Students from all over the world come to Berkeley to study topics such as marketing, entrepreneurship, business administration, project management and more. Through UC Berkeley Extension's Immersives and Professional Diploma Programs (formerly known as International Diploma Programs, or IDP) international students and working professionals can earn a certificate and specialize in business-related fields, or combine a program with an internship to build work experience at a U.S. business.
On a recent trip to Brazil we decided to find out what our alumni had to say about their experience in Berkeley.
"With Berkeley behind you it's the kind of thing that will open a lot of doors."
—Felipe Ribero, São Paulo, Brazil, graduate of the Business Administration certificate
"Living in the San Francisco Bay Area is awesome. The companies, the technology, everything happens there."
—Maria Paula Bicalho, São Paulo, Brazil, graduate of the certificate in Marketing and internship
"With my improved C.V., it was easy for me to find a job."
—Marcelo Rocha, Rio de Janiero, Brazil, graduate of the Business Administration certificate
"The course helped me a lot to...transition my career, from engineering to business and finance."
—Patricia Lopes, São Paulo, Brazil, graduate of the certificate in Business Administration
Find out more about Immersives and Professional Diploma Programs for international students and working professionals.