Concurrent Degrees

Earning two degrees concurrently lets you make the most of your time at Haas and UC Berkeley. You will graduate with a wider range of flexibility and proficiency in pursuing career options in the U.S. and abroad.

JD/MBA Program

Students complete this four-year program with a solid foundation in both law and management, having earned a Berkeley MBA and a JD from either UC Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law or UC Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. Typically, your first two years are spent in law school, followed by a year in business school. During the fourth year, you take electives in both schools.

Boalt/Haas Students

  • Complete 118 units to graduate (43 in business; 75 in law)
  • Register and pay fees for a minimum of eight semesters at UC Berkeley

Hastings/Haas Students

  • Complete 117 units to graduate (43 in business; 74 in law)
  • Spend five semesters at Hastings and three at Haas. This allows you to avoid paying fees at both universities for the same semester. However, it means you will carry a higher-than-normal unit load during your three Haas semesters. You will still be subject to the normal pre-enrollment unit limit during the bidding process.

MBA/MPH Program in Health Management

Working together, the Haas School and the UC Berkeley School of Public Health train leaders to manage complex healthcare organizations. You will take courses in both schools and will complete a three-month internship in a healthcare organization. You will graduate from the 2.5-year program with an MBA and a Master of Public Health degree.

Graduates are prepared for leadership in both the business and delivery sides of health services and technology industries, including managed care and insurance, consulting, biotechnology, e-health, medical devices, and pharmaceuticals.

Students:

  • Complete 80 units of coursework, at least 45 from Haas and 32 from the School of Public Health. The remaining 3 units may consist of upper division or graduate courses taken from any department on campus.
  • Must register for a minimum of five semesters at Berkeley.

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MBA/MA Program in International and Area Studies

The three-year MBA/MA-IAS program broadens your knowledge of different regions or countries through courses with an international orientation, language classes, and area study courses from departments and schools across UC Berkeley. You may focus on a topic—such as international trade and debt, investment strategies, global communications, environmental issues, or urban and regional development—or a geographic area.

You must apply to the program during your first year in the MBA program. If accepted you must complete all MBA requirements (51 units of core and elective courses) and:

  • Register for a minimum of six semesters at UC Berkeley
  • Complete 24 units of international and area studies; 12 of them at the graduate level (none in business administration)
  • Demonstrate proficiency in a modern language related to your area of interest. The units needed to develop this proficiency do not count toward the 24 required units. You may take these courses at Berkeley if you are not already proficient.
  • Submit a written thesis or pass an oral comprehensive exam based on your program of study
  • If you already are proficient in a foreign language, you may earn an MA-IAS degree in one year; for others, it may take as long as two years in addition to the normal two-year Haas program

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