Master of Business Administration, M.B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #5 (ARWU) , CA,
Business school is about developing you as a leader and teaching you fundamental business concepts. But the Berkeley MBA Program goes beyond that to offer you a special set of leadership skills that are extremely valuable in the global marketplace.


In the Berkeley MBA Program, we shape innovative leaders, who question the status quo. It starts with a core curriculum that requires a course in Problem Finding, Problem Solving (PFPS) that teaches you several modes of thinking, such as design and systems thinking, and gives you new ways of taking on complex challenges.This proves invaluable when you roll up your sleeves for the Applied Innovation requirement, choosing from 13 hands-on courses, offering everything from international consulting opportunities to partnerships with scientists to bring new clean tech to market.

You will learn to become an innovative leader. Berkeley-Haas is uniquely positioned to deliver such leaders.

A General Management Education
  • Your Haas education is anchored in the fundamentals of general management, including the latest theories of and best practices in business – from accounting and finance to marketing and strategy. You learn to lead and manage an enterprise as a whole.
A Leader Archetype in Sync with the Times
  • The goal of the Berkeley MBA Program is to develop you as an innovative leader. And a unique aspect of the Berkeley MBA innovative leadership approach is the conscious use of Haas School culture to shape how and what you learn
The school's distinct culture is marked by four defining principles, which are emphasized in the admissions process and actively integrated into the MBA curriculum. They are:
  • Question the Status Quo
  • Confidence Without Attitude
  • Students Always
  • Beyond Yourself
The Defining Principles are heavily influenced by the school's location in the San Francisco Bay Area – the world's epicenter for innovation and entrepreneurship. And the principles are shaped by the culture of UC Berkeley, a world-class research generator with a legendary atmosphere of fresh thinking.

Programme Structure

The Berkeley MBA core curriculum consists of 12 required courses that build upon one another to provide the analytical tools and essential knowledge to lead effectively:

  • Economics for Business Decision Making
  • Financial Accounting
  • Introduction to Finance
  • Leadership Communication
  • Leading People
  • Macroeconomics in the Global Economy
  • Marketing Management
  • Operations
  • Problem Finding, Problem Solving
  • Strategy, Structure, and Incentives

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    51 semester units alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

The following materials are required to apply for the Berkeley-Haas MBA:

  • Online application
  • $200 application fee
  • Current resume (submitted online)
  • Admissions essays
  • Two professional letters of recommendation
  • University transcripts
  • GMAT or GRE score report
  • Interviews

Tuition Fee

  • National Applies to you

    42911 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 85822 USD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State Applies to you

    43686.5 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 87373 USD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Berkeley

1750 - 2820 USD/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


UC Berkeley has a long tradition of providing access to a world-class education to students from all financial backgrounds. University Grants are a form of need-based financial aid that do not need to be repaid. When you apply for financial aid, the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office will automatically consider you for University Grants.Please note that incoming nonresidents and international students are ineligible for need-based University Grants. AB540 students are considered California residents for need-based grant awarding purposes. Please see the Meeting Nonresident Costs and International Students pages for helpful resources.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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