Why Berkeley Haas

    Same Top-ranked MBA, Different Schedule

    Earn your MBA from Berkeley Haas, and you earn a degree from a top-ranked institution whose reputation opens doors worldwide. The credibility the degree confers is backed by the academic rigor, renowned faculty, and high achieving community that are part of all Berkeley MBA programs.

    The Evening & Weekend Berkeley MBA Program, the nation’s top-ranked part-time MBA program for six years in a row (U.S. News & World Report), delivers a robust MBA experience on a part-time schedule. You study with leading faculty, and you study on campus, with access to Berkeley Haas resources and vibrant community life.

    Attending class two evenings a week or on Saturdays allows you to continue working while you earn your MBA. In turn, you take what you learn in class on one day to work the next, for a return on investment that starts immediately.

    New Thinking for the New Economy

    Increasingly powerful computing capabilities and the capture and analysis of massive amounts of data are dramatically altering the way we do business, and this demands new thinking from business leaders.

    The Evening & Weekend Berkeley MBA Program produces leaders who engage in new thinking to deliver innovation of all kinds, including strategic, operational, and organizational. They make decisions rooted in quantitative and analytic rigor, while excelling at the core skills businesses will always need: critical thinking, communication, and constant adaptability.

    At Berkeley Haas, you gain these capabilities through focus on:

    • Leadership development: Become a leader who inspires others and knows how to make decisions rooted in analytic rigor and on an understanding of the impact those decisions have on real people.
    • Experiential learning: In the classroom, you gain exposure to, question, discuss, and debate new ideas. Then, you put your growing skills and knowledge to work—at work, and in the WE Innovate academic retreat, as well as in one of our experiential learning courses.
    • Global opportunities: You’ll explore the nature of global enterprise and leadership in the classroom, in the field, and from classmates—who originally hail from as many as 20 countries.

    Opening Doors to Career Success

    Not only do students in the Evening & Weekend Berkeley MBA Program make professional gains after they graduate and throughout their careers—they do so while still in the program. 

    Employers, LinkedIn profile viewers and professional contacts often take note of a Berkeley MBA degree in-progress. Many of our students earn salary increases, promotions, and job changes—even launch ventures—while still in school. In the class of 2018, 98% of students reported being promoted one or more times while earning their MBA degrees. 

    Our Career Management Group is one partner in your aspirations and endeavors, offering personalized support to help you identify professional goals and develop the career search skills and the connections to attain them.

    Whether this next stage in your career means advancing along a current path or changing direction, you’ll work with team members who specialize in working with experienced professionals.

    Your classmates, who work for top employers in an array of fields and functions, form another part of your support system, bringing insights and connections from 224 different companies including Google, Apple, Amazon, Genentech, and Salesforce. Our on-campus experience and cohort structure mean you’ll form genuine bonds with this network of talented peers. You’ll also gain immediate access to the global Berkeley Haas alumni network and be part of the community formed by nearly half a million alumni of the University of California, Berkeley.

    At the Center of Innovation

    Study at Berkeley Haas, and you study at the heart of the new economy, in this region known for its entrepreneurial spirit and successes and for companies that redefine industries and drive global economic growth.

    Our Bay Area location puts us in direct proximity to some of the world’s most innovative companies, opening access to a wealth of experiential learning, internship, networking, and career opportunities. Dynamic leaders are also nearby and frequently come to campus as guest speakers in classrooms, at conferences, and as part of our Dean’s Speaker Series.

    Life at Haas also means being part of the University of California, Berkeley, home to Nobel scholarship, cutting-edge research, and teaching that each draw from and strengthen the innovation ecosystem in the Bay Area and beyond.

    Culture

    To step on campus or have any interaction with our faculty, students, and alumni is to experience the way we live our distinctive culture. Your Berkeley MBA experience and who you become as a leader are shaped by our four Defining Leadership Principles:

    Question the Status Quo

    We lead by championing bold ideas, taking intelligent risks, and accepting sensible failures. This means speaking our minds even when it challenges convention.

    Confidence Without Attitude

    We make decisions based on evidence and analysis, giving us the confidence to act without arrogance. We lead through trust and collaboration.

    Students Always

    We are a community designed for curiosity and lifelong pursuit of personal and intellectual growth. This is not a place for those who feel they have learned all they need to learn.

    Beyond Yourself

    We shape our world by leading ethically and responsibly. As stewards of our enterprises, we take the longer view in our decisions and actions. This often means putting larger interests above our own.

    Hannah Lennett

    MBA 19

    Marketing Manager
    OpenIDEO

    “My life has changed a lot since I enrolled at Berkeley Haas. I landed a job that I never imagined I would've been able to have before this program at a company that I really only dreamed of working for. I am challenged in ways that I hadn't been challenged before, and that's been really important in growing as a person and as a business leader.”