Golden Gate University (GGU), is a private, nonprofit university in downtown San-Francisco with financial services and high-tech companies in its vicinity. GGU empowers working professionals to achieve their professional goals. GGU also has teaching locations in Silicon Valley and Seattle. GGU graduates join nearly 70,000 alumni including NASA astronauts, CXOs, Military veterans, Political and Legal leaders across the world. Founded in 1901, GGU has been a leader in online education for nearly three decades, and its programs offer maximum flexibility for modern students. GGU has been repeatedly ranked as #1 in the United States for working professionals based on superior flexibility and career outcomes for students.
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.
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).
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A Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) is a professional degree representing the highest qualification in management. It is a doctorate designed for working professionals who may not be able to pursue a PhD due to time commitments.
While a DBA is not offered in India, it is globally recognised.
Here, professionals combine their business knowledge with analytical skills to design and execute research studies that have real-world impact, with many going on to publish their work in leading journals.
Sangram Pradhan is an HR Head of YES BANK Ltd. and a mentor to the Human Resources department at YES SECURITIES (I) Ltd., the bank's subsidiary company. He is a senior HR professional with over 21 years of broad multi-faceted expertise in People Management within the BFSI domain (about 5 years' entrepreneurial experience). Click here to know more!
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There are 3 simple steps in the Admission Process which is detailed below:
Complete your application, providing work experience and educational background. The admissions committee will review your application, including all required documentation.
Submit your Statement of Purpose for the GGU program to which you are applying. Upon qualification, you will receive an Official Offer Letter confirming your admission to the course.
Reserve your program spot by paying the required program deposit (typically INR 50,000) in full by the date specified in your offer letter. Start your educational journey.
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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.
Master's Degree (or equivalent) or Bachelors Degree with 5+ years of work experience.
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.
The Doctor of Business Administration requires completion of 12 units of foundation courses, 12 units of concentration courses, and a minimum of 32 units of dissertation research, for a total of 56 units. Students must earn a “B-” or better in each course and a cumulative grade-point average of 3.00 or better.
Yes, 70% scholarship for 5,000 students along with EMI options are available.
You need to pay INR 50,000 to block your seat.
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.
0% EMI with Finance partners /Credit card option availability will vary program wise.
1. Which banks allow using 0% Credit card EMI or Credit card EMI?
No cost EMI is available on credit cards from all major banks (American Express, Bank of Baroda, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, IndusInd Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, RBL Bank, Standard Chartered, Axis Bank, Yes Bank and State Bank of India)
2. Is there any minimum transaction limit ?
Yes. 50000 is the minimum.
3. Standard Chartered Bank offers 18 or 24 months No Cost EMI ?
No. ONLY 12 months is available irrespective of the Program enrolled.
4. Will I have to pay any extra amount for EMI transaction?
If you are availing 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.
5. Are there any fees or down payment?
Certain banks charge nominal processing fees between INR 99 - 500 on 0% Credit Card EMI transaction. If charged, will be billed in the first repayment installment.
6. Can I use my International credit card for 0% credit EMI or Credit Card EMI?
Only the Indian bank credit cards can be used. But you can pay the amount using the Credit card option in one shot / part payments, and later you can convert 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.
7. Are there any charges in case I opt for cancellation/refund from the course after paying balance with no cost EMI ?
Yes, there will be additional charges to the extent of interest paid by the upGrad to the bank, you will be refunded only Principal amount, i.e. the amount actually deducted/blocked from your card. This deduction will be in addition to the amount mentioned in the refund policy shared with your offer letter.
8. Can I Pay Using Multiple Credit Cards ?
Multiple cards can be used to complete the payments using Part payment option make sure to inform the learner, minimum transaction is INR 50000 to opt for 0% CC EMI E.g. Amount to be paid: 150000. I can pay using 2 Credit cards. Yes, Example :
HDFC Card – Part payment – INR 100000
ICICI Card – Part payment – INR 50000
9. How can I opt for Credit card EMI if my bank is not listed in the 0% Credit card EMI or Credit card EMI?
You can pay the amount using the Credit card option in one shot / part payments, and later you can convert 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.
10. Why is the entire amount blocked on my credit card?
Initially your bank will block the entire amount from your available purchase limit and from your next billing cycle, you will be charged the EMI amount. As you start paying your EMI, your credit limit will be released accordingly. For example, if you have made a payment of ₹100000 on 6-months EMI and your credit limit is ₹200,000 then initially your bank will block your credit limit by ₹100000. After payment of your first month EMI of Rs.15000, the blocked amount will come down to ₹85000.
11. Why is interest getting charged on No Cost EMI?
Your bank will charge you interest. However, this interest charge has been provided to you as an upfront discount at the time of your payment, effectively giving you the benefit of a No cost EMI. The total amount paid during the entire EMI tenure to the bank will be equal to the amount to be paid to upGrad.
Eg. Amount payable to upGrad: INR 405000
Let's say Amount deducted at the time of transaction: INR 379850 (Principal amount) Bank charges interest of 12-15% per annum on INR 379850
[Note: Interest factor is reducing rate and not Flat rate]
EMI AMOUNT = INR 33750 x 12 = INR 405000
Effectively, you have taken loan on 379,850 instead of 405,000