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UC Berkeley (Haas)

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UC Berkeley Haas School of Business

Rankings (2011 GMAT Club Rankings Table)
Historical GMAT Club Applicant Threads
Popular Links

Current Applicant Thread: Fall 2012 - Calling All UC Berkeley Haas Applicants

Fall 2012 Application Instructions

Round 1 Deadline: 10/12/2011 | Decision Date: 1/12/2012
Round 2 Deadline: 12/1/2011 | Decision Date: 3/1/2012
Round 3 Deadline: 1/18/2012 | Decision Date: 4/12/2012
Round 4 Deadline: 3/7/2012 | Decision Date: 5/17/2012

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)

Recommendation Questions (2 recommenders)
  • 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.

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Class Profile and Program Statistics
Full Time MBA Stats
Length of Program2 Years
Campus LocationBerkeley, CA
Class Size492
Average Work Experience5 Years
Average Age28
Average GMAT718 (Middle 80%: 680-760)
Average GPA3.63 (Middle 80%: 3.39-3.87)
Endowment$159M (Wikipedia)
Annual Tuition (2010)$47,637 (In-state: $39,760)

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%)
Top Employers of 2011
# of HiresCompany Name
16McKinsey & Co.
12Deloitte Consulting
6PG&E Corporation
4Boston Consulting Group

Curriculum – Notable Features

Berkeley Innovative Leader Development (BILD)
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.

Click here to see an interactive illustration of BILD

Hands-on learning – a sample of the offerings available

Extracurricular Opportunities

Joint and Dual Degree Programs
  • JD/MBA Program
  • MBA/MPH Program in Health Management
  • MBA/MA Program in International and Area Studies
  • Haas and Columbia Exchange Program

Culture – Four Defining Principles
  • Question the Status Quo
  • Confidence Without Attitude
  • Students Always
  • Beyond Yourself

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Student Blogs

Comparison Threads

Originally posted by Av on 14 Oct 2010, 17:50.
Last edited by rasta on 13 Dec 2011, 19:51, edited 4 times in total.
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Schools: UC Berkeley (Haas), Santa Clara U (Leavey), UC Davis, University of San Francisco
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New post 22 Oct 2010, 14:18
Thanks. Are these lists only limited to FT programs? Can you also enter information for PT programs? Thanks.
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New post 25 Oct 2010, 23:14
Good student blogs: (the official student blog, not moderated by the admin) (Haas Student Ambassadors blog, a good look at the application process from the students' point of view) (Digital Media and Entertainment Blog)

Other hands on learning:
Social Sector Solutions: ... ion25.html
Social Responsible Investment Fund: http://responsiblebusiness.haas.berkele ... IFund.html
Berkeley Business Plan Competition:
Global Social Venture Competition: ... nal_round/

Comparisons you might want to use my "Battle Royale II: Kellogg vs Haas vs Anderson" :P

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New post 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.
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