Berkeley Global Custom Programs

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Berkeley Global Custom Programs

Welcome to UC Berkeley Global Custom Programs!

We offer immersive learning experiences—either in person or online—that are custom–designed to fit your needs, facilitated by world–leading UC Berkeley faculty and industry professionals.

Our Mission is to deliver exceptional experiences that empower learners to become bold changemakers around the world.

Our Vision is we work hand-in-hand with you to create and co-design a program that combines relevant courses with visits to leading companies in Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area.

A Message From Our Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

We specialize in creating world–class learning experiences that are responsive to the changing needs of today's learners and the fast–paced world in which they operate. Building on our location next to Silicon Valley and our history of academic excellence, we work closely with our partner organizations to create a custom-tailored educational experience, with learning outcomes that address the unique needs of their students.

We are excited to collaborate with you so that your students can learn from our top–class faculty and instructors, engage with students from around the world, connect with Silicon Valley companies and industry experts, and explore UC Berkeley, the world's #1 global public university.

—Frederick Wehrle

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Program Options

In Person at Berkeley

We'll host you at our historic Berkeley campus, where your students can visit research laboratories and interact with academics and other Berkeley students. Programs also take place at our Creative Campus in downtown San Francisco, only steps away from Google, LinkedIn, DocuSign and several startup accelerators. Your program can be customized to be delivered at your university or a hybrid of online and in-person events.

Digital Learning Option

Get the best of an immersive program while learning in a virtual format. Programs are delivered synchronously and take full advantage of our learning management platform. Students interact directly with their instructors and guest experts, and can take advantage of panel events, virtual company visits and real-life Silicon Valley pitch events.

How it Works: a Co-Creative Design

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Plan and Co-Design

We work together with you from the start to co-design a custom program that addresses your unique objectives, including a custom-tailored innovation project.

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Pre-Program Preparation

We can support you in promoting the program and pre-departure preparation including introductory webinars for students with pre-program assignments.

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Program Delivery

We are with your students from Day 1, providing on-site support throughout the program.

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Evaluation

We conduct a thorough evaluation, share the findings with you to assess effectiveness, and continually improve for your next program.

Your Students' Learning Journey

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Conceptual

Lectures introduce the latest innovations from UC Berkeley and Silicon Valley.

Student interns on the Google campus

Experiential

Students visit companies and labs to put theory and concepts into reality.

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Applied

Transforming process tools used by a global team. Providing business analysis support to ensure customer satisfaction.

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Social

Students network— either in person or virtually— at events, conferences, demo nights and pitch contests.


Alejandro Ruiz, Berkeley Global graduate.
"I was finishing my Project Management Master at EAE Business School (Madrid) when I first heard about UC Berkeley Global's 'Accelerating Leadership Agility' two-week custom program. I immediately signed up because I would be able to study in Silicon Valley."

—Alejandro Ruiz

If you would like more information or would like to discuss other types of offerings, please contact us using the Contact Us box or email us at customprograms@berkeley.edu.