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FAQs

What is the Management, Entrepreneurship, & Technology (M.E.T.) Program?
Berkeley’s new 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 the M.E.T. Program?
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. The M.E.T. Program 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. For fall 2017, its inaugural year, the program will enroll a limited number of freshmen. 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 the M.E.T. Program?
M.E.T. instruction will begin in fall 2017 with a suite of first-year courses in engineering, business and electives. Due to the rigor of the M.E.T. Program’s course load and the small size of its cohort, the program is currently limited to students applying for fall 2017 freshman admission. Current students cannot transfer into the M.E.T. Program.

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 will have its own executive director and program manager guiding students through this program. M.E.T. integrates the engineering and business curriculum course plan and provides M.E.T. students with professional development, internship opportunities, company excursions and other experiences that bring together business and engineering and allow for real-world learning.

What is the workload like? Will I take double the course load to complete the two degrees?
Without a doubt, the M.E.T. Program is demanding, calling for motivation and a clear sense of direction. However, it 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.

Do I need a business or an engineering internship or both?
While internships are not a degree requirement, the M.E.T. Program is set up so that you can complete internships during your summers. You may want to explore internships in each: business and engineering. The M.E.T. Program provides you with opportunities, including access to Berkeley’s Career Center and extensive alumni networks, to pursue hands-on, real-world experience with technology management and entrepreneurship.

What makes the M.E.T. Program 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. Furthermore, M.E.T. opens up access to a B.S. in Business Administration to freshmen. Outside of M.E.T., undergraduate admission to the Haas School of Business is limited to the upper level, with students applying to the major as sophomores through a competitive admission process.