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Berkeley Haas Undergraduate Program (Marketing and International Business)

beclg858beclg858 Registered User Posts: 11 New Member
I am very interested in Haas, so here are some of the questions I have.

-What makes studying business at Haas different from other public or private colleges?
-Are there any special programs for those interested in marketing or international business?
-Can I be accepted into Haas as a freshman?
-Are there any clubs or organizations that you would recommend for someone interested in marketing and international business?
-Are there any accelerated programs that Haas offers that could lessen the number of years it takes for me to get my MBA?
-Do students who graduate from Berkeley usually end up working in California or are there opportunities to branch out to other states as well?
-What major would I be applying for or would it be better to apply undeclared?
-Does Berkeley offer good financial aid/scholarships for students in California?

Replies to: Berkeley Haas Undergraduate Program (Marketing and International Business)

  • nenolamnenolam Registered User Posts: 74 Junior Member
    1. Most undergraduate programs do not have students taking classes at a real business school (Haas has a quite renowned MBA program)
    2. There is no official concentration for either marketing or international business (or anything), but you can certainly structure your own schedule around those areas. There are courses pertaining to both those subjects in the undergrad business program.
    3. You cannot be accepted in Haas as a freshman, you must apply during the winter of your sophomore year. Out of high school, most people apply to the College of Letters and Sciences and try to transfer to Haas the following year.
    4. I haven't heard any clubs that specifically focus on international business (business is a HUGE category) but there are a plethora of clubs that are widely about business (ABA, PBL) and other clubs that more specifically focus on one area of business (Berkeley Consulting Group, Berkeley Investment Group, etc.)
    5. No, enrolling in the business program will no accelerate the MBA process. (Not sure that they have that at any college).
    6. Most students do end up working in California, but Berkeley has a prestigious name so there are opportunities to work outside of the state as many firms are familiar with Cal and its quality of students.
    7. If you apply to the College of Letters and Sciences, you must apply as undeclared.
    8. Not quite sure what you mean by "good", but Berkeley has instated programs to keep financial aid despite budget cuts. That being said, financial aid is nowhere near comparable to schools such as Stanford and other rich private institutions.
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