UC Berkeley Haas Deadlines & Essays (Class of 2012, Starting Fall 2010)

DEADLINES[table id=14 /] *12:00 Midnight Pacific Time


Short Answer:

  1. What are you most passionate about? Why? (250 word maximum)
  2. Tell us about your most significant accomplishment. (250 word maximum)
  3. At Haas, we value innovation and creativity. Describe a time when you created positive change in a group or an organization. (250 word maximum)
  4. What steps have you taken to learn about the Berkeley MBA program, and what factors have influenced your decision to apply? (250 word maximum)

Required Essays:

  1. Give us an example of a situation in which you displayed leadership. (500 word maximum)
  2. What are your post-MBA short-term and long-term career goals? How do your professional experiences relate to these goals? How will an MBA from Berkeley help you achieve these specific career goals? (1000 word maximum)

Optional Essays:

  1. (Optional) Please feel free to provide a statement concerning any information you would like to add to your application that you haven’t addressed elsewhere. (500 word maximum)



If you have submitted an application to the program within the past two years, but were not admitted or did not register, you are required to complete and submit the following portions of the online application:

  • Test Scores
  • Employment section, including current resume
  • Education section
  • Applicant Acknowledgement
  • $200 application fee
  • Transcript for any new coursework completed since your prior application
  • Assuming that an application was complete at the time of submission, you will need to answer additional supplemental questions designated in the instructions..
  • For Fall 2010, you must submit new test scores if your test was taken before June 1, 2008 (TOEFL) or October 1, 2004 (GMAT).

Updating any other application materials is optional, although the Admissions Committee does note the effort that candidates put into their reapplication.

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. In addition, you are encouraged to submit one or two new letters of recommendation.

If you have taken the GMAT and TOEFL again, ask the Educational Testing Service to forward the new official scores to the Haas School and note your new score on the Test Score section of the application.