The Berkeley Haas Evening & Weekend MBA Program ranked #1 among part-time MBA programs in U.S. News & World Report, reclaiming its top spot.
The changes in the part-time and full-time MBA outcomes are largely due to drastic changes in the rankings factors.
The Berkeley Haas EWMBA Program, which includes our evening, weekend, and Flex cohorts for working professionals, regained the top spot after four years, thanks to its improved peer assessment and an increased emphasis on the significant work experience of Haas students. Chicago Booth dropped to #2 from #1.
The FTMBA program tied with Columbia and Duke for the #11 spot this year. Columbia and Haas previously tied for #8, while Duke ranked #12 in 2022. U.S. News increased the weight of placement success—compensation and employment within three months of graduation—to 50%, compared to 35% previously. The weighting of quality assessments, including the peer and employer polls, decreased to 25%, compared to 40% previously.
Haas reported significant increases in career outcomes for the FTMBA Class of 2022. Starting salaries were up more than $10,000 from the prior year, and 92.7% of graduates had started jobs three months after graduation. Amazon, Bain Consulting, and McKinsey & Co. were the top three hiring firms, followed closely by Adobe, BCG, Deloitte, and Google. While many Haas graduates benefit from stock options, which do not factor into U.S. News, and some take lower salaries initially to land the jobs of their choice, their lifetime career earnings are among the top three of all business schools, according to Payscale.
“The ROI of the Berkeley Haas MBA remains strong,“ said Jamie Breen, assistant dean of MBA Programs. “According to the Financial Times, our alumni reported earning the fifth highest salaries in the world three years after graduating.”
The Berkeley Haas MBA for Executives Program ranked #9 among EMBA programs, compared to #7 last year. This ranking continues to be based entirely on peer assessment by deans and full-time MBA directors.
In the U.S. News specialty rankings, based on peer assessment, the FTMBA ranked in the top 10 in the following areas:
- #4 Real estate
- #4 Nonprofit
- #5 Entrepreneurship
- #6 Business analytics
- #8 Finance
- #9 Management
- #9 Marketing
- #10 International
Overall, the five ranked Berkeley Haas degree programs appear in the top five in key rankings:
- FTMBA: #4 among U.S. schools in the Financial Times
- EWMBA: #1 among part-time MBA programs in U.S. News
- MBA for Executives: #1 in the last published Economist EMBA ranking (2020)
- MFE: #1 TFE Times and #3 QuantNet
- Undergraduate: #2 in U.S. News