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    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
    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
    Live & interactive faculty, alumni, and industry-specific sessions
    Live & interactive faculty, alumni, and industry-specific sessions
    70% scholarship available for 5,000 students with EMI
    70% scholarship available for 5,000 students with EMI
    Simulations from Harvard Business Publishing Education
    Simulations from Harvard Business Publishing Education
    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

    “Through our association with Golden Gate University, San Francisco, upGrad endeavors to facilitate continuing education for working professionals throughout their careers. The pedagogy, program structure and delivery of these programs from the innovation capital of the world is our key differentiator.”

    - Phalgun Kompalli
    Co-Founder, upGrad

    About the Program

    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).

    Learn from Scholar Practitioners

    Learn from Scholar Practitioners

    GGU instructors are scholar practitioners with decades of senior level work experience in the San Francisco Bay Area, including major Silicon Valley and Fortune 500 companies.

    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.


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

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    Top Skills You Will Learn

    Communication Skills, Strategic Thinking and Planning Abilitview more

    Who Is This Programme For?

    Working professionals who are looking for a transition into view more

    Minimum Eligibility

    Bachelor’s degree in any specialization.

    Earn the same U.S. Master's Degree Golden Gate University awards on-campus

    Master 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 Master of Business Administration from the #1 ranked university for working professionals.
    Master 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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    Learn on an AI-powered & personalised platform with best-in-class content, live sessions & mentoring from leading industry experts.
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    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.


    *The curriculum and credits are a virtue of University's guidelines while meeting international standards and quality.

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    Case Studies
    TA Sessions
    Live Sessions

    Fundamentals of Business

    3 Credits

      Management and Leadership

      3 Credits

        Marketing Management

        3 Credits

          Foundations of Business Analytics

          3 Credits

            Corporate Finance

            3 Credits

              Teamwork in Organization

              3 Credits

                Information Technology

                3 Credits

                  Operations and Supply Chain Management

                  3 Credits

                    Strategic Courses and Capstone

                    3 Credits
                    • Context of Business
                    • Strategic Analysis and Design
                    • Business Planning

                    Concentrations (Choose any 1)

                    9 Credits
                    • Finance
                    • Marketing
                    • Adaptive Leadership
                    • Business Analytics
                    • General Management


                    Flexibility to choose a single track or a combination of topics from the listed concentrations that allow you to have exposure in inter-related business fields

                    Topics Covered


                    9 Credits
                    Financial Reporting and AnalysisFinancial ModelingInvestments

                    The upGrad Advantage


                    Career Services

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

                    Learning Support

                     Learning Support
                    Industry Mentors
                    • Receive unparalleled guidance from industry mentors, teaching assistants, and graders.
                    • 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.

                    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 : $9,000 (Post Scholarship)

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

                    *This program consists of 42 credits.

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                    Frequently Asked Questions

                    Course Eligibility

                    Who is this program for?

                    Working professionals who are looking for a transition into managerial and leadership roles, take up larger responsibilities within their organization, make impactful decisions with the right management tools that you learn from a global MBA degree.

                    What is the minimum eligibility for this program?

                    Bachelor’s Degree in any specialization.

                    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. 


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

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

                    How much do I pay to block my seat?

                    You need to pay INR 25,000 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 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 email 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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                    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.