Dear Undergraduate Student,
If you are free this summer you can add “business” and “UC Berkeley Haas” to your resume and credentials by participating in our intensive summer business program.
Undergraduate students can complement their undergraduate degree with our intensive summer business program at Berkeley-Haas. Students will receive full academic credit (9 semester or 13.5 quarter units). The BASE program will be conducted remotely in 2021, including classes, workshops and company/industry events.
The Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley invites you to consider the BASE Summer Program (Business for Arts, Sciences and Engineering). BASE is a six-week business boot camp that enables non-business majors to take business courses while earning full academic credit. Some former BASE students have gone on to earn MBA degrees, while others have accepted jobs in marketing, product development, consulting, and financial services. BASE students receive many benefits, including custom workshops, company visits, lunches, small class size with top professors and Haas Alumni Network benefits. The ideal participant of the BASE Program is an undergraduate student majoring in liberal arts, sciences or engineering. BASE is the only premier business summer program where students can earn units from a top university.
We encourage you to apply as soon as possible given the popularity of our program over the past 23 years. There are only 50 spaces left. Early applications are encouraged.
Who Is Eligible to Apply?
Undergraduate student majoring in liberal arts, sciences or engineering. Business majors and per-business majors should not apply. Recent alumni (<2 years) are eligible to apply.
What Our Alumni Say about the Program
“The BASE program gave me an essential, foundational business background that I continue to carry into my education, research, and more recently, internships. Particularly as chemical engineer with a technical background, companies like Chevron, AbbVie, and P&G have been impressed by my additional understanding of finance and marketing and the fact I attended the Haas Business School. This has distinguished me as an applicant in an incredibly competitive pool and led to multiple offers, even as a mere sophomore.” Lauren Simitz, Northwestern University Chemical Engineering.
“After BASE I ended up getting a job at Oracle in their sales department and I love it here. I believe that BASE was a huge component of the success I had getting this job, and knowing how to operate in a business setting. I also would like to note the reaction people have when they find out I went to Haas. I’ve received a lot of positive feedback from recruiters, managers, and my peers.” Collin Barlow, UC Berkeley Psychology.
“They call it Berkeley’s hidden gem for a reason; its rigorous, exciting, fun, challenging, looks great on your resume, and it’s an amazing way to grow as a person and make connections with successful students from all over the world. It’s a program that transforms complete strangers from all over the world into one big family that never wants to be apart. You are going to wish the program never ends. I would recommend the BASE program to everyone who wants to gain a deeper understanding of business, loves having fun, and wants to create memories and relationships that will last forever.” Manvinder Singh, UC Irvine Economics.
“I got the opportunity to participate in the Berkeley-Haas BASE Program, and it was a wonderful and inspiring endeavor. Since the first day of orientation, I came to realize the competitiveness of the program because everyone has their own academic background, internship experience, and networks. Due to the fact that it is a 6-week intensive program, everything was fast-paced and the workload was extensive, however, I was able to manage my time effectively and successfully collaborate with classmates on class assignments. Additionally, the program has professional development workshops and my favorite one was a Negotiations workshop with Professor Holly Schroth. Overall, I strongly believe that the program helped me get ready for senior year because I came back with a different mentality, drive, and motivation! The BASE Program can equip you with the business knowledge and professional skills needed once you start off your career. It is a great investment for your future! The BASE Program exposed me to new ways of thinking, strategizing, and networking. Being in a room with top-ranked students from across the nation was inspirational and thankfully I was able to establish strong relationships with my classmates, professors, and staff.” Edgardo Vazquez, UCLA Economics.
This program requires a full-time commitment for 6 weeks over summer. UC Berkeley charges a fee to participate in this program.