MBA/MCS Admissions

Application Process

To apply for the MBA/MCS concurrent degree program, you only need to submit a single application through the Haas MBA application portal. Interested applicants should select the MBA/MCS option when completing their Haas MBA application. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at


Deadlines will follow the Haas Full Time MBA application deadlines:

  • Round 1: n/a
  • Round 2: January 4, 2024
  • Round 3: March 28, 2024

Application Requirements – Degree/GPA

An undergraduate degree (bachelor’s or equivalent) at an accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (B) on a 4.0 scale is required.

Application Requirements – Standardized Exams

The GMAT or GRE is required. The GMAT or GRE must be taken on or before the designated application deadline.

Application Requirements – TOEFL/IELTS Score

TOEFL/IELTS score is required for:

  • Individuals who received college degrees from a country in which the official language is not English, regardless of the language of instruction; and
  • U.S. citizens and permanent residents who received their undergraduate degrees from a country in which the official language is not English.

The TOEFL must be taken on or before the designated application deadline.

Cost Estimate

When you enroll in the MBA/MCS concurrent degree program, the total estimated cost will be:

  • $199,082.19 (California resident) and
  • $218,289.70 (non-resident)*

You can compare this to the cost of attending both programs (MBA and MCS) separately. Using the tuition and fees rate from 2023-2024, if the two degrees were obtained sequentially, the total cost would be between $221,683.50 and $246,173.50:

  • MBA – $164,291 (average of CA resident and non-resident fees)
  • MCS – $69,489

*fee rates for 2025-2026 may change

Some or all instruction for all or part of the Academic Year may be delivered remotely. Tuition and fees have been set regardless of the method of instruction and will not be refunded in the event instruction occurs remotely for any part of the Academic Year. Figures for tuition and fees represent currently approved or proposed amounts and may not be final. Actual tuition and fees are subject to change by the University of California as determined to be necessary or appropriate. Final approved tuition and fee levels may differ from the amounts presented.


Financial Aid

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Letters of Recommendation

We require two letters of recommendation and prefer that both letters come from current or former employers, recognizing that some applicants may not have the ability to fulfill this requirement. Please select individuals with whom you’ve had substantial professional interaction, such as a major client or your supervisor. The formal title or position of these individuals is not crucial. What matters most is how closely they have worked with you and their ability to attest to your contributions as an employee, your professional accomplishments, and your personal qualities and interpersonal skills within an organizational setting.

How will the Haas School of Business and Rausser College decide on my admission?

Applicants will be considered for admission to both programs. Applicants who are admitted to only one of the two programs may enroll in that program.

Nondiscrimination Policy Statement

In accordance with federal and state law and university policy, the University of California prohibits discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, physical or mental disability, medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics), ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, or status as a covered veteran (special disabled veteran, Vietnam-era veteran or any other veteran who served on active duty during a war or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized). This nondiscrimination policy covers admission, access, and treatment in University programs and activities.

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The students in the Concurrent Degree Program with MCS and MBA (MBA/MCS) will begin the first year in the Master of Climate Solutions Colloquium, which is a year-long series of speakers, outings, and events while they are enrolled in the MBA core. The Colloquium, which features guest speakers including leaders in sustainable business, as well as site visits to businesses and public agencies, is designed to create connections between the MBA core materials and climate topics during the first year. 

In their second year, MBA/MCS students will fully immerse themselves in the MCS program, together with MCS standalone students, creating a strong cohort. They will take both business and climate/sustainability courses, and a project-based capstone course. 

The capstone and the colloquium, which are required for both standalone MCS and MBA/MCS students, are explicitly designed to tie together content, themes, and skills that cut across business and climate/sustainability and to ensure practical application of core ideas and to facilitate contact between students and practitioners. The capstone projects will address a practical climate-related challenge or opportunity faced by a real organization, including private businesses. This experience will leverage the core climate skills and knowledge taught in the MCS, as well as the leadership and business skills emphasized in the MBA, to engage students with applying that to generate a solution to a real climate challenge. 

