Schools and Centers
A focus on career education has been critical to Berkeley’s long tradition of success. The development of various “schools” within Berkeley College has helped sharpen that focus. Through the Larry L. Luing School of Business®, the School of Professional Studies, or the School of Health Studies, all Berkeley College students can obtain a well-rounded education featuring courses offered through the School of Liberal Arts. And, the School of Graduate Studies offers an opportunity for advanced study leading to a Master of Business Administration degree.
In addition, the Teaching and Learning Commons helps faculty explore the latest trends in higher education. These initiatives exemplify Berkeley’s ongoing commitment to raising the bar in career-focused education.
With a commitment to a career-focused education, the Larry L. Luing School of Business® helps prepare students for the professional business world. A wide range of rigorous academic programs is developed and constantly updated to meet current marketplace demands. A qualified, supportive faculty brings both excellent academic credentials and relevant professional experience, providing students with a combination of in-depth classroom instruction and practical, hands-on learning. Students also have access to a wealth of support services and resources as they prepare for the opportunities and challenges of today’s rapidly changing global business environment.
Elana Zolfo, Ed.D.
Dean, Larry L. Luing School of Business
The School of Graduate Studies offers opportunities for advanced study. Building on Berkeley’s long tradition of successful business education, an M.B.A. program in Management was introduced in fall 2015. Designed for working professionals, the program draws upon students’ administrative experience to illustrate key business concepts.
By complementing rigorous academic programs with practical, on-the-job experience, Berkeley College has been helping students graduate to a better future since 1931. Whether helping students prepare for their first jobs, change their professional directions, or advance their career goals, Berkeley College has made a difference in the lives of thousands of Berkeley College alumni and in the communities where they live and work.
Chris Grevesen, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Graduate Studies
The Berkeley College School of Health Studies provides outstanding career-focused education in some of today’s most in-demand healthcare professions, including clinical specializations and healthcare administration and management. Degree and certificate programs have been carefully developed to meet the needs of this important field.
In-depth classroom instruction combines with practical, hands-on learning to prepare students with the knowledge and skills to enter a rewarding, fulfilling career in a range of roles in various healthcare-related facilities and organizations. Clinical students train with modern medical devices and technology in simulated healthcare environments, where they learn current industry practices and procedures. Students pursuing careers in healthcare administration and management learn the essential skills and technologies that keep healthcare facilities running smoothly, including medical insurance, billing, and coding.
Eva Skuka, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Health Studies
The liberal arts are an important part of a Berkeley College education. The School of Liberal Arts offers courses in Social Sciences, English, Humanities, Mathematics, and Science. These courses add value to the specialized, career-focused business, health, or professional studies training received by students.
The liberal arts curriculum works in concert with major program courses to develop students’ proficiency in the College Learning Objectives in reading and written communication, oral communication, critical reasoning and analysis, information literacy, understanding of multiple perspectives, and integration of learning.
Berkeley students are expected to learn about the issues and achievements that shape our world and that will contribute to their success as humane, self-aware, and intellectually curious members of the global human community. The well-rounded programs at Berkeley College are designed to prepare intellectually curious students for both personal and professional success.
Donald Kieffer, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Liberal Arts
The School of Professional Studies at Berkeley College provides a well-rounded education to help prepare students for careers requiring specialized training. Degree programs have been developed by industry experts to give students the in-depth knowledge and latest skills required to excel in professional environments. Curricula are updated regularly to meet current marketplace demands. The dedicated, outstanding faculty members have been selected for both excellent academic credentials and practical experience, and they deliver close, personal attention to students. Comprehensive support services and resources are available to students at all locations and online.
Michael McAteer, DBA
Interim Dean, School of Professional Studies
Teaching and Learning Commons
Through ongoing professional development and scholarship, Berkeley College's faculty members can provide a comprehensive and supportive educational experience that fosters the academic integrity and commitment to lifelong learning that Berkeley College promises to every student.
The Teaching and Learning Commons (TLC) provides this support by offering quarterly workshops, professional development grants, new faculty orientation and training, faculty coaching, and scholarship activities.
Judit Török, Ph.D.
Director, Teaching and Learning Commons