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.

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UC Berkeley Extension

Stand out from other seasoned project managers with the Advanced Project Management Immersive and gain a competitive edge in a complex and crowded job market. Gain skills ... [+]

Gain the practical knowledge to be an effective project manager—or add project management skills to your résumé—with our full-time studies in Agile and Project Management. Put your skills to work with an internship at a leading company in San Francisco or Silicon Valley.

Gain the project management skills needed by various organizations through our immersives, which can lead to a full diploma. You'll learn the various methodologies, including Agile, to keep projects on track, on time and on a budget at leading firms in San Francisco, Silicon Valley and across the globe.

Start studying today to gain the skills employers need.

"The time I spent at UC Berkeley Extension was the time of my life."—Marcos Bento, Associate at Princeton Growth Ventures... [-]

USA Berkeley San Francisco
September 2019
Full-time
1 semester
Campus
UC Berkeley Extension

The Berkeley College of Environmental Design's Global Access Program (CED-GAP) provides unique access to top-notch Berkeley faculty, courses and networks within the innov ... [+]

Immerse Yourself in Berkeley

The Berkeley College of Environmental Design's Global Access Program (CED-GAP) provides unique access to top-notch Berkeley faculty, courses and networks within the innovation ecosystem of the Bay Area and Silicon Valley. Through CED-GAP, qualifying international students to gain the knowledge, skills, and connections necessary to excel as innovators and thought leaders in the fields that encompass sustainable environmental design. Built for both design majors (architects and landscape architects) as well as students seeking a broader understanding of the built environment, the core curriculum emphasizes sustainability, design, innovation, social equity and the history of cities and landscapes. A key program feature for design majors is the opportunity to take an integrated design studio, while non-design majors enjoy a broad range of classes from across the College.... [-]

USA Berkeley
August 2019
Full-time
1 semester
Campus
UC Berkeley Extension

For a semester or full academic year, you choose the courses that most interest you—and fit with your academic goals. Study alongside other college students while taking ... [+]

For a semester or full academic year, you choose the courses that most interest you—and fit with your academic goals. Study alongside other college students while taking new and innovative classes that you wouldn't find at your home university.

Take advantage of this study-abroad opportunity to learn from UC Berkeley's renowned professors in a culturally diverse campus—without the complicated admissions process.

Outside of class, spend your free time exploring the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley, networking with your classmates and professors, participating in student groups, receiving guidance from your peer mentor, and immersing yourself in this vibrant, multicultural environment. You'll also receive academic advising and graduate school admissions support as part of your experience.... [-]

USA Berkeley
August 2019
Full-time
4 - 8 months
Campus
UC Berkeley Extension

Do you have prior knowledge of English, but need to improve your language skills to apply to one of our programs? Then this preparatory program is for you. You'll focus o ... [+]

Do you have prior knowledge of English, but need to improve your language skills to apply to one of our programs? Then this preparatory program is for you. You'll focus on developing your English-language and test-taking skills needed to succeed at UC Berkeley.

BGA-Start is a language program intended to be taken before participating in one of our programs or tracks, which focus on academic subjects as opposed to English language development.

Why Take Part in BGA-Start Improve your TOEFL score Practice writing, listening and speaking skills in a U.S. classroom Access to Berkeley, San Francisco, and Silicon Valley Qualify to apply to one of our many programs

Duration of program ... [-]
USA Berkeley
August 2019
Full-time
4 - 8 months
Campus
UC Berkeley Extension

This unique program provides access to Berkeley Haas' top-notch faculty, courses, and networks within the innovative ecosystem of the Bay Area and Silicon Valley. Through ... [+]

Join an elite cohort of students learning in a dynamic, experiential environment with UC Berkeley Haas School of Business faculty.

This unique program provides access to Berkeley Haas' top-notch faculty, courses, and networks within the innovative ecosystem of the Bay Area and Silicon Valley.

Through the Berkeley Haas Global Access Program (BHGAP), top-qualifying international students from both business and non-business backgrounds gain the knowledge, skills, and connections necessary to excel as tomorrow's innovators and global leaders. Put your new education to practical use with an internship and apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT).

