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There are 4 simple steps in the Admission Process which is detailed below:
Complete your application and submit the required details. The Admissions Committee will then review your application - which include your work experience & educational background.
Submit your Statement of Purpose to join a GGU program.
Upon qualifying, an Offer Letter will be sent to you confirming your admission to the course.
Block your seat with an initial payment of INR 25,000 to enroll into the Program. Begin your leadership journey.
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Eligibility for MBA International Business Management
The applicant must successfully complete Professional Certificate in Global Business Management from GGU with an aggregate of minimum 3.0 or above CGPA with a minimum passing grade of C- in each course
Step 1: Complete Application Complete your application and submit the required details. The Admissions Committee will then review your application - which include your work experience & educational background.
Step2: Submit your Statement of Purpose to join a GGU program.
Step 3: Get Shortlisted & Receive the Offer Letter Upon qualifying, an Offer Letter will be sent to you confirming your admission to the course.
Step 4: Block your Seat Block your seat with an initial payment of INR 25,000 to enroll into the Program. Begin your leadership journey.
This MBA International Business Management degree is an ideal degree for anyone looking for a career in management with an international scope and to build a professional network around the globe. Students in this program will receive dual certification, a Professional Certificate in Global Business Management Program from GGU, and a MBA International Business Management from Vaasa University of Applied Sciences. Students will study for 7.5 months online with GGU to complete the Professional Certificate in Global Business Management program and will be transferred to Vaasa University of Applied Sciences after meeting the eligibility criteria as mentioned in the brochure.
The program will be delivered on a new technology platform to create a superior learning experience for participants who want to be on the cutting edge of the management. With this program, Golden Gate University, USA & Vaasa University of Applied Sciences, Finland together seek to develop the next generation of leaders. The topics that are going to be covered are Fundamentals of Business, Management and Leadership, Marketing Management, Foundations of Business Analytics, Corporate Finance and much more.
The online learning experience will be a mix of interactive lectures from industry leaders as well as world-renowned faculty. Additionally, the program comprises live lectures dedicated to solving your academic queries and reinforcing learning. The on-campus learning experience will offer students the opportunity to engage directly with faculty.
Post successful completion of the program, a Professional Certificate in Global Business Management would be awarded from Golden Gate University and a Master's degree in MBA International Business Management shall be conferred upon by Vaasa University of Applied Sciences, Finland.
A student who has been granted a residence permit for studies is allowed to work in paid employment in any field for an average of 30 hours per week. The number of working hours can be exceeded some weeks, as long as the average working hours are no more than 30 hours per week at the end of the year.
Vaasa University of Applied Sciences will only have one intake for students coming through this route. The intake of the year will be the September intake. Though the application process for Vaasa University of Applied Sciences will start during the Golden Gate University online program, you will be able to go to Vaasa University of Applied Sciences in the nearest intake which is at least 2 months away from completion of your Golden Gate University program.
The application process for Vaasa University of Applied Sciences will start during the Golden Gate University online program. The application window will open four months prior to the commencement date of the Vaasa University of Applied Sciences start date. After successful application - i.e. sharing the requested application documents and paying the semester fees, the conditional offer will be shared by Vaasa University of Applied Sciences.
● Class 10th and 12th Marksheets
● Graduation Marksheets or Transcripts
● Graduation Degree
● Work Experience Letter
● Statement of Purpose
● One letter of recommendation professional/academic
Yes, upGrad will help with your Academic and Visa SOP and will also organize training on how to write a good SOP.
Living expenses in Finland for international students are approximately EUR 6,720. The same needs to be reflected in your bank account.
At least 12-15 hours per week of time commitment is expected to be able to graduate from the online program. The on-campus program in Germany is full time and will have an appropriate workload.
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.
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, State Bank of India, CITIBANK and HSBC)
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)