Master of Financial Engineering Program

Bridges to UC Berkeley

In addition to attending one of the premier business schools in the world, Haas students join the larger community at one of the most esteemed universities. The mission of the University of California is to excel in research, teaching, and public service. Over the decades, this mission has developed a culture at UC Berkeley that stimulates greatness.

UC Berkeley's global flavor and close proximity to Silicon Valley and downtown San Francisco-the finance capital of the West Coast-provide unmatched opportunities.

The Haas School encourages you to take advantage of all the university has to offer. With the Berkeley MFE program, you earn a degree from a university whose name and reputation open doors around the globe.

A University Second to None

The Berkeley MFE program draws on the incredible breadth and depth of the University of California, Berkeley, whose graduate programs are consistently ranked among the best in the world. The proof is in the university's distinguished record of Nobel-level scholarship, constant innovation, a concern for the betterment of our world, and consistently high rankings of its schools and departments - the Haas School among them.

Since its founding in 1868, UC Berkeley has grown with the rapidly expanding population of California and has responded to the educational needs of the developing state. By the 1930s, research at UC Berkeley burgeoned in nuclear physics, chemistry, and biology, leading to the development of the first cyclotron, the isolation of the human polio virus, and the discovery of all the artificial elements heavier than uranium, including Berkelium and Californium. Twenty members of the UC Berkeley faculty have been awarded Nobel prizes for these and subsequent achievements in science, literature, and economics. Today, according to the National Research Council, UC Berkeley ranks first nationally in the number of graduate programs in the top 10 in their fields. (In fact, 97% of the university's programs made the top 10 list.)

Consistently ranked one of the top business schools in the country, the Haas School of Business has a solid reputation for quality and leadership. The business school at the University of California, Berkeley, was founded in 1898, making it the second oldest collegiate business school in the United States, and the first at a public university. Rank, reputation, and experience combine to offer Haas students a rich spectrum of quality resources, noteworthy events, and high-profile speakers.

UC Berkeley Facts and Figures

  • Founded in 1868
  • Flagship campus of the University of California
  • 35,843 students from 101 countries
  • 25,530 undergraduate students
  • 10,313 graduate students
  • 2,131 faculty
  • Nearly 350 degree programs
  • Over 458,000 alumni worldwide
  • 1,232 acre campus

UC Berkeley Academic and Faculty Distinctions

  • Ranks first nationally in the number of graduate programs in the top 10 in their fields (National Research Council)
  • Ranked the #1 public university in the US for the tenth year in a row by U.S. News & World Report
  • Ranked #1 in the nation in the 2009 Washington Monthly College Rankings, based on three main criteria: performance as an engine of social mobility, research output, and promotion of a service ethic
  • The leading institution in awarding doctoral degrees to minorities and women
  • 21 Nobel Prize laureates (including Haas Professor Oliver Williamson and the late Haas Professor John Harsanyi)
  • 213 American Association for the Advancement of Science Awards
  • 222 American Academy of Arts and Sciences Awards
  • 74 Fulbright Scholars
  • 362 Guggenheim Fellows
  • 30 MacArthur Fellows
  • 87 National Academy of Engineering Awards
  • 135 National Academy of Sciences Awards
  • 12 National Medal of Science Awards
  • 110 Sloan Fellows
  • 4 Wolf Prizes
  • 4 Pulitzer Prizes
  • 1 National Poet Laureate