The core curriculum emphasizes entrepreneurship, product launch and transformative leadership in digital and global markets.... [-]

USA Berkeley
August 2019
Full-time
4 months
UC Berkeley Extension

Learn the principles of finance as practiced in the United States, with a special emphasis on corporate finance. Practice your skills on cases from current companies to u ... [+]

Gain the skills to keep up in the fast-paced world of corporate finance and financial analytics with our full-time Immersives and Professional Diploma Program. Learn how finance connects corporations to the economy and consumers, and how to use financial analytics to optimize business operations, transactions and corporate strategy. Put your skills to work with an internship at a leading company in San Francisco or Silicon Valley.

Explore the newest financial trends and technologies through our immersives, which can lead to a full diploma. You'll learn how to build tools for directors and boards to seize business opportunities and build profitable strategies.

Start studying today to gain the skills employers need.... [-]

USA Berkeley San Francisco
September 2019
Full-time
1 semester
Campus
UC Berkeley Extension

Learn the most advanced skills in marketing data analytics by applying big data to engage with consumers, create meaningful experiences and scale your brand's outreach. Y ... [+]

Marketing is critical to any organization that wants to maintain and expand its share of the market. Gain the practical skills to design a complete plan—from market research to communication and advertising—with our full-time studies in Marketing Management and Digital Marketing. Put your skills to work with an internship at a leading company in San Francisco or Silicon Valley. International students qualify for Optional Practical Training (OPT).

Develop business opportunities while learning industry-standard marketing principles and best practices. Choose from a variety of electives that best fit your education and career goals—whether you want to work in marketing or better understand marketing concepts to become a well-rounded business employee.... [-]

USA Berkeley San Francisco
September 2019
Full-time
1 semester
Campus
UC Berkeley Extension

Gain advanced skills in financial analytics to audit and optimize financial strategies based on company and market data. You also acquire practical skills in persuasive d ... [+]

Gain the skills to keep up in the fast-paced world of corporate finance and financial analytics with our full-time Immersives and Professional Diploma Program. Learn how finance connects corporations to the economy and consumers, and how to use financial analytics to optimize business operations, transactions and corporate strategy. Put your skills to work with an internship at a leading company in San Francisco or Silicon Valley.

Explore the newest financial trends and technologies through our immersives, which can lead to a full diploma. You'll learn how to build tools for directors and boards to seize business opportunities and build profitable strategies.

Start studying today to gain the skills employers need.... [-]

USA Berkeley San Francisco
September 2019
Full-time
1 semester
Campus
UC Berkeley Extension

Acquire a strong foundation in applied skills by taking control of a marketing project for a Silicon Valley company. Learn marketing analytics and research to develop a n ... [+]

Marketing is critical to any organization that wants to maintain and expand its share of the market. Gain the practical skills to design a complete plan—from market research to communication and advertising—with our full-time studies in Marketing Management and Digital Marketing. Put your skills to work with an internship at a leading company in San Francisco or Silicon Valley. International students qualify for Optional Practical Training (OPT).

Develop business opportunities while learning industry-standard marketing principles and best practices. Choose from a variety of electives that best fit your education and career goals—whether you want to work in marketing or better understand marketing concepts to become a well-rounded business employee.... [-]

USA Berkeley San Francisco
September 2019
Full-time
1 semester
Campus
UC Berkeley Extension

Take both Corporate Finance and Financial Analytics Immersives, add a Capstone Portfolio course and three specialization electives, and you'll be eligible for an internsh ... [+]

Gain the skills to keep up in the fast-paced world of corporate finance and financial analytics with our full-time Immersives and Professional Diploma Program. Learn how finance connects corporations to the economy and consumers, and how to use financial analytics to optimize business operations, transactions and corporate strategy. Put your skills to work with an internship at a leading company in San Francisco or Silicon Valley.

Explore the newest financial trends and technologies through our immersives, which can lead to a full diploma. You'll learn how to build tools for directors and boards to seize business opportunities and build profitable strategies.

Start studying today to gain the skills employers need.... [-]

USA Berkeley San Francisco
September 2019
Full-time
2 semesters
Campus
UC Berkeley Extension

Take both Marketing Management and Digital Marketing Immersives, add a Capstone Portfolio course and three specialization electives, and you'll be eligible for an interns ... [+]

Marketing is critical to any organization that wants to maintain and expand its share of the market. Gain the practical skills to design a complete plan—from market research to communication and advertising—with our full-time studies in Marketing Management and Digital Marketing. Put your skills to work with an internship at a leading company in San Francisco or Silicon Valley. International students qualify for Optional Practical Training (OPT).

