Evening & Weekend MBA Program
International Exchange Program
IMPORTANT DATES & DEADLINES
Exchange programs – if you can bear to be away from Berkeley – are an opportunity to expand your horizons and experience the global marketplace first-hand. Haas has reciprocal agreements with leading business schools in both Europe and Asia.
Evening & Weekend MBA students who have completed their core course requirements may participate in an exchange program, in either the Fall semester (ESADE, ESSEC, RSM) or the Spring Semester (ISB). Students may complete a maximum of 12 units of course work as an exchange student (or the equivalent of the host university’s Full Time course load). During their semester abroad, students will receive 10 semester units at Haas upon completion of the program and must pay the applicable Haas tuition and fees during the exchange semester.
- EWMBA International Exchange Program Overview
INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE PROGRAM PARTNER SCHOOLS
ESADE Business School, Barcelona, Spain
Located in one of Barcelona’s most pleasant suburbs, ESADE recently celebrated its 50th Anniversary as a leading academic institution in Spain. The MBA program gives special emphasis to the Cooperative MBA, where the importance of teamwork and participation are highly valued. Students come from diverse business backgrounds and over 75 percent are international, representing more than 30 countries. A wide range of elective courses are offered with classes taught in both English and Spanish. Doing Business in Spanish is also offered as an optional language class throughout the term with students being placed according to their level. The exchange periods for the fall term is from September to December.
ESSEC Business School, Paris, France
An innovative model among MBA formats, the ESSEC MBA has now become a major player on the international level among European business schools. Its roots in a strong humanist tradition provide scope to its mission and determination to train managers aware of current and future social and political stakes in this context.
RSM Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
RSM offers a US-style MBA program focusing on the European business environment. For the first 7½ weeks of the semester, you will take five classes on European and international business management. In the second 6½ weeks you will complete a consulting project with a business firm, usually in the Netherlands. In your final report, reviewed by a faculty member, you will apply a theoretical framework to a real-life business situation. The MBA semester begins in late August and ends in mid-December. You also may choose to study in the International Masters of Science Student Exchange Committee (IMScEC) program. IMScEC requires core courses in the first part of the semester, followed by electives in the second half. These classes stress group work and provide a Dutch perspective on European economic issues. IMScEC courses start in early September and end in late December. Classes for both programs are in English and housing is off-campus.
Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad, India
The Indian School of Business evolved from the need for a world class business school in Asia. Our founders- some of the best minds from the corporate and academic worlds- visualized the leadership needs of emerging Asian economies. They recognized that the rapidly changing business landscape would require young leaders with an understanding of evolving economies, but also with a global perspective. The ISB is committed to its role in creating such leaders through its innovative programmes, outstanding faculty and thought leadership.
Note: This program is a spring term exchange only.