Admission Events

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Golden Gate University offers a variety of events for students who want to learn about going back to school -- including answers to questions regarding curriculum, cost, and convenience. Join any of our sessions at no charge and receive an application fee waiver as our way of saying thanks.



Visit our downtown San Francisco campus for an evening of learning about all that Golden Gate University has to offer. The event will begin with an introduction by University Administration, an overview of student and career resources by Student Affairs, and will be followed by program-specific break out sessions. You will have the opportunity to learn more about your program of interest from a Program Director. Our enrollment team and other campus resources will be available to answer questions regarding the application process, financing your education and more. Apply at the event and we'll waive your application for admission fee (up to $110 value). Refreshments will be provided.

Thu, Jun 7, 2018 | 5:30 - 7 pm


Visit our downtown San Francisco campus to have lunch and learn more about your program of interest from a Program Director. Our enrollment team and other campus resources will be available to answer questions regarding the application process, financing your education and more. Apply at the event and we'll waive your application for admission fee (up to $110 value).

Thu, Jul 19, 2018 | noon - 2 pm


A webinar is a live meeting that takes place online. The meeting is conducted by a Program Director, and includes a presentation that is designed to go over essential information regarding the respective program. Within the webinar, participants will be able to participate in Q&A with the Program Director and assisting Enrollment Counselor, and will receive a application waiver code (up to $110 value) after the webinar has concluded.



Join this webinar to learn more about the various graduate master's and certificate programs in the School of Accounting.

Covered in this webinar:


The Path2CPA program makes the journey to an advanced degree quicker and less expensive. Earn a Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) in as little as one year after completing GGU's Bachelor of Science in Business with an Accounting Concentration. You can also accumulate enough class time to satisfy the 150-hour education requirement for CPA licensure. No "re-applying" or GRE is required. To learn more about this program path, submit an email request below for an phone or in-person appointment with an Accounting Program Representative.

☑ Request an Appointment with an Accounting Program Representative
  • Include your first name, last name, email and phone number in your appointment request.

Whether in-person or online, Golden Gate University's Master of Business Administration (MBA) program provides flexible delivery options with a variety of concentrations. The MBA program is for new and established professionals looking to expand their leadership and management skills in today's rapidly-evolving global marketplace.

The Executive MBA (EMBA) offers a great option for experienced leaders that want to put their leadership skills to the test in an intensive, 16-month accelerated program.

Dr. Marcia Ruben, Assistant Professor and Chair of Management will provide an overview of both the MBA & EMBA program.


Since Thomas Davenport published his Harvard Business Review article, Competing on Analytics, in 2006, the business world has been transformed by the emergence of Analytics as a competitive tool, and the availability of Big Data. In this webinar we will explore some of the major ideas that make these two topics so important. Join Dr. Judith Lee, Associate Professor and Chair of Operations and IT Management, as she discusses what Big Data and analytics are and how they have impacted many industries today.

In this webinar, you will also learn about how GGU’s Master of Science in Business Analytics can provide you with the tools and knowledge to apply data analytics to business problems. Join to learn more about what this graduate program offers. Participants will receive a waiver code to apply to one of our programs at no charge (up to $110 value). A Q&A session with Dr. Lee and an Enrollment Counselor will be held at the end of the webinar. 

☑ Apr 30, 2018

The Master of Science in Finance is a specialized technical program that is comprised of a curriculum focused on areas most relevant to financial managers, security analysts, corporate bankers and portfolio managers. The program is offered entirely online or through a combination of online and in-person courses. Join us to learn more about a degree that aims to add immediate value to your career and organization.

Finance Chair Dr. Andrea Anthony will review the curriculum, possible completion paths and available student resources.

☑ May 31, 2018

Golden Gate University's Master of Science in Financial Planning was designed for students who aspire to become leading financial planners, investment advisers, or money managers, or who may be interested in one of the many elements of this broad and rapidly-growing field. Completion of this program is possible entirely online or in-person at our downtown San Francisco location. This course of study also satisfies the educational requirements necessary for the premier Certified Financial Planner™ designation.

