How to Choose a Berkeley MBA Program

Posted by Julia Sprague on 09/2/2014

Berkeley-Haas has three MBA programs: Full-time, Evening & Weekend, and MBA for Executives.

All three share the same emphasis on innovative leadership, a world-renowned faculty, and a culture embodied by students who Question the Status Quo and have Confidence Without Attitude.

All three confer a degree that opens doors around the world.

So, how do you choose? If you decide you’d like to continue working while you earn an MBA, you still have a little work to do, comparing our two part-time programs. Or, we could do it for you:

Compare & Contrast: Part-Time MBA Programs at Berkeley-Haas

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Topics: evening & weekend, executive

Full-time MBA Application Countdown Challenge - Week 3

Posted by Morgan Bernstein on 09/1/2014

The Berkeley MBA Application Countdown Challenge continues into week 3!   

What is it?  We have outlined a suggested timeline for completing different elements of the application.  Each week we will reward you for completion of those elements.  You could win an exclusive opportunity to chat with the Executive Director of Admissions or a leather Haas pad folio.  Week 3 of our challenge encourages you to complete the Employment section of the application for a chance to win!

Enter the Application Countdown Challenge for Week 3!  Once you have completed the Employment section of the application, provide the required information in the below form.

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Topics: admissions, full-time, tips

Full-time MBA Application Countdown Challenge - Week 2

Posted by Morgan Bernstein on 08/25/2014

Last week we announced The Berkeley MBA Application Countdown Challenge, a fun way to help you start your Haas application and continue to make progress week after week.  

How does it work?  We have outlined a suggested timeline for completing different elements of the application.  Each week we will reward you for completion of those elements.  You could win an exclusive opportunity to chat with the Executive Director of Admissions or a leather Haas pad folio.  Week 2 of our challenge encourages you to complete the Education section of the application for a chance to win!

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Topics: admissions, full-time, tips

Enter the Full-time MBA Application Countdown Challenge - Play & Win!

Posted by Morgan Bernstein on 08/19/2014

The Full-time MBA Application for Berkeley-Haas awaits you.  Need a nudge to get started? 

How about an exclusive opportunity to chat with Haas’ Executive Director of Admissions?  Or a leather Haas pad folio, perfect for showcasing your shiny new resume!

Starting today, you can earn a chance to win these prizes by entering The Berkeley MBA Application Countdown Challenge.

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Topics: admissions, full-time, tips

8 Not-So-Hidden Advantages of Part-Time MBA Programs

Posted by Julia Sprague on 08/12/2014

When it comes to getting an MBA, there are many questions to answer, starting with the most basic, why do it at all?

Knowing why should give you some insights into when, where, and what kind of program is right for you. Full-time? Part-time? Online? The kind where you send in a check and get an embossed “diploma” back in the mail? (Just kidding.)

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Topics: evening & weekend, executive

Application Do's & Don'ts from the Full-time MBA Admissions Team

Posted by Morgan Bernstein on 08/5/2014

“What can I do to increase my chances of getting into Haas?”

Ah, the million dollar question!  Unfortunately, there is no formula for the business school application.  A high GPA does not guarantee acceptance, just as a weak GMAT does not mean denial.  It’s a holistic process – we promise.

What does holistic mean in this context?  It means we’re looking for the complete package.  We want to know you’re academically ready for the rigor of our program.  We hope to see work experience marked by impact, progression and leadership.  We’re impressed by well-articulated career goals that tap into Haas resources.  We seek evidence of community involvement and cultural fit.

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Topics: admissions, full-time, bay area, tips, application

Full-time MBA Facebook Contest - Trivia Question #4

Posted by Morgan Bernstein on 07/25/2014

This week our Full-time MBA Facebook Contest trivia focused on career resources and opportunities at Haas.  Learn more about careers at Haas and other opportunities to develop your professional skills through case and business plan competitions, student led conferences and clubs.

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Topics: full-time, competitions, haas culture, student perspectives

Full-time MBA Facebook Contest - Trivia Question #3

Posted by Morgan Bernstein on 07/18/2014

This week our Full-time MBA Facebook Contest trivia focused on students and culture.  We covered topics such as how to find housing in Berkeley, coming to the Bay Area with a partner, taking leadership roles in student organizations and of course examples of our Defining Principles in action.  Check out a video FAQ that includes responses from current students as well as profiles of current students and how Haas is helping them accelerate their career.

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Topics: full-time, competitions, haas culture, student perspectives

Full-time MBA Facebook Contest - Trivia Question #2

Posted by Morgan Bernstein on 07/11/2014

This week our Full-time MBA Facebook Contest trivia focused on location.  Our Bay Area location puts you at the heart of the global technology industry, the birthplace of venture capital, a growing hub for cleantech and biotech, and the center of the U.S. wine market. This is b-school as the backstage pass! Our proximity to leading firms means that business executives become a part of your MBA experience - as guest speakers in a class, recruiters for jobs, panelists at a conference or judges in a competition.

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Topics: full-time, competitions, industry

Full-time MBA Facebook Contest - Trivia Question #1

Posted by Morgan Bernstein on 07/4/2014

This week we launched our first Full-time MBA Facebook Contest of the season, centered around learning more about Haas academics, culture, location and career opportunities.  The focus this week was on academics at Haas, and every day we posted a couple useful facts and resources to help you learn more about the academic strengths of our program -- faculty, experiential learning, areas of emphasis and more.

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Topics: full-time, competitions, industry