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Gain employable skills in {{ program.shortName }} while experiencing life as a Berkeley student! This one- or two-semester study-abroad certificate gives you the opportunity to put lessons to work through an internship and become eligible to apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT).

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Duration: One full-time semester (fall or spring)

Prerequisite: none

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  • Career Development Course
  • Internship Option
  • OPT Qualified
  • 1st Professional Certificate
  • 2nd Professional Certificate
  • Professional Diploma Program
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Full-Time Certificate in {{ program.immersives[1].shortName }}

Duration: One full-time semester (fall or spring)

Prerequisite: Full-time Certificate in {{ program.immersives[0].shortName }}

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  • Career Development Course
  • Internship Option
  • OPT Qualified
  • 1st Professional Certificate
  • 2nd Professional Certificate
  • Professional Diploma Program
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Additional Courses

Duration: 4 elective courses total, 2 each semester

Tuition and fees: The average cost per elective is $1,000 (USD)

  • Career Development Course
  • Internship Option
  • OPT Qualified
  • 1st Professional Certificate
  • 2nd Professional Certificate
  • Professional Diploma Program

Start Working Through an Internship or OPT

National average salary for an International Business Development Manager.

$96,000

National average salary for an International Business Development Manager

—Glassdoor

Maria Paula Bicalho
"I developed interpersonal skills by working and studying constantly with people who are really different from me, which is essential for any career."

—Maria Paula Bicalho, Market Researcher at FutureBrand

9,000+ job listings for business managers.

9,000+

Job listings for business development managers

—Indeed.com

Curriculum


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  • Internship with a Bay Area company ($3,000 USD additional fee)
  • Certificate of completion
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{{ program.midName }} Professional Diploma Program With Specialization Electives

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Capstone Portfolio Course

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Welcome to San Francisco

Immerse yourself in all the opportunities this vibrant, temperate, multicultural city has to offer, with beautiful views, access to nature and world-class events. The city and surrounding regions are home to beaches, hiking trails, museums, famed restaurants and so much more.

The city is also the northern neighbor of Silicon Valley, the tech and venture funding capital of the world. Companies from virtually every industry operate in the Bay Area, and many have offices in downtown San Francisco. You may walk by the site of your future internship on the way to class!

Your Path to a Career in {{ program.shortName }}

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 }} Full-Time Certificate, 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 }} Full-Time Certificate—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:

International Students

Students from different nationalities working together

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

Attendance Requirements

This professional certificate is a full-time, cohort-based program. In order to maintain your visa status, you must attend all scheduled courses and 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 about student visas .

English Proficiency Requirements

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:

Scores must be from the past two years.

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  • IELTS Academic Format: {{ program.ielts }}
  • DAAD: {{ program.daad }}
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  • TEM-4 or TEM-8: Level {{ program.tem }}

iBT Special Home Edition and myBest scores are accepted. Scores must be from the past two years.

If you do not meet any of the above criteria, you can request an English-language interview through our department. If you are interested in this option, please select, "I would like to request an English interview" in your online application.

Note: Transcripts and credentials should reflect the program that you completed in English. Our Admissions department will assess all documentation and inform you if additional items are needed. Please note that our admissions process is holistic and meeting the English-language proficiency requirement does not guarantee acceptance. Email internationaladmissions@berkeley.edu with questions or to learn more.

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 or region where English is the official language.
  • You are from a country or region on the exempt list. Contact an adviserContact an adviser for more information.
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