in USARanked Among Top 10%
For Working Professionals by Washington MonthlyRanked #1
of Educational Legacy 120+ Years
Recommended 15-16 hrs/week20 Months
Start DateComing Soon
EligibleUpto 12 Months of OPT
For 5,000 Students70% Scholarship

    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 Leading Practitioners

    Learn from Leading 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.

    Study Abroad

    Study Abroad

    Engage in interactive networking sessions with experienced professional from your batch for effective peer to peer learning or complete your degree in the US.

    Syllabus

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

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    Program Overview

    Key Highlights

    Designed for Working Professionals
    Designed for Working Professionals
    Live & Interactive Faculty, Alumni, and Domain Specific Sessions
    Live & Interactive Faculty, Alumni, and Domain Specific Sessions
    Upto 70% Scholarship on online component for 5000 students
    Upto 70% Scholarship on online component for 5000 students
    Golden Gate  University  Alumni Status
    Golden Gate University Alumni Status
    End to End application and US visa support
    End to End application and US visa support
    Choose any 1 Out of 5 Concentrations
    Choose any 1 Out of 5 Concentrations
    Global Case Study Discussions
    Global Case Study Discussions
    24x7 Learner Support
    24x7 Learner Support
    WES Approved
    WES Approved
    Eligible to apply for upto 12-month OPT after graduation
    Eligible to apply for upto 12-month OPT after graduation

    “Through our association with Golden Gate University, San Francisco, upGrad endeavours 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

    Master of Business Administration from Golden Gate University, San Francisco
    On successful completion of the program, you become a part of a 120+ year education heritage as you receive 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
    • GGU alumni status
    • Join a 70,000+ network of NASA Astronauts, Mayors, CXOs, and entrepreneurs

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    *This image is only a sample signifying that you are eligible to receive a degree from Golden Gate University on successful completion of the course. Please contact the admissions team to know 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.

    Top Subjects You Will Learn
    Fundamentals of Business, Management and Leadership, Corporview more
    Job Opportunities
    Operations Manager, Financial Analyst, Management Consultantview more
    Target Audience
    Sales and Marketing Executives, Managers and Entrepreneurs lview more
    Minimum Eligibility
    For Online Program
    • Three or Four Years toward ba
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    Syllabus

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

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    10+
    Case Studies
    10+
    Projects
    25+
    TA Sessions
    50+
    Live Sessions
    42
    Credits

    Data Analysis for Managers

      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

                    Context of Business

                    3 Credits

                      Operations and Supply Chain Management

                      3 Credits

                        Strategic Analysis and Design

                        3 Credits

                          Business Planning (Capstone)

                          3 Credits

                            Concentrations (Choose any 1)

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

                            NOTE

                            Choose from any 1 of the below listed concentrations.

                            Concentrations

                            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

                            Finance

                            9 Credits
                            Financial Reporting and AnalysisFinancial ModelingBusiness Valuation

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                            Student Support is available 7 days a week, 24*7. You can write to us via studentsupport@upgrad.com Or for urgent queries, use the "Talk to Us" option on the Learn platform.
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                              Expert Feedback & Learning

                              Expert Feedback & Learning
                              TA sessions
                                Regular live sessions by experts to clarify concept related doubt
                                  Receive unparalleled guidance from industry mentors, teaching assistants and graders
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                                    Q&A Forum

                                    Q&A Forum
                                    Peer-to-peer discussion forum where you can post your queries and your peers/faculty/teaching assistants answer your queries within a day. Regular Q&A sessions with faculty to get clarification on conceptual doubts.

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                                      Admission Process

                                      There are 4 simple steps in the Admission Process which is detailed below:

                                      Program Fee - USD 45,780

                                      ($1,090 Cost per credit * 42 Credits)*

                                      Indicative living cost per annum - USD 21,000

                                      *Upto 70% Scholarship on online component for 5000 students.

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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.

                                      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 organisation, make impactful decisions with the right management tools that you learn from a global MBA degree.

                                      What is the minimum eligibility for this program?

                                      For Online Program-
                                      - Three or Four Years toward bachelor's degree with 52% or above marks are eligible to apply. The bachelor's awarding university must be NAAC A or A+
                                       

                                      For Transfer to On-Campus-
                                      - The applicant must complete seven courses of an online program with 3 or above CGPA 

                                      - English Proficiency Requirement TOEFL (iBT) >/=79, or IELTS >/= 6.5, or PTE >/= 57, or Duolingo >/= 100

                                      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 itself. Please note that admission is provisional until successful verification of supporting documents. 

                                      Payment

                                      How much do I pay to block my seat?

                                      You need to pay INR 25,000 to block your seat.

                                      About USA

                                      Can international students work to pay for their educational expenses?

                                      Although there are a limited number of part-time, on-campus jobs for international students, the income from these jobs is only sufficient to provide “pocket money”; you will not earn enough income to pay for a significant portion of your educational expenses. The U.S. government prohibits international students from working outside the University.

                                      Visa

                                      Will upGrad help me in writing Academic and Visa SOP?

                                      Yes, upGrad will help with your Academic and Visa SOP and will also organize training on how to write an effective SOP.

                                      How much are living expenses for a year in the USA?

                                      Living expenses in the USA for international students are approximately USD 21,000.

                                      Time Commitment

                                      What is the time commitment expected for the Program?

