Cal Advantage

Streamlined application process for UC Berkeley Alumni.

Applying to Haas through Cal Advantage

UC Berkeley alumni are invited to apply to the Berkeley MBA for Executives Program for Fall 2024 enrollment through Cal Advantage, an exclusive, streamlined application process. GMAT/GRE/EA test scores are optional.


  • GMAT/GRE/EA test scores are optional
  • An essay to demonstrate Quant readiness will be required if test scores are not submitted


Frequently Asked Questions

What is Haas looking for in a Cal Advantage applicant?

Cal Advantage applicants will be evaluated using the same criteria that is applied to all other Berkeley MBA applicants, which generally include demonstration of academic readiness, professional achievement, leadership potential and fit with our Defining Leadership Principles. Candidates should consult the MBA for Executives admissions pages for more program-specific details.

What is the structure of the MBA for Executives program?

The Berkeley Haas MBA for Executives program is a part-time degree program designed for working professionals at the executive level. The program meets you at your level and allows you to earn the Berkeley MBA degree in 22 months.  Students start the program together in late July, then live in the same hotel and attend classes on campus about once a month on Thursdays - Saturdays for the first three semesters as they move through the curriculum’s core courses. You then tailor your course of study through the final two terms as you explore different electives.

In addition, each term includes an experiential field immersion that invites deep focus on five areas: leadership, design thinking, entrepreneurship and innovation, global business, and public policy. Led and developed by top faculty, these powerful immersive courses place you on the ground in Silicon Valley, Washington, DC and in such global business hubs as Shanghai or Copenhagen.

How can I determine if I am qualified for the program?

While our holistic review allows for flexibility in the evaluation criteria, we recommend that applicants have at least eight years of work experience before applying to the MBA for Executives program.

Our class profile will serve as a good first point of evaluating your qualifications in relation to our current students. The profile includes statistics related to academic performance, years of work experience, industry interests, etc.

What is the Application process for the MBA for Executives Program?

Our website outlines the Application Process for the Berkeley Haas MBA for Executives program. This outline will provide explanations of what the admissions committee is looking for in each applicant.

What is the best way for me to learn more about the MBA for Executives program?

Besides looking carefully over the website, we recommend attending an in-person or virtual admissions event, registering for a class visit, or scheduling a 1:1 phone consultation with admissions.

What are the application deadlines?

There are three Application Deadlines, which can be found on the main admissions page.


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