Short Answer – The average GMAT score at Berkeley Haas is 729 for the last entering class. If you score above 729, you have a fair shot and you will receive an encouraging response to your profile evaluation from the admission committee.
Long Answer – There is no such thing as a safe score, higher is always better. In our years of consulting experience, we have seen our clients with 640 getting selected into top schools like INSEAD and on the other hand, someone with a 770 getting rejected too. A good benchmark that we advise all our clients to beat is the average GMAT score of the last entering class as mentioned in the Class profile published every year. Scoring above the average gets you a fair shot;
“The higher your score, the better is it for your interview or admission chance.”
If you plan to apply with a score that is below the average, then you are starting a fight with one hand tied behind your back or, let’s say, you are starting a few yards behind your competitors. You can definitely catch up in other sections of the application by writing outstanding essays or performing really well in an interview later. But it is always nice to start ahead of the competitor. A higher GMAT score helps one gain a competitive advantage.
“What if you are from the over represented Indian or Asian Pool?”
The over-represented candidate pool of Indian or Chinese applicants usually goes through a rigorous preparation process for GMAT, with a lot of Indian applicants scoring quite high. Hence, the overall competition and the Average score for this diaspora goes up by a few notches. That is why we recommend candidates within the most over-represented profiles to shoot at least 20 points higher than the school’s class profile average.
The average salary at Berkeley Haas for the last graduating class was $ 152,831. 92.8% of the class was employed with 3 months of graduation with majority of class going into consulting (28.2%), Finance (13.7%) and technology (32.9%) oriented functional roles.
Top financial institutions, consulting firms, consumer products manufacturers, and technology companies are among those that hire Haas graduates as interns and full-time employees. Employers seek out Berkeley MBA students because they demonstrate not only a mastery of powerful quantitative and management tools, but also a solid understanding of best practices for the changing technological, global, and human dimensions of business.
The Tuition fees for Berkeley Haas MBA is $ 164,118 and an additional $ 60,000 in living cost.
A Berkeley MBA degree is an investment in yourself. We know that financing any major investment can be challenging, and we are committed to helping you explore all the financing options available, including scholarships and loans. We can help you build a financial bridge between your MBA tuition costs and your career goals.
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We strongly advise all our clients to have a proper excel sheet or a timetables mapped out.
Once you are done with GMAT the entire application process usually take 4-6 weeks
GMAT / GRE Score
If you are not sure about what score to target then look at the average score of the schools you want and shoot above the average.
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3-4 weeks at least.
Start writing at least 1 month in advance of their 1st deadline. First application usually takes the longest.
School will notify you and give you roughly 1 week to schedule your interview. Ideally, start your prep ASAP and Do some mock interviews.
The Full-Time Berkeley MBA program is a two year full-time degree program. The Berkeley MBA curriculum is anchored by twelve required core courses which students complete in the first year. The core courses, 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. Elective courses 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.
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.
Berkeley Haas awards scholarships to both domestic and international students.
UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business has secured a loan program for International Students that does not require a co-signer. The lender was selected based on their ability to make loans at reasonable rates for students who are ineligible for federal loans and those with no access to a credit-worthy U.S. co-signer. The loans for this loan program are not made by UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business but is made by the lender below.
We have partnered with a credit union to provide a no-cosigner option by assuming some of the risk on your behalf. For more information see the International Student Loans section of the Financial Aid website.
There are three Application Deadlines, which can be found on the main admissions page.
Note: The GMAT, GRE, and TOEFL must be taken on or before the designated deadline. Your complete online application must be submitted prior to 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time on the deadline date. In addition, all supplemental materials must be postmarked on or before the deadline date.