                                      Upto 12-15 Hours/Week of time commitment is expected to be able to graduate from the Program.

                                      How will my doubts/questions be addressed in an online Program?

                                      Our dedicated Student Support Team is available 7 days a week from 09 AM to 09 PM IST to resolve your non-academic queries. Email us on studentsupport@upgrad.com to receive a response within 24 hours. For any urgent queries, please use the Call Back option on the learning platform and get a response within 2 working hours. Additionally, an upGrad buddy will enhance the learners’ experience by engaging with them to ensure they are on track with upcoming deadlines, submissions, offer guidance, and resolve their non-academic queries. Peer-to-peer discussion forum where you can post your queries and your peers/faculty/teaching assistants answer your queries within a day. Regular Q&A sessions with faculty to get clarification on conceptual doubts.

                                      Refund Policy/Financials

                                      Is there any deferral or refund policy for this program?

                                      Refund Policy:
                                      1. Learner can claim a refund for the amount paid towards the Program at any time, before the Cohort Commencement Date, by visiting www.upgrad.com and submitting duly filled refund form via the "My Application" section under profile. Processing fee of INR 10,000 will be levied while processing the refund. If a Learner has paid less than INR 10,000 while registering for the program, the Learner shall not be eligible for any refund in such case.
                                      2. Learner shall not be eligible for any refund under any circumstances if refund request is raised post Cohort Commencement Date and Learner will continue to pay the monthly EMI for loan (if applicable) and such loan cannot be canceled. This is also applicable for those Learners who could not complete their payment and could not be enrolled in the cohort opted for. However, the Learner can raise a request for Pre-Program deferral as per the policy defined below for the same. 
                                      3. In case of a refund as per point 1 of this policy, the Learner will be solely responsible for any cancellation of loan, including but not limited to applicable loan cancellation charges levied on the total canceled loan amount. These charges will be decided by the third-party financial institution that has granted given loan to the Learner and upGrad will have no role to play in deciding the quantum of these charges.
                                      4. Learners must pay the full fee within 7 days of payment of Caution Money or Cohort Commencement Date, whichever is earlier, otherwise the admission letter will be rescinded.
                                      5. Request for refund should be sent via email in the prescribed Refund Request Form, post completing the steps as per point 1 of this Refund Policy. The refund will be processed within 30 working days of commencement of the program after being duly approved by the upGrad Admissions Team. 

                                      CaseFee Deducted/Charge
                                      Before Program CommencementINR 10,000 (processing fee)
                                      Post Program CommencementNo Refund Possible


                                      Deferral Policy: (Pre- Program Commencement)

                                      - If a Learner, due to unavoidable circumstances is unable to commence with the cohort and requests for a deferral before the Cohort Commencement Date, Learner will have an option to defer to another batch.
                                      - However, the learner will be required to pay 50% of the Total Program Fee amount (inclusive of taxes) before the deferral can be approved. Till this condition is complied with, the Learner will be assumed to be continuing in the same cohort.
                                      - A Learner can request for deferral only once and to either of the scheduled cohorts to start in the next 1 year from the batch start date of the initial batch the Learner enrolled for.
                                      - The Learner has time till the current Cohort Commencement Date to make the payment of the 50% of the Total Program Fee, post which the deferral request will expire. Once the deferral window expires and the Learner asks for a refund after the Cohort Commencement Date, the above-mentioned applicable refund policy will apply.
                                      - The fee applicable to the deferred Learner will be as per prevailing Total Program Fee for the batch Learner as opted to defer to (No additional deferral fee is required to be paid).

                                      Deferral Policy: (Post Program Commencement)

                                      - If a learner is facing severe issues in dedicating time to the course, Learner will have an option to defer to another batch.
                                      - A Learner can request for deferral only once and to either of the scheduled cohorts to start in the next 1 year from the Cohort Commencement Date of the initial batch the Learner enrolled for.
                                      - The Learner will be required to pay a deferral fee of 10% of the Total Program Fee (inclusive of taxes) if any along with the differential program fees between the two cohorts.
                                      - The deferral request will be approved once the deferral fee is paid.
                                      - Till this condition is complied, the Learner will be assumed to be continuing in the same cohort.
                                      - The Learner has 7 days (including holidays and weekends) from the date of deferral request to make the payment of the deferral fee, post which the deferral request will expire, and the learner will continue as part of the current cohort.
                                      - If the Learner completes the deferral payment, the Learner’s login will be disabled, The Learner will leave the deferred cohort and the Learner will start learning on the new cohort from the point of the last assignment that was graded in the deferred cohort. All grades and progress till that point will be carried forward as it is to the new cohort .
                                      - The deferral can only be requested during the batch for which the Learner has enrolled is ongoing. Once the batch has been completed, deferral requests shall not be entertained. For clarification, the batch completion here shall mean the “last grace deadline” as communicated by upGrad. 

                                      CaseDeferral fee
                                      Before Program Commencement50% program fee (including taxes) to be paid 
                                      50% program fee (including taxes) to be paid 10% of the program fee (including taxes) to be paid within 7 days as deferral fee
                                      Post Program Commencement (8 days after program start date)Will have to continue as a part of the current cohort

                                      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).

                                      Will I have to pay any extra amount for the 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.

                                      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.

                                      Can I use my International credit card for 0% credit EMI or 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/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.

                                      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 charges will depend on your bank. upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions.

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