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Study programs at the University of California - Berkeley extension

An International Diploma Program is an advanced program at postgraduate level. You must have completed a Bachelor's degree before beginning your studies at UC Berkeley Extension. UC Berkeley’s programs allow you to master the skills you need for a successful business career.

What programs and courses can I study at the University of California, Berkeley Extension?


International Diploma Programs - 2, 4, 8 or 12 months:

The university offers International Diploma Programs (IDP) that allow you to enhance your knowledge and experience with full time, intensive study in specific business disciplines. You earn a certificate in either a 2, 4, 8 or 12 month program.

The IDP Certificate Programs offer:

  • New skills to add to your current job or future career.
  • Instructors with extensive work experience.
  • A combination of theory and practice.

The areas you can choose to focus on are:

  • Business Administration: 2 or 4 month IDP. Ideal of you want to gain a practical understanding of business or plan on a career that requires knowledge of U.S. principles.
  • Entrepreneurship: 4 month IDP. Learn how to successfully launch and manage your own business.
  • Finance: 4 month IDP. Ideal if you plan on taking an M.B.A. program, manage your own company or a career in the financial world.
  • Global Business Management: 4 month IDP. Practical and intensive foundation for understanding and managing international transactions.
  • Management and Leadership: 2 or 4 month IDP. Receive training in the concepts, functions and skills of general management.
  • Marketing: 4 month IDP. Learn how to use marketing to increase your company's success.
  • Project Management: 4 month IDP. Prepare for developing and leading difficult projects in a cross-cultural environment.

You can also combine either one or two 4 month IDP's with an internship

  • 8 month program after succesfully completing a 4 month IDP, you can do a 4 month internship at a U.S. company. This 8 month diploma program allows you to put your theoretical knowledge into practice.
  • 12 month program: the University also offers a 12 month program called the Management and Business Track (MBT). In this progam you complete two 4 month IDP's of your choice and finish your training with a 4 month internship.

The MBT program allows you to acquire business skills in half the time of an M.B.A. program. It combines academic learning, intensive training and hands-on work experience.

Contact our study advisors if you need help finding the program or courses you are looking for.

The IDP Certificate Programs offer:

  • New skills to add to your current job or future career.
  • Instructors with extensive work experience.
  • A combination of theory and practice.

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