Cal Advantage

Streamlined application process for UC Berkeley Alumni.

Applying to Haas through Cal Advantage

UC Berkeley alumni are invited to apply to the Berkeley Haas Evening & Weekend MBA Program for Fall 2024 enrollment through Cal Advantage, an exclusive, streamlined application process. GMAT/GRE/EA test scores are optional.


  • GMAT/GRE/EA test scores are optional
  • An essay to demonstrate quantitative readiness will be required if test scores are not submitted


Frequently Asked Questions

What is Haas looking for in a Cal Advantage applicant?

Cal Advantage applicants will be evaluated using the same criteria that is applied to all other Berkeley MBA applicants, which generally include demonstration of academic readiness, professional achievement, leadership potential and fit with our Defining Leadership Principles. Candidates should consult the Evening & Weekend MBA admissions pages for more program-specific details.

What is the structure of the Evening & Weekend MBA program?

The Berkeley Haas Evening & Weekend MBA program is a flexible, part-time degree program for fully employed students. While designed to be completed in 3 years, you can earn your MBA in 2.5 years, or take up to 5 years if you need more time. Students select from three schedule options: on campus during evenings or weekends, or our new flexible online option. All entering students start the program together in late July, and move through the curriculum’s core courses together during the first three semesters. You then tailor your course of study with a wide array of electives to achieve your goals and feed your passions.

How can I determine if I am qualified for the program?

While our holistic review allows for flexibility in the evaluation criteria, we recommend that applicants have at least three years of work experience before applying to the Evening & Weekend Program.

Our class profile will serve as a good first point of evaluating your qualifications in relation to our current students. The profile includes statistics related to academic performance, years of work experience, industry interests, etc.

What is the best way for me to learn more about the Evening & Weekend MBA program?

Besides looking carefully over the website, we recommend attending an admissions event, registering for a class visit, or scheduling a 1:1 phone consultation with a member of our admissions team. We offer a variety of virtual and in-person events for prospective students.

What are the application deadlines?

There are three Application Deadlines, which can be found on the main admissions page.


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