Please find below all suggested and required pre-term assignments and readings that have been assigned by the Term 1 professors for the Class of 2015. Make sure to check back here for any updates. Once the Student Data Form has been completed in the weeks leading up to the term, students should be receiving all course materials in the mail.

Optional Pre-Term Workshops

  • To help students prepare for the start of the MBA Program, the Program Office will be offering three pre-term workshops. The workshops will be held at Haas. They are optional, but strongly encouraged for students who may need a refresher in quantitative areas. Please save the date for the following workshops:
    • Saturday, May 3 (morning) - Accounting Refresher
    • Saturday, May 3 (afternoon) - Excel Skills
    • Sunday, May 4 - Math/Quant Refresher

Additional information on the pre-term workshops will be sent to all enrolled students.

Data and Decisions

  • No Pre-term assignment

Financial Accounting

  • A pre-term assignment will be due a week before class based off the material from the May 3rd accounting workshop. A podcast of the workshop information will be provided to any student unable to make the workshop, but attendance in person is strongly encouraged.

Economics for Business Decision Making

  • Optional reading: Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science by Charles Wheelan and Burton G. Malkiel

Any changes to assignments will be posted as soon as possible. Please be sure to check back often.


The program kicks off with an informative and social Orientation on Wednesday, May 14. During the mandatory day, you’ll get to know your new classmates and gain a sense of what the classroom experience will hold. Orientation is designed to help you assimilate into the Berkeley-Haas community, establish your study group and prepare for the academically intense months ahead.

Questions? Need more information? Contact:

Jill Shabelman

Associate Director