Berkeley Haas Full-Time MBA Class of 2023
The UC Berkeley Haas School of Business has released its MBA Class of 2023 profile. This year, an impressive number of first-generation college students, LGBTQ+ students, and veterans comprise the 291 enrolled class.
Here are some key elements of the profile:
|Average Undergraduate GPA||3.67|
|Percent majoring in arts, humanities, social sciences||36%|
|Percent majoring in science, technology, engineering, and math||34%|
|Percent majoring in business||22%|
|Average GMAT Score||726|
|GMAT Middle 80%||690 – 760|
|GRE Quant Average||162|
|GRE Quant Range||155 – 168|
|GRE Verbal Average||161|
|GRE Verbal Range||155 – 168|
|Countries Represented (by citizenship)||46|
|Average Work Experience||5.5 years|
The MBA Class of 2023 includes international students from 46 countries, representing 37% of the class. Women also comprise 37% of incoming students. Fourteen percent of the class identify as LGBTQ+.
US minority students make up 49% of the class, with historically underrepresented minorities, which includes Black, Hispanic, and Indigenous students, comprising 22%.
Berkeley Haas reports data on racial and ethnic demographics using both federal and multi-dimensional guidelines. Under multi-dimensional guidelines, students who identify as multiple races and ethnicities are counted in each category, resulting in a total larger than 100%. The multi-dimensional method reflects the greater diversity of the class, revealing Indigenous North Americans make up 2% of the class, for example, that would not be recorded otherwise.
Academic and Professional Background
Sixteen percent of the MBA Class of 2023 are first-generation college students. The most common undergraduate degree is in engineering, with 24%, followed by economics at 17%, business at 15%. Degrees in social science are held by 14% of the class. While 7% studied the natural sciences, 8% fall into the “other” category over other majors like finance, arts, and computer science. Thirteen percent of students are enrolled in dual degree programs.
The average professional experience students bring with them is five and a half years. Twenty-two percent of the class comes from a consulting background, 17% from financial services, and 12% from the high-tech industry. Healthcare workers make up 9% of the class, while again, the unclassified category makes up 10%—more than non-profit, government, or consumer products professionals, reflecting a greater variety of professional backgrounds.