Student Life

From the campus environment to your classmates to the larger community—everything here at Berkeley Haas supports your intellectual curiosity and your success.

You will find yourself in a campus environment and among classmates who are creative, collaborative, and motivated to excel.

Being part of the world-renowned University of California, Berkeley and in the heart of a top-rated business school opens up opportunities to learn, explore, and connect with a dizzying array of professors, industry leaders, and influential thinkers.

The knowledge, skills, and connections you find here will serve you throughout your career. We position you to lead on the job and in life.

A Diverse and Talented Community

Bay Area Living

This is where San Francisco, the finance capital of the West Coast, rubs shoulders with the disruptors of Silicon Valley.

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Co-Curricular Activities

Speaker series, competitions, and conferences present opportunities to expand knowledge, test skills, and extend your network.

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Berkeley Haas Culture

Become part of a talented, tight-knit community that values diverse perspectives and collaboration.

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MFE Student Life by the Numbers


UC Berkeley's ranking for Best Colleges (Forbes, 2021)


Students entering in 2022


Women entering in 2022


Victoria Li

MFE 17

Quantitative Researcher (EII), Asset Management
San Francisco, California

"This may be a Bay Area program, but its reach is global. For one thing, half of the students are from outside the US. Plus, there are Berkeley MFEs in every major financial center around the world.

I considered other MFE programs, but was so very impressed with the small size of the class. Every student gets personalized attention. Faculty and the program office know each student very well. They are invested in our success."