Our students demonstrate professional achievement, academic aptitude, and leadership potential and come from a wide variety of industries and backgrounds.
The Berkeley Haas MBA for Executives admissions team takes a holistic approach to reviewing applications, seeking to understand all aspects of a candidate’s character, qualifications, and experiences.
All interested candidates are encouraged to apply.
Berkeley MBA for Executives Application
If you've previously applied to any Berkeley MBA program, including the MBA for Executives Program, you still need to create a new application. See our information for Reapplicants.
If you received your undergraduate degree outside of the U.S. and/or are not a citizen or permanent resident of the United States, see our information for International Applicants.
You must submit transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate programs you have attended or are currently attending. You must also list each of these schools in the Academic History section of the application.
Do not send transcripts for seminars, ESL classes, professional development courses, computer certifications, etc.
Transcripts must arrive in a sealed envelope as issued by the school. Transcripts may be sent directly by the issuing institution or by the applicant (still sealed), together with other supplemental materials to the following address:
Berkeley MBA for Executives Program Admissions
Haas School of Business
430 Student Services Bldg. #1910
Berkeley, CA 94720-1910
Please see our information for international applicants.
To review the progression and milestones of your career, we ask that you upload a current resume through the online application. We prefer chronological resumes no longer than 2 pages, in PDF format. Learn more about how we review your professional experience.
Standardized Tests & Quantitative Readiness
As one way to evaluate potential success in the program, we require all applicants to submit official results from one of the following standardized tests:
We view all three tests equally and there are no minimum scores to apply to the program. For those not familiar with the Executive Assessment, the EA is specifically designed to evaluate the business school readiness of seasoned professionals. The assessment focuses on skills that are critical both at work and in an MBA for Executives program: higher order reasoning, critical thinking, analysis, and problem-solving. The test is administered by the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC).
We will accept official scores for GMAT, EA, or GRE exams taken October 2017 or later for 2022-2023 applicants. We will keep your test score reports on file for two years.
All applicants must provide self-reported scores as part of the application, in addition to ordering your official score report with our institution codes. When requesting your official results, please use the following institution codes:
We do not offer waivers of the exam, with limited exceptions for applicants holding Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees with evidence of quantitative ability. To request a waiver, applicants must start an application, upload all academic transcripts, and send an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will review your request and the admissions committee will notify you within 5-7 days.
If you require more time to take an exam, please contact the admissions office to discuss your situation.
The Haas MBA Quantitative Skills Course is an online course available to provide additional academic preparation to support your candidacy and to prepare you for the rigor of MBA study. If you do not have significant evidence of quantitative skills in either your academic or professional background, you may consider taking this course to further demonstrate your academic readiness. Review our Frequently Asked Questions here. After starting an application and logging in, click here to enroll.
Join the Haas MBA for Executives admissions team and guest, Eric Chambers of GMAC, makers of the GMAT and the Executive Assessment (EA), to learn how to prepare to take the Executive Assessment. During this discussion, you will learn about the test content, structure, and resources to help you prepare in under four weeks. He’ll also walk through practice problems from each section. You’ll leave ready to conquer the test.
English Language Proficiency Exams: TOEFL/IELTS
Applicants who received their degrees in countries other than the U.S., UK, Australia, English-speaking Canada, or Singapore are required to take the TOEFL exam or the IELTS exam.
Review our International Applicants website for information on ordering these scores
Essays help us learn about who you are as a person and how you will fit with our community. We seek candidates from a broad range of industries, backgrounds, and cultures.
We encourage you to reflect on your experiences, values, and passions so that you may craft thoughtful and authentic responses that demonstrate your fit with our program—professionally, academically, and culturally.
While you should answer each question thoroughly, you should not exceed the specified lengths.
A person’s identity is shaped by many different aspects, including family, culture, personal interests, and surrounding environments. Please share a facet of your identity or story that is essential to who you are. (300 word limit)
As a working professional, you have developed unique skills, knowledge or experience in your career. Please summarize your primary area of professional expertise or knowledge. Highlight any aspect(s) that makes you unique or sets you apart from your peers. (150 word limit)
Letters of Recommendation
Learn more about what we look for in your letters of recommendation.
An interview with the Admissions Committee is required for applicants before admission to the program can be offered.
For your convenience, you can choose to schedule your interview before or after you submit your application.
You can find information about scheduling your interview in the Interview section of the application. You will need to have completed the "Personal Data" section of your application and have your current resume uploaded before you interview. Interview scheduling will be available in your application portal after you submit.
The interview must be completed within 2 weeks of the application deadline or your decision may be delayed.
Non-refundable Application Fee
A $200 non-refundable application fee is required and payable by credit card within the online application.
Fee waivers are available for:
You will apply for a fee waiver within the application. Requests for a fee waiver must be received at least three (3) business days prior to the application deadline for which you are applying.
Make it manageable. In just five minutes, you can create your login, input your basic information, upload your resume, or jot down some essay ideas.
There truly is no one "right" answer. We just want to get to know you better.
Ask ahead. It can take schools two to three weeks to mail a transcript.
Prepare well for the GMAT, GRE, or EA. Berkeley EMBA student Manoj Thomas discusses his test prep experience in this podcast.
"I am humbled to be among my EMBA classmates. They are smart, driven, and funny. They challenge, inspire, and support me. The EMBA program puts me on a bigger stage, with players from top companies in a variety of fields.”