UC Berkeley Haas part-time MBA program ranks No. 1 in US News

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UC Berkeley’s Haas part-time MBA program has been ranked No. 1 in the United States by U.S. News for the sixth year in a row.

The full-time MBA program ranked seventh and the Berkeley MBA for Executives program ranked ninth.

The part-time program, also known as the Evening and Weekend MBA Program, or EWMBA, spans three years instead of the two needed for the full-time MBA program. EWMBA allows students to work part time while attending graduate school, whereas most full-time MBA students leave their jobs to attend school full time.

Jamie Breen, assistant dean of Haas MBA Programs for Working Professionals, credited the EWMBA’s success to the dedication and collaboration of the entire Haas staff.

“We know our competitors well, and we know they’d love to have our record,” Breen said in an email. “So we … keep questioning the status quo to continually improve our program.”

Andrew Hening, EWMBA alumnus and current director of homeless planning and outreach in San Rafael, said he attended the part-time program so he could balance work and strengthen his business skills at the same time.

“The culture at Haas is all about creating competent yet humble leaders,” Hening said in an email. “While there are definitely a lot of very high achieving people at Haas, there is unbelievable camaraderie and support among the student body. The 21st century workplace is going to require humble leaders and high-functioning teams, and Haas has the marketplace cornered on creating both.”

Sunny Tsai covers student life. Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter at @stsai_dc.