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A Welcome to Berkeley-Haas From Dean Rich Lyons

Join an elite cohort of students learning in a dynamic, experiential environment with UC Berkeley's 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 the Silicon Valley.

Through 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 OPT.

The core curriculum emphasizes entrepreneurship, product launch and transformative leadership in digital and global markets. Learn more about your courses, internship and OPT options.

Program Dates

Fall 2017:

Aug. 18–Dec. 15

Final Application Deadline:

June 30, 2017

Spring 2018:

Jan. 10–May 11

Final Application Deadline:

Nov. 20, 2017

Program Cost*


Super Early Bird


Early Bird


Regular Cost

*Excludes living expenses


Top-qualifying undergraduate and graduate international students

English Proficiency Requirements

TOEFL: 90 or

IELTS Academic Format: 7 or TOEIC score: 800

BHGAP's academics are complemented by various enhancements that provide a full immersive learning experience on the Berkeley Campus. Enhancements may include: