Global Management Program

The Global Management Program is a selective, early admission program for a small cohort of high school seniors applying to UC Berkeley and the Haas School of Business. Once admitted to Berkeley-Haas, students will be required to perform well in lower division breadth and prerequisite courses during their first two years before being approved to take upper division business courses. The program offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and is designed to be completed in four years.

The program includes the campus Global Edge experience as a required component. Students will begin their studies at UC Berkeley for 8 weeks during the summer and spend the first semester of their freshman year abroad. Students will also receive a new lower division and upper division elective option that will book end their experience. Program launch begins in 2017 to welcome a Fall 2018 cohort of about 30 students.

Why do the Global Management Program?

This program is for competitive high school students who have a strong interest in global management. Graduates can pursue such careers as financial services, communications, social sector solutions, foreign affairs, management consulting and more.


The Global Management Program is open to freshman applicants only. To get started on your application visit to become familiar with admission requirements and the selection process. After submitting your UC application, you will be asked to submit a supplemental essay about your interest in the Global Management Program. You may also be asked to interview with a Haas alumnus or faculty member. Admitted students will begin their studies at UC Berkeley for eight weeks during the summer and spend the first semester of their freshman year abroad in London with the Global Edge (GE) Program. GE participants must:

  • be 18 years old by the date the program departs for London August 10, 2018
  • hold a valid US or EU passport at the time of registration (must be valid through May 1, 2019)
  • be eligible for Reading and Composition (COLWRIT R4A)