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Application Deadlines
Round 1: October 17, 2012 | Decision Date: January 10, 2013
Round 2: November 29, 2012| Decision Date: February 21, 2013
Round 3: January 16, 2013 | Decision Date: April 11, 2013
Round 4: March 12, 2013| Decision Date: May 16, 2013

Consortium Deadlines:

Round 1 November 15, 2012 | Decision Date: March 14, 2013
Round 2 January 5, 2013 | Decision Date: March 14, 2013

Admission Essays:
At Berkeley-Haas, our distinctive culture is defined by four key principles — Question the status quo; Confidence without attitude; Students always; and Beyond yourself. We seek candidates from a broad range of cultures, backgrounds, and industries who demonstrate a strong cultural fit with our program and defining principles. Please use the following essays as an opportunity to reflect on and share with us the values, experiences, and accomplishments that have helped shape who you are.(Learn more about Berkeley-Haas' Defining Principles).
    1. If you could choose one song that expresses who you are, what is it and why? (250 word maximum)
    2. What is your most significant accomplishment? (250 word maximum)
    3. Describe a time when you questioned an established practice or thought within an organization. How did your actions create positive change? (250 word maximum)
    4. Describe a time when you were a student of your own failure. What specific insight from this experience has shaped your development? (250 word maximum)
    5.a. What are your post-MBA short-term and long-term career goals? How have your professional experiences prepared you to achieve these goals?
    b. How will an MBA from Haas help you achieve these goals? (750 word maximum for 5a. and 5b.)

Supplemental information
    1. If you have not provided a letter of recommendation from your current supervisor, please explain; otherwise, enter N/A.
    2. List in order of importance all community and professional organizations and extracurricular activities in which you have been involved during or after university studies. Indicate the nature of the activity or organization, size of the organization, dates of involvement, offices held, and average number of hours spent per month.
    3. List full-time and part-time jobs held during undergraduate or graduate studies, indicating the employer, job title, employment dates, location, and the number of hours worked per week for each position held prior to the completion of your degree.
    4. Please explain all gaps in your employment since earning your university degree.
    5. If you have ever been subject to academic discipline, placed on probation, suspended, or required to withdraw from any college or university, please explain. If not, please enter N/A. (An affirmative response to this question does not automatically disqualify you from admission.)

Optional Essays
    1. (Optional) Please feel free to provide a statement concerning any information you would like to add to your application that you haven't addressed elsewhere. (500 word maximum)
    2. (Optional) If not clearly evident, please discuss ways in which you have demonstrated strong quantitative abilities, or plan to strengthen quantitative abilities. You do not need to list courses that appear on your transcript. (250 word maximum)

Class Profile
Entering Class Fall 2011
Applications Received - 3,444
Enrolled Students - 236
Women - 29%
US Minority Students* - 43%
International Students - 37%
Countries Represented - 38
Median Age at Enrollment - 28 years
Median Years of Post-University Work Experience - 5 years

Academic Profile
Average Undergraduate GPA - 3.64
Range of Middle 80% - 3.39-3.90
Average GMAT - 715
Range of Middle 80% - 675-750
Average TOEFL (iBT) - 110
Range of Middle 80% - 102-117

Previous Degrees
Bachelor's - 100%
Master's - 15%
Ph.D. - 1%

Selected Undergraduate Majors
Business - 24%
Economics - 22%
Engineering - 22%
Social Sciences - 14%
Humanities- 6%
Natural Sciences - 5%
Computer Sciences - 4%
Other - 3%

Selected Industry Experience
Consulting - 26%
Banking & Financial Services - 19%
Not-for-Profit - 10%
High Technology/Electronics - 7%
Consumer Products/Retail - 6%
Energy - 4%
Government - 4%
Healthcare/Pharma/Biotech - 4%
Real Estate - 3%
Accounting - 2%
Telecommunications - 2%
Other - 13%

*Includes African American, Hispanic American, Native American, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, Asian American, and East Indian/Pakistani

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Re: Haas-UC Berkeley Fulltime MBA(2013) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 26 Jun 2012, 08:23
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In for R1 :-)
Engineering background, about 7 years of WE, GMAT 710. Good luck to us all!
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Re: Haas-UC Berkeley Fulltime MBA(2013) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 26 Jun 2012, 08:42
I am in for R1.

27 Indian Male,
MS in Aerospace from U of Texas,
Product Design background for 4 years. 1 year as an entrepreneur
EC: Member of governing council of charter schools + started adult soccer league for expats in my town + Member of sustainability effort at my company

Good luck everyone. !!
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Re: Haas-UC Berkeley Fulltime MBA(2013) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 02 Jul 2012, 20:10
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The essays were published a few moments ago! One interesting quote:

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We replaced our question about "greatest joy" with: "If you could choose one song that expresses who you are, what is it and why?"  Why are we asking this question? It's not a test.  We  hope your answer will reveal something about what makes you who you are.  A piece of advice -- your song doesn't have to be a popular or well-known song, or even a song with lyrics -- pick the song that has meaning for you and make sure we understand why.


