Graduate Academic Transition Experience
Created for international students with a bachelor’s degree seeking to further their business education, our new GATEway program bridges a clear path to pursuing a U.S. business master’s degree. GATEway was developed in collaboration with the UCR School of Business and UCR Extension as a 16-week master’s program for the Spring quarter, running from March – June each academic year. GATEway students receive academic, cultural, and social preparation while earning graduate-level UC Riverside credits that can be transferred into a program at the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management (AGSM).
GATEway students arrive five weeks ahead of the start of Spring quarter. During the first five weeks, students participate in a graduate academic skills preparation course and two intensive core graduate-level courses, providing students time to adjust to the American campus and the graduate business classroom environment.
Includes Core Courses (4 units)
- Leadership, Teamwork, Communication and Ethics (2 units)
- Career Development (2 units)
- Graduate Academic Skills Preparation Course (0 units; offered through UCR Extension)
*The above courses are waived if required in a graduate program.
GATEway students are then enrolled in their choice of two specialized graduate-level courses worth four units each. Courses will be made based on the student’s chosen track, MBA, MFin, or MPAc. During this period, GATEway students are integrated into UCR AGSM courses, alongside UCR AGSM Master’s program candidates from across the world. See track and course options listed below. All GATEway course options are subject to change in accordance with changes in degree program requirements and offerings.
Throughout the 16 weeks, GATEway students will meet with their cohort for cultural immersion experiences and graduate preparation coaching.
See below for track and course options for electives for weeks 5-16.