University of California, Berkeley Academic Program in Haas Business

Academic
Times Top 10
Delivery Method:
In-Person
Duration:
Multi Term, Single Term

About the Program

Founded in 1868 and the oldest of the University of California’s 10 research institutions, Berkeley values innovative thinking, top-quality research, and public service above all else. One of the most prestigious state universities in the country, it has a deeply motivated academic population committed to excellence and celebrates community in the urban, eclectic greater San Francisco Bay Area. There’s something special about UC Berkeley.

You’re an integrated member of Haas Business School, classes guaranteed

Share in student experience and the rich feeling of community on campus

The Thriving at Haas and Beyond course: 121 coaching with class time

Visit some of the world's most innovative and impactful companies

Spring 2023
Program dates:
Mid January - Mid May
Application Deadline:

Program Advisor

Saffy Winter
SAFFY
Your Student Counselor is your study abroad ambassador and supporter. They join your application journey when you’ve confirmed you’re interested in studying abroad. At this point, they guide you through each stage of the application, notify you of the documents you need, let you know when your admission results are in, and walk you through the next steps, including class enrollment and organizing pre-arrival tests.
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At a Glance

Language of Instruction:
English
Language Prerequisite Level:
Advanced
GPA Requirements:
3.00
Academic Level:
Undergraduate
Academic Strengths:
Biological & Physical Sciences, Chemistry, Business, Economics & Finance, Computer Science, Engineering
Housing:
Off-campus apartment
Visa Required:
Required
Credits:
12-14 units

Stay Healthy & Safe While You Study Abroad

WHAT STUDENTS SAY

Former SAF Scholar

The classes were challenging but very interesting. We discussed case studies and did a lot of collaborative work.

University of California, Berkeley SAF Alumni

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About the University

University of California, Berkeley

There’s something special about UC Berkeley. One of the most prestigious state universities in the country, it is home of the Free Speech Movement, a hotbed of student activism, and with a deeply motivated academic population committed to excellence, it celebrates diversity and community in the urban, eclectic greater San Francisco Bay Area.

Opportunity, here, feels endless. Immerse yourself in a shared student experience both on campus and on the trails of wooded Berkeley Hills, the colorful San Francisco streets, and in the great Californian outdoors.

Learn more at University of California, Berkeley's official website.

Academics

University of California, Berkeley's Academic Approach

Participatating in this program means you are guaranteed business course enrollment and receive assistance with course selection and scheduling from a BHGAP advisor. You are considered a visiting scholar at the Haas Business School , integrated completely with other Berkeley students.

Courses

As a participant of this program, you are provided with a list of designated course offerings in which you will be required to enroll. The core curriculum emphasizes entrepreneurship, product launch, and transformative leadership in digital and global markets.

To earn either the BHGAP Certificate (one-semester program) or the BHGAP Diploma Certificate (two-semester program), you should complete the following:

BHGAP Certificate:

Enroll in at least 12 units in all courses taken at the University of California.

  • complete a minimum of nine units of BHGAP Curriculum, including automatic enrollment in BHGAP Core Courses
  • complete a minimum of one unit of concurrent enrollment

BHGAP Diploma:

  • complete all requirements for the certificate (see above)
  • in the second semester, be automatically enrolled in BHGAP core courses
  • complete at least 18 units of BHGAP curriculum over the course of the program *courses will not be counted twice for credit
  • complete a minimum of one unit through the concurrent enrollment system each semester enrolled in the program
  • complete a minimum of 24 units of courses taken at the University of California, Berkeley
  • complete the following requirements:
    • successfully complete all course requirements with a grade of C or better
    • earn a final program GPA of 2.5 or higher based on all courses taken
    • *P/NP courses will not count towards your final GPA

Course & Departmental Restrictions

    You must have at least two years of college experience. to apply for this program.

    Get To Know Our Application Process

    From academics to visa requirements, our structured process helps you choose the right program and university for your goals. Complete a strong application, and prepare for success abroad.

    Personalize Your Study Abroad Plan With Your SAF Counselor

    Each student has unique academic goals for a study abroad experience. As you think about studying abroad, your SAF Counselor will help you plan for success and support you every step of the way.

    Application Requirements

    When applying to study abroad, you must meet the entry requirements set by the host university—and SAF is here to set you up for success.