Definitely a great question :-)
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Re: Haas-UC Berkeley Fulltime MBA(2013) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 02 Jul 2012, 20:54
Great! Thanks for the heads up... we'll get those updated along with the graphs in the near future :)

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The essays were published a few moments ago! One interesting quote:

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We replaced our question about "greatest joy" with: "If you could choose one song that expresses who you are, what is it and why?"  Why are we asking this question? It's not a test.  We  hope your answer will reveal something about what makes you who you are.  A piece of advice -- your song doesn't have to be a popular or well-known song, or even a song with lyrics -- pick the song that has meaning for you and make sure we understand why.


Definitely a great question :-)
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Re: Haas-UC Berkeley Fulltime MBA(2013) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 03 Jul 2012, 01:36
Great school, but class size is on the low side. That makes for competitive pool. All the best to this year's applicants.

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Re: Haas-UC Berkeley Fulltime MBA(2013) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 03 Jul 2012, 04:51
Absolutely loved my visit earlier this year! It's Round 2 (non-consortium) for me!
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Re: Haas-UC Berkeley Fulltime MBA(2013) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 03 Jul 2012, 04:56
Folksssss! All the very best.. If you find any useful resources in your research, please feel free to share ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UdCVf1_Bu4 and... well, interesting news - http://www.inc.com/ss/30under30/donna-f ... under30#15

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Re: Haas-UC Berkeley Fulltime MBA(2013) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 03 Jul 2012, 05:00
here you go.. Essays Link!! :) http://mba.haas.berkeley.edu/admissions/essays.html

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If you could choose one song that expresses who you are, what is it and why? (250 word maximum)


Its going to get crazy(really interesting!) or whattttt!! :)

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Re: Haas (UC Berkeley) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Jul 2012, 09:01
Haas application can be tiring if you don't plan it well. There could be 6 total essays. On the same note I was wondering what are people's thought about essay 5. Are you planning to reply both questions as one essays or separate?
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Re: Haas (UC Berkeley) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Jul 2012, 05:59
WEBINARS

Many of you might have received email about this but I wanted to share it with applicants who might not be aware of this. Haas is hosting some online "Area of Interest" events. In these events they will cover three areas: Consulting, Marketing, and Finance. Here are the dates and the link to the webinar.

No advance registration is required.

Marketing: Wednesday, July 18, 10:00-10:30AM Wednesday, July 18, 4:00-4:30 PM
Finance: Thursday, July 19, 10:00-10:30AM Thursday, July 19, 4:00-4:30 PM
Consulting: Wednesday, July 25, 10:00-10:30AM Wednesday, July 25, 4:00-4:30 PM

http://mba.haas.berkeley.edu/admissions/offcampus.html?mgs1=6bbe8tOVxe
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I was wondering how is everyone approaching the first essay question "If you could choose one song that expresses who you are, what is it and why? "

I asked few friends to give me one or two songs which remind them of me. So far some interesting choices emerged. Any thoughts or ideas from anyone on the forum?
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Re: Haas (UC Berkeley) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 03 Aug 2012, 10:37
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I was wondering how is everyone approaching the first essay question "If you could choose one song that expresses who you are, what is it and why? "

I asked few friends to give me one or two songs which remind them of me. So far some interesting choices emerged. Any thoughts or ideas from anyone on the forum?


I have to admit I was totally dreading this question because I am not really that musically-inclined. But I ended up choosing a song that I really enjoy that reminded me of an important time in my life. It was a good jumping off point to talk about a life experience and my personal qualities. I think the point is to have fun with it. So go with what feels good! :)

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Re: Haas (UC Berkeley) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 03 Aug 2012, 10:49
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MALD2011 wrote:
I was wondering how is everyone approaching the first essay question "If you could choose one song that expresses who you are, what is it and why? "

I asked few friends to give me one or two songs which remind them of me. So far some interesting choices emerged. Any thoughts or ideas from anyone on the forum?


I have to admit I was totally dreading this question because I am not really that musically-inclined. But I ended up choosing a song that I really enjoy that reminded me of an important time in my life. It was a good jumping off point to talk about a life experience and my personal qualities. I think the point is to have fun with it. So go with what feels good! :)


Thanks Machichi for some help there. I read your blog, interesting read indeed. :) I am also 2-3 days a week soccer player.
I am originally from India so every song buzzing in my mind is generally a Bollywood number or some old Pink Floyd song so that doesn't help much.
I will have to figure this one out soon. Although I have drafts of three other essays ready so I am not as stressed as I was last year. :)
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Thanks Machichi for some help there. I read your blog, interesting read indeed. :) I am also 2-3 days a week soccer player.
I am originally from India so every song buzzing in my mind is generally a Bollywood number or some old Pink Floyd song so that doesn't help much.
I will have to figure this one out soon. Although I have drafts of three other essays ready so I am not as stressed as I was last year. :)


I see you're a blogger yourself! You haven't posted in a bit--are you retaking the GMAT again?

I don't see anything wrong with a Pink Floyd or a Bollywood song. I mean, I guess the Bollywood might remind the adcom too acutely that you're an Indian applicant, but if it conjures up real, authentic, and interesting memories of your life, I don't see any problem with that. And well, Pink Floyd is a classic! :)

I thought about referencing one of my favorite songs, River by Joni Mitchell and how it was totally ruined for me when I heard it playing at a sex shop in Chicago. Haha, then I decided that fell into the category of "TMI" (too much information).

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