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Calling all Berkeley Haas MBA Applicants: [2020 Intake] Class of 2022

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Welcome all Haas class of 2022 hopefuls. Let's use this platform to know each-other, exchange ideas, discuss app strategies, and some profile discussions may be? Give a shout out!

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Class Profile


  • Class Size: 291 (Women 43%; International 42%)
  • Avg GMAT: 726 (Middle 80%: 690 - 750)
  • Avg GRE: Quant 164, Verbal 165
  • Avg GPA: 3.66
  • Avg WE: 5.4
  • Most Represented Educational Background: Economics (21%)
  • Most Represented Industry: Consulting (24%)

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Berkeley Haas MBA Deadlines


RoundApplication DueDecisions Released
R1Sept 26, 2019Dec 12, 2019
R2Jan 9, 2020March 26, 2020
R3April 2, 2020May 7, 2020


Haas essays/requirements


  • REQUIRED ESSAY #1
    What makes you feel alive when you are doing it, and why? (300 words maximum)
  • REQUIRED ESSAY #2
    At Berkeley Haas, we are redefining leadership. We value different opinions and perspectives, recognizing that we always have more to learn about others’ lived experiences and histories. We encourage speaking up and listening, and courageously use our power to address barriers and drive change for positive impact.

    Tell us how a Berkeley Haas MBA would enhance your leadership profile, incorporating specific examples. (300 words max)
  • OPTIONAL ESSAYS
    We invite you to help us better understand the context of your opportunities and achievements:
    • 1.What is the highest level of education completed by your parent(s) or guardian(s)?
      • Did not complete high school
      • High school diploma or equivalency (GED) Associate’s degree (junior college) or vocational degree/license
      • Bachelor’s degree (BA, BS)
      • Master’s degree (MA, MS)
      • Doctorate or professional degree (MD, JD, DDS)
    • 2.What is the most recent occupation of your parent(s) or guardian(s)?
      • Unemployed
      • Homemaker
      • Laborer
      • Skilled worker
      • Professional
    • 3.If you were raised in one of the following household types, please indicate:
      • Raised by a single parent
      • Raised by an extended family member (grandparent, aunt/uncle, niece/nephew, cousin)
      • Raised in a multi-generational home
      • Raised in foster care
    • 4.What was the primary language spoken in your childhood home?
    • 5.If you have you ever been responsible for providing significant and continuing financial or supervisory support for someone else, please indicate:
      • Child
      • Spouse
      • Sibling
      • Parent
      • Extended family member (grandparent, aunt/uncle, niece/nephew, cousin)
      • Other
    • 6. Please elaborate on any of your above responses. Alternatively, you may use this opportunity to expand on other hardships or unusual life circumstances that may help us understand the context of your opportunities, achievements, and impact. (300 words maximum)
  • OPTIONAL INFORMATION #2
    This section should only be used to convey relevant information not addressed elsewhere in your application. This may include explanation of employment gaps, academic aberrations, supplemental coursework, etc. You are encouraged to use bullet points where appropriate.

Analysis of Haas MBA Essays By: Stacy Blackman | Accepted | Fortuna Admissions
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Some schools are purely interested in the past - like Sloan - and others are very interested in the vision you hold for your future, including Haas.

When addressing this essay make sure to create a compelling "beyond yourself" goal - and legacy - that touches on their 4 values. https://haas.berkeley.edu/about/the-haas-difference/our-culture/

I have a sample of a successful essay from years previous: https://mbaessaycoaching.com/sample-essays/
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souvik101990 are you attending (or graduated from) Haas?
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souvik101990 congratulations on reaching the final year at Ross!

I am wrestling with the GMAT at the moment, so I am looking to apply in R2. I met few Haas alums and current students, too. I do not have many unanswered questions at the moment, but it will be good to meet other people who are applying this year for 2020 intake.
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Just 2 weeks left for R1 submission. If R1 applicants have anything to ask/share with fellow applicants, use this platform to do so.
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Does anyone know the word limit for Haas letters of recommendation?
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lilypond789 totally agree with Souvik on the guidelines. I noticed you also posted in the Executive MBA forum for Haas; please keep in mind that is a totally separate application.

lilypond789 wrote:
Does anyone know the word limit for Haas letters of recommendation?

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