format Online + Optional Immersion
U.S. Universities according to College FactualTop 10%
for working professionals by Washington MonthlyRanked #1
of Educational Excellence120+ Years
program duration with 12-15 hours/week-- Months
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for 5,000 students70% Scholarship

About the Program

1:1 Thesis Supervision

1:1 Thesis Supervision

Interact with senior academic advisors - many of whom are working professionals from across the world - during live, interactive 1:1 sessions with the allotted thesis supervisor.

WASC Accreditation & WES Recognition

WASC Accreditation & WES Recognition

GGU has been accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) since 1959 and it is WES recognized. WASC accredits universities in California and Hawaii, including Stanford, UC Berkeley, and others. WSCUC is nationally recognized by the US Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

On-campus Immersion

On-campus Immersion

Engage in optional, interactive networking sessions with your program peers and experienced professionals for a more immersive GGU experience.

    Program Overview

    Key Highlights

    Designed for working professionals
    Designed for working professionals
    Choose a concentration from among five options
    Choose a concentration from among five options
    24x7 student support
    24x7 student support
    Live & interactive faculty, alumni, and industry-specific sessions
    Live & interactive faculty, alumni, and industry-specific sessions
    Join GGU’s 70,000+ alumni network
    Join GGU’s 70,000+ alumni network
    Optional on-campus immersion
    Optional on-campus immersion
    WES recognized
    WES recognized
    70% scholarship available for 5,000 students with EMI
    70% scholarship available for 5,000 students with EMI
    Global case study discussions
    Global case study discussions
    Earn the same U.S. Degree as awarded On-Campus
    Earn the same U.S. Degree as awarded On-Campus

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    Get a degree from the U.S., ranked #1 among countries with the best educational systems*. Earn the same U.S. Master's Degree we award on campus!

    *Source: World Population Review, 2022

    Syllabus

    Best-in-class content by leading faculty and industry leaders in the form of videos, cases, and projects.

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    Who Is This Programme For?
    Working professionals who are looking for a transition into view more
    Minimum Eligibility
    Master's Degree (or equivalent) or Bachelors Degree with 5+ view more
    Doctor of Business Administration from Golden Gate University, San Francisco
    On successful completion of the program, graduates become a part of a 120+ year education heritage with all the benefits that accompany a Doctor of Business Administration from the #1 ranked university for working professionals.
    Doctor of Business Administration from Golden Gate University, San Francisco
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    • A degree from a pioneering university based in the innovation capital of the world
    • Full alumni status from Golden Gate University
    • Join a 70,000+ network of NASA astronauts, mayors, C-suite leaders, and entrepreneurs

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    *This image is a sample degree from Golden Gate University, awarded to eligible students upon successful completion of the program. Please contact the admissions team to learn more.

    Instructors

    Learn like you’re right there in San Francisco

    Watch David Fike (President, GGU), Brent White (Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, GGU), and Phalgun Kompalli (Co-founder, upGrad) talk about the collaboration that makes it possible.

    Syllabus

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    2-3
    Years Completion Time
    1:1
    Thesis Supervision
    56
    Credits in Total

    Foundation

    12 Credits
    • Doctoral Writing and Research Methods
    • Quantitative Research and Analysis
    • Qualitative Research and Analysis

    Concentration (Choose Any One)

    12 Credits
    • Finance
    • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
    • Business & Data Analytics
    • Marketing
    • Leadership & Strategy
    • General

    Final Dissertation

    32 Credits

      Concentrations

      Topics Covered

      Finance

      12 Credits
      Corporate Finance Financial Theory and ApplicationsInternational Finance

      The upGrad Advantage

      benefits

      Career Services

      Career Services
      • Access to upGrad’s career portal
      • 1:1 mentorship sessions
      • Access to 300+ job openings
      • Resume building tools
      • Industry specific interview preparation
      • Just in time interviews
      benefits

      Learning Support

       Learning Support
      Industry Mentors
      • Receive unparalleled guidance from industry mentors, teaching assistants.
      • Receive one-on-one feedback on submissions and personalised feedback on improvement.
      Student Support
      • Student Support available all day for your convenience (24*7).
      • For urgent queries, use the Call Back option on the platform.
      benefits

      Doubt Resolution

      Doubt Resolution
      Q&A Forum
      • Timely doubt resolution by industry experts and peers.
      • 100% expert verified responses to ensure quality learning.
      Expert Feedback
      • Personalised expert feedback on assignments and projects.
      • Regular live sessions by experts to clarify concept-related doubts.

      Admission Process

      There are 3 simple steps in the Admission Process which is detailed below:

      Global Leadership Scholarships Offered by Golden Gate University and upGrad

      Program Fees : $65,800*

      70% scholarship available for 5,000 students along with EMI options

      *$1,175 cost per credit* 56 credits.

      Empowering the students of tomorrow

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      Frequently Asked Questions

      Course Eligibility

      Who is this program for?

      Working professionals who are looking for a transition into the C-suite or Senior Management professionals looking to become experts in their domain of choice. 

      What is the minimum eligibility for this program?

      Master's Degree (or equivalent) or Bachelors Degree with 5+ years of work experience. 

      How do I become eligible for the scholarship? What is the application process?

      The scholarship is rolled out based on the academic and professional achievements. Once the application form is submitted with these details, the admission committee reviews the same. If you are admitted into the program, the scholarship that you are eligible for will be mentioned on the offer letter. Please note that admission is provisional until successful verification of supporting documents and completing the payment formalities.

      Payment

      Will I be able to avail EMI Options of my course fee even after receiving scholarships?

      Yes, 70% scholarship for 5,000 students along with EMI options are available.

      How much do I pay to block my seat?

      You need to pay INR 50,000 to block your seat. 

      Refund Policy/Financials

      What is the refund policy for this program?

      1. You may request a refund for the Program at any time before the Cohort Commencement Date by visiting www.upgrad.com and submitting your refund form via the "My Application" section under your profile. A processing fee of Rs. 10,000 will be charged. Please note that once the Program commences, no refund request will be considered, and any amount paid by the student will not be refunded.

      2. Requests for refund must be sent via e-mail in the prescribed Refund Request Form. The refund will be processed within 30 working days of commencement of the program. For refund and deferral policies please refer to this link.

      Will I have to pay any extra amount for the EMI transaction?

      If you are availing of 0% credit card EMI, upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions. Your bank may levy GST or other taxes on the interest component of the EMI. 

      Are there any fees or down payment?

      Certain banks charge nominal processing fees between INR 99 - 500 on 0% Credit Card EMI transactions. If charged will be billed in the first repayment instalment. 

      Can I use my international credit card for 0% credit EMI or chargeable credit card EMI?

      Only Indian bank credit cards can be used. But you can pay the amount using the credit card option in one-shot or part payments and later you can convert it into EMI from your respective bank. The tenures and interest charged will depend on your bank. upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions, this will be purely between you and your bank. 

      How can I opt for credit card EMI if my bank is not listed in the 0% credit card EMI or chargeable credit card EMI?

      You can pay the amount using the credit card option in one-shot or part payments and later you can convert it into EMI from your respective bank. The tenures and interest charged will depend on your bank. upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions.

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      Disclaimer

      upGrad does not grant credit; credits are granted, accepted or transferred at the sole discretion of an educational institution. upGrad does not make any representations regarding the recognition or equivalence of the credits or credentials awarded, unless otherwise expressly stated. If you intend to pursue a post graduate or doctorate degree upon completion of this course or apply for employment which requires specific credits, we advise you to enquire further regarding the suitability of this degree for your academic and/or professional requirements before enrolling.