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Founded in 1898, the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley is the second oldest business school in the US. Located at the center of the Silicon Valley, Berkeley Haas MBA benefits from the proximity to 2000+ tech companies. In fact, its teaching philosophy is shaped by and reflects the fast-paced tech ecosystem. UC – Berkeley Haas prides itself on producing new age thought leaders and positions its program by promoting its distinctive culture of embracing new ideas and challenging conventional wisdom.

Berkeley Haas - Class Profile, Career and Employment Outcomes

If UC-Berkeley Haas MBA is your target business school, this article will help you in researching the class profile, and career prospects its full-time MBA program can offer you.

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Trivia on UC-Berkeley Haas School of Business

  • Founded in 1898 with a gift by Cora Jane Flood, Berkeley Haas is the second oldest business school in the U.S.
  • Besides the teaching programs UC Berkeley also has 15 institutes and centers conducting cutting edge research in various aspects of the business world.
  • Berkeley Haas serves over 2500 students
  • It is one of only three U.S. business schools in the Global Network for Advanced Management
  • 2 Nobel Laureates in Economics are a part of the Berkeley Haas faculty.
  • UC-Berkeley Haas has over 41,000 alumni in more than 80 countries.

General information on the UC-Berkeley Haas, California

Location – Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, 2220 Piedmont Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94720 USA

UC Berkeley Haas MBA Haas School of Business

 Dean – Ann Harrison

Admissions Office – Full-Time MBA Admissions, Haas School of Business, 430 Student Services Bldg #1902, Berkeley, CA 94720-1902

Email – mbaadm@haas.berkeley.edu

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UC-Berkeley Haas MBA Program – Class profile, cost of attendance, median salary

Below are the details on the UC- Berkeley Haas MBA full-time MBA program’s class profile, cost of attendance, median salary. Here is the list of the total cost (tuition fee + living expenses) of top MBA programs across the world.

S. No. Berkeley Haas Numbers
1 Average GMAT 726
2 Average GPA 3.66
3 Class Size (enrolled in the class of 2020) 291
4 GMAT Range 690 – 750
5 Work Experience (Average) 5.4 years
6 Tuition Cost (per year) $96,534
7 Average Age 28
8 % Employed after graduation 93.4%
9 Median Base Salary $125,000
10 Median Signing Bonus $29,212

Haas MBA Incoming class profile 2020

Here are the detailed statistics on Berkeley Haas incoming class of 2020.

Applications received ~ 3,700
Enrolled 291
GMAT Scores 690 – 750
Undergraduate GPA 3.41 – 3.90
Average age 28 years
% of women in the class 43%
% of international citizens 42%
Countries represented 39

Pre-MBA industry of UC-Berkeley Haas incoming class of 2020

Consulting and Banking/Finance industries account for a large chunk pre-MBA experience of students enrolling in the class of 2020. The rest of the class comes from industries such as tech/electronics, healthcare, retail, energy and nonprofit.

Pre-MBA Industry – UC-Berkeley Haas incoming class of 2020

Industry Percentage
Consulting 24%
Financial Services 20%
High Technology/Electronics 10%
Nonprofit 8%
Health Care/Pharma/ Biotech 7%
CPG/Retail 5%
Energy 5%
Other 21%

UC-Berkeley Haas follows a holistic approach to the admission process. Along with the academic scores such as GRE or GMAT, essays and interviews determine which candidate makes the cut. Needless to say, the competition is tough. Therefore, it is very important that you have your application ready by Round 1 or Round 2. Learn here why applying in Round 1 or Round 2 is important.

UC-Berkeley Haas MBA Application deadlines 2018 – 2019

Berkeley Haas Application Round Application Deadline Admissions Decision
Round 1 September 27, 2018 December 13, 2018
Round 2 January 10, 2019 March 14, 2019
Round 3 April 4, 2019 May 9, 2019

UC-Berkeley Haas MBA employment report of graduating class of 2018

Not surprisingly (keeping in mind the location of UC-Berkeley Haas ), the technology industry was the largest recruiter of the class of 201831.7% of the graduating class of 2018 joined technology-driven organizations. This was followed by Consulting (24%) which offered students the highest median salary of $137,500. The other two main industries which recruited graduates from UC-Berkeley Haas are Financial services (13.7%) and CPG/retail (8.2%).

