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Haas School of Business – UC Berkeley - Executive MBA

Berkeley Haas Executive MBA Program Structure

The Berkeley Haas MBA for Executives is a 19-month program. Students earn the EMBA degree in a program designed for working professionals at the executive level. Classes typically meet every three weeks, Thursday through Saturday. In addition to regular courses and week-long electives on the Berkeley-Haas campus, the executive MBA program features a select set of off-site learning modules. The International Seminar in Shanghai or Sao Paulo offers a real-world opportunity to apply and deepen the global business concepts learned in coursework.


The Berkeley Haas Executive MBA curriculum is anchored by 10 required core courses that build upon one another and provide the analytical tools and essential knowledge to lead effectively. Core Courses include: Managerial Economics, Financial Accounting, Data Analysis for Management, Finance, Creating Effective Organizations, Marketing Organization and Management, Operations Management, Competitive and Corporate Strategy, Macroeconomics in the Global Economy, and Building Trust-Based Relationships.

Building on the core foundation, elective offerings drawn from the most popular courses in other MBA programs—as well as courses that cater specifically to the needs and skillsets of executive-level students—allow students to engage deeply in topics and disciplines of their choosing—providing intensive learning and tailored expertise.

During the course of the Executive MBA, students participate in learning modules tailored to take advantage of local knowledge, giving students a diverse set of experiences and deeper knowledge into various business ecosystems, such as Silicon Valley’s technology industry and Washington D.C.’s international business and public policy environment.

The International Seminar allows students to travel with their EMBA classmates for a week of experiential learning through lectures, discussions with local business and government leaders, and site visits. The trip examines key factors influencing global business success. Students also have the opportunity to take classes, meet with local companies, visit cultural sites, practice foreign language skills, learn cross-cultural business etiquette, and build a personal international network.

Executive MBA Rankings

• U.S. News & World Report: 7
• The Economist: 4

Class Profile

The most recent Berkeley Haas Executive MBA class featured 68 students. Students on average were 37-years old and had 13 years of post-university professional work experience. Around 32 percent of the class is comprised of female students, with 68 percent male students.

Career Statistics

The average starting salary of recent Haas Executive MBA grads is around $169,000.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

The tuition for the 2020 Berkeley Haas Executive MBA class is $194,000. Assessed fees cover tuition, books, hotel accommodations, administrative fees, and most meals during residence periods. Airfare is not included. Students are expected to enroll in at least eight units per term as assumed in the budget below.

The Executive MBA Fellowship consists of a limited number of scholarships of $10,000 to $20,000 each. The scholarships are awarded to exceptional admits based on various criteria including employment in the nonprofit or public service sectors, outstanding merit and/or the industry uniqueness brought to the incoming class.

Most student loans are based on either financial need or creditworthiness and are available only to US citizens and permanent residents. Haas students commonly use the Federal Stafford Loan Program, Alternative Education Loans, and the ACCESS Loan Program. Private loans may also be available.


Applicants to the Berkeley Haas Executive MBA programs must have completed a Baccalaureate degree or recognized qualifications equivalent to a degree.

To apply to the Berkeley Haas Executive MBA program, applicants must submit a completed application form, official copies of transcripts from each institution attended, current résumé and two letters of recommendation, as well as a sponsorship letter. The school also requires applicants to submit answers to two brief essay questions and a personal statement. Official GMAT score or GRE scores must also be sent in by applicants, along with a $200 application fee. Non-native English speaking applicants must also provide proof of English fluency. This can be completed by submitted TOEFL or IELTS test scores.

Once the application is submitted, students may be contacted to schedule an evaluative interview.

Application deadlines are as follows.

Round One – December 7, 2021

Round Two – Feb. 9, 2022

Round Three – April 7, 2022


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