For reporting purposes, international applicants are those who, at the time they submit an application, either:
Because the Berkeley MBA for Executives Program is a part-time program, we are unable to assist with student visas. Typically, our students work with their employer to assist with a visa. The common visa types that we see are L1 and H1B. We cannot issue an F-1 student visa.
Additionally, applicants who received their degrees in countries other than the US, UK, Australia, English-speaking Canada, or Singapore are required to take the TOEFL exam or the IELTS exam. Tests taken before June 2022 will not be accepted.
If you completed an undergraduate program outside of the US, please review the English Language Proficiency Requirement information below.
Minimum Academic Requirements for International Applicants
The minimum graduate admission requirement includes a bachelor's degree or recognized equivalent from an accredited institution. Graduates of recognized academic institutions outside the United States should have completed degree programs representing a minimum of 16 years of schooling with at least 12 years at the primary and secondary levels. Please feel free to contact our office to discuss your educational background if you are unsure about your eligibility.
Required Academic Records
Should you be recommended for admission, you will be required to provide our office with the original official records within one week of your application decision.
If you are in the United States and have only an official copy of your academic records or diploma certificate in the original language, only translations prepared by an ATA Certified translator from the American Translators Association are acceptable. For more information and the directory of members, consult the ATA website.
Credential evaluations prepared by other schools or private agencies cannot be submitted in place of original academic records and diploma certificates.
If you completed an undergraduate program outside of the US, please refer to the English Language Proficiency section below.
If you no longer have your original or cannot obtain official international transcripts:
UC Berkeley's Graduate Division is now accepting World Education Services (WES) International Credential Advantage Package (ICAP) evaluation (opens in a new tab).
To electronically submit your WES ICAP, follow the instructions provided by WES. Select “University of California at Berkeley” as the recipient and “Graduate Admissions” 318 Sproul Hall #5900, Berkeley, CA 94720-5900 as the school/division.
English Language Proficiency
Per UC Berkeley requirements, applicants who received their degrees in countries other than the US, UK, Australia, English-speaking Canada, or Singapore, regardless of the language of instruction, are required to take the TOEFL exam or the IELTS exam.
However, if at the time you are applying you have already completed at least one year of full-time academic coursework with grades of "B" or better in residence at a recognized US institution, you do not need to take a standardized English language proficiency test. Instead, you must submit an official transcript from the recognized US institution. The following courses will not fulfill this requirement:
Please feel free to contact our office to discuss your educational background if you are unsure about your eligibility.
Language Proficiency Exams: TOEFL/IELTS
There are two standardized tests you may take: the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), and the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) assessment. No exceptions will be granted. Exams must be taken on or after June 1, 2022.
TOEFL is administered by the Education Testing Service. You can obtain detailed information from the TOEFL website. To schedule an appointment for the computer-based test in the United States or Canada, call 1-800-GO-TOEFL.
To register for the IELTS, consult the IELTS website or contact the office of the test center where you plan to take the test.
Berkeley MBA for Executives Program Admissions
Haas School of Business
430 Student Services Bldg #1910
Berkeley, CA 94720-1910
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