According to the Economist, the full-time Berkeley MBA program is no.5 among US schools and no.7 globally. The ranking by the Economist focuses on four main indicators- open new career opportunities (35%), professional development/education experience (35%), increase in salary (20%), and potential to network (10%).

The ranking is based on 80% school provided information and 20% on a poll of students and alumni. The ranking by the Economist also considers the results of its prior two rankings, using a wighting of 20% of the 2012 ranking, 30% of the 2013 score and 50% of the 2014 score. In 2012, Berkeley MBA program was ranked no.6 and in 2013- no.3.

Princeton Review also names Berkeley full-time MBA program in the top 10 based on several categories. They are:

-          No.5 for toughest to get into, based on GMAT and GPA scores and percentage of candidates accepted into the program.

-          No.8 for career prospects, based on average starting salary and number of employed students within 3 months after graduation.

-          No.8 for best professors, based on students’ reviews and responses

The ranking by the Princeton Review relies on more than 21,600 surveyed students and nearly 300 business schools, as well as data provided by the participating business schools.


Source: Haas Now