Diploma Program: Business Administration and Management

General

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Program Description

Complete the Business Administration certificate and then specialize your management studies specifically for careers in marketing, finance or project management. Electives allow you to enhance your skillset.

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Certificate Options

  • Business Administration and Management
    • Business Administration Certificate
    • Management Certificate
    • Global Business and Marketing Strategy
    • BUS ADM X474.5 capstone course
    • 3 electives
  • Business Administration and Marketing
    • Business Administration Certificate
    • Marketing Management Certificate
    • 4 electives
  • Business Administration and Finance
    • Business Administration Certificate
    • Corporate Finance Certificate
    • 4 electives
  • Business Administration and Project Management
    • Business Administration Certificate
    • Project Management Certificate
    • 4 electives

Specialization Electives

Visit extension.berkeley.edu to peruse our course catalog.

Bonus: Career Development (CEU)

Gain career orientation and hands-on training for successful job placement and career advancement. This special course includes workshops on soft skills, interview methods, and technical skills, as well as personalized career coaching and professional network development.

Completing Your Studies

Once you've completed this two-semester Professional Diploma Program, you'll receive a Certificate of Completion. You're also eligible to take part in an internship and apply for Optional Practical Training!

Program Structure

You've mastered the skills, now it's time to put them to work. Combine the two certificates with focused electives to be eligible for an internship and OPT. Gain real-world experience and launch your career.

Receive a diploma upon completion and be eligible for an internship and OPT.

Length 2 semesters
Format Full-time
OPT Qualified Yes
Internship Option Yes
Award Diploma
Cost $22,000, plus the price of individual electives

Internships

If you successfully complete the Business Administration or Management certificate—or both—you can start working through a three-month internship at a leading San Francisco or Silicon Valley company!

  • Put your newfound skills to work
  • Gain work experience
  • Build connections
  • Expand your network

You'll see firsthand how a U.S. business runs, giving you a competitive edge when you're ready to land a full-time position in Business Administration or Management.

Cost: $3,000.

Optional Practical Training (OPT)

Optional Practical Training is an opportunity for those studying in the United States with an F-1 visa to apply their knowledge with practical work experience. If you successfully complete both the Business Administration and Management certificates, you'll be eligible to apply for paid temporary work authorization in the U.S., also known as Optional Practical Training (OPT).

Imagine yourself analyzing a company against its competitors. Innovating by applying new technologies in the workplace. Establishing departmental or organizational financial goals.

With OPT, you can apply everything you've learned to real-world projects and gain valuable work experience.

International Enrollments

Online Information Session

This program is structured so that international students can fulfill their Visa requirements for full-time study, as well as have the opportunity to be eligible for internships and Optional Practical Training (OPT).

English Proficiency Requirements

International applicants must submit official evidence of English-language proficiency. Sometimes exceptions to this requirement are made. Please note that the submission of language proficiency scores or other forms of verification does not guarantee acceptance into the program. Scores must be from the past two years.

English Language Test Minimum Score for Full-Time Certificates
TOEFL 90
IELTS 7
Cambridge C1 Advanced
DAAD C1
TEM-4 or TEM-8 70

Don't meet these requirements? Email internationaladmissions@berkeley.edu to learn more about your options.

Program Requirement

Because this is a cohort-based program and full-time attendance is required to maintain your visa status, you must attend all scheduled courses.

F-1 Visa Application and F-1 Transfer Process

If you are not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States, you must apply for an F-1 student visa to attend this program. Non-U.S. citizens with a visitor visa (B-1, B-2) or under the Visa Waiver Program are not permitted to engage in full-time study. Your acceptance packet includes the Certificate of Eligibility (I-20) verifying that you have been admitted for full-time study.

Housing

With options available in both Berkeley and San Francisco, you can live in the bustling atmosphere of a dormitory, enjoy the independence of a private or shared apartment, or get the personal attention of a homestay.

Berkeley Life

Wherever you look on campus, you'll see the brightest students and faculty from all over the world gathering together to build friendships and learn from one another. Berkeley is known for welcoming students from all nationalities—we are part of a global community. Not only are you welcome here, but you belong here.

Health and Safety

We know you're traveling far from home to participate in a unique study-abroad experience. You'll be studying at a top university known for its rigorous academic standards. This means that while you're here, it's more important than ever to focus on your health and well-being.

At Your Service

At UC Berkeley Global, we have an entire office dedicated to supporting our international students. We're there each step of the way to help—from the application process to your time in Berkeley and after your program ends. Our goal is that your Berkeley experience is positive, safe, fun and productive.

Last updated May 2020

About the School

UC Berkeley Extension is an academic department within UC Berkeley and is located just a few blocks away from the main campus. This department offers short-term programming for international students ... Read More

UC Berkeley Extension is an academic department within UC Berkeley and is located just a few blocks away from the main campus. This department offers short-term programming for international students who want to study at Berkeley. We do not offer degrees. Instead, after you complete your studies with us, you’ll receive a certificate of completion, a transcript and the opportunity to transfer academic credits to your home university. For those of you who are working professionals, our programs will provide you with in-depth skills and learning that you can apply to your current position or a new job in the workplace. Read less
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