Haas Undergraduate Program
Global Management Concentration
The Haas Global Management Concentration is a rigorous program for
UC Berkeley business majors who are truly dedicated to pursuing
an internationally oriented education and career. This program enables
Haas students to study abroad, improve language skills, and pursue
a variety of international business and area studies courses. In
recognition of the rigor of this program, the concentration will
be noted on the final transcript and on a certificate from the Haas
School of Business.
All course work for the GMC will need to be completed at UC Berkeley or abroad through either the Education Abroad Program (EAP) or any other UC-transferable program. College course work from accredited schools prior to enrollment at UC Berkeley may not apply.
The concentration has four components and the courses can be completed at UC Berkeley or abroad:
At least one semester abroad through either the Education Abroad Program (EAP) or any other UC-transferable program.
Completion of the 3rd year level of a language at UC Berkeley (or equivalent.)
There are several ways to complete this requirement:
- Completion of the 6th semester of a language at UC Berkeley or while abroad. One upper-division foreign literature course may double-count between the Language Study requirement and the Area Studies requirement.
- Complete the 4th semester of a language at UC Berkeley and spend at least one semester abroad where instruction is in the same language.
International Business Courses
UGBA 178: Introduction to International Business plus 3 international business electives.
The three international business electives:
- Must be about international (or comparative) business
- Must be upper-division
- Must all be completed for letter grades
- Must be worth at least 2 semester units each for a total of at least 8 semester units
- May be taken at UC Berkeley or abroad
- May be offered by departments such as Business Administration, Economics, Management, etc.
Business courses will count towards the required 32 upper-division business units and non-business courses (ECON 115 – The World Economy in the 20th Century for example) will count towards the required 18 upper-division non-business units.
Example of international business courses offered at:
Are you interested in this challenging program and the opportunity to set yourself apart from the rest? These are the first steps to take:
- Please see our International Study Website for further information about international education opportunities.
- If you have any questions, please contact us or stop by to make an appointment with the Haas International Study Advisor.
You declare the GMC by completing the required courses and taking the following documents to the GMC coordinator in the Haas Undergraduate Office (S450 Student Services Building) no later than the last day of classes in the semester in which you intend to graduate:
1) Your transcripts*
2) A completed GMC worksheet for confirmation (.pdf)
The worksheet will be reviewed for approval. Upon approval, your information will be sent to the Registrar's office. The registrar will include the completion of the GMC to your transcript. It will appear only in the "memorandum" section of the transcript, not on the diploma.
If you have any questions, please contact the Haas Undergraduate Program at 510-642-1421 or stop by S450 Haas to set up an appointment with the international study advisor.
* Transcripts printed through the Bear Facts system are acceptable. Please elect to have your name printed on these transcripts. If you are taking courses for the GMC in the semester you plan to graduate, print a copy of your "Classes in progress" through the Bear Facts system.