EMBA Admissions Criteria

Fit with Berkeley Haas Culture

Do you align well with our Defining Leadership Principles? Question the Status Quo, Confidence Without Attitude, Students Always, and Beyond Yourself are embedded in how we learn and lead, and we look for these in your experience and attributes.

High Achieving, High Potential

Some of our EMBA students lead organizations. Some lead teams. Some have cultivated deep expertise in functional areas. All demonstrate the potential for even greater impact through leadership, and bring experience that will enrich their classmates' learning.

Strong Intellectual Performance

The Berkeley MBA curriculum is rigorous, and class discussions are fast-paced, penetrating, and provocative. We want to be sure you will thrive in and enrich the intensely collaborative nature of the Berkeley EMBA learning experience.

Application Deadlines

Round 1

Deadline: December 3, 2019
Decision: January 22, 2020

Round 2

Deadline: February 5, 2020*
Decision: March 26, 2020

*If you missed the Round 2 deadline, it may not be too late to apply for the May 2020 entering class. Please contact our office to inquire about a deadline extension. Email or call us at 510-643-1046.

Berkeley EMBA Class Profile Snapshot




Companies Represented


Students from Outside the San Francisco Bay Area