"The new Flex option offers an unprecedented opportunity for students to build a curriculum into a schedule that fits perfectly for them. It gives the students agency to design their own education experience."Faculty Profile
At Berkeley Haas, we want to prioritize flexibility in attendance, adapt to the changing environment, and allow learning from anywhere. That's why we're offering a flexible format that allows you to gain the same high-quality MBA without the commute.
For the first half of the program, you'll take core courses online from wherever is convenient for you. Online classes will be a mix of live and on-demand. You'll join online at a set time each week – Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-6pm Pacific Time – for about half of your coursework. The rest will be completed on a schedule that works for you.
When you begin taking elective courses, you can either continue to attend online or come to campus for in-person instruction. The best of both worlds.
If you choose to complete your electives online, you’re only required to be in person for three signature immersion events, strategically scheduled throughout the course of the program (with two additional optional in-person events).
|Format||Online every Tue & Thu||On Campus every Mon & Wed OR Tue & Thu||On Campus every Sat|
|Times||4-6pm PT||6-9:30pm PT||9am-6pm PT|
|Core Courses||Online||On Campus||On Campus|
|Electives||Online or On Campus*||On Campus or Online*||On Campus or Online*|
|Mandatory Signature Events||Three mandatory weekend immersions||Two mandatory weekend immersions||Two mandatory weekend immersions|
|Optional Signature Events||Two optional weekend immersions||Two optional weekend immersions||Two optional weekend immersions|
|Duration||2.5 to 3 years||2.5 to 3 years||2.5 to 3 years|
|Degree||Berkeley MBA||Berkeley MBA||Berkeley MBA|
* Flex cohort students will have preferential access to online electives, but they will be open to all EW students.
** Total program costs for Evening & Weekend MBA programs are estimates made using current costs and are subject to change. Visit our financial aid website for more info.
Weekend in July prior to program start date (All EW students)
Your entire class takes flight together at WE Launch, our required student orientation weekend. You will learn about the case method, meet the people who will accompany you on your academic and career journey, and begin to form bonds with classmates through team-building activities.
Weekend in second half of second semester during first year (Flex cohort only)
In this weekend immersion core course, you will learn how to enhance professional and leadership skills through authentic communication. You'll learn how to inspire others, create cooperation among those who work with you, and advocate ideas within and outside of your organization.
Weekend in October during second year (All EW students)
RE Launch is an opportunity to kick start your second year in the program, building on the energy of WE Launch and helping you to think about your academic, professional, and personal goals while at Haas. This immersion weekend is designed as an opportunity for the Flex cohort to bond in person with their fellow Flex classmates and other Evening & Weekend students.
Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend in January during second year (All EW students)
This weekend immersion is focused on the Communicating in Diverse Environments core course. It will be taught offsite, typically at a resort in Napa Valley. The course is based on cutting-edge behavioral and social science regarding economic, psychological, sociological, organizational, and cultural insights. You will learn an evidence-based set of tools that make the workplace more equitable. This will help you develop leadership skills to increase diversity and inclusion in the modern workplace.
Weekend in May of your graduating year (All EW students)
Before you put on your cap and gown, this event brings your class together to reflect on where you have been and set the compass for where you are going. You will test skills and knowledge with your classmates, network with alumni, and, of course, celebrate.
Below are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about Flex.
Flex is part of our Berkeley Haas Evening & Weekend MBA Program, and the application process and requirements are the same. Reference the evening and weekend MBA FAQ page for any questions that aren't answered below.
Yes. The Flex cohort is part of our Berkeley Haas Evening & Weekend MBA Program which will award you with the same life-changing Berkeley MBA degree as all of our other top-ranked MBA programs.
Yes. All Flex core classes are taught by the same pool of Haas tenure-track faculty. In addition, you will have opportunities to engage in extracurricular activities at Haas and on campus.
You can take in-person electives once you have completed the required core classes online.
Core classes are expected to be about half synchronous content and half asynchronous content. Elective classes may vary from this split, depending on the subject matter.
Yes. As part of the Flex cohort, you will have weekly sessions in each of your core classes, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm PST.
Yes, but Flex cohort students will receive first bid for the online electives.
Yes. It’s the same application as our Berkeley Haas Evening & Weekend MBA Program because it’s part of the same program — just a new cohort option that offers remote access.
Yes. The same standards apply because the Flex cohort is part of the Berkeley Haas Evening & Weekend MBA Program.
No. Admissions officers do not see your cohort choice when evaluating applications.
Priority will be given to evening and weekend MBA applicants who indicate that Flex is the only option they can attend. After that, we will accommodate candidates based on their ordered cohort preferences.
No. You will be applying to the Berkeley Haas Evening & Weekend MBA Program and will need to meet the same competitive standards no matter which cohort you join (Flex, Evenings, or Weekends). If you can only attend the Flex cohort, please indicate that in the cohort preference section of your application.
The application deadlines are not specific to Flex. They are the same for all cohorts in the Berkeley Haas Evening & Weekend MBA Program.
In general, you have equal chances of admission no matter in which round you apply; however, placement in the Flex cohort will be awarded on a first come, first served basis. Space may be limited in later rounds.
Our learning management platform, bCourses (based on the Canvas application), has straightforward upload processes for required deliverables in addition to online discussion boards which can be used to increase asynchronous engagement.
You can arrange office hour sessions with your professors in a format that is mutually agreeable.
Because Berkeley Haas faculty emphasize teamwork and collaboration, you are part of a study team of about five students. Each team is selected to include diverse professional experiences to ensure you learn from and with people with different perspectives and skills.
No. The fees are the same as they are for all of our Berkeley Haas Evening & Weekend MBA Program cohorts.
No. There is no difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition.
Yes. Check out the available scholarships for evening and weekend MBA students.
Yes. You have access to all of the Career Management Group services available to all of our evening and weekend MBA students.
Yes. Here's a list of co-curriculars and clubs at Berkeley Haas.