    The requirements outlined in this section include the language proficiency scores you may need to demonstrate your language skills, a guide to the GPA range and other academic prerequisites required by your host university, and a list of documentation and other application materials you will need to finalize your application. You may need to supply additional information throughout the process, and you will be alerted through your emails and SAF Student Portal if this is the case for you.
    • Language Proficiency
    • Academics & GPA
    • Application Documents & Materials

    Language Test Score Requirements

    To prove your language proficiency, you can use any of the following:

    • Cambridge: C1 Advanced
    • DAAD: C1
    • IELTS: 7.0
    • TEM-4 or TEM-8: Level 70
    • *TOEFL iBT: 90 *TOEFL Home Edition and MyBest score are accepted

    Learn More About Language Requirements

    Program Dates

    When studying abroad, you will want to consider the time of year and how long you are away. Most programs follow the host university's academic calendar.

    The dates shown below are general estimates, and as you get closer to the start of the term, you will get more detailed information from SAF. If you have any questions, your Student Counsellor and Program Specialist are always here to support you and point you to the correct information.

    Fall 2022

    Program dates:
    Late August - Mid December
    Application Deadline:
    Fees Starting From:
    $
    36,615

    Spring 2023

    Program dates:
    Mid January - Mid May
    Application Deadline:

    Housing Information

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    Off-campus apartment

    At Berkeley, you call the welcoming off-campus Wesley House home. The SAF program fee covers a triple room in a self-catering apartment with a shared bathroom, shared laundry, and fast WiFi.

    You can also stay here over the break and use it as a base to explore with your roommates and newfound lifelong friends.

    About Berkeley

    Why Berkeley

    The wooded Berkeley Hills, the Golden Gate Bridge, the great Californian outdoors, colorful San Francisco - Berkeley is an unforgettable destination. Neighbor to Silicon Valley, Berkeley is an inspirational place to study, and downtime might mean hopping on the free transit to see San Francisco’s famous sights, heading for a hike or bike in the Berkeley Hills, or enjoying waterfront views at the Berkeley Marina. 

    Learn more about Berkeley

    Student Health & Safety

    We champion health, safety, and security. As part of IES Abroad, the largest study abroad organization in the United States, we have set the standard for health and safety in study abroad for decades. We plan for the ‘what if’, so you can get on with the experience of a lifetime.
    International Health Insurance

    International health insurance included in the cost of your program

    24/7 Emergency Phone Support

    Total coverage to support you while traveling and in your new city

    Location-Specific Information

    Health and safety information prepared based on your destination

    Health In Your Language

    Highly trained multilingual staff to connect you to healthcare providers

    Secure Housing

    Quality, safe, secure housing within close proximity to your classes

    Dedicated Expertise

    Protection by a Dean of Students Office advocating for your interests

    Orientation

    On Arrival

    Your SAF pre-departure process will arm you with all the information you need for a smooth arrival to your new campus, city, and country.

    To Housing

    Your SAF program will include a safe transfer from your arrival airport to your new study abroad housing. We'll even provide you with top tips to make the most of your new city!

    Home Sweet Home

    Your SAF Program Specialist will coordinate with you to ensure you have arrived safely and settled into your new secure housing.

    Keeping You Safe

    As you settle in, you will learn about the SAF emergency alert system, our 24/7 phone support, and any safety concerns relevant to you.

    Get Social

    Your new university and SAF will arrange social and cultural events so that you can meet other study abroad and local students. Make the most of your adventure!

    Advising and Support

    The process of studying abroad could quickly feel overwhelming, but we have been doing this for decades and do everything we can to support you through it. 

    Many SAF staff are alumni and have walked this path. They have real-life experience to draw on as they advise and support you through every step of our comprehensive services. They’re in your corner, taking care of all the details and explaining what you need to do next.

    Take the first step in your study abroad journey by scheduling a consultation with your closest Student Counselor. You can discuss your for-credit academic courses and language programs and explore internships, research programs, and study tours. When you know what you want to do, we guide you through the pre-program steps, help you arrange your visa and transport, and finalize your accommodation or digital experience.

    Get To Know Our Application Process

    From academics to visa requirements, our structured process helps you choose the right program and university for your goals. Complete a strong application, and prepare for success abroad.

    Personalize Your Study Abroad Plan With Your SAF Counselor

    Each student has unique academic goals for a study abroad experience. As you think about studying abroad, your SAF Counselor will help you plan for success and support you every step of the way.

    Commonly Asked Questions About Studying Abroad

    Commonly Asked Questions About Academic & Concurrent Programs

    Why Travel With SAF?

    Studying abroad is an unforgettable experience, one that stays with you in your career, your contacts, your future. It can define you. At any of our prestigious university partners, you can build personalized for-credit programs that can last up to a whole year.

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