• Application Deadline
  • 5 months
    Duration
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Overview

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. 

The Berkeley Haas Global Access Program Entrepreneurship is offered by the University of California, Berkeley.

The programs offer a variety of undergraduate or graduate level courses. Current undergraduate students and recently graduated students are eligible to apply.

Optional Practical Training

If you choose to study with us for two semesters in the Berkeley Haas Global Access Program, you become eligible for an opportunity to put your newly learned skills and knowledge to practical use by applying for Optional Practical Training, more commonly known as OPT.

OPT is a temporary, 12-month work authorization in the United States, permitting you to stay an additional 12 months after your academic program ends to complete paid work. If you decide on this combined educational and work experience option, you should expect to be in the U.S. for approximately two years in total.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • Expand or collapse section
  • Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
  • Expand or collapse section
  • International Marketing
  • Expand or collapse section
  • New Venture Finance
  • Expand or collapse section
  • FinTech

Audience

  • Applications are open to university students (undergraduate and graduate level) and working professionals.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Applications are open to university students (undergraduate and graduate level) and working professionals.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19900 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19900 USD for the full programme and a duration of 5 months.
  • National

    19900 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19900 USD for the full programme and a duration of 5 months.
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Living costs for Berkeley

  • 1750 - 2820 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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