staff” are all “top-notch,” which provides a solid base for development. “Haas excels at entrepreneur­ship (not just social entrepreneurship),” explains one student. “Its heavy involvement and leadership in the Berkeley Energy Resources Collaborative (BERC) provides great opportunities in alternative/green energy entrepreneurship.” The school also offers a “health care and international business focus.” Another key component of the program is its “close ties” and proximity “to Silicon Valley.” Students also single out their “excel­lent” dean, Richard Lyons, for praise. As one student says, “He’s an energetic, reputable professor who spent time in the real world on Wall Street.”

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Student Services

  • Campus Wide Network
  • Centers Of Research:

    Institute for Business Innovation, which includes the Garwood Center for Business Innovation, the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship, and the Fisher Center for Management of Technology. Other centers include Clausen Center for International Business and Policy, Fisher for Real Estate and Urban Economics, Center for Responsible Business, Graduate Program in Health Services Management, Asia Business Center, Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership, Center for Financial Reporting & Management.

  • International Student Support Groups:

    Asia Business Club; European Business Association; Latin American and Hispanic Business Association https://haas.campusgroups.com/club_signup?group_type=1268

  • Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Support Groups:

    [email protected] Club https://haas.campusgroups.com/club_signup?group_type=1268

  • Minority Support Groups:

    Black Business Students Association Latin American Business Association https://haas.campusgroups.com/club_signup?group_type=1268

  • Peer Tutoring Programs:

    http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/MBA/academics/other/index.html#braschtutor

  • Research Facilities:

    Institute for Business Innovation, which includes the Garwood Center for Business Innovation, the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship, and the Fisher Center for Management of Technology. Other centers include Clausen Center for International Business and Policy, Fisher for Real Estate and Urban Economics, Center for Responsible Business, Graduate Program in Health Services Management, Asia Business Center, Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership, Center for Financial Reporting & Management.

  • Study Abroad:

    London Business School (LBS), London, England; L'Ecole Des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC), Instituto des Estudios Superiores de la Empresa (IESE), Barcelona, Spain; Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), Rotterdam, the Netherlands; Columbia Business School, New York, USA The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), Hong Kong; IESE Business School, Universidad de Navarra, Barcelona, Spain

  • Women Support Groups:

    Women in Leadership Club https://haas.campusgroups.com/club_signup?group_type=1268

School Outcomes

Average Debt At Graduation: $63,652

Top Employers Of Graduates From This School Include: Deloitte Consulting, McKinsey & Co., Boston Consulting Group, PayPal, Google

Industry Percent Employed Median Starting Salary
Other 44% $114,547
Business 29% $116,273
Technical 27% $117,883
General Management 26% $114,594
Marketing / Sales 26% $114,390
Consulting 22% $122,229
Consulting 21% $124,099
Finance / Accounting 19% $112,764
Financial Services 14% $111,785
Other 5% $120,375
Non Profit 3% $94,750
Other 1% $122,667

School Employment Information

Graduation Employment 74%
Three Month Employment 18%
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