UC Berkeley Extension Summer Program in San Francisco
Through a partnership between the American Graduate School in Paris and University of California Berkeley Extension, AGS students have the opportunity to attend a two-month summer program on Management and Leadership in San Francisco, United States, and earn a graduate certificate from UC Berkeley Extension, the continuing and professional education school of the University of California, Berkeley.
This intensive program provides students with the skills to lead a productive workforce, address ethical matters that concern organizations, and influence change across an organization.
It serves as a perfect complement to International Relations studies for those looking to pursue leadership positions in international affairs. While the program focuses on business organizations, the skills provided are transferrable to other types or organizations as well, such as NGOs , Intergovernmental organizations or government agencies.
Time and Location
The Management and Leadership two-month International Diploma Program takes place every year in June and July.
Courses are held in UC Berkeley Extension’s Downtown Center in San Francisco, in the heart of the city’s financial district.
The curriculum consists of 4 core courses and 1 prescribed elective, for a total of 150 hours of instruction.
Effective Leadership and Management: Understanding and Influencing the Dynamics of Organizations
Learn how to apply concepts and strategies to navigate and influence your organization’s behavior, and understand how individual and organizational behavior impact the achievement of the organization’s goals.
Organizational Communication Stategies for Managers
Gain the skills needed to communicate effectively in a complex business environment. Learn how to be flexible so you can communicate with various types of partner organizations.
Leadership, Influence, and Power in Organizations
Explore how leaders use power and influence to achieve organizational commitment and effectiveness. Discuss topics such as organizational culture, appropriate types of power, influence with and without authority, business ethics, and effective goal setting and planning.
Managing Change and Ambiguity in the Workplace
Learn how to foster goodwill and commitment during times of transition to create and maintain a high-performance organization.
Laura-Lee Smith USA
As citizens of the world community, AGSers share a deep will to improve international state of affairs. This drive for change translates into prescriptive discussion between students and teachers, not simply criticism. I most admire this quality about AGS and know that because we have the will to improve the system, we are the way for change.