Berkeley Haas and the EW program want you to succeed in your studies. We offer a multitude of resources to help you along the way.
Mid-term course evaluations are administered by Cohort Reps and Class Reps for all courses. They synthesize the feedback and review with the professor. Professors may also opt to have weekly feedback mechanisms; this will be announced via the syllabus or in class.
Final course evaluations are administered by the University at the end of the semester via the online course evaluation portal.
The Academic Cohort Reps are the liaison between cohort classmates and your professors for First Year Core. Learn more about Cohort Reps, or to apply to become one, here.
Class of 2025 Cohort Representatives
Class reps are liaisons between the class and professors for Second Year Core and electives, and the Program Office via the EWMBAA VPs of Academics. Class reps are generally chosen the first week of class and your professor will announce who they are. To learn more about the Class Rep position, click here.
VPs of Academics serve as liaisons between Class Reps, the general student body, and the EWMBA Director of Academics.
Students may also contact the Director of Academics regarding feedback for academics.
Your first steps in getting help should be to take advantage of faculty office hours, attend discussion sections led by your Graduate Student Instructor (GSI), and work with your assigned study group.
If you need help above and beyond those resources, your GSI will be available for extra tutoring. GSIs make tutoring available free of charge to students who are having academic difficulty in:
- EW296 Data and Decisions
- EW201A Microeconomics
- EW202 Financial Accounting
- EW203 Introduction to Finance
- EW201B Macroeconomics
- EW204 Operational Leadership
Academic difficulty is defined as being at risk of receiving a grade of C or lower. Your instructor and GSI will determine who is in need of tutoring, based on class performance. Please contact him or her directly if you need this resource. Should you have additional questions, please contact your Academic Advisor.
Other services include:
UC Berkeley Graduate Division offers general resources for all graduate students at UC Berkeley, such as the Graduate Student Professional Development Guide.
Academic Probation (“AP”)
All UC Berkeley graduate students are subject to the policies of the Graduate Division. This includes a minimum cumulative GPA requirement of 3.0 and academic probation protocol if a student’s cumulative GPA falls below that threshold. You can familiarize yourself with the Graduate Division policies on coursework, grading, probation and dismissal here.
You are placed on academic probation if your cumulative GPA drops below 3.0. You are given one additional semester to show a strong academic performance and bring up your GPA to 3.0 or above. Students may only remain on AP for one semester; additional semesters require recommendation by the EWMBA Program Office and approval by the Graduate Division.
You must raise your cumulative GPA to at least 3.0 during the semester that you are on academic probation. Below are a few suggestions to get you there:
- Meet with your advisor: As pre-work, carefully and thoughtfully complete the Academic Self-Assessment (must download document first). Consider the obstacles that affected your academic performance and the resources that you’ve used to combat them.
- Take care of yourself physically, emotionally and mentally: Prioritize and organize your study and personal time. Create timelines for assignment due dates, midterms and final exams. Maintain regular study hours and study in an environment that maximizes your productivity.
- Read all emails, or scan them briefly and archive them for later browsing.
- Form a study group: Not only does this create a sense of community, it also allows you and your group members to pool your collective strengths and live one of our Defining Leadership Principles of going “Beyond Yourself”.
- Attend faculty and GSI office hours and review sessions: Get to know your instructors. Ask questions. Talk to them about course content or concepts that are confusing. Discuss assignments and exams, especially areas where you lost points. These conversations can bring the material to life.
- Choose your classes wisely.
- Know your program: Bookmark the EWMBA Program Office website: https://haas.berkeley.edu/EWMBA/. Be aware of program-specific deadlines, policies and procedures. Plan out your semester accordingly. Utilize bCal, bCourses or another calendar service to stay up-to-date.
- Find a mentor each semester: This could be a faculty member, GSI, staff member or experienced peer. In addition to learning valuable tips, tricks and tools from that person, you also build your network of contacts.
- Develop your support network: Make a list of contact information (email address, phone number, etc.) for your fellow classmates, group members, GSIs, faculty, academic advisor and others who you can reach out to when you need help, when you’ll be absent, when an emergency comes up, etc.
|EWMBA Program Office||510-643-9000||[email protected]|
|Career Management Group||510-642-8124||[email protected]|
|Technology Solutions||510-642-0434||[email protected]|
|Financial Aid||510-643-0183||[email protected]|
|Don Capone (Berkeley Haas psychologist)||510-642-4853||[email protected]|
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