Concentrated Studies for a Future in Business

Prepare for a career or advanced study in business with UC Berkeley Extension’s Fundamental Studies in Business and Entrepreneurship (FSBE) program. Whether you need a study-abroad experience to complete a degree requirement or simply want general knowledge of business practices, FSBE is the ideal study-abroad option before entering the workforce or attending graduate programs in the United States.

You don’t need previous business or work experience to apply—the program is open to recent university graduates and upper-level undergraduates.

Essentials of Business

Give your career a head start by learning business basics to succeed in the private sector, both in the United States and around the world. Learn more.


If you want to be an entrepreneur, get the knowledge you need to take your ideas from business concepts to fruition. Then, if you choose, stay for a summer internship with a U.S. company. Learn more.

New! 2-Month Summer Intensive Essentials of Business

UC Berkeley Extension offers a condensed, intensive version of the popular Essentials of Business program. Learn more.

FSBE is the ideal study-abroad experience for students and recent university graduates, without academic backgrounds in business, who need more preparation before entering the workforce or applying to graduate programs in the U.S.

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