Evening & Weekend Berkeley MBA Program

Application Requirements

The Evening & Weekend Berkeley MBA Program accepts online applications for the fall semester only. To be considered for admission, an applicant must have successfully completed the following:

Application Fee

The non-refundable $200 application fee is payable online by credit card via the application.

Application Fee Waiver for U.S. Military Service Members, Non-Profit, & Public Service Employees

U.S. Military service members (active duty and veterans) and non-profit/public service employees may be eligible to waive the $200 application fee. Submit your application but do not yet pay your application fee. Instead, please complete our Application Fee Waiver Request form. We will process your request and get back to you within 2 business days with eligibility confirmation and next steps.

University Transcripts

    US Transcript Submission

    You must submit one official transcript from every college/university/graduate institution you have attended since secondary/high school graduation, toward the issuance of a degree. You must also list each of these schools in the education section of the application. Do not list or send transcripts for seminars, ESL classes, professional development courses, computer certification, etc. unless relevant to the application.

    All domestic transcripts must arrive in a sealed envelope as issued by the school. Transcripts may be sent directly by the issuing institution or by the applicant, together with other supplemental materials to the following address:

    Evening & Weekend Berkeley MBA Admissions
    Haas School of Business
    430 Student Services Bldg. #1906
    Berkeley, CA 94720-1906

    Non-US Transcript Submission

    You must obtain one official transcript from every college/university/graduate institution you have attended since secondary/high school graduation, toward the issuance of a degree. You must also list each of these schools in the education section of the application. Do not list or send transcripts for seminars, ESL classes, professional development courses, computer certification, etc. unless relevant to the application.

    You may scan and upload copies of your Non-US transcripts and diploma certificates in the online application. Should you be recommended for admission, you will be required to provide our office with the original official records. Official records are original documents issued by the institution that bear the original stamp or embossed seal of the issuing institution and the stamped or signed signature of the appropriate authorizing official. All other documents are unofficial and will not be accepted.

    Non-English Transcripts: All official academic records must be issued in the original language and accompanied by English translations prepared by the issuing institution. If you are in the United States and have only an official copy of your academic records or diploma certificate in the original language, only translations prepared by the American Translators Association are acceptable. For more information and the directory of members, consult the ATA website. Credential evaluations prepared by other schools or private agencies cannot be submitted in place of original academic records and diploma certificates.

    Please use the following address when mailing materials to our office:

    Evening & Weekend Berkeley MBA Admissions
    Haas School of Business
    430 Student Services Bldg. #1906
    Berkeley, CA 94720-1906

    If you attended an undergraduate program outside of the US, please visit the International Applicants section for additional requirements.

Current Resume (submitted online)

The admissions committee prefers to receive chronological resumes of 1-2 pages in length. Please upload your resume into the online application.

GMAT or GRE Exam

GMAT Institution Code: N2V-PT-16
GRE Institution Code: 7884
Taken on or After: October 1, 2012

Official Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) results are required of all applicants. All applicants must furnish results from the GMAT or GRE exam. We will accept official scores from GMATs or GREs taken as early as October 2012 for fall 2018 applicants. The Haas School keeps test score reports on file for two years only.

The GMAT or GRE may be taken up to two weeks after the posted application deadline for the round in which you are applying. If you are unable to take the GMAT/GRE during this time, please contact our office and we will process these requests on a case-by-case basis.

If you are planning to take the exam during the application round (either as your first time or if you choose to retake the exam) please make sure you enter your future test date in your application and email a copy of your unofficial score report to our office as soon as possible after the exam.

All applications without an unofficial test score will be considered incomplete. We cannot guarantee a decision by the posted notification deadline for incomplete applications.

NOTE: It is the applicant's responsibility to notify us at with the new test scores and/or future exam dates for consideration.

Applicants must make arrangements directly with Pearson Vue to sit for the GMAT, or ETS for the GRE, or to have results of previous tests forwarded to the Haas School. To schedule a test date and for information regarding the GMAT, visit For more information about the GRE, please visit

English Language Proficiency Requirement

Applicants who received their degrees outside of the US, from a country in which the official language is not English (for example, India, Russia, China*), are required to demonstrate English Language Proficiency.

To satisfy the University English Language Proficiency requirement, you must:

  • Have a basic degree from a recognized institution in a country where the official language is English.
  • Have completed a basic or advanced degree at an institution, in the United States or abroad, where the language of instruction is English and the institution is accredited by one of the United States’ regional accrediting agencies.
  • Have completed at least one year of full-time academic course work** with a 3.0 GPA or better at a regionally accredited institution within the United States.
  • Score 90 or better on the Internet-based TOEFL or 7 or better on the Academic Modules of the IELTS.
    • Our TOEFL Institution code is 4833-02.
    • Tests taken before June 1, 2016 will not be accepted.

