With its location near the technology epicenter, Silicon Valley, Haas prides itself on innovation and bold, forward-thinking. It teaches skills such as experimentation and risk selection, and is looking for candidates who can think outside the box.


Berkeley Innovative Leader Development (BILD)

This is Haas’ approach to leadership, which seeks to teach MBAs how to think boldly, be comfortable with experimentation, and to take intelligent risks. This approach runs through the core curriculum and includes a new core course on “Problem Finding, Problem Solving.”

Haas @ Work

A 15-week program sends groups of 50 Haas students to global firms to research a competitive challenge. Past companies include Panasonic, Visa, Disney, and Cisco Systems.

Experiential Learning

Hands-on learning in a real-life setting. You can take one of ten programs depending on what your interest is, including Clean Tech to Market, Real Estate Investment Analysis, Social Sector Solutions, and more.

International Business Development (IBD) Program

An intensive 5-month management consulting program that pairs small teams of 4 MBAs with corporations, non-profits, and governments. MBA students spend 3 weeks in-country, and have worked in over 70 countries around the world.


  • Source Rank
  • US News & World Report 7
  • Businessweek 19
  • Financial Times 10
  • Forbes 14
  • The Economist 7
  • Wall Street Journal NA
  • Admissionado 9


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Top Recruiters Amazon, Apple, BCG, Google, HP, McKinsey.

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Admissionado Tips

Question The Status Quo

Consistent with their undergrad reputation as a non-conformist school, one of Haas’ defining principles is “question the status quo.” They are looking for the anti-cookie cutter applicants here – people who are bright, bold, fearless leaders who aren’t afraid to shake things up.

Show Your Personality

Emphasize your unique personality, and highlight any entrepreneurial, non-traditional work experience that you have. With a small class size of only 240, Haas is looking for real individuals who can stand out and jive with Haas’ progressive culture.

Innovation Is Key

Show the admissions committee that you understand what innovation means, and how you have been innovative in your own personal and professional life. Prove that you are very comfortable with calculated risks and that you accept failure as part of the learning process.

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