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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.

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

  • Professional development workshops

  • Graduate school admissions workshops

  • Cohort lunches

  • Immersive California trips

  • Company visits in the Silicon Valley and Bay Area

  • Career-coaching programs

  • Networking events hosted by Berkeley Haas student clubs

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

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.

English Proficiency Requirements

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