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 start an application.
The Berkeley MBA Application
The first step is creating your Application Portal through our secure online system. Your Portal will be your guide through the admissions process from the time you begin your application through the time you submit your enrollment deposit.
If you've previously applied to any Berkeley MBA program, including the Evening & Weekend MBA Program, you still need to create a new application. See our information for Reapplicants.
If you received your undergraduate degree outside of the United States and/or are not a citizen or permanent resident of the United States, see our information for International Applicants.
You must upload to your application copies of transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate programs you have attended or are currently attending since graduating high school/secondary school. You must also list each of these schools in the Academic History section of the application.
Employment & Resume
To review the progression and milestones of your career, we ask that you provide us details of each of your professional roles since you have finished your undergraduate studies. Please break out each of your positions separately and provide dates and details for each position.
We also 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.
Standardized Tests & Quantitative Readiness
All applicants are required to take the GMAT, GRE, or EA* exam. We will accept official scores for GMAT, GRE, or EA exams taken as early as October 2018 for 2024 applicants. These scores must also be verifiable with the testing agency. The testing agencies keep the scores for five years from the date the test was taken so you must submit your official scores to us directly from the testing agency prior to them expiring.
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 an additional exam option that we accept for applicants with 6 or more years of work experience.
Applicants with a PhD with evidence of strong quantitative skills or an advanced medical degree, as listed below, may request an exemption from submitting standardized test scores:
To request a waiver, applicants must start an application, upload all academic transcripts, and send an email request to email@example.com. We will review your request and the admissions committee will notify you within 5-7 days via email whether the request is approved.
The Haas Quantitative Readiness Course (QRC) is an online course available to provide additional academic preparation to support your candidacy and to prepare you for the rigor of MBA study. If you do not have significant evidence of quantitative skills in either your academic or professional background, you may consider taking this course to further demonstrate your academic readiness.
***Please check back in early Spring 2024 for additional information. ***
We’re looking for honest, thoughtful responses that help us get to know you; there truly is no one “right” answer to our essay questions. While you should answer each question thoroughly, you should not exceed the specified lengths.
To help admissions get to know you please share something about yourself that may not be evident in other parts of your application. Examples might include information about your family, culture, hobbies, and lived experiences. Please avoid professional topics. (300 word limit)
Please summarize your primary area of professional expertise or knowledge. What do you do, and what are you known for? (150 words)
Letters of Recommendation
Learn more about what we look for in Letters of Recommendation.
Our video interview allows us to get to know you beyond your written application. The video format provides the opportunity to ensure each candidate receives a similar interview experience, which aids us in reducing unconscious bias.
Applicants will complete two short video questions. One question will be based on your desire to attend Haas and the other will give us a chance to get to know you better. For each question, you will have 1-2 minutes of response time.
After you receive the link you have SEVEN days to complete the video interview. This due date may be after the application deadline depending when you submit your application and that is acceptable as the video interview has a unique and separate deadline which will be shown in the email that includes the link to the video interview platform.
Learn more about our video interview process and review our Frequently Asked Questions.
Non-Refundable Application Fee
A $200 non-refundable application fee is required and payable by credit card within the online application.
Fee waivers are available for:
You will apply for a fee waiver within the application. Requests for a fee waiver must be received at least three (3) business days prior to the application deadline for which you are applying.
English Language Proficiency Requirement (If applicable)
Applicants who received their degrees in countries other than the U.S., UK, Australia, English-speaking Canada, or Singapore are required to take the TOEFL exam or the IELTS exam.
Review our International Applicants website for information on ordering these scores
If you have completed at least one year of full-time academic coursework with grades of “B” or better in residence at a recognized US institution at your time of application. You must submit an official transcript from the US institution.
The following courses will not fulfill this requirement: