Business Administration and Management Immersive Programs

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Student Advisor Mariam Rahimi

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—Mariam Rahimi, Admissions Advisor

"It is an honor to connect with students from all over the world and have them be part of our Berkeley community!"

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Your Study Options

Students must have a minimum of three years of undergraduate coursework for admission.

International students must meet English Language Proficiency requirements.

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Duration: One full semester

Tuition and fees: $11,000 (USD)

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Duration: One full semester (two semesters total for two Immersives)

Tuition and fees: $11,000 USD (total cost $22,000 USD for two Immersives)

Specialization Electives

Duration: Taken during your two semesters

Tuition and fees: $22,000 plus approximately $1,000 per elective (USD).

One-Semester Program Benefits
Optional three-month internship
Career Development (CEU) course
Certificate of completion
Two-Semester Program Benefits
Qualify for Optional Practical Training
Optional three-month internship
Career Development (CEU) course
Two certificates of completion
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Qualify for Optional Practical Training
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Specialization Electives
Career Development (CEU) course
Three certificates of completion

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Duration: One full semester

Tuition and fees: $11,000 (USD)

One Semester Program Benefits
Optional three-month internship
Career Development (CEU) course
Certificate of completion

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Duration: One full semester (two semesters total for two Immersives)

Tuition and fees: $11,000 USD (total cost $22,000 USD for two Immersives)

Two Semester Program Benefits
Qualify for Optional Practical Training
Optional three-month internship
Career Development (CEU) course
Two certificates of completion

Specialization Electives

Duration: Two semesters plus upper-level coursework

Tuition and fees: $22,000 plus approximately $1,000 per elective (USD).

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Optional three-month internship
Specialization Electives
Career Development (CEU) course
Three certificates of completion

Start Working Through an Internship or OPT

10% growth rate through 2026 for administrative service managers.

Industry Growth

10% growth rate through 2026 for administrative service managers.

—Bureau of Labor Statistics

Irene Ciuci
"My Berkeley education provided me with the tools and mindset to deliver the best performance and optimize my organizational skills."

—Irene Ciuci

9,000+ job listings for business managers.

9,000+

Job listings for business managers

—Indeed.com

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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 the {{ program.immersives[0].shortName }} and {{ program.immersives[1].shortName }} Immersives, you'll be eligible to apply for paid temporary work authorization in the U.S., also known as Optional Practical Training (OPT).

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With OPT, you can apply everything you've learned to real-world projects and gain valuable work experience.

Internships

If you successfully complete the {{ program.immersives[0].shortName }} or {{ program.immersives[1].shortName }} Immersive—or both—you can start participating in 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 {{ program.shortName }}.

Cost: $3,000 (USD).

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.

Our graduates are working at top companies, including:

Your Classroom

Berkeley

Located just a few blocks away from the UC Berkeley campus.

UC Berkeley Extension

Golden Bear Center

1995 University Ave.

Berkeley, CA 94704

San Francisco

Located in the bustling downtown area.

UC Berkeley Extension

San Francisco Campus

160 Spear St., Floors 5, 6 and 7

San Francisco, CA 94105

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Length 1 semester
Format Full-time
Courses 4 core
1.5 units CEU
Offered Fall and Spring
Prerequisite 3 years undergrad
Tuition and fees $11,000 (USD), plus $3,000 (USD) for optional internship

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Internship Option Yes
Tuition and Fees $22,000 (USD) plus the cost of the internship and electives

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Complete the coursework in the Advanced Project Management and Lead Agile Management certificates, complete 4 additional semester units and receive a diploma.

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Semester 2

Specialization Electives

If you are looking for more specialization in your chosen field or want to take additional courses to transfer back to your home university, you can take elective courses from many different subject areas.

Note: Electives are estimated at $1,000 (USD) per course.

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Capstone Portfolio Course

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International Students Study Options

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This program meets visa requirements for full-time study and meets eligibility requirements for internships and Optional Practical Training (OPT).

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Whether you are a student, working professional or lifelong learner, you will need to demonstrate English proficiency to be considered for admission into any of our programs for international students.

Because English-language proficiency test centers are closed due to COVID-19, you can meet our English-language requirement in any of the following ways:

Test Scores

  • TOEFL: 90
  • IELTS Academic Format: 7
  • DAAD: C1
  • Cambridge C1 Advanced
  • TEM-4 or TEM-8: 70

Scores must be from the past two years.

Interview

You can request an interview in your application if you have earned any one of the following minimum scores:

  • TOEFL: 79–89
  • IELTS Academic Format: 6.5
  • TOEIC: 700 or above
  • ELS Level 112 with an ELS GPA of 3.0

Or

  • You can satisfy the English proficiency requirement if you have passed an interview with a UC Berkeley Extension recruiter. Interviews are held in your home country.

Waiver

You may request a waiver if you meet one of the following requirements:

  • You have completed one year of full-time college-level instruction entirely in the English language.
  • You have successfully completed a university-level program in a country where English is the official language.
  • You are from a country on the exempt list. Contact an adviserContact an adviser for more information.

Immersives Attendance Requirement

Immersives are full-time, cohort-based programs. In order to maintain your visa status, you must attend all scheduled course meetings.

F1 Visa Application and F1 Transfer Process

If you are not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States, you must apply for an F1 student visa to attend this certificate program. Read more information about student visas.

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