University of California, Berkeley: Haas

DEADLINES

Application Deadlines

Consortium Deadlines

*Rolling basis beginning late February through March 14, 2013

ESSAYS

Required 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.(Learn more about Berkeley-Haas' Defining Principles).

  1. If you could choose one song that expresses who you are, what is it and why? (250 word maximum)

  2. What is your most significant accomplishment? (250 word maximum)

  3. Describe a time when you questioned an established practice or thought within an organization. How did your actions create positive change? (250 word maximum)

  4. Describe a time when you were a student of your own failure. What specific insight from this experience has shaped your development? (250 word maximum)

  5. a. What are your post-MBA short-term and long-term career goals? How have your professional experiences prepared you to achieve these goals?

  6. b. How will an MBA from Haas help you achieve these goals? (750 word maximum for 5a. and 5b.)

Supplementary Questions

  1. If you have not provided a letter of recommendation from your current supervisor, please explain; otherwise, enter N/A.

  2. List in order of importance all community and professional organizations and extracurricular activities in which you have been involved during or after university studies. Indicate the nature of the activity or organization, size of the organization, dates of involvement, offices held, and average number of hours spent per month.