Develop business opportunities while learning industry-standard marketing principles and best practices. Choose from a variety of electives that best fit your education and career goals—whether you want to work in marketing or better understand marketing concepts to become a well-rounded business employee.... [-]

USA Berkeley San Francisco
September 2019
Full-time
2 semesters
Campus
UC Berkeley Extension

Take both Project Management and Advanced Project Management Immersives, add a Capstone Portfolio course and three specialization electives, and you'll be eligible for an ... [+]

Gain the practical knowledge to be an effective project manager—or add project management skills to your résumé—with our full-time studies in Agile and Project Management. Put your skills to work with an internship at a leading company in San Francisco or Silicon Valley.

Gain the project management skills needed by various organizations through our immersives, which can lead to a full diploma. You'll learn the various methodologies, including Agile, to keep projects on track, on time and on a budget at leading firms in San Francisco, Silicon Valley and across the globe.

Start studying today to gain the skills employers need.

"The time I spent at UC Berkeley Extension was the time of my life."—Marcos Bento, Associate at Princeton Growth Ventures... [-]

USA Berkeley San Francisco
September 2019
Full-time
2 semesters
Campus
UC Berkeley Extension

Take both UX Design and UI Design Immersives, add a Capstone Portfolio course and three specialization electives, and you'll be eligible for an internship and Optional Pr ... [+]

Gain practical knowledge with our full-time studies in UX and UI and put your skills to work with an internship at a leading company in San Francisco or Silicon Valley. International students qualify for Optional Practical Training (OPT).

Through our immersive, which can lead to a full diploma, you'll master the UX and UI skills that employers are seeking. Start studying today for an exciting and demanding career in UX and UI.

"My internship was my first time working at a startup, and I liked the culture where my ideas and expertise were easily seen and valued."

—Jolin Wu, Taiwan

Professional Diploma Program in UX/UI Design

Take both UX Design and UI Design Immersives, add a Capstone Portfolio 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 UX/UI Design!... [-]

USA Berkeley San Francisco
September 2019
Full-time
2 semesters
Campus
UC Berkeley Extension

Our Project Management Immersive teaches you the core skills as outlined by the industry-standard Project Management Body of Knowledge®. Take an in-depth look at each ste ... [+]

Gain the practical knowledge to be an effective project manager—or add project management skills to your résumé—with our full-time studies in Agile and Project Management. Put your skills to work with an internship at a leading company in San Francisco or Silicon Valley.

Gain the project management skills needed by various organizations through our immersives, which can lead to a full diploma. You'll learn the various methodologies, including Agile, to keep projects on track, on time and on a budget at leading firms in San Francisco, Silicon Valley and across the globe.

Start studying today to gain the skills employers need.

"The time I spent at UC Berkeley Extension was the time of my life."—Marcos Bento, Associate at Princeton Growth Ventures... [-]

USA Berkeley San Francisco
September 2019
Full-time
1 semester
Campus
UC Berkeley Extension

Develop your user-interface (UI) design skills by creating innovative experiences; structuring, organizing and managing content; identifying user needs, and developing so ... [+]

Gain practical knowledge with our full-time studies in UX and UI and put your skills to work with an internship at a leading company in San Francisco or Silicon Valley. International students qualify for Optional Practical Training (OPT).

Through our immersive, which can lead to a full diploma, you'll master the UX and UI skills that employers are seeking. Start studying today for an exciting and demanding career in UX and UI.

"My internship was my first time working at a startup, and I liked the culture where my ideas and expertise were easily seen and valued."

—Jolin Wu, Taiwan

UI (User-Interface) Design Immersive

Develop your user-interface (UI) design skills by creating innovative experiences; structuring, organizing and managing content; identifying user needs, and developing social innovations. Through various hands-on projects, you'll develop a portfolio that will impress a future hiring manager.... [-]

USA Berkeley San Francisco
September 2019
Full-time
1 semester
Campus
UC Berkeley Extension

Our UX Design Immersive breaks down the entire user-experience design process from researching and gathering requirements to integrating a product or service with cutting ... [+]

Gain practical knowledge with our full-time studies in UX and UI and put your skills to work with an internship at a leading company in San Francisco or Silicon Valley. International students qualify for Optional Practical Training (OPT).

Through our immersive, which can lead to a full diploma, you'll master the UX and UI skills that employers are seeking. Start studying today for an exciting and demanding career in UX and UI.

"My internship was my first time working at a startup, and I liked the culture where my ideas and expertise were easily seen and valued."

