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120+ Years

Course Duration

6-8 Months

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    Program Overview

    Key Highlights

    Designed for working professionals
    Designed for working professionals
    24x7 student support
    24x7 student support
    Join GGU’s 70,000+ alumni network
    Join GGU’s 70,000+ alumni network
    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
    100% US Credits
    100% US Credits

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    Get a certificate from the U.S., ranked #1 among countries with the best educational systems*. Option to complete the MBA degree post the certificate.

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    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.


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    Top Skills You Will Learn

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    Who Is This Program For?

    Working Professionals who are looking for a mix of theory anview more

    Minimum Eligibility

    Bachelor’s degree in any specialization.

    Professional Certificate in Global Business Management

    Professional Certificate in Global Business Management
    On successful completion of the program, graduates become a part of the 120+ year education heritage from the #1 Ranked university for working professionals.
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    • Full alumni status from Golden Gate University
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    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

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                Online Program Fees post scholarship: USD 4,000

                On Campus Program Fees: USD 19,620

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                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. 

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                Refund Policy:

                1. You can claim a refund for the amount paid towards the Program at any time, before the Program Start Date, by visiting 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.

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