Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Global Management, Management of Technology,
Health Management, Accounting, Finance, Organizational Behavior, Marketing,
Real Estate, Corporate Strategy, General Management, Nonprofit Management,
TOP 10 EMPLOYERS
- McKinsey & Co.
- Hewlett-Packard Company
- Charles Schwab
- A.T. Kearney
- Goldman Sachs
- Andersen Consulting
- Pittiglio Rabin Todd & McGrath
- Arthur D. Little
- Siebel Systems
- Bain & Company, Inc.
APPLICATION MATERIALS (online application available through Haas school
1 required essays and 7 short answers
Interview (by invitation only)
2 letters of recommendation
1 official transcript from each institute
GMAT (ETS code: 4833)
$ 150 application fee
International applicants should also provide:
TOEFL (ETS code: 4833-02, a minimum of 570 on paper-based or 230 on
The admission office reports that it accepts applications during one long
“continuous cycle” that goes from November to March. Students are notified
of a decision generally within six weeks of a files’ completion, except for
the final deadline. Haas rarely grants deferments. According to Berkeley,
“The admissions committee reviews files and makes decisions continuously.
Applicants who apply in one of the earlier rounds have a stronger chance of
being admitted.” the Haas School is also a member of the Consortium for
Graduate Study in Management, which offers scholarships to talented minority
students. The following criteria are considered in descending order of
importance: the essays, college GPA or academic record, GMAT score, work
experience, letters of recommendation, extracurricular activities, and the
COST AND FINANCIAL AID
MBA program resources for financial aid are limited; therefore, most aid
must be derived from the federal government. Federal financial aid is
available only to U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents. Refer to
http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/MBA/finaid/index.html for details. For
international applicants, available financial resources are extremely
limited. These limited funds necessitate adequate financial planning on your
part prior to enrolling, as Haas is unable to fully fund any student for the
cost of her/his education. International students can apply for private
loans only with a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident as a credit worthy
co-signer. Refer to http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/MBA/finaid/prvtmba.html for
private loan options.
I. SHORT ANSWER SECTION
We hope that our short answer section will provoke honest, thoughtful
responses that will help us to get to know you as a person. Responses can be
as short as a few words or as long as a couple of paragraphs.
1. Describe something you feel passionate about.
2. What is your most valued tangible possession? What is your most valued
3. If you could have dinner with one individual, past or present, who would
it be? What would you order?
4. Briefly state what you view as your most significant accomplishment (3
sentences or less).
5. If you could change one characteristic about yourself, what would it be?
6. If you had 4 extra hours each day (i.e., a 28-hour day), what would you
do with them?
7. Do you feel that your academic record (i.e., grades, course load, etc.)
is an accurate reflection of your ability and potential? In comparison to
your college friends and classmates, do you feel that you were particularly
advantaged or disadvantaged? Please explain.
1. What are your professional goals? How do your past and present
experiences relate to those goals? (1–2 pages, double-spaced)
2. OPTIONAL: Please feel free to provide a statement concerning any
information you would like to add to your application that you haven’t
addressed elsewhere. (1 page, double-spaced)
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