Commuting for Your Executive MBA

Our students come from all over to attend the Berkeley MBA for Executives Program; it’s easy with a schedule that respects the rest of your life and with a tight-knit community that actively finds ways to keep everyone connected.

Nearly a third of our students commute to the program, coming from such places as Seattle, Santa Monica, Salt Lake City, Atlanta, New York, even Paris and Shanghai. They choose Berkeley Haas because they want a top Bay Area executive MBA program and are attracted to our unique culture and on-campus experience.

The bonus? Our format, location, program support, and strong student community work in concert to make commuting manageable.

Three Days On, Three Weeks Off

In the Berkeley Executive MBA program, classes meet for three days (Thursdays–Saturdays) about every three weeks, minimizing how often you’ll travel to campus and giving you enough time when you’re here to shift your focus to school and build deep connections with classmates.


The Bay Area: Easily Accessible From Everywhere

Oakland International Airport (OAK) is minutes away, with San Francisco (SFO) and San Jose (SJC) International Airports within one hour’s drive as well. BART trains connect both OAK and SFO to Berkeley. You can often find classmates on your flight or at the airport. Connect on social media to see who’s where and to make study and ride-share plans.


No Need to Make Hotel Reservations

We arrange for students to stay in the same hotel during course blocks. Check in Wednesday evening, attend classes Thursday-Saturday, and drive or fly home Saturday afternoon or evening. Need to extend your stay by a night to catch a flight or safely make a long drive home? We’ll cover half of your additional Saturday night stay.


A Supportive Student Culture

All executive MBA students juggle school with some combination of career, family, friends, and commute. Your classmates understand this. They also understand the benefit of working collaboratively to grow success for the entire community. You can count on them to loop you in and catch you up—and to ask the same of you when needed.

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Sally Allain

Sally commuted from San Diego, California, to earn her MBA at Berkeley Haas. See how the experience was for her—and for her husband and two children.