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Ranked #1

6 Months Online + 12 Months On-Campus

Recommended 15-16 hrs/week

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Start Date

Sept 30, 2023

in degree cost

Save up to USD 29,615

Key Benefits of the Program

USD 29,615

USD 29,615

Cost savings up to USD 29,615 compared to regular degree course in USA

Up to 36 Months

Up to 36 Months

Eligible for PGWP/Post Study Work/OPT visa application after graduation

USD 73,392

USD 73,392

Average salary in USA after completion of the course

PROGRAM STRUCTURE AND FEES

Master of Science in Business Analytics is a 1.5 Year course wherein the first 6 months, you will be studying online with Golden Gate University, USA. Tuition fees for the Online course is USD 16,350 (Apply 70% Scholarship for 5000 students) (inclusive of taxes). For remaining 1 year, you will be going to the USA and studying on-campus at Golden Gate University, USA. Tuition fees for Golden Gate University is approximately USD 22,890. You will also have to incur approximately USD 20,000 (Fees are subject to change depending upon intakes and admission year) per annum as living costs in the USA.

About the Program

Live Masterclasses with Golden Gate University Faculty

Live Masterclasses with Golden Gate University Faculty

Interact with Golden Gate University Faculty many of whom are practicing professionals in the silicon valley, delivered in a live-interactive format over weekend masterclasses

Learn from Leading Practitioners

Learn from Leading Practitioners

Get exclusive access to silicon valley based professionals and experts in the field

 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 San Francisco, USA

    Accreditations

    Note that GGU is a member of AALS, not accredited.

    Program Overview

    Key Highlights

    Designed for Working Professionals
    Designed for Working Professionals
    Golden Gate University Alumni Status
    Golden Gate University Alumni Status
    24x7 learner support
    24x7 learner support
    Live & interactive faculty, alumni, and domain specific sessions
    Live & interactive faculty, alumni, and domain specific sessions
    STEM Approved
    STEM Approved
    Capstone Project
    Capstone Project
    Upto 70% Scholarship on online component for 5000 students
    Upto 70% Scholarship on online component for 5000 students
    WES Approved
    WES Approved
    End to End application and US visa support
    End to End application and US visa 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 this partnership, we aim to create an impact in the lives of working professionals with the availability of scholarships.”
    - Bruce Magid
    Provost, Golden Gate University, San Francisco.

    Syllabus

    Learn from faculty of Golden Gate University and Silicon Valley experts/practitioners.

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    Master of Science in Business Analytics from Golden Gate University, San Francisco

    Master of Science in Business Analytics 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 Science in Business Analytics degree from the #1 Ranked University for Working Professionals
    Master of Science in Business Analytics 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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    Syllabus

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

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    50+
    TA Sessions
    1
    Capstone Project/Simulation
    50+
    Live sessions
    10+
    Projects

    Data Analysis for Managers (Optional) (online)

      Foundations of Business Analytics (online)

      3 Credits
      5 Weeks

        Enterprise Performance Management & Metrics (online)

        3 Credits
        5 Weeks

          Managing Data Structures (online)

          3 Credits
          5 Weeks

            Business Intelligence (online)

            3 Credits
            5 Weeks

              Advanced Statistical Analysis with R (online)

              3 Credits
              5 Weeks

                Advanced Statistical Analysis with Python (on-campus)

                3 Credits
                5 Weeks

                  Big Data Ecosystem (on-campus)

                  3 Credits
                  5 Weeks

                    Natural Language Processing (on-campus)

                    3 Credits
                    5 Weeks

                      Machine Learning for Predictive Analytics (on-campus)

                      3 Credits
                      5 Weeks

                        Prescriptive Analytics and Optimization (on-campus)

                        3 Credits
                        5 Weeks

                          Web & Social Network Analytics (on-campus)

                          3 Credits
                          5 Weeks
                          • Course -1
                          • Course -2

                          Capstone (on-campus)

                          3 Credits
                          5 Weeks

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                                        Admission Process

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

                                        Program Fees - USD 39,240

                                        Indicative living cost per annum - USD 21,000

                                        *Up to 70% Scholarship on online component for 5000 students.