Golden Gate University's Master of Science in Advanced Financial Planning is an innovative, research-based degree program designed to equip you with the tools necessary to become an effective change agent in your clients' lives. You will survey the landscape and meet the innovators who have been developing the tools and perspectives of financial life planning over the past 20 years. From financial therapy, to coaching skills, positive psychology, therapeutic interviewing, and behavioral finance, you'll expand your knowledge and gain the ability to apply these powerful insights to your work with clients.

Program Director Dr. David Yeske will provide insight on these flexible programs designed to prepare students for success.

☑ Jun 5, 2018

Golden Gate University's Master of Science in Human Resource Management (MS HRM) program is fully aligned with the curriculum guidebook of the Society of Human Resource Management® (SHRM®) and is for current and aspiring human resource professional. With a variety of online, in-person and cohort options, the MS HRM program is designed to fit in with busiest of work schedules.

Mark Kennedy, Cohort Coordinator, will expose participants to the relevant challenges and solutions surrounding the professional development of current and future human resource professionals and the workplaces they support.

☑ Jun 21, 2018

The Master of Science in Information Technology Management (MS ITM) program was designed by faculty with experience in leading-edge technologies to train business students for a career as a CIO, CTO, or IT Manager. Attend to learn more about the MS ITM curriculum grounded in the four foundational components of IT: 1) software, 2) infrastructure, 3) network/communications, and 4) data.

Ross Millerick, Director of the IT Management program will provide an overview of a program designed for today's IT leader.

☑ May 5, 2018

International students interested in learning more about the Master of Science in Information Technology Management1-Year Program (starting in Fall 2018 trimester) are encouraged to join this webinar for a program overview and information on how to apply. Completion of this program will allow you to be eligible for STEM OPT. Applications are due by July 9, 2018, and scholarship opportunities are available. In this webinar, you will have an opportunity to speak with a current MS ITM student and an International Recruiting specialist who can help guide you through your application and answer any questions you might have.

Covered in this webinar:
  • Difference between 1-year program and multi-year program 
  • STEM OPT and OPT support 
  • Tuition & Scholarships 
  • Class structure and curriculum 
  • International student admission requirements and documentation

☑ Dates Forthcoming

Join us for a Graduate International Student Information Session (online) to learn more about Golden Gate University and the graduate degree programs we offer. Speak with a current student and an International Recruiting specialist who can help guide you through your application. This webinar is intended for international students who will be applying for the F1 visa and looking for a master's degree (not bachelor's degree).

Covered in this webinar:
  • Programs and location
  • Jobs and internships
  • Student Services
  • International Student Admission Requirement and documentation
  • Tuition and scholarship options
  • Starting your application
☑ May 22, 2018

As competition in this field continue to grow, Golden Gate University's Master of Science in Marketing (MSM) program continues to provide students with a competitive edge. Concentrations in areas such as digital marketing and marketing analytics provide students the ability to customize their education to meet career objectives. Our courses are taught by industry experts to provide the latest trends and developments in the field. You can choose to attend in-person or online.

Blodwen Tarter, Chair and Professor of Marketing, will discuss the MSM program with an emphasis on concentrations and the advanced curriculum.

☑ May 2, 2018

The Master of Science in Project Management degree program is taught by faculty with extensive practical experience and who have earned the PMP® designation. Students will graduate with project management skills emphasizing an integrated relationship with an organization's functional areas as well as the soft skills required to lead teams. Attend to learn more about a growing field that is projected to yield as many as 11 million jobs in the United States by 2020.

Program Director, Marie Spark will review the Master of Science in Project Management on this webinar.

☑ May 30, 2018

Our psychology program was designed to prepare psychology students for a broad range of work settings and career tracks. As the demand for counselors, therapists, mediators, organizational consultants, and a host of other career paths continues to grow, GGU has created a program that is comprised of two Master of Arts degree programs to promote success in all of these areas. Students can choose from a Master of Arts in Industrial-Organizational Psychology or a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology.

Psychology Chair and Professor Tom Wooldridge will provide curriculum based information for both programs, so mark your calendars!

☑ May 29, 2018

The Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA) program is an accelerated leadership program that helps develop high-performance leadership skills and enhance negotiation and decision-making strategies. This program is for professionals working in the government and non-profit sectors as current and future leaders.