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

Through the 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 Optional Practical Training (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.

Video: Inside the Berkeley Haas Global Access Program

The Undergraduate Business Program at Berkeley Haas is ranked #1 in the United States in return on investment for its graduates by payscale.com.

The Undergraduate Business Program at Berkeley Haas is ranked #2 in the United States for 2017 by U.S. News.

UC Berkeley is ranked the #3 university in the world in 2016 by the Shanghai Ranking Consultancy.

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English Proficiency Requirement Exceptions

University study in a country where English is the primary language spoken

If you have completed at least one year of university study in a country where English is the primary language, you can request a waiver.

To do so, when you apply online, upload a letter explaining that English is the primary and official language spoken in your country and include a website or other supporting documentation (e.g., publications or website for government department, ministry, bureau, secretariat or directorate-general) for our verification purposes.

To do so, when you apply online, upload a letter explaining that English is the primary and official language spoken in your country and include a website or other supporting documentation (e.g., publications or website for government department, ministry, bureau, secretariat or directorate-general) for our verification purposes.

One year of full-time, college-level English instruction

If you were taught in English for at least one year, full-time at the undergraduate or graduate level, you can request a waiver.

Your transcript should reflect the coursework that you completed in English. If this is not clearly indicated on your transcript, a supporting letter from your university will need to be submitted in addition to your complete transcripts.

Interview

You can request a language proficiency interview if you meet one of these minimum score requirements: TOEFL 85, IELTS 6.5 or TOEIC 700. If you are not admitted to {{ program.midName || program.name }}, you may be admitted to the BGA-Start Program.

If you would like to request an interview, please state your request in the online application and in your personal statement.

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Questions? Email internationaladmissions@berkeley.edu.