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). Essay 1: What brings you the greatest joy? How does this make you distinctive? (250 word maximum) Essay 2: What is your most significant accomplishment? (250 word maximum) Essay 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) Essay 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) Essay 5: Describe a time when you led by inspiring or motivating others toward a shared goal. (250 word maximum) Essay 6a: What are your post-MBA short-term and long-term career goals? How have your professional experiences prepared you to achieve these goals? Essay 6b: How will an MBA from Haas help you achieve these goals? (1000 word maximum for 6a. and 6b.)
Optional Essays Essay 1: 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) Essay 2: 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)
Describe your relationship to the applicant. Are you, or have you been, the applicant’s direct supervisor? If not, what is the nature of your relationship? How long have you known the applicant and how frequent is/was your interaction with them?
How does the applicant’s performance compare with that of his or her peers?
How effective are the applicant’s interpersonal skills?
What are the applicant’s three greatest strengths? Cite specific examples.
What are the applicant’s three greatest weaknesses or areas in need of improvement? Cite specific examples.
What significant contribution has the applicant made to your organization?
Please comment on the applicant’s potential for leading an organization.
In the Berkeley MBA program, we develop leaders who have “confidence without attitude” or “confidence with humility”. Please comment and provide examples of how the applicant reflects this Berkeley-Haas value.
Employment Statistics Median Base Salary: $111,000 Top Industries: High Technology (32%), Consulting (28%), Financial Services (22%) Top Locations: Northeast (43%), West (24%), International (19%) Number of students starting their own business: 14 (5.7%)
Berkeley-Haas aims to redefine how we do business. To do this, we need to prepare our MBA graduates with substantial leadership and innovation skills so they can flourish in a climate of significant challenges. BILD is the curriculum and set of organizing themes through which Haas develops and delivers its innovative leaders.
Haas defines the innovative leader as an individual who drives growth by putting new ideas into action in every corner and every function of his or her organization, and who does so responsibly. Leaders of this kind define what's next, for our markets and for our societies.
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25 Mar 2012, 12:32
Berkeley Healthcare MBA (MBA/MPH)
Can anybody shed light on what key points differentiate Haas' MBA HSM degree from other top B-school healthcare dual offerings?
Say for example Duke Fuqua's MBA/Health Sector Management degree? If one was to apply for the HSM and adcom asks you, well why not Duke or all the other MBA's that offer a Healthcare specialization, what would one say? Would really appreciate others thoughts on this topic. Regards A.