The Experience

Become part of a high achieving and close-knit executive MBA community—one whose students forge singularly strong bonds and support each other through a lifetime of learning and growth.

Accomplished Peers, Diverse Perspectives

We meticulously craft each class to ensure that you find colleagues who are at similar stages in their careers—and who boost your learning with a cross-pollination of ideas and perspectives, whether they are corporate vice presidents, military veterans, nonprofit leaders, or life scientists.

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Collaboration, Not Competition

Your executive MBA colleagues embody Berkeley Haas Defining Leadership Principles such as Question the Status Quo and Confidence Without Attitude. That means you won't find learning approached as a zero-sum game. Instead, you'll find a community generous in sharing talent, expertise, credit, and support.

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At UC Berkeley, In the San Francisco Bay Area

Your experience is shaped by our location in the San Francisco Bay Area—the world’s epicenter for innovation—and by being on campus at UC Berkeley, a world-class research generator with a legendary atmosphere of fresh thinking. Both give you ready access to some of the world’s most influential and inventive thinkers.

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Commuting for Your Executive MBA

Nearly half of our students come from outside the Bay Area, traveling to the program from Seattle, southern California, or Houston—even from as far away as Canada and Ukraine. Still others travel frequently for work. Either way, our schedule and central location make it convenient to commute to the Berkeley Executive MBA program.

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Achieving Work/Life Balance in an Executive MBA Program

It truly is possible to add MBA studies to your life when you already have a successful career, partner, and family. Get our tips and some advice from students—and their partners.

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Collaborative Culture

Get a glimpse of our collaborative culture in this video. It includes a preview of our Berkeley Haas Defining Leadership Principles, footage of our beautiful campus, and students in action — from commuting to campus to learning in the classroom and even applying their new knowledge on the job.