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The Global Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) in Emerging Technologies is a Full-time 2year Doctoral program designed for working professionals
This online Global DBA in ET focuses on teaching rigorous foundations courses in Emerging Technologies and approaching business problems through the lens of artificial intelligence thereby enabling candidates to conduct research in specialized areas
The aim of the program is to train individuals to become VPs, Consultants, CXOs, and stand out as Business Thought Leaders in their niche fields
Yes, you can! The Doctor of Business Administration in Emerging Technologies is equivalent to a PhD degree and is also globally recognized such that our future Thought Leaders can add the title of ‘Dr.’ to their names upon successfully graduating from the program.
The primary goal of the DBA is to advance professional practices, prepare individuals to carry out applied research, and contribute to policy at the workplace or in the broader industry context. The DBA is designed for experienced managers and offers the opportunity to take your business and management knowledge to a higher level. The Ph.D., on the other hand, offers the opportunity to undertake in-depth academic research to contribute to the advancement of knowledge. The DBA is a doctoral qualification just like the PhD; however, it is directly linked to the world of business.
The Doctor of Business Administration in Emerging Technologies jointly offered by INSOFE Institute of Technology and Golden Gate University is designed such that our students come up with solutions to real world problems in collaboration with several mentors to build products that can be patented.
The rigorous coursework (in both business and data science), in-depth conversations with mentors, and numerous workshops ensure that our students’ theses are exceedingly innovative and sought after by industry experts.
Golden Gate University, a private non-profit university in San Francisco, is recognized worldwide as one of the Top Business and Law Schools with accreditations from - WASC, ABA, and America Association of Law Schools.
The Global DBA in ET is focused on senior professionals, being a manager is not a prerequisite for the program eligibility.
No, individuals with diverse professional experience from different industries are eligible to apply to the Global DBA in ET program.
Your admission to the program is contingent on clearing the admission criteria of GGU - INSOFE Institute of Technology.
The Global Doctor of Business Administration in Emerging Technologies is a 2-year Full-time executive program.
Thought Leaders of the program are expected to complete all the coursework, publish their ideas, present at a global conference, and defend a thesis.
All the classes for this program are in-person, students are expected to do the 2nd year course work at the GGU campus in-person (Subject to VISA approval).
Admissions for the Global DBA in ET are accepted three times a year, students can enroll in any one of the cohorts in a year.
1. Passport (In case passport is not available right now then any valid Government ID canbe provided but passport will be required before the visa process can be started)
2. Final Degree Certificate of Bachelor’s course as well as Master’s course (if applicable)
3. Semester-wise Marksheets (Including Backlog Semesters)
4. Final Consolidated Marksheet or Transcript5. Curriculum Vitae (CV). The CV should contain three references (academic/ professional)containing the following details: Name, Designation-Company, Email ID
6. Statement of Purpose
No, you need to complete 1 year of coursework and pass the qualifier exam before starting your research.
The qualifier exam is a measure of your data science knowledge and is used to assess whether you can build a blueprint of an industry problem through the use of ML principles.
You need to pass the qualifier exam within the first year of enrolment in the program.
You will be given 3 attempts to pass the qualifier exam after which you will no longer be eligible to remain in the Global DBA in ET program.
Students will attend several workshops on implementation and innovation, conducted in a problem agnostic manner. As part of the workshops students will be asked to identify whether an industry problem is solvable by ML or not.
The problems selected under these workshops will serve as the basis for the Global DBA in ET.
You will receive guidance from the course mentor on how to select appropriate industry problems and receive peer-feedback on the plan and solutions you draft to address the problem.
Apart from receiving guidance from the course mentor, your advisor and thesis committee will also provide feedback on the work developed at GGU-INSOFE Institute of Technology.
Students will be assigned an academic advisor based on their research interest and thesis they plan to develop.
GGU-INSOFE Institute of Technology will assign a thesis committee consisting of Golden Gate University and INSOFE faculty. Students can choose an industry expert to be a part of the committee.
Individuals enrolled in the Global DBA in ET will be required to spend a minimum of 10 hours a week on classes and assignments. This is a rigorous doctoral program conducted offline with in-person classroom sessions during the weekends.
Participants must qualify a proposal defence in their 2nd year where their thesis committee will approve their research plan. Following this, participants will work on developing their research thesis and defend the final product at the end of the program
During the Year 1, classes will be held in GGU-INSOFE classrooms in Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Mumbai and Delhi. During the 2nd Year, the classes will be held at GGU – INSOFE campus at San Francisco, USA.
Upon the completion of all the program requirements, the Doctor of Business Administration in Emerging Technologies will be awarded by Golden Gate University, USA. All our DBA students will hold a global Doctor degree.
The lecture notes and study materials to complete the coursework will be provided during the Global DBA in ET course of study.
Under the guidance of the supervisors, the onus is on the student to find the appropriate literature related to their problem statement and complete their thesis in the given time frame.
As a Global DBA in ET student, you will have GGU alumni status which can help maintain good networking with experienced faculty, students, and management.
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, Indus Ind Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, RBL Bank, Standard Chartered, Axis Bank, Yes Bank, 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
Refund Policy: (Programs with prep-session component)
Deferral Policy: (Pre- Program Commencement)
Deferral Policy: (Post Program Commencement)