“We’re eager to welcome professionals from across the world to learn through online & hybrid channels and be a part of our heritage to become the leaders of tomorrow. With upGrad, we look to enable high quality education for working professionals."
Prof. Brent White
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Golden Gate University, San Francisco.
A unique research-led curriculum which allows you to work 1:1 with a supervisor to help you master your domain and earn a Dr. prefix.
Ranked as the #1 university in the US for online learning and working professionals, Golden Gate University’s curriculum is designed to allow students to learn as they work.
Golden Gate University is a WSCUC accredited university. Based in the innovation capital of the world, a DBA from Golden Gate University will be nothing short of a great addition to a learner's academic achievements.
Interact with Golden Gate University senior academic advisors — many of whom are working professionals in the San Francisco Bay Area—during live, interactive 1:1 sessions with the allotted thesis supervisor.
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.
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.
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.
A DBA program led by Golden Gate University professors and scholar practitioners. Designed for professionals from all backgrounds.
There are 5 simple steps in the Admission Process which is detailed below:
Complete your Golden Gate University application on the upGrad platform. Include your education and work experience and any other relevant material.
Submit your SOP, resume and 3 references for the Golden Gate University program to which you are applying: firstname.lastname@example.org answering “Explain your motivation to join the program” and “How do you think GGU & SF experience will benefit your career”
The admissions committee will then review your candidacy. Upon qualifying an offer letter will be released confirming your admission in the program. This can take upto seven days.
Block your seat by paying a deposit amount. Balance amount should be paid within the stipulated time period. Congratulation on your enrollment!
After confirming your seat please share all relevant documents with the team: Work Experience, Education Qualifications and English proficiency if required.
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Working professionals who are looking for a transition into the C-suite and senior management professionals looking to become experts in their domain of choice or add credibility to their profile and transition into a consultant role.
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.
1. You can claim a refund for the amount paid towards the Program at any time, before the Program Start Date, by visiting www.upgrad.com and submitting your refund form via the "My Application" section under your profile. You can request your Admissions Counsellor to help you in applying and withdrawing for a refund by sending them an email with reasons listed. For post program refund please connect with your Admissions Counselor to understand the policy. This is applicable even for those students who could not complete their payment, and could not be enrolled in the batch opted for. However, the student can avail pre-deferral as per the policy defined below for the same.
2. Student must pay the full fee within seven (7) days of payment of the deposit amount or Batch Start Date, whichever is earlier; otherwise, the admission letter will be rescinded.
3. Request for refund as per point no. 1 of the refund policy must be sent via email in the prescribed refund request form. The refund will be processed within 30 working days of submitting the duly signed refund form, after being duly approved by the Academic Committee.