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In July 2022, Berkeley Haas announced that its top-ranked two-year undergraduate business program will expand to a four-year program, made possible by the largest single gift in the school’s history from Warren “Ned” Spieker, BS 66, and his wife, Carol, BA 66, (political science). In recognition of Ned and Carol’s $30 million gift, we will name our four-year program the Spieker Undergraduate Business Program.
A four-year undergraduate business experience will provide remarkable new opportunities for students. Students will now have the option to apply directly to Haas and enter as freshmen business majors, giving them an additional two years for deeper learning and enrichment, including career development, internships, study abroad opportunities, entrepreneurship programs, capstone projects, mentorship engagements, and student leadership experiences.
The inaugural first-year cohort in the Spieker Undergraduate Program will apply in Fall 2023 and enroll in Fall 2024.
Yes. Students will have the option to apply to the new Spieker Scholars Program. Spieker Scholars, three to four chosen per class, will receive significant financial support and enrichment opportunities. In addition to the Spieker Scholars Program, this gift will fund an expansion of the scholarships available for students who may have financial barriers to attending UC Berkeley. More financial aid news will be provided soon.
For Incoming Freshmen (Class of 2026)
Students may still apply to the business major as sophomores, but as the program transitions to a four-year model, fewer spots will be available for continuing students in the Spring 2024 admissions cycle. Prepared first-year students are encouraged to apply to Haas in Spring 2023 rather than wait until the Spring 2024 admissions cycle, when there will be fewer continuing pool spots. The deadline for completing minimum eligibility requirements will be extended to Summer 2023 for first-year applicants only.
More information about the first-year Early Access Admission Process is available on the Freshmen Applicants page.
Yes, you may reapply to the program through a one-time exception to our admissions policy, available to rising first-year students in the Spring 2023 admissions cycle. Fewer continuing spots will be available for the Spring 2024 application cycle. Students who believe that they will be more adequately prepared to apply as sophomores also have that option in Spring 2024. Again, fewer continuing spots will be available for Spring 2024 applicants.
For Continuing Students
Yes, current sophomores are eligible to apply for admission to Haas this year.
Yes. We will ensure that students entering the two-year upper division program at the beginning of their junior year are quickly oriented to the Haas community and will be able to take advantage of the program offerings upon acceptance.
For High School Students
Students accepted to UC Berkeley in the Fall 2022 admissions cycle may apply to Haas at the end of their sophomore year, through the continuing pool application process. Students accepted through the continuing pool application process will complete the two-year program, with an anticipated graduation date of May 2027.
The Global Management Program and the Management, Entrepreneurship & Technology program (M.E.T.) admission processes will remain the same.
The Robinson Life Science, Business and Entrepreneurship Program (LSBE) will launch direct admissions on the same timeline as the Spieker Undergraduate Program, admitting the first cohort in Fall 2024. More information will be coming soon about this change.
For Transfer Students
Yes. Students will still be able to transfer to Haas, and nothing will change in the application process for transfer students.
Yes. We are committed to holding 100 spots per year for transfer students for the two-year upper division undergraduate program.
No. Transfer admissions priority is given to qualified students who are U.S. citizens, California residents, and for students who are transferring from California community colleges. This is aligned with California’s Master Plan for Higher Education from the University of California Office of the President and the UC Berkeley faculty.