Summer 2020 Application

In light of the current global coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis, BerkeleyHaas and the Berkeley Business Academy for Youth (B-BAY) have suspended its 2020 summer program. We did not make this decision in haste; we carefully considered alternative delivery formats, desired learning experiences, outcomes, and travel restrictions. Understanding that one of the program’s core student experiences is the on campus experience which includes residential life, the uncertainty of the virus’ trajectory and ramifications lead us to the more prudent path of cancelling the program for 2020.

We appreciate students and families who have shown interest in and applied to the 2020 program and realize that this is disappointing news.  The B-BAY family looked forward to meeting you and having you on campus this summer and is saddened by the cancellation. We hope that you will consider BBAY in 2021 and check back in December for the application. Please stay safe and healthy physically and emotionally.

  • Complete 2020 Online Application in English
  • Write an essay in English* 600- 750 words, 1.5-spaced, 12-point type and include Last Name, First Name in the upper right corner) that answers all of the following questions:
    • TBD
  • Two teacher recommendations-forwarded by your teachers
  • Attach or send by mail a transcript including grades from the past 2 years (can be an unofficial transcript)

* If English is not your native language, please write one paragraph describing your English educational background and experience.

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


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: TBD

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

Admission Requirements

We look for academically motivated, mature students who are interested in attending a rigorous college prep summer business academy. B-BAY is for youth who want to develop their knowledge of business or have a passion for business. The application and accompanying materials should convey and communicate your level of maturity and motivation.


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 (your application form, essay, 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.

Notice of Availability

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the University of California, Berkeley publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. This report includes current security policies plus crime and fire statistics for the previous three calendar years. The body of the report also contains contact information for various campus and community resources related to crime prevention and survivor assistance. A digital copy of the report can be accessed via the link below, or paper copies are available free of charge at 1 Sproul Hall.

2019 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (PDF)

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