Academic Programs

The Berkeley MBA Compared

Program Basics
  Full-Time MBA Evening & Weekend MBA Berkeley MBA for Executives (EMBA)
  Evenings Schedule Option Weekends Schedule Option
Duration 2 years (4 semesters) 3 years (6 semesters) 3 years (6 semesters) 19 months (5 terms)
Class Schedule Monday-Thursday Two evenings each week All day Saturday Thur-Sun about every 3 weeks
Location On campus On campus Half on campus, half Silicon Valley On campus
Degree Received Berkeley MBA
Program Start August August August May
Total Program Cost *Approx. $109,000 for CA residents and $114,500 for out-of-state residents *Approx. $125,000 **$159,900
Class Profile
  Full-Time MBA Evening & Weekend MBA Berkeley MBA for Executives (EMBA)
  Evenings Schedule Option Weekends Schedule Option
Typical Class Size 240 250 70
Professional Experience 5 years median 7 years median; 4-11 years for middle 80% 13 years median; 7-20 years for middle 80%
Median Age 28 years 30 years 36 years
Where Students Come From 43% international; 57% U.S. 85% from SF Bay Area; 15% from LA, Sacramento, and out-of-state 70% from SF Bay Area; 30% from LA, West Coast, and other out-of-state
Curriculum
  Full-Time MBA Evening & Weekend MBA Berkeley MBA for Executives (EMBA)
  Evenings Schedule Option Weekends Schedule Option
Core 12 courses (first two semesters) 13 courses (first three semesters) 9 courses (first three terms)
Choice of Electives High degree of choice medium-to-high degree of choice low-to-medium degree of choice medium degree of choice
Global Experience International Business Development elective course; student-led treks; international internships Seminar in International Business and International Business Development elective courses; student-led treks International Immersion Week
Faculty All three programs share the same pool of world-class UC Berkeley tenured and professional faculty
Career Services
  Full-Time MBA Evening & Weekend MBA Berkeley MBA for Executives (EMBA)
  Evenings Schedule Option Weekends Schedule Option
Career Advising Dedicated career advisors for each program. A wealth of tailored workshops and other career services.
On-campus Recruiting Available to students from all programs.