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Berkeley Haas Full-Time MBA Class of 2023

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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:

UC Berkeley Haas MBA Class Profile: Undergraduate Background

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%

Berkeley Haas MBA Class of 2023 GMAT Statistics

Average GMAT Score 726
GMAT Middle 80% 690 – 760

Berkeley Haas MBA Class of 2023 GRE Statistics

GRE Quant Average 162
GRE Quant Range 155 – 168
GRE Verbal Average 161
GRE Verbal Range 155 – 168

Berkeley Haas MBA Class of 2023 Student Characteristics

Women 37%
Countries Represented (by citizenship) 46
International Students 37%
Average Work Experience 5.5 years

Diverse Representation

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.

Christina Griffith
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