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Berkeley Haas Essay Questions and Tips


1. Tell us a six-word story that reflects a memorable experience in your life-to-date. Elaborate on why it is meaningful to you. (300 words maximum)


2. Briefly describe your immediate post-MBA career goals , and discuss how it will put you on a path to a meaningful and rewarding career.  (300 words maximum)

What is your ideal first job after graduating? How have your experiences so far led you to this goal? To excel in the future role, what do you want to learn and experience at business school?  How will specific aspects of Haas MBA help you obtain the learning? 



1. Please elaborate on any hardships or unusual life circumstances that may help us understand the context of your opportunities, achievements, and impact. (300 words maximum)

2. Convey relevant information not addressed elsewhere in your application. This may include explanation of employment gaps, academic aberrations, supplemental coursework, etc. You are encouraged to use bullet points where appropriate.