Maximize your social impact with the Berkeley MBA. Rooted in our Defining Principles, our commitment to developing socially-conscious leaders extends beyond the classroom to include results-oriented work on real-world problems.
As a public service or nonprofit MBA student, here is what you would find at Berkeley-Haas:
Apply for Free and Explore Opportunities for Funding and Loan Forgiveness
We waive the $200 application fee. Complete our Application Fee Waiver Request form. We will process your request and get back to you within 2 business days with eligibility confirmation and next steps.
Apply for our Non-Profit/Public Service Scholarships when accepted for admission, which awards up to $10,000 a year. You may apply for this scholarship every year if you are still employed by an eligible employer - subject to funding availability.
You may be be eligible for the federal Public Loan Forgiveness Program. Your eligible loans may be forgiven after 120 qualifying monthly payments while working full-time for a qualifying employer. The PLF program is administered by Federal Student Aid an office of the U.S. Department of Education.
Courses to Build Your Skills and Propel Your Career
In addition to the leadership skills and foundation in business fundamentals you gain in the curriculum, you choose from a menu of elective options that include courses such as Social Sector Solutions, Strategic Management of Nonprofit Organizations and others to build the knowledge and experience needed to advance professionally or use your talents to support organizations driving social impact.