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                                        Frequently Asked Questions

                                        Course Eligibility

                                        Who is this program for?

                                        For IT professionals: Roles in the IT industry are evolving rapidly, and one is now expected to have a better understanding of analytics. Hence, to lead such teams, managers are expected to have the knowledge of analytics in addition to having strong leadership qualities. This program will help you with both. 

                                        For non-IT professionals: With each and every business decision becoming data-driven, analytics is a de-facto skill expected from any manager, as you would be the one making decisions. This program will help you understand how to convert a business problem into an analytics problem and then solve it. So, if you are aiming to lead the teams working on solving problems of the digital age, start your own business, or even consult others in making business decisions, then this programme is meant for you.

                                        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 five modules 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 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.

                                        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 20,000.

                                        Time Commitment

                                        What is the time commitment expected for the Program?

                                        Upto 15-16 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: (Programmes with prep-session component) 

                                        Student must pay an applicable caution money for the enrolment to the Programme. This caution amount will be adjustable against the total Programme fee payable by the student. You can claim a refund for the amount paid towards the Programme at any time, before the Cohort Commencement Date, by visiting www.upgrad.com and submitting your refund form via the "My Application" section under your profile. Processing fee of USD 250/- will be levied. If less than USD 250/- have been paid in total, student shall not be eligible for any refund in such case. Student shall not be eligible for any refund under any circumstances if any such refund requests are raised post Cohort Commencement Date and student will continue to pay the EMI for loan (if applicable) and such loan cannot be cancelled. This is also applicable for those students who could not complete their payment and could not be enrolled in the cohort opted for. However, the student can raise a request for Pre-Programme deferral as per the policy defined below for the same. In case of a refund, student will be solely responsible for any cancellation of loan, including but not limited to applicable loan cancellation charges levied on the total cancelled loan amount. Student 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. Request for refund must be sent via e-mail in the prescribed Refund Request Form. The refund will be processed within 30 working days of commencement of the programme after being duly approved by the Academic Committee. 

                                         

                                        Deferral Policy: (Pre- Programme Commencement) 

                                        If a student, due to unavoidable circumstances is unable to commence with the cohort and requests for a deferral before the cohort starts, we provide the opportunity for the student to defer to another batch. However, the student will be required to pay 50% of the total course fee amount (inclusive of taxes) before the deferral can be approved. Till this is completed, the student will be assumed to be continuing in the same cohort. A student 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 initial batch the student enrolled for. The student has time till the current cohort launch date to make the payment of the 50% program fee, post which the deferral request will expire. Once the deferral window expires and the student now asks for a refund, the above-mentioned applicable refund policy will apply. The fee applicable to the deferred student will be as per prevailing fee for the batch student as opted to defer to (No additional deferral fee is required to be paid). 

                                         

                                        Deferral Policy: (Post Programme Commencement) 

                                        If a student is facing severe issues in dedicating time to the course, we provide the opportunity for the student to defer to another batch. A student 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 initial batch the student enrolled for. The student will be required to pay a deferral fees of 10% of the total course amount fee + Taxes if any along with the differential programme fees between the two cohorts The deferral request will be approved once the deferral fee is paid. Till this is completed, the student will be assumed to be continuing in the same cohort. The student 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 student will continue as part of the current cohort. If the student completes the deferral payment, the student’s login will be disabled, the student will leave the deferred cohort and the student 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. For clarification, the grades of the graded assignments will be carried forward, whether the student had submitted these grading during the initial stage. The deferral can only be requested during the batch for which the student has enrolled is ongoing. Once the batch has completed, deferral requests shall not be entertained. For clarification, the batch completion here shall mean the “last grace deadline” as communicated by upGrad.

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                                         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 USD 1.28 - 5.43 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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