—Jolin Wu, Taiwan

UX (User-Experience) Design Immersive

Our UX Design Immersive breaks down the entire user-experience design process from researching and gathering requirements to integrating a product or service with cutting-edge design. Through various hands-on projects, you'll develop a portfolio that will impress a future hiring manager.... [-]

USA Berkeley San Francisco
September 2019
Full-time
1 semester
Campus

Diploma

UC Berkeley Extension

Learn about U.S. business principles by understanding the concepts and practices in areas such as economics, finance, and marketing. You also receive hands-on training th ... [+]

Learn about U.S. business principles by understanding the concepts and practices in areas such as economics, finance, and marketing. You also receive hands-on training through workshops and seminars. Build skills and confidence as you develop financial analyses, create business plans and work as an integral part of a multicultural team.

This program is offered in fall, spring and summer. Regardless of your academic field, this program is appropriate if you have had some exposure to business topics but a minimal overall knowledge of the business.

Prerequisite: Three years of an undergraduate degree completed; no work experience is necessary.

Required Courses Management Accounting Organization and Management Business Negotiating Applied Economics for Business Introduction to Marketing Quantitative Methods: Business Forecasting and Planning Corporate Financial Management Strategic Business Management (capstone course) ... [-]
USA Berkeley
September 2019
Full-time
4 - 12 months
Campus
UC Berkeley Extension

Gain knowledge in one of the most complex and important areas of business management. You explore the time value of money, capital budgeting, measurements of business per ... [+]

Gain knowledge in one of the most complex and important areas of business management. You explore the time value of money, capital budgeting, measurements of business performance and other financial concepts. You also examine mergers and acquisitions, risk management and financial restructuring. To make strong financial decisions that you can apply internationally, you study trade finance, the unique challenges of international financial management and the international monetary system. This rigorous program is ideal preparation for an M.B.A. program, a career in the financial world or a future managing your own company.

This program is offered in the spring and summer terms only.

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USA Berkeley
September 2019
Full-time
4 - 12 months
Campus
UC Berkeley Extension

Gain the knowledge to understand the vital role of marketing in the success of any company. Through case studies, team projects and simulations, you analyze current marke ... [+]

From a strategic perspective, marketing is comprehensive and includes not only the understanding of marketing terminology but also a method of applying it in a competitive environment. Marketing is dynamic and requires you to constantly be aware of the marketplace from the viewpoint of the customer and the competitors.

Gain the knowledge to understand the vital role of marketing in the success of any company. Through case studies, team projects and simulations, you analyze current market conditions; investigate the relationships of product, price, promotion, distribution, customer relationship management, and packaging; and learn to develop an integrated marketing plan. Whether you seek to be a marketing professional or manage a marketing department, this certificate provides you with the essentials to Start Your Application.... [-]

USA Berkeley
September 2019
Full-time
4 - 12 months
Campus
UC Berkeley Extension

Gain the skills to keep complex projects on task, on time and on budget. As you learn to develop and lead projects in a cross-cultural environment, you also develop prove ... [+]

Gain the skills to keep complex projects on task, on time and on budget. As you learn to develop and lead projects in a cross-cultural environment, you also develop proven techniques for successful teamwork. Course topics align with guidelines from the Project Management Institute, and skills gained from this certificate can be applied to leadership positions in diverse fields such as manufacturing, research, software and product development, engineering, construction, health care, biotechnology and more.

This IDP is suitable if you have minimal business experience and little to no experience in project management. However, advanced topics align with guidelines from the Project Management Institute, offering knowledge appropriate for an intermediate to advanced project management student.... [-]

USA Berkeley
September 2019
Full-time
4 - 12 months
Campus

Foundation Year

UC Berkeley Extension

Welcome to the vibrant university town of Berkeley, California! As part of the College Foundations Program (CFP), you'll join other international high school graduates pr ... [+]

Welcome to the vibrant university town of Berkeley, California! As part of the College Foundations Program (CFP) you'll join other international high school graduates preparing for university study.

Attend college-level courses where you'll build English skills and become familiar with typical U.S. university classroom discussions and assignments. Boost your TOEFL and SAT scores through test preparation and get personal college admissions advising.

Recent high school graduates are encouraged to apply for the fall term or a full academic year (spring and fall), sometimes called a "gap year." Either way, you'll receive support from our dedicated staff—from the application process and throughout your time with us.... [-]

USA Berkeley
August 2019
Full-time
4 - 8 months
Campus