MBA/MCS students will be positioned to take advantage of the opportunities in both Rausser College and Haas School of Business for a full five semesters. Unlike the MBA only peers, the MBA/MCS students get to have two summers of internship and other experiences.

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Year 1

Fall A (7 weeks)Fall B (7 weeks)Units
MBA Leadership Communication1
MBA Data and Decisions2
MBA Economics for Business Decision Making2
MBA Financial Accounting2
MBA Data Analytics2
MBA Introduction to Finance2
MBA Leading People2
MBA Marketing2
Fall (14 weeks)Units
MCS Colloquium*1
Spring A (7 weeks)Spring B (7 weeks)Units
MBA Macroeconomics in the Global Economy2
MBA Operations2
MBA Business Communication in Diverse Work Environments1
MBA Ethics and Responsibility in Business1
MBA Data-Driven Presentations1
MBA Strategic Leadership2
Spring (14 weeks)Units
MCS Colloquium*1
MBA Electives2

Year 2

August (3 weeks)Units
MCS Organizational, political, and societal change for climate solutions2
Fall A (7 weeks)Fall B (7 weeks)Units
MCS Climate science and impacts2
MCS Climate and energy policy & politics2
MCS Technological & nature-based solutions2
Fall (14 weeks)Units
MCS Capstone2
MCS Electives4
Spring A (7 weeks)Spring B (7 weeks)Units
MCS Carbon accounting & lifecycle analysis2
MCS Climate & environmental economics2
MCS Business solutions & industry pathways2
Spring (14 weeks)Units
MCS Capstone3
MCS Electives2
MBA Electives2

Year 3

Fall (14 weeks)Units
MBA Electives12

*During the AY 24-25, MBA/MCS students will have access to Haas classes only. They will take the Colloquium in AY 25-26.

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Course Requirements in the Concurrent Program and Coverage of Requirements in MBA and MCS

Blue highlights courses offered by Haas and green highlights courses taught by Rausser College.
Courses for Concurrent ProgramUnitsCovers MBA RequirementUnitsCovers MCS RequirementUnits
MBA Leading People2MBA Leading People2
MBA Data and Decisions2MBA Data and Decisions2
MBA Leadership Connection1MBA Leadership Connection1
MBA Economics for Business Decision Making2MBA Economics for Business Decision Making2
MBA Financial Accounting2MBA Financial Accounting2
MBA Introduction to Finance2MBA Introduction to Finance2
MBA Marketing2MBA Marketing2
MBA Data Analytics2MBA Data Analytics2MCS Data Analytics2
MBA Macroeconomics in the Global Economy2MBA Macroeconomics in the Global Economy2
MBA Operations2MBA Operations2
MBA Business Communication in Diverse Work Environments1MBA Business Communication in Diverse Work Environments1
MBA Ethics and Responsibility in Business1MBA Ethics and Responsibility in Business1
MBA Data-Driven Presentations1MBA Data-Driven Presentations1
MBA Strategic Leadership2MBA Strategic Leadership2
MBA electives16MBA electives16
MCS Colloquium2MBA electives2MCS Colloquium2
MCS Capstone Spring3Applied Innovation Elective3MCS Capstone Spring3
MCS Capstone Fall2MCS Capstone Fall2
MCS Climate Science & Impacts2MCS Climate Science & Impacts2
MCS Climate and Environmental Economics2MCS Climate and Environmental Economics2
MCS Climate and Energy Policy and Politics2MCS Climate and Energy Policy and Politics2
MCS Technological and Nature-Based Solutions2MCS Technological and Nature-Based Solutions2
MCS Business Solutions and Industry Pathways2MCS Business Solutions and Industry Pathways2
MCS Organizational, Political, and Societal Change for Climate Solutions2MCS Organizational, Political, and Societal Change for Climate Solutions2
MCS Carbon Accounting and Life-Cycle Analysis2MCS Carbon Accounting and Life-Cycle Analysis2
MCS electives6MBA electives6MCS electives6
Total Units675129

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