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 chronological resumes no longer than 2 pages, in PDF format. 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 option that we accept for applicants with 8 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.

Required Essay #1:

Describe a facet of your identity, background, or story that is essential to who you are. (350 word limit) 

Required Essay #2:

At Berkeley Haas, we believe that bringing together students with diverse backgrounds, mindsets, and life experiences fosters new and creative thinking. Welcoming these different ways of thinking is the heart of inclusion. Tell us about how you will contribute to our diverse and inclusive community. (250 word limit)

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

Video Interview

In line with our Defining Leadership Principles, our admissions office continues to Question the Status Quo by piloting a new component of the application for the Evening & Weekend MBA Program. We are implementing two short video questions in lieu of in-person interviews.

Our new video interview provides the opportunity to ensure each candidate receives a very similar interview experience, which aids us in reducing unconscious bias in our admissions process. We are using the video interview to get to know you better outside of a written essay template. We also hope it is more convenient for those candidates who are applying from outside of the Bay Area.

For each question, you will have 1-2 minutes of response time. One question will be based on your desire to attend Haas and the other one will focus on leadership. You will complete the video interview post submission of your application, and will be given detailed instructions in mid- to late-October.

Learn more about the video interview process and review our Frequently Asked Questions

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.