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
  • Write a one-page, single-spaced (using 12-point font size and Last Name, First Name in the upper right corner) essay that describes you as a student. The essay should include:
    • One of BerkeleyHaas defining principles is “Student Always”.  What does Student Always mean to you as a middle school student?
    • Why you are interested in attending the Berkeley Business Academy for Youth program
    • What you hope to accomplish during the program.
  • Letter of recommendation from a teacher

Essays must be written by the student.

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

Mailing address for supporting documents

B-BAY Program Office
Haas School of Business
S545 Student Services Bldg. #1900,
Berkeley, CA 94720

Application Fees

A non-refundable $75 application fee must accompany the completed application. Applications will not be reviewed if fees are not included.

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.


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

Application Deadline: (Closed)

Students are encouraged to apply prior to the application deadline as applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

You must submit your online application by close of business Pacific Standard Time. Supporting documents such as recommendations and transcripts can be submitted after the deadline, no later than close of business April 5, 2020.

Applications will not be reviewed until all required documents and the application fees are submitted

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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