The full-time MBA program is designed to be completed in four consecutive semesters, excluding the Summer Session. You must have the written approval of the MBA Program Director in order to withdraw from the program prior to completion, and students who leave the program without written approval will not be readmitted.
Students may request a withdrawal at any time. While readmission is not guaranteed, the Haas School will readmit if the student leaves with prior approval and was in good academic standing at the time of withdrawal.
UC Berkeley campus policy places time limits on the use of courses for degrees, and for the MBA program that limit is seven years. Thus if you do not return and complete all degree requirements within seven years from the time you began the MBA program, your only option for returning to Haas is through its regular admissions process. If admitted for a second time via the regular admissions process you would have to start the program over from the beginning, and cannot count any of the courses completed prior to having withdrawn.