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Berkeley Business Academy for Youth

Middle School Program

To apply Applications for Summer 2018 will open in December 2017.

  • Complete 2017 Online Application
  • Write a one-page, single-spaced (using 12-point font size) essay that describes yourself as a student, The essay should include:
    • What you like and dislike about school.
    • Why you are interested in the Berkeley Business Academy for Youth.
    • What you hope to accomplish during the program.
  • Letter of recommendation from a teacher

Please note, the essay must be written by the student.

Mailing address for supporting documents:
The B-BAY Program Office
Haas School of Business
S545 Student Services Bldg. #1900,
Berkeley, CA 94720

Immunizations

You must provide a record of immunizations according to California immunization regulations prior to attending the program

Application Fees

A non-refundable $75 application fee must accompany the completed application. Applications submitted without payment will not be reviewed.

Application Deadline: May 1, 2017

We encourage you to apply prior to the application deadline as applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Admission Requirements

The admissions team looks for academically motivated, mature students who are interested in attending B-BAY because they want to develop their knowledge of business or have a passion for business. The application and accompanying materials should convey and communicate the student's level of maturity and motivation.

Interviews

You may be asked to interview with a member of the Admissions Committee to determine admission to the program.

When we receive your complete application (application form, essay, letter of recommendation, all supplemental materials, and the application fee), you will be notified by e-mail. An admissions decision will be made and e-mailed to you within two weeks.

Enrolling Students admitted into the Berkeley Business Academy for Youth have 10 days (weekends included) from your acceptance date to enroll online and pay the program fees. You are not enrolled until full payment is received.

International Students

We welcome applications from international students who are proficient in English. You will be interviewed by a member of the Admissions Committee to determine your English proficiency and qualifications for admission to the program, details here.

Visa Requirement

Because Berkeley Business Academy for Youth is a non-credit, two-week program:

  • Citizens of countries who need a visa to enter the United States should obtain a B-2 "Visitor for Pleasure" visa, not an F-1 student visa. This allows students to enjoy tourist activities as well as to participate in Berkeley Business Academy for Youth.
  • Citizens of countries who participate in the Visa Waiver Program should enter the U.S. in WT "Waiver Tourist" status which permits the same flexibility.

Go to the US State Department's travel site for more information.

Program Office

The B-BAY Program Office
Haas School of Business
S545 Student Services Bldg. #1900,
Berkeley, CA 94720
8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday.

For more information, please contact Olive Davis:
omdavis@haas.berkeley.edu
(510) 643-0923