Joined: Jan 29, 2018
This review is for Berkeley Haas
Program Full Time MBA
Class of 2019
Haas hadn't been my first choice. Then I visited, and realized pretty quickly that this school was without a doubt the best fit for me. Haas oozes innovation, collaboration, and a genuine desire to transform its students into leaders who are not just self-confident but self-aware. After just one semester, I understand why my HBS friend wished she'd gotten into Haas, and why so many of my classmates turned down more highly-ranked schools. Haasies self-select into this community because the people are incredible. They are brilliant and ambitious but humble and supportive. Also, the weather is great.
I'd recommend future applicants internalize our four defining leadership principles. They really aren't just marketing gimmicks! We represent them going in, strive to embody them while we're here, and champion them after we leave.
I think Haas has had trouble finding superstar professors to teach certain core classes. Many are fantastic; others are awful.
We're also a small school, which is great on the community front but I imagine we have fewer course offerings than large business schools. That said, because we're part of UC Berkeley, you can take classes across the entire university.
I wasn't sure if Haas would have the same recruitment caliber as HSW, but virtually every company recruits here, and Haas definitely has a leg up on entrepreneurship opportunities. My career interests have me working outside the school's formal career resources, and I've been surprised at how strong the Berkeley Haas brand is.
Overall BSchool experience (5.0)
Schools contribution (5.0)
Classmates rating (5.0)
Student body, diversity
Culture & Student Support
Curriculum, Classes, Professors