The Haas MBA - University of Berkeley, California

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The Haas School was founded in 1898, and has strong ties to the Silicon Valley. Its key strengths are management in a technology environment, corporate social responsibility and entrepreneurship.
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Key Admission Stats – Berkeley MBA:
Average GPA of admits: 3.61
Average GMAT of admits: 718
Average Age of admits: 28


Tips for applying for a Berkeley MBA:

  • Important to demonstrate innovative and creative leadership. Does not necessarily have to be something ground-breaking, can be "something as simple as a new process for doing something or a new way to think about clients or an untapped market". Preferable to show it in professional context, if not can be in volunteer or personal context.

  • Should show proficiency in quantitative areas.

  • Possibly helpful to discuss experiential learning opportunities.

  • Discourage letters of recommendation from co-workers.


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What is Berkeley Looking for in a Candidate?
See what traits make you more likely to get accepted into Berkeley's MBA program.

Trait Importance (4 is highest, 1 is lowest)
Leader/Manager 4
Team Player/Relationship Builder 3
Smart 3
Initiates 3
International/Cultural 2
Creative 3
Presentation Skills 1
Persuasion Skills 1
Community/Society 3
Risk Taker 1
Business Skills 1
Source of career plan/prog choice 1
Promotions 2
Credible Names 1
Story is unique 2

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Berkeley MBA – Areas of Academic Strength:
Technology, (Corporate social responsibility)


The Berkeley MBA Culture - Common Perceptions:

  • Laid-back, collaborative community (though rigorous coursework)

  • Many student-driven academic and social activities


Advantages of the Berkeley MBA:

  • Close proximity to Silicon Valley

  • Have a loan repayment assistance program that reimburses graduates who take positions in either nonprofit or government organizations

  • High focus on entrepreneurship opportunities and experience


What else is special about the Berkeley MBA?

  • Put strong emphasis on innovation and creativity

  • Numerous experiential learning opportunities - real-life consulting projects with major companies as part of studies

  • Has many projects centered around corporate social responsibility


Who is likely to particularly enjoy the Berkeley MBA?

  • Someone looking for a more relaxed, collaborative atmosphere

  • Someone interested in working with Silicon Valley


Scholarships Sample (Vocaz Clients) – Berkeley MBA:
$45,000 ; $6,000 ; $10,000


More about Berkeley's MBA program:
The highlights of the school's curriculum include Ethics and Social Responsibility, as well as aspects of creativity and innovation (as demonstrated by the school's slogan "Leading through Innovation"). These are also areas worth emphasizing on your application. Other areas of focus of the Haas program are quantitative abilities and experiential learning.
The program is relatively small with approximately 250 students, which allows for an intimate, comfortable and cooperative atmosphere.
The school has an alumni network of approximately 32,000. Alumni include the following prominent individuals, with current or past positions in parentheses: Barbara Desoer (President of Home Loans, Bank of America), Arun Sarin (CEO of Vodafone) and Paul Otellini (President and CEO of Intel).


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