Berkeley-Haas Global Access Program

Fast Facts

  • School Size


  • Cost of Attendance

    $15,000—$20,000 Semester

  • Affiliation


  • Type of School


  • Student Body Gender


  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation

  • Scholarships for International Students


  • Conditional Admission Available


  • Top Programs

    Business Analytics, Business, Study and Travel

  • Setting


  • Accreditation and Certification


  • Type of Housing

    Residence Hall, Homestay, Apartment

  • Test Scores

    TOEFL: 90 +, IELTS: Band 7.5 +

  • Social Media

Berkeley-Haas Global Access Program

Leadership Skills for the Global Business Environment

The Berkeley-Haas Global Access Program (BHGAP) provides unique access to Berkeley Haas School of Business faculty, courses and networks within the innovative ecosystem of the Bay Area and Silicon Valley.

Through BHGAP, top-qualifying international students spend a semester or a full academic year building the knowledge, skills and connections necessary to excel as tomorrow’s innovators and global leaders. The core curriculum of the program emphasizes entrepreneurship, technology, innovation and fundamentals of business. Throughout the program, students receive the same benefits provided to degree students at UC Berkeley, including access to campus libraries and recreational facilities.

Application Requirements

  • Minimum score of either 90 (TOEFL) or 7 (IELTS)
  • Students in excellent academic standing
  • Official university transcript
  • Statement of purpose

Semester Dates and Deadlines

Fall Semester 2018: Aug. 20–Dec. 14

Final application deadline: June 29, 2018

Spring Semester 2019: Jan. 18–May 17

Final application deadline: November 19, 2018


Program Benefits

BHGAP provides students a rich immersive program both inside and outside of the classroom, including:

  • Orientation to UC Berkeley and our community
  • Career coaching
  • Professional development workshops
  • Haas networking events
  • Silicon Valley and Bay Area company site visits
  • Cohort lunches

Sample Courses*

Business Majors

  • Managing the New-Product Development Process
  • The Lean Startup
  • New-Venture Finance
  • Digital Marketing
  • International Consulting for Small-and Medium-Sized Enterprises
  • Startup and Small-Business Consulting
  • Problem Finding, Problem Solving
  • Design as Strategic Management Issue
  • Innovation Strategies for Emerging Technologies
  • Strategy for the Information Technology Firm
  • Opportunity Recognition: Technology and Entrepreneurship in
  • Silicon Valley
  • Business Model Innovation and Entrepreneurial Strategy
  • Haas@Work
  • High-Technology Marketing Management

Non-Business Majors

  • Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • Leading People
  • Marketing
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship: The Silicon Valley Experience
  • Leading Strategy Implementation
  • Leadership: Driving Change in Today’s Global Environment
  • Problem Finding, Problem Solving

*Not all courses are offered each term.

Berkeley-Haas Global Access Program

2220 Piedmont Ave.
Berkeley CA 94720
P: +1-510-642-7989
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