Important Information Regarding Admission Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic
The Haas admission committee recognizes applicants are facing unprecedented challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. Haas is committed to ensuring that COVID-19-related disruptions don’t threaten any student’s ability to apply to the Haas Undergraduate Program.
Here is some additional information to answer students most frequently asked questions: Berkeley Haas Admission Update
November 13, 2020 – Update on P/NP grading policy for Continuing UC Berkeley Students:
Admission to the business major is competitive and highly selective. Grades in prerequisite courses are essential in helping us assess a student’s ability to handle the academic rigor of the business major. Therefore the admission committee prefers that students take prerequisite courses for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 for a letter grade. If you opt to take a required course for P/NP as allowed by your current college, the Haas admission committee will require that you submit a letter from the professor or the department stating what the letter grade would’ve been.
Taking prerequisites during Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 for P/NP or failing to submit a letter could adversely affect your admission decision.
Students who earn a Bachelor of Science degree from the Haas School of Business Undergraduate Program possess the knowledge and technical skills necessary to understand the modern business world, to achieve the highest levels of success in their professional careers, and to prepare for subsequent graduate work. Coursework is fully integrated with the University’s liberal arts curriculum, resulting in graduates who are able to draw upon their knowledge of the arts and sciences as well as business in their endeavors.
This highly selective program accepts applicants for the following pathways:
Continuing UC Berkeley
Students who were admitted to UC Berkeley as freshmen and are planning to apply to Haas during their sophomore or junior years. Continuing UC Berkeley students may only apply once.
Major Maps are a new resource created to help students design and plan their UC Berkeley undergraduate journey. View the new Business Administration 4 Year Major Map here (.pdf).
Students who are currently enrolled at another college and are planning to apply for transfer to UC Berkeley and the Haas Undergraduate Program.
Transfer admissions priority is given to students who are US citizens, California residents, and are transferring from a California community college. This is according to California’s Master Plan for Higher Education, the University of California Office of the President and the UC Berkeley faculty.
Students admitted as junior transfers to UC Berkeley’s College of Letters & Science or other majors are NOT eligible to apply to the Haas Undergraduate Program. In addition, we cannot review applications from students who have already earned a bachelor’s degree.
Transfer students admitted to Haas are invited to participate in our Haas Summer PreCore Program. The program offers two 6-week courses for newly admitted Haas transfer students only. The program helps students refresh skills they need during their two years of classes at Haas and is intended to better prepare students for the rigorous coursework of the fall semester. In addition to preparing students academically, this program also offers weekly workshops with guest speakers on a variety of topics. Additional information will be provided once a student is admitted to Haas.
Frequently Asked Questions for:
4-Year College and/or Out-of-state Transfer Applicants
Global Management Program (GMP)
The Global Management Program is a freshman admit program for students interested in learning about business from a global perspective. Interested high school students should visit UC Berkeley’s Undergraduate Admissions web site and the GMP web site for information about admission requirements and the application process.
Management Entrepreneurship & Technology requirements (M.E.T.)
The M.E.T. Program is a freshman admit program for students interested in studying both engineering and business. In a four-year curriculum, students earn two Bachelor of Science degrees that combine the best of the top-ranked College of Engineering and Haas School of Business. Interested high school students should visit UC Berkeley’s Undergraduate Admissions web site and the M.E.T. Program web site for information regarding admission requirements and the application process.
The Biology+Business Program is a partnership between the Haas School of Business and the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology. Students earn two bachelor’s degrees in as few as four years and learn to bridge scientific inquiry & research with entrepreneurship & commercialization through rigorous coursework and specialized professional development opportunities. Students begin course planning during their freshman year and apply to the Program during their sophomore year. Interested high school students should apply for admission to UC Berkeley through the standard admission process.
BASE Summer Program for Non-Business Majors
The BASE Summer Program (Business for the Arts, Sciences and Engineering) is an intensive, six-week, summer business program that exposes non-business, undergraduate students in arts, sciences, and engineering to the fundamentals of business. BASE is the only premier Summer Business Institute where students can earn units.
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