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 United States and/or are not a citizen or permanent resident of the United States, see our information for International Applicants.
You must upload to your application copies of transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate programs you have attended or are currently attending since graduating high school/secondary school. 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.
Employment & Resume
To review the progression and milestones of your career, we ask that you provide us details of each of your professional roles since you have finished your undergraduate studies. Please break out each of your positions separately and provide dates and details for each position.
We also 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 2018 or later for 2023-2024 applicants. These scores must also be verifiable with the testing agency. The testing agencies keep the scores for five years from the date the test was taken so you must submit your official scores to us directly from the testing agency prior to them expiring. 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:
Applicants with a PhD with evidence of strong quantitative skills or an advanced medical degree, as listed below, may request an exemption from submitting standardized test scores:
To request a waiver, applicants must start an application, upload all academic transcripts, and send an email request to email@example.com. 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 Quantitative Readiness Course (QRC) 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.
***Please check back in early Spring 2024 for additional information. ***
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
If you have completed at least one year of full-time academic coursework with grades of “B” or better in residence at a recognized US institution at your time of application. You must submit an official transcript from the US institution.
The following courses will not fulfill this requirement:
We’re looking for honest, thoughtful responses that help us get to know you; there truly is no one “right” answer to our essay questions. While you should answer each question thoroughly, you should not exceed the specified lengths.
To help admissions get to know you please share something about yourself that may not be evident in other parts of your application. Examples might include information about your family, culture, hobbies, and lived experiences. Please avoid professional topics. (300 word limit)
Please summarize your primary area of professional expertise or knowledge. What do you do, and what are you known for? (150 words)
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.