Originally Answered: I need help with college decisions! UCSB, UCI, SFSU, SDSU, Community College?
Well, UCSB doesnt have management. Only Business econ with an optional concentration in accounting. The other schools on your list offer degrees in management. SFSU is just plain average (not really known for business but its alright) SDSU and UCI is better.
You can go to community college (doesnt have to be something in San Francisco or Berkeley since it doesnt really matter...) And, its a lot easier to transfer from a community college than another UC because community college students cant stay for a bachelors degree. If you want to go this route, follow the guidelines on Assist.org (link provided on the bottom) and it will show you what courses you need to take (off the top of my head, i know that you need macro and microeconomics, regular calculus, at least 2 levels of college composition, an intro to computer systems class, at least 60 semester units and having a part time job will be helpful)
Admission to berkeley's Haas school of business is really tough. Last i heard, the acceptance rate is 7%. Thats how it is. If you really want to go to Berkeley, you need to be really really really on top of your game in community college (which means, you need really really good grades) and having the right amount of credits is important. However, you would be losing a guaranteed spot at a university if you decide to give berkeley a try and getting a spot as a transfer is harder with the budget cuts (i'm more than qualified for SDSU, but i got rejected too...)
So, bottom line, if you absolutely have to go to Berkeley, go to a community college. But then, it would be even better for you to apply to more schools (including out of state public and private) cuz you cant just hope that Berkeley will just give it to you (more schools = a better chance of getting into something) Also, MBA programs (go to a really good one cuz many people have MBAs now and a degree from a mediocre school is really useless) want people with a bachelors degree, work experience (full time) and they look at GMAT scores + undergrad GPA.
If you dont want the hassle of applying and hoping that you will get into something, just go to SDSU. You will still be able to get an MBA later anyways and Sorry for the long post...its just that want to share what i know and i want to help.
edit: no prob. I go to De Anza College and I actually have a buddy from there that got into Berkeley. He told me that having a part time job really helped him, along with the courses and stuff.