Take a look at detailed employment statics on employment by industry, job function, and location for more information.

Employment by industry

The tech industry picked up the most number of graduates from Berkeley Haas. But it’s media and entertainment jobs which fetched the highest median salary of $140,000, followed by consulting and technology. Below is the detailed employment report of UC-Berkeley Haas outgoing class of 2018.

Employment by industry UC Berkeley Haas MBA Haas School of Business

(Picture Courtesy: UC- Berkeley Haas employment Report class of 2018 )

Industry Percent Mean Base Annual Salary (USD) Median Base Annual Salary (USD) Sign on bonus (USD)
Consulting 24 132,268 137,500 30,007
Technology 31.7 132,784 130,000 35,337
Financial Services 13.7 125,583 125,000 23,750
CPG/Retail 8.2 119,344 115,000 21,280
Energy 2.2 120,667 122,000 N/A
Health Care/ Pharma/ Biotech 4.4 116,600 117,500 31,660
Manufacturing 3.8 121,429 125,000 N/A
Media/ Entertainment 1.6 136,667 140,000 N/A
Nonprofit/ Public Sector 4.4 109,125 113,000 N/A
Real Estate 2.2 98,910 102,500 N/A
Transportation 3.3 126,617 124,850 N/A
Other 0.5 200,000 200,000 10,000
All Industries 100 127,571 125,000 29,212

Employment by job function

In line with the general trend across all Top MBA programs, the largest number of graduates of UC-Berkeley Haas MBA class of 2018 found employment in the Consulting related job functions i.e. 24.6%. However, this was closely followed by 23.5% in Marketing related job profiles followed by finance at 15.8%.

employment by function UC Berkeley Haas MBA Haas School of Business

(Picture Courtesy: UC- Berkeley Haas employment Report class of 2018 )

Function Percent Mean Base Annual Salary (USD) Median Base Annual Salary (USD) Sign on bonus (USD)
Business Development/ Strategy 10.9 132,890 137,500 20,500
Consulting 24.6 129,929 135,000 28,935
Finance 15.8 117,952 125,000 34,786
General Management 6 125,682 120,000 26,000
Marketing 23.5 130,825 130,000 30,033
Operations 6.6 121,945 125,000 34,800
Real estate 1.6 123,547 120,640 N/A
Rotational Program 3.8 129,714 130,000 57,000
Other 7.1 127,077 122,000 11,111
100 127,571 125,000 29,212

Major Berkeley Haas MBA Employers

These companies hired 3 or more than 3 Haas MBA graduates.

  • Adobe
  • Amazon
  • Deloitte
  • BCG
  • PWC
  • Bain & Company
  • Google
  • Tesla
  • Ideo
  • KraftHeinz
  • The Clorox Company
  • Parthenon EY

 Notable Alumni – Haas School of Business

UC-Berkeley Haas has a vast network of 41,000 Alumni spread across 80 countries. Here are some of its most notable graduates:

Notable alumni UC Berkeley Haas MBA Haas School of Business

  • Richard Blum – Chairman, Blum Capital Partners, Founder & Chairman, American Himalayan Foundation & Founder, Richard C. Blum Center for Developing Economies
  • Shantanu Narayen, President and CEO Adobe Systems Inc.
  • Barbara Desoer, Chief Technology & Operations Officer, Bank of America
  • Paul Otellini, President, and CEO, Intel Corporation
  • W. “Tom” Clausen, Former Bank of America and World Bank Chief
  • Arun Sarin, Former CEO, Vodafone Group Plc
  • Peter E. Haas, Sr., Director & CEO Levi Strauss & Co.
  • Michael Blumenthal, Chairman & CEO, Unisys Corporation
  • John Hanke, CEO, and Co-Founder, Niantic, Inc.
  • Albert Lee, Vice President, Under Armour Connected Fitness, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer, MyFitnessPal

MBA Program Consideration Set:

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