Student Perspectives:

Chris Kuhns

"To me, diversity represents a very deep learning experience. We have almost every industry and every discipline covered in our class."

Chris Kuhns, MBA 2010
Vice President, Castle Crow & Company

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Learn More & Apply

We welcome your interest in the Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA program.

Please note that candidates may have only one active application to any UC Berkeley or Columbia Business School program at any time.

Application for Class Entering May 2012

We are still accepting applications for the class entering in May 2012. Please contact the admissions office if you are interested in applying.

Admission Requirements

A joint admissions committee representing both schools evaluates each application on the basis of professional achievement, academic ability and personal attributes.

Professional Experience

The application includes a detailed work history. Successful candidates present a record of significant achievement and demonstrated leadership ability.

Academic Preparation

Transcripts from all prior institutions of higher education are required. Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree; international applicants must have an equivalent degree from a recognized institution. We do not accept transfer credit.


The Graduate Management Admission Test is required for admission. Candidates must arrange testing and score reporting with the Graduate Management Admission Council at Most non–native English speakers must also take the TOEFL.

Company Sponsorship

Applicants must submit official written authorization from their employer stating permission to attend class on workdays.

Letters of Recommendation

Candidates must submit two letters of recommendation from current or recent supervisors who can attest to their management abilities and potential to take on increased responsibilities.

Personal Essays and Admissions Interview

The admissions process includes essays and a possible face-to-face interview to assess a candidate's personal attributes and professional qualifications.

Application Fee

A non-refundable fee of $200 must accompany the application.

Laptop Requirement

All entering students are required to have a laptop computer.

We appreciate your interest in the program and look forward to reviewing your application.

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