overview: Cohort Programs
A cohort allows you the opportunity to begin and end a program with the same group of students. While enrolled in the same courses in a prescribed sequence, you'll develop a strong sense of community with your fellow peers as you work toward graduation.
Whether you are arriving at GGU directly from completing your undergraduate degree or coming from a career in another industry, the full-time cohort programs rapidly transform your skills and abilities into those of a successful practitioner in your field.
Classes meet in San Francisco on Friday evenings, Saturdays and online for 16 weeks. Visit the Executive MBA page to learn more
The EMPA cohort program is offered at GGU's Silicon Valley site and through enterprise-sponsored sites across the Bay Area.
Visit the Executive Master of Public Administration page to learn more about the degree and other learning formats.
Accelerated Full-Time Cohorts
• Every week of the program, you will be interacting with tax and accounting professionals — whether they are guest lecturers in your classes, presenting technical information on lunchtime panels or providing career and job search insights to you one-on-one.
• You will quickly learn to fluently speak the language of the accounting and taxation professions. From your first day as a GGU full-time cohort student, you will be considered to be a tax or accounting professional. Business casual dress is required, workplace professionalism and courtesies are observed, and timeliness and adherence to deadlines are practiced.
For students who cannot attend our full-time accelerated cohort programs, we offer our MS Tax, MSA, and MAc degrees in both a part-time evening format and online.
One-Year Accelerated Cohort Program
The MS HRM is offered through a unique one-year accelerated program with 10 graduate courses that combine in-person and online formats. Cohort groups are offered in Silicon Valley every fall and San Francisco every spring. This program will accept a maximum of 25 students, so inquire today!
The MS HRM program is also offered during the week in non-cohort format in San Francisco and online through CyberCampus.
complete your MBA in 16-Months
This program is designed for the early-career professional with at least five years of full-time work experience, three in a managerial role. Fellow cohort members progress through their journey together, immersed in an intensive 16-month course of study to learn how to meet real business challenges. Start with a strong emphasis on teamwork, learn core business skills and knowledge and conclude with a final term that integrates personal goals, company objectives and social values.