It is an on-campus program offered on a full-time basis.
In the Full-time Berkeley MBA Program, a rigorous general management curriculum gives students the knowledge and skills to be a leader in any type of organization.
In addition to the regular MBA curriculum, students can also apply for one of two concurrent degrees:
MBA/MPH (Masters of Public Health) degree
MBA/MEng (Business Administration and Engineering) degree
Or, the JD/MBA degree.
students must complete 51 valid units of coursework to graduate. On average, students take 12-14 units per semester.
Students take classes Monday through Thursday. Fridays are usually spent attending discussion sessions, career services workshops, and other curricular and extra-curricular activities.
The maximum number of MBA units a student is allowed to take per semester is 16.
With less than 300 students enrolled in each entering class, the university is regularly the smallest of any top full-time MBA program. This allows us to deliver highly personalized career services.
Students need to complete 12 required courses in the core curriculum build on one another to foster mastery of the analytical tools and essential knowledge to lead successfully.
Students learn from faculty members recognized worldwide for their research and thought leadership.
Berkeley Haas offers MBA scholarships to entering students in the form of both need- and merit-based awards. All prospective students will be evaluated for fellowships and scholarship funding.
University of California, Berkeley ranks 7th as the best Business Schools ranking according to US News and World Report, 2021.
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Eligibility & Entry Requirement
Students must complete a bachelor's degree or the recognized equivalent from an accredited institution.
Graduates of recognized academic institutions outside the United States should have completed degree programs representing a minimum of 16 years of schooling, with at least 12 years at the primary and secondary levels.
A grade-point average (GPA) of 3.6 (B+) on a 4.0 scale.
Submission of GRE or GMAT scores is compulsory for this program but there is no minimum acceptable score.
English Language proficiency:
All students from countries or political entities in which the official language is not English are required to submit official evidence of English language proficiency.
This applies to students from Bangladesh, Burma, Nepal, India, Pakistan, Latin America, the Middle East, the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia, most European countries, and Quebec (Canada).
students with a 4-year bachelor's degree from an Indian school are eligible for consideration.
students with a 3-year Indian bachelor's degree who also hold a master's or other advanced degree are eligible for consideration.
Along with the minimum eligibility requirements, international students hailing from non-English speaking countries need to prove English proficiency through IELTS/TOEFL/any equivalent test to get admission to this program.
Resume: It is the outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work, and/or volunteer experience.
ThreeLetter of Recommendation: Letter of recommendation which includes information about the student, their connection with the person they are recommending, their qualification, and the specific skills they have.
Statement of Purpose - This is an essay or any written statement written by the student while applying.
Personal History Statement: It describes how their background, accomplishments, and life experiences led to their decision to pursue the graduate degree for which they are applying.
College Transcripts: The marks statement provided by the education board after completion of the previous academic qualifications.
ELP Scores: Students have to submit their English language proficiency scores like IELTS, TOEFL, or other test scores.
The students who wish to study in the USA at the University of California Berkeley require F and J visa. There are a variety of visa classifications other than F or J that allow school attendance in the USA. Students have two statuses: Dependent Status and Independent Status.
Dependent Status: Students who hold a dependent status are in the U.S. with parents or their spouse and their immigration status depends on this relationship and it is valid until the age of 21. If students hold a dependent-child status and will turn 21 within the next six months to a year, they may need to change their status.
E-2 Treaty Trader or Investor
J-2 Student or Scholar
L-2 Intra-Company Transferee
H-4 Temporary Worker
Independent Status: Some students may hold their own independent nonimmigrant status, such as:
H-1B Temporary Worker
L-1 Intra-company Transferee
If Students are planning to cease the activity of that status (employment or other obligations), they must change the status to an F-1 or J-1 student to remain legally in the U.S. and attend the University. The process to get an F-1 or J-1 entry visa are:
Obtain I-20 (F-1) or DS-2019 (J-1) from UC Berkeley by completing the NIF.
Check the current wait times for visa appointments and issuance in their city.
Pay the SEVIS Fee, if applicable.
Complete the Visa Application form DS-160.
Make a visa appointment and go to an interview at a U.S. embassy or consulate.
The Work-Study Program encourages students to seek part-time employment while they are enrolled in school. The program provides students access to work with the schedule flexibility they need so they can have a healthy balance between school commitments and their work obligations.
If students with an F-1 status and hold an I-20 from UC Berkeley Extension, they are eligible to work on the UC Berkeley campus up to 20 hours per week when school is in session and full-time during school breaks.
The student can only be in one work-study job at a time.
The wages range can be from minimum wage to upwards of $20-plus/hour
F-1 students with UC Berkeley-issued I-20s may work on-campus without any extra authorization while they are fully-enrolled students with valid, unexpired I-20s.
J-1 students must obtain written approval from their program sponsor (BIO) before beginning any type of on-campus employment.