Partner with GGU: Professional Associations

The students, faculty and staff of Golden Gate University are engaged members of the business and legal communities of the San Francisco Bay Area through participation in a variety of professional associations.


GGU has an active student chapter of The American Marketing Association (AMA), a professional association for individuals and organizations who are leading the practice, teaching, and development of marketing worldwide.

Being an AMA collegiate member offers many benefits, from career resources, to professional development, planning and execution of collegiate chapter events, to taking part in the many marketing competitions offered annually. AMA collegiate members put classroom theory into practice.


Founded in 1998, the Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals (ASAP) is a professional association dedicated to elevating and promoting the profession and discipline of alliance management.

ASAP is the only organization dedicated to providing knowledge and resources, education and professional development, and a community for networking to alliance professionals at every stage of business collaboration from partnership formation to alliance management after a deal is signed all the way through to the dissolution of a relationship.

Knowledge and Resources

ASAP provides case studies, academic research, solutions, educational materials, and other iterations of effective alliance practices.

Education and Professional Development

ASAP provides incomparable career building opportunities. Our career center provides the latest alliance management job listings.

Community and Networking

ASAP provides forums for alliance professionals looking to expand their network. Learn more about the benefits of ASAP membership as an individual or corporate member.


The Bay Area Council is a business-sponsored, public policy advocacy organization for the nine-county Bay Area. The Council proactively advocates for a strong economy, a vital business environment, and a better quality of life.

Founded in 1945 as a way for the regions business community and like-minded individuals to concentrate and coordinate their efforts, the Bay Area Council is widely respected by elected officials, policy makers and other civic leaders as the regional voice of business in the Bay Area.

Today, more than 275 of the largest employers in the region support the Bay Area Council and offer their CEO or top executive as a member.


GGU is a member of The National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA), an organization that serves as a national and international resource for the promotion of excellence in education and training for public service. Its institutional membership includes 275 academic programs in public administration, public policy, public affairs, and public management, both in the U.S. and internationally. NASPAA was founded in 1970 and incorporated in 1977.


GGU is a member and Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.) of the Project Management Institute® (PMI®)

PMI® is the world's leading not-for-profit membership association for the project management profession, with more than half a million members and credential holders in more than 185 countries. PMI's® worldwide advocacy for project management is supported by globally-recognized standards and credentials, an extensive research program, and professional development opportunities.

An R.E.P. is an organization approved by PMI® to issue Professional Development Units (PDUs) for its training courses.

Courses offered by PMI® R.E.P.s are pre-approved for contact hours in fulfillment of certification eligibility requirements, as well as PDUs to fulfill the Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) for PMI® credentials.

PMP® and PMI® are registered trademarks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.


GGU's Master of Human Resource Management degree is nationally-certified by the Society for Human Resource Management® (SHRM®).

SHRM® is the world's largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 250,000 members in more than 140 countries, SHRM® serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession.



Formed in 1970, The Technical Securities Analysts Association (TSAA) is the oldest society in the United States devoted to the study and development of technical analysis of stocks and commodities. Membership in the TSAA is open to individuals who are interested in technical analysis as part of their investment strategy. Annual dues provide members with invitations and discounts for seminars, meetings, and luncheons, as well as a subscription to the Quarterly newsletter. The TSAA is a nonprofit organization with over 100 members, including individual investors and professional money managers.

TSAA maintains a close relationship with Golden Gate University. Members include GGU faculty, students and alumni.