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Real Humans of the UC Berkeley Haas MBA Class of 2024

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Here we come, California, to meet some new members of the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business MBA Class of 2024 in this edition of Real Humans: MBA Students.

247 students matriculated at Haas in the fall of 2022. Women comprise 46 percent of the class and 41 percent are international, representing 45 countries. Sixteen percent of the class identify as LGBTQ+. U.S. minority students make up 45 percent of U.S. citizens and permanent residents of the class. Historically underrepresented U.S. minorities, identified as American Indian, African American, Hispanic/Latinx, or Native Hawaiian, make up 17 percent of total U.S. citizens and permanent residents.

During their undergraduate years, Berkeley Haas MBAs averaged a GPA of 3.64. The most common undergraduate degree was in engineering at 23 percent. Fifteen percent hold degrees in economics and the same percentage had studied social sciences. Thirteen percent pursued degrees in business/commerce. Six percent had studied finance in their undergraduate years. Thirteen percent of the MBA Class of 2024 are first-generation college students.

Before arriving to campus, Berkeley Haas MBAs accumulated an average of 5.6 years’ professional experience. Twenty-three percent of the class comes from a consulting background, 18 percent from financial services, and 13 percent from the high-tech/electronics industry. Health/pharma/biotech workers make up nine percent of the class and six percent come from non-profit roles. When it came time to take the GMAT, the class averaged a score of 729. For those who opted to take the GRE, they landed averages of 161 Verbal and 163 Quant.

Get to know some students behind the stats in the following pages.

Christina Griffith
Christina Griffith is a writer and editor based in Philadelphia. She specializes in covering education, science, and history, and has experience in research and interviews, magazine content, and web content writing.