No exceptions will be granted. If you are not sure if the requirement applies to you, please call (510-642-0292) or email us. Your application is considered incomplete until you submit official evidence of English Language Proficiency and your admissions decision may be delayed.

* This requirement applies but is not limited to applicants from Bangladesh, Burma, Nepal, India, Pakistan, Latin America, the Middle East, North Africa, the People's Republic of China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia, and most European countries.

** The following courses will not satisfy the requirement:

  • Courses in English as a Second Language
  • Courses conducted in a language other than English
  • Courses that will be completed after you apply
  • Courses of a non-degree or non-academic nature.

Online Application

The online application is designed so that you can enter and update your information at any time before you submit your application. Please note that we only accept online applications--paper applications are not available. You will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to access certain documents.


Our essay questions were created to provoke honest, thoughtful responses to help us get to know you. While we ask that you answer each question thoroughly, please do not exceed the specified lengths. Also keep in mind that our online application does not allow you to format the text of your responses. If you would like, you can copy and paste your responses from a text-based application (e.g., Notepad or Microsoft Word).

Fall 2018 Short Answer Essay Questions
1. a. What are your short term career goals (3 to 5 years)? b. What are your long term career goals (10+ years)? c. Describe your plan to meet these goals. Why is this the right time for you to undertake the program?(250 word maximum).

2. At Berkeley Haas, our unique culture is defined by our Four Defining Leadership Principles - Question the Status Quo, Confidence Without Attitude, Students Always & Beyond Yourself - which are integral to the education and development of innovative leaders of the future. Based on what you know of our culture, why is Berkeley Haas the place for you?(250 word maximum)

Fall 2018 Main Essay Question
Tell us a six-word story that reflects a memorable experience in your life-to-date. Elaborate on why it is meaningful to you. (350 word maximum)

Tip: A successful six-word story will pique the reader’s interest in the forthcoming explanation. Together, the story and explanation will share a specific and personal experience that helps the reader get to know you better, giving insight into your character and values.

Two Letters of Recommendation

Letters of recommendation provide the admissions committee with third party, qualitative accounts of your potential for leadership and management.

We require two letters of recommendation. You should obtain one of the recommendations from your current direct supervisor. If you do not provide a letter from your current direct supervisor, you are required to include an explanation in the Supplementary Data section of the online application. You are responsible for ensuring that both recommendations are submitted prior to the application deadline. Please do not draft or write your own letter of recommendation, even if asked to do so by your recommender. Such an action can result in denial of your application or withdrawal of your offer of admission. We strongly discourage you from submitting more than two letters of recommendation.

Choosing a Recommender
We strongly prefer that both letters of recommendation come from a current direct supervisor, former direct supervisor, or other individuals with whom you have had significant professional interaction. Select individuals that know you well and who will take the time to write thorough and thoughtful letters on your behalf. The title or status of those you select is not important. What does matter is how closely your letter writers have worked with you and whether they can attest to your value as an employee, your professional accomplishments, and your personal qualities. We have found the most helpful letters to be recent, relevant, and written specifically for this application. We discourage letters of recommendation from co-workers, subordinates, professors, family or friends.

Letter Submission
We encourage your recommenders to submit letters through our online format. When completing the online application, you will enter the email address of your recommender and click the appropriate box to have the recommender complete an online recommendation. Your recommender receives an automated email with instructions to log in to the online recommendation form with questions identical to those in our PDF form. After your recommender submits the recommendation, both you and your recommender will receive an email confirmation. If you wish to give your recommenders hard copy forms, you may download the recommendation form (PDF). Please review the submission instructions on the top portion of the form prior to sending to your recommender.


The Admissions Committee conducts interviews of applicants by invitation only, and we ask that you please refrain from contacting us to request an interview. Receiving an invitation to interview should be taken as a sign of interest on the part of the Admissions Committee, and few applicants will be admitted without an interview.

All interviews are held on campus at the Haas School of Business in Berkeley, California. The interview is approximately 30 minutes long and will be with a member of the Admissions Committee. Please bring photo identification (passport or driver's license) with you for check-in. The interviewer will have only reviewed your resume, as our policy is to conduct interviews prior to a complete evaluation of your application. You do not need to bring your resume as the interviewer will have a copy.

Please come dressed in professional business attire.

Quantitative Proficiency

Quantitative proficiency will be evaluated by the admissions committee during the application process. While we no longer have a quantitative proficiency requirement, applicants who do not have a quantitative background are encouraged to explore prerequisite course options.

Detailed instructions are provided with the online application.
We only accept online applications; paper applications are not available.

Mail supplemental materials to:
Evening & Weekend Berkeley MBA Admissions
Haas School of Business
430 Student Services Bldg #1906
Berkeley, CA 94720-1906

International applicants and reapplicants should read the information provided on their respective pages.