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.

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.

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.

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 2024. 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: October 30, 2023
Decision: December 15, 2023

Round 2

Deadline: February 1, 2024
Decision: March 22, 2024

Round 3

Deadline: April 2, 2024
Decision: May 9, 2024

Round 4

Deadline: May 7, 2024
Decision: June 14, 2024

Berkeley EMBA Class Profile Snapshot




Companies Represented


Students from Outside the San Francisco Bay Area