Applying

Our students demonstrate professional achievement, academic aptitude, and leadership potential and come from a wide variety of industries and backgrounds.

The Evening & Weekend Berkeley MBA admissions team takes a holistic approach to reviewing applications, seeking to understand all aspects of a candidate’s character, qualifications, and experiences.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply.

The Berkeley MBA Application

Applying begins with our secure online application. Once you create an account, you may enter, update, and save your information at any time. Please click "submit" once you are done. Your application must be submitted by 11:59 p.m., Pacific Time on the day of the deadline. We confirm receipt of applications and supplemental materials via email.

Transcripts

You must submit transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate programs you have attended or are currently attending in pursuit of a degree. Transcripts must arrive in a sealed envelope as issued by the school. If the institution provides official electronic transcripts, they can be emailed directly from the institution to: ewmbaadm@haas.berkeley.edu. You can also learn more about how to provide transcripts and about the academic performance review process

Resume

To review the progression and milestones of your career, we ask that you upload a current resume through the online application. We prefer a PDF format and chronological resumes of 1-2 pages in length. Learn more about how we review your professional experience. 

GMAT, GRE, or EA Score Report

All candidates are required to take the GMAT, GRE, or EA exam prior to the deadline for which they are applying. Berkeley Haas keeps test score reports on file for two years, and there is no minimum acceptable score. Learn more about how we review your test score

*Executive Assessment (EA) is a new exam accepted for applicants with 10 or more years of work experience.

Essays

We’re looking for honest, thoughtful responses that help us get to know you; there truly is no one “right” answer to our MBA essay questions. While you should answer each question thoroughly, you should not exceed the specified lengths. Learn more about what we look for in your essays.  

Letters of Recommendation

We require two letters of recommendation, and strongly encourage you to submit one from your current direct supervisor. Recommendations are submitted through our online system, and they help provide us with qualitative accounts of your leadership potential and of the impact you’ve made at work. Learn more about what we look for in your letters of recommendation

Interviews

Interviews are by invitation only and are required for an offer of admission. Interviews are generally held on campus with a member of the Admissions Committee, and last approximately 30 minutes. We ask that you please refrain from contacting us to request an interview. Learn more about the interview process

Application Fee

A $200 application fee is required and payable by credit card within the online application. Application fee waivers are available for U.S. military service members and for nonprofit and public service employees.

English Language Proficiency Requirement (If applicable)

Applicants who received their degrees from countries in which the official language is not English must submit official evidence of English language proficiency. Learn more about requirements for international applicants.