Business Administration

Undergraduate Program

Introduction to the Major

The Haas School of Business B.S. degree in Business Administration develops leaders with the knowledge and technical skills necessary to understand the modern business world, to achieve the highest levels of success in their professional careers, and to prepare for subsequent graduate work. Coursework is fully integrated with UC Berkeley’s liberal arts curriculum, resulting in graduates who draw upon their knowledge of the arts and sciences as well as business in their endeavors.

Haas Defining Leadership Principles:

  • Question the Status Quo

  • Confidence Without Attitude

  • Students Always

  • Beyond Yourself

Build Your Skills 

  • Learn critical thinking and practice decision making using the appropriate analytic and quantitative tools.

  • Apply concepts and theories from functional areas such as marketing and finance.

  • Practice communicating effectively in person and in writing.

  • Identify and address ethical issues in management decisions.

  • Practice finding innovative solutions to strategic and organizational challenges.

Amplify Your Major

  • Study Abroad is integrated into the major. Check out the different options to see which one is right for you. 

  • Participate in a case competition to develop and strengthen skills needed throughout your career. 

  • Look into the Sutardja Center’s Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Technology

  • Explore the Jacobs Institute of Design Innovation’s certification programs.

We lead by championing bold ideas and taking intelligent risks.
Emma Daftary, Assistant Dean

Four-Year Student Timeline

First Year

Explore Your Major

Connect and Build Community

Discover Your Passions

Engage Locally and Globally

  • Visit the Study Abroad Fair in September to learn about study, internship, research, volunteer, and work opportunities.

  • Engage in community service through the Public Service Center

  • Volunteer on campus or within the Berkeley community.

Reflect and Plan Your Future

  • Visit Berkeley Career Engagement to learn about career opportunities in business. 

  • Join Handshake to find Berkeley-specific internship opportunities and career development workshops.

  • Develop a plan for getting career ready.

Second Year

Explore Your Major

Connect and Build Community

  • Connect with campus organizations, student government, and co-curricular activities through the LEAD Center

  • Identify peer mentors in your clubs who may help you with recruiting or applying to Haas.

  • Familiarize yourself with the Haas Culture.

Discover Your Passions

Engage Locally and Globally

Reflect and Plan Your Future

Third Year

Explore Your Major

Connect and Build Community

  • Go to office hours and build relationships with professors and Graduate Student Instructors (GSIs).

  • Learn about the Haas Community to get a sense of your peers and faculty.

  • Get to know the people in your Haas Cohort.

Discover Your Passions

Engage Locally and Globally

Reflect and Plan Your Future

Fourth Year

Explore Your Major

  • Look into Special Topics and consider these courses or clusters to fulfill your elective requirements. 

  • Finish any remaining major and college requirements.

  • Meet with your college and major advisors to make sure you are on track to graduate.

Connect and Build Community

  • Participate in Haas Experiential Learning Program Workshops facilitated by industry professionals.

  • Enjoy a Brown Bag Lunch featuring Haas faculty.

Discover Your Passions

Engage Locally and Globally

Reflect and Plan Your Future

  • Leverage the Haas Alumni Network for career advice and guidance. 

  • Pursue On-Campus Recruiting to interview with professionals and receive full-time job offers. 

  • Update your resume information and practice interviewing skills.

What Can I Do With My Major?

Jobs and Employers

  • Accountant Auditor, EY

  • Analyst Consultant, Accenture

  • Assoc. Product Mktg. Mgr., Google

  • Business Analyst, McKinsey and Co.

  • Business Development Assoc., Oracle

  • Business Leadership Program, LinkedIn

  • Credit Analyst, City National Bank

  • Data Finance Advisor, Morgan Stanley

  • Financial Analyst, Apple Computer

  • Growth and Retention Mktg, Pandora

  • Invt. Banking Assoc., Goldman Sachs

  • Marketing Analyst, Williams-Sonoma

  • Program Analyst, Walt Disney Co.

  • Product Manager, Expedia

  • Retail Management Trainee, GAP 

  • Sales and Trading Analyst, HSBC

  • Sales Associate, Hewlett-Packard

  • Software Engineer, Yelp

  • Talent Acquisition, Microsoft

  • Tax Consultant, Deloitte

Graduate Programs

  • Business

  • Computer Science

  • Education

  • Human Resources

  • Law

Examples gathered from the First Destination Survey of recent Berkeley graduates.

Learn More

Connect With Us


Learn about the Business major and our admissions process. Expand your narrative and view the multitude of ways you can get involved with Haas.


Attend department events with students, staff, and faculty. Visit for news and updates.


The Haas Undergraduate Program Office is located in room S450 of the Student Services wing at the Haas School of Business.

Advising Hours

Mondays 9 am - 4 pm

Tuesdays 10 am - 4 pm

Wednesdays 9 am - 4 pm

Thursdays 9 am - 4 pm

Fridays 9 am - 4 pm

Closed for lunch 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Call (510) 642-1421 or visit for

more information about advising services.

How to Use this Map

Use this map to help plan and guide your experience at UC Berkeley, including academic, co-curricular, and discovery opportunities. Everyone’s Berkeley experience is different and activities in this map are suggestions. Always consult with your advisors whenever possible for new opportunities and updates.