UC Berkeley – Haas Business School Admission Essays

Required Essays

Essay 1: If you could choose one song that expresses who you are, what is it and why? (250 words maximum)

Essay 2: Please respond to one of the following prompts: (250 words maximum)

a. Describe an experience that has fundamentally changed the way you see the world and how it transformed you.
b. Describe a significant accomplishment and why it makes you proud.
c. Describe a difficult decision you have made and why it was challenging.

Essay 3: Tell us about your career plans. How have your past experiences prepared you to achieve these goals? How will the Berkeley-Haas experience help you along this journey? (500 words maximum)

Optional Essay:

1. Use this essay to share information that is not presented elsewhere in the application, for example:

  • Explanation of employment gaps or academic aberrations
  • Quantitative abilities
  • For re-applicants, improvements to your candidacy

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* Admissions essays for the 2016-2017 application season