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FAQs

What is the Management, Entrepreneurship, & Technology (M.E.T.) program?
Berkeley’s Management, Entrepreneurship, & Technology program aims to educate leaders with a seamless understanding of technology innovation, from idea to real-world impact. M.E.T. students earn two Bachelor of Science degrees in one program that combines the best of the top-ranked College of Engineering and Haas School of Business. Its integrated curriculum enables students to complete their two degrees within four years, while internships, career coaching and other enrichment activities provide ample opportunity for hands-on practice with technology innovation. Each M.E.T. cohort is small, allowing for close mentoring and a tight-knit community.

How do I apply to M.E.T.?
Applications for admission to the M.E.T. program are available beginning in October of the year prior to the year in which you would enter UC Berkeley. The application filing period is November 1-30. All applications must be submitted by November 30. To learn more, visit admissions.berkeley.edu. M.E.T. is open to freshman applicants only, applying for two simultaneously earned B.S. degrees in one of the following tracks:

  • EECS + Business (Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences and Business Administration), or
  • IEOR + Business (Industrial Engineering & Operations Research and Business Administration)

What are the prerequisites for applying?
M.E.T. applicants must meet UC Berkeley’s basic admission requirements. The M.E.T. program is small and selective, enrolling students with exceptional academic records and a demonstrated interest in combining engineering and business.

When will I get my admissions decision?
Those who are selected for the M.E.T. program will be notified via email or phone call during February or March of the admissions cycle in the year they are applying to attend Berkeley.

If I am not selected for the M.E.T. program, am I still eligible for other majors at Berkeley?
M.E.T. is highly competitive. The number of admitted applicants is kept small to ensure close mentoring and a tight-knit cohort. Applicants who are not admitted to the M.E.T. program will be considered for admission to Berkeley Engineering’s EECS or IEOR majors. However, admission to these majors is not guaranteed.

I’m a current Berkeley student. Can I get into M.E.T.?
The M.E.T. curriculum is intensive, beginning with a suite of first-year courses in engineering, business and electives. Due to the rigor of the program’s course load and the small size of its cohort, M.E.T. is currently limited to students applying for freshman admission. Current students cannot transfer into M.E.T.

As an M.E.T. student, can I transfer to another major in engineering or elsewhere?
At this time, we offer two B.S. degrees in the M.E.T. program:

  • EECS + Business (Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences and Business Administration), or
  • IEOR + Business (Industrial Engineering & Operations Research and Business Administration)

Is the M.E.T. curriculum different from regular engineering or business coursework?
M.E.T. students enroll in the same high-caliber Berkeley courses as students who are pursuing degrees in Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences (EECS), Industrial Engineering & Operations Research (IEOR) or Business Administration. M.E.T.’s integrated curriculum plan is designed to allow students to complete two degrees in four years. In addition, M.E.T. students will complete two new courses customized for the program, drawing from entrepreneurship offerings developed by Berkeley Engineering’s Sutardja Center and Berkeley-Haas’s Lean Launch approach.

How exactly are business and engineering integrated in this program?
M.E.T is staffed with its own executive director and program manager guiding students through this program. M.E.T. integrates the engineering and business curriculum plans and provides M.E.T. students with professional development, internship opportunities, company excursions and other experiences that allow for real-world learning.

What is the workload like? Will I take double the course load to complete the two degrees?
The M.E.T. coursework is designed for you to complete two full B.S. degrees in four years. A minimum of 120 units are required to graduate; you can complete degree requirements without taking double the course load.

Will I have time to do other things at Berkeley while getting two intensive degrees simultaneously?
Without a doubt, M.E.T. is demanding, calling for motivation and a clear sense of direction. However, here at Berkeley, countless student activities and cultural offerings are right at your fingertips. The Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation, for example, is a beehive of activity for students interested in hands-on making and prototyping.

Will M.E.T. students have opportunities to do internships at innovative firms like Google and Facebook?
M.E.T. provides you with opportunities, including industry mentoring and access to Berkeley’s Career Center and extensive alumni networks, to pursue hands-on, real-world experience with technology management and entrepreneurship. While internships are not a degree requirement, we have designed the M.E.T. curriculum path so that you can complete your internships during your summers. We encourage you to explore internships in both business and engineering.

What makes M.E.T. unique?
Graduates of the M.E.T. program earn two full, unabridged undergraduate degrees—a B.S. in Business Administration and a B.S. in either Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences (EECS) or Industrial Engineering & Operations Research (IEOR). M.E.T. students receive mentoring and coaching, robust internship opportunities and a curriculum tailored for future technology leaders.