Berkeley Haas MBA Essays

At Berkeley-Haas, our distinctive culture is defined by four key principles : question the status quo; confidence without attitude; students always; and beyond yourself. We seek candidates from a broad range of cultures, backgrounds, and industries who demonstrate a strong cultural fit with our program and defining principles. Please use the following essays as an opportunity to reflect on and share with us the values, experiences, and accomplishments that have helped shape who you are.

Berkeley Haas Required Essays

Berkeley Haas Essay 1. Describe an experience that has fundamentally changed the way you see the world. How did this transform you? (400-500 word maximum)

Berkeley Haas Essay 2. What is your most significant professional accomplishment? (200-300 word maximum)

Berkeley Haas Essay 3. What is your desired post-MBA role and at what company or organization? In your response, please specifically address sub-questions a., b., and c. (500-600 word maximum for 3a, 3b, and 3c combined)

a. How is your background compelling to this company? 
b. What is something you would do better for this company than any other employee? 
c. Why is an MBA necessary and how will Haas specifically help you succeed at this company? 

Berkeley Haas Optional/Reapplicant Essay 1. Please feel free to provide a statement concerning any information you would like to add to your application that you haven’t addressed elsewhere. (Reapplicant Essay. We strongly recommend that you submit a statement outlining how you have improved your candidacy since your last application, as the Admissions Committee will be looking for substantive change in your qualifications. You can use the optional essay question to provide this information.) (500 words maximum)

Berkeley Haas Optional Essay. If not clearly evident, please discuss ways in which you have demonstrated strong quantitative abilities, or plan to strengthen quantitative abilities. You do not need to list courses that appear on your transcript. (250 words maximum)

Berkeley Haas Application Deadlines 2014 – 2015

Round 1 (1 Oct 2014), Round 2 (7 Jan 2015), Round 3 (11 Mar 2015)

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