Haas School of Business – UC Berkeley

Representative: Ori Elkin, Haas MBA 2007

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Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley

The Haas School of Business is one of 14 schools and colleges at the University of California, Berkeley. It consistently ranks as one of the top ten business schools in worldwide rankings published by The Economist, Financial Times, US News and Businessweek. The Berkeley MBA Program is a two-year curriculum designed to prepare students for the business world in an experience that Haas calls “Leading Through Innovation”, which includes the core MBA curriculum and specialization in an area of interest.


Haas is differentiated from other Top MBA programs in a few key ways. First, location: we’re in the heart of the most innovative space in business in the world right now, the San Francisco Bay Area. Our connections to and relationships with all the big tech companies, startups, venture capital, sustainability companies, and other innovators is a tremendous advantage for our students. Second, it’s our history and commitment to questioning the status quo, one of our key defining leadership principles – that shows up in our investment in entrepreneurship, in embedding that entrepreneurial spirit into everything we do. Third, it’s our class culture. We are one of the smallest top 10 programs, and that enables us to really build a hyper-collaborative, close-knit class. You’ll leave knowing everyone in your whole class, and you’ll graduate into an alumni community that’s extremely supportive. Further, perhaps the biggest differentiator is our alignment to the 4 defining principles at Haas: Questioning the Status Quo, Beyond Yourself, Students Always, and Confidence Without Attitude.

Our admissions process is quite similar to those of our peer institutions in order to streamline the application process for our applicants. Where we diverge is in three key areas.  Our essay questions lend themselves to responses that cover not only an applicant’s experiences but also their values.  We don’t utilize a standard letter or recommendation template as we prefer to prompt an applicant’s recommender to focus on specific leadership attributes. Lastly, our interview process allows applicants to select from several interview options including a pre-recorded option which allows applicants to schedule an interview that fits their own schedules.

2 years

Estimated Tuition and Fees for 2020-2021

CA Resident       Non-Resident

$64,246              $68,444

All applicants are evaluated for fellowships, awards and scholarship funding. In addition we offer a small number of additional awards which require an additional application. We also offer a need based grant which students can apply for separate from their admissions application.  Funding will be awarded to students at the time of admission based on the strength of the student’s application.  Whether a candidate is a domestic candidate or international students is not a factor in our funding decisions.  https://mba.haas.berkeley.edu/admissions/scholarships

Berkeley, California, USA

Berkeley Haas is committed to a globally diverse program.  In most years over one third of the student body is international.  As such we have a robust international alumni community. You can get to know Haas a bit better and opportunities from your region by reaching out to alumni chapters here in Israel. We have chapters in Tel Aviv and Yokneam. Our chapter leaders would be happy to connect with you. Feel free to reach them at this link: https://haas.berkeley.edu/alumni/community/chapters/

Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley, 2220 Piedmont Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94720