Admissions

Admissions Criteria

Each year we cultivate a high-performing cohort of about 70 students to create our MBA for Executives class. We strive to build a class of students distinguished by their self-awareness and their inclusive, collaborative approaches, as well as diverse in industries, aspirations, and backgrounds. To accomplish this we seek candidates who excel in the following domains.

Fit with Berkeley Haas Culture

Do you align well with our Defining Leadership Principles? Question the Status Quo, Confidence Without Attitude, Students Always, and Beyond Yourself are embedded in how we learn and lead, and we look for these in your experience and attributes.

High Achieving, High Potential

Some of our EMBA students lead organizations. Some lead teams. Some have cultivated deep expertise in functional areas. All demonstrate the potential for even greater impact through leadership, and bring experience that will enrich their classmates' learning.

Strong Intellectual Performance

The Berkeley MBA curriculum is rigorous, and class discussions are fast-paced, penetrating, and provocative. We want to be sure you will thrive in and enrich the intensely collaborative nature of the Berkeley EMBA learning experience.

Application Deadlines

We have three application rounds for the cohort entering in Fall 2023. Although we recommend applying early, we do admit candidates in each round so apply in the round for which you feel you can present the strongest application.

Round 1

Deadline: November 2, 2022
Decision: December 16, 2022

Round 2

Deadline: February 1, 2023
Decision: March 24, 2023

Round 3

Deadline: April 12, 2023
Decision: May 26, 2023

Berkeley EMBA Class Profile Snapshot

41%

Women

74

Companies Represented

46%

Students from Outside the San Francisco Bay Area