Doctorate of Business AdministrationMBAData Science and AnalyticsMachine Learning & Artificial IntelligenceManagementProduct and Project management

for Working Professionals

Ranked #1

For 5,000 Students

70% Scholarship


Upto 12 Months of OPT

of Educational Legacy

120+ Years

8 months online + 12 months On-Campus

20 Months

Start Date

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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 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.


    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

    20-month US MBA, with one year on campus
    20-month US MBA, with one year on campus
    70% scholarships for 5,000 students - Check your eligibility!
    70% scholarships for 5,000 students - Check your eligibility!
    Eligible to apply for upto 12-month OPT after graduation
    Eligible to apply for upto 12-month OPT after graduation
    WES Approved
    WES Approved
    MBA designed for working professionals
    MBA designed for working professionals
    Golden Gate  University  Alumni Status
    Golden Gate University Alumni Status
    Live in San Francisco, the Tech and Innovation Capital of the world!
    Live in San Francisco, the Tech and Innovation Capital of the world!
    24x7 Learner Support
    24x7 Learner Support

    “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.”

    - Bruce Magid
    Provost, Golden Gate University, San Francisco.

    Master of Business Administration from Golden Gate University, San Francisco

    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


    *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.


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

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    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


                            Choose from any 1 of the below listed 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


                            9 Credits
                            Financial Reporting and AnalysisFinancial ModelingBusiness Valuation

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                                  Receive unparalleled guidance from industry mentors, teaching assistants and graders

                                    Q&A Forum

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                                    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 5 simple steps in the Admission Process which is detailed below:

                                      Program Fee - USD 45,780

                                      Indicative living cost per annum - USD 21,000

                                      *Upto 70% Scholarship on online component for 5,000 students.
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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 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 institution must be recognized in the awarding country.


                                      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. 

                                      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.


                                      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.

                                      Refund Policy/Financials

                                      Is there any refund policy for this program?

                                      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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