Take both International Business and Business Development Immersives, a Capstone course and three specialization electives, and you'll be eligible for an internship and Optional Practical Training with the two-semester Professional Diploma Program in International Business Development! Take courses during the day or evening. Electives mostly run in the evening. Peruse this list of electives; contact your advisor to discuss which courses meet your professional needs.

Global Business and Marketing Strategy Capstone Course

As a group, you will:

  • Run a business, acting as senior management for a large company and coordinating individual departments to produce an integrated business strategy.
  • Compete with other teams to be successful in a complex international market.
  • Experience the strategic process of setting a goal and achieving that goal, taking into account all the elements of your company as a means to execute your strategy.

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Specialization Electives

  • Art & Design
    • User Research for UX
    • Visual Design Principles
    • Introduction to UX Design
    • AutoCAD
  • Behavioral Health Sciences
    • Counseling and Psychotherapy as a Career Option
    • Psychology of Personality
    • Introduction to Counseling Techniques in the Treatment of Substance Use Disorders
    • Abnormal Psychology
  • Business & Management
    • Mediation and Conflict Resolution
    • Managing Change and Ambiguity in the Workplace
    • Investments in Personal Financial Planning: General Principles and Methods
    • Behavioral Finance
  • Education
    • Idiomatic English and Oral Communication Skills for ESL
    • Cross-Cultural Communication
  • Environmental, Tech and Environmental Management
    • Javascript and jQuery: An Introduction
    • Management in the Construction Industry
  • Humanities
    • Writing Skills Workshop
  • Sciences, Mathematics & Biotechnology
    • Immunology
    • Genetics
    • Biochemistry
    • Quantitative Analysis: Applications in Clinical Chemistry

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 Immersives 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 International Business or Business Development Immersive—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 International Business or Business Development.

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 International Business and Business Development Immersives, 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 an organization’s competition in a new country. Creating business strategies that comply with legal, financial and economic guidelines. Communicating with various stakeholders around the world.

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 International Diploma Programs
TOEFL 79
IELTS 6.5
Cambridge Advanced 176

Don't meet these requirements? Apply to our 6-week summer English program (July–August) to raise your English-language proficiency.

To be eligible, you must meet the following English-language requirements:

  • 74–78 TOEFL
  • 6 IELTS

PDP 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 PDP. 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 (PDP is full time). Your PDP 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 Extension, 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.

Program Dates

Start and End Dates Application Deadline
Fall cohort 2019 September 4, 2019–December 12, 2019 July 22, 2019
Spring cohort 2020 January 8, 2020–April 22, 2020 November 18, 2019
Program taught in:
  • English

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