The main difference between the programs is the profile of the students. The full-time students generally have about 5 years of work experience, Evening & Weekend students generally have about 7 years of work experience, and Berkeley Executive MBA students generally have about 12 years of work experience.
Our goal is to enroll roughly 280 students in the Berkeley MBA Program each August. The entering class is divided into four cohorts. In the first semester, all students in each cohort will take the same core classes together. The cohort system provides a support system for first-year entering students.
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Finding the right program to help you achieve your goals is a personal journey. As you explore Fuqua, take some time to reflect on how your story and ambitions fit with Fuqua’s—and vice versa—before you apply. We are accepting applications for the next Daytime MBA Class, which starts in 2018 and graduates in 2020.
The Full-Time Berkeley MBA program is a two year full-time degree program. The Berkeley MBA curriculum is anchored by twelve required which students complete in the first year. The , which make up about 40% of a typical student's course of study, are deliberately designed to build upon one another and provide a common foundation for all the students in the program. comprise 60% of the Berkeley MBA curriculum, meaning that students begin to customize their own course of study very early in the program. Students take classes Monday through Thursday. Fridays are usually spent attending discussion sessions, career services workshops and other curricular and extra-curricular activities.
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Because the Daytime MBA academic environment is demanding and fast-paced and requires strong quantitative and analytical skills, the admissions committee pays particular attention to the quantitative segment of your test score to ensure that you will be able to handle the rigor of the program.
If you are unable to visit the campus, we encourage you to take advantage of our online resources, including our as well as our to learn more about the Berkeley MBA program.
Visit our Daytime MBA FAQ for answers to our most frequently asked questions about the Daytime MBA program. You can also reference our for answers to questions you may have about student life at Fuqua.
Due to the rigorous nature of the MBA curriculum, students in the Full-Time MBA program are not able to work off-campus during their first year. In some cases, second-year students have worked up to 10 hours per week, usually by continuing to work for the company at which they held their summer internship. More common is the opportunity for second-year students to serve as (GSIs). Nearly 30% of our Full-Time MBA students serve in this role, which partially reduces their rate of tuition and also provides them with a small monthly stipend.
We understand that not everyone has the ability to make a campus visit; therefore we do not have a preference for applicants who have been to campus. However, we are interested to see what you have done to learn more about the program, and what specific aspects of the Berkeley MBA appeal to you.
Each year, the Berkeley MBA program admits people from a wide variety of backgrounds. When making offers of admission, the Admissions Committee does not follow quotas. The number of people admitted from a certain country, industry, educational background, etc., each year depends on the number of people who apply, and the strength of the applicant pool.
We are unable to evaluate a candidate's competitiveness or determine eligibility in advance of submitting a formal application. Each applicant's professional experience is reviewed along with academic aptitude, GMAT/GRE examination results, TOEFL examination results (if applicable), and letters of recommendation. Generally speaking, most of the current MBA students have two or more years of full-time professional experience following the completion of their undergraduate degree.
The best way to know what it is really like to be a Berkeley MBA student is to come visit, meet current students and faculty, and observe a class. Visiting gives you a chance to experience the Haas culture and community, and to learn more about both the Haas School of Business and UC Berkeley campus. We strongly encourage a visit because it could be helpful for you to determine if the program is a match for your needs. If you cannot make it to campus, Full-Time MBA Admissions sponsors a variety of and participates in MBA Fairs around the world. You can also connect with current students through the .
Our will serve as a good first point of evaluating your qualifications in relation to our current students. The profile includes statistics related to test results, years of work experience, industry interests, etc. Our website outlines the for applying to the Berkeley Full-Time MBA program. This outline will provide explanations of what the Admissions Committee is looking for in each applicant. We also recommend reviewing our to hear about the application review from the perspective of the Admissions Committee.