Fall 2007

In Brief

BASE Celebrates its Tenth Year

Now in its tenth year, the Haas School's Business for Arts, Sciences, and Engineering (BASE) program drew over 110 applicants and quickly filled to capacity this summer with 52 students from schools including Brown, Cornell, Duke, and Oxford.

The majority of participants, about 69%, had completed their junior or senior years, but the class also included recent graduates, sophomores, and freshmen. For the first time, this year's class included students from Princeton, MIT, and Northwestern.

BASE is one of only a few collegiate programs that allow non-business majors to take courses from the university's business curriculum while earning academic credit. Former BASE students have moved on to earn MBAs; others have accepted marketing, product development, and consulting jobs with Google, McKinsey & Co., IBM, and others.

Mai Pham, a UC Berkeley student majoring in sociology, blogged about her experience at BASE throughout the summer. To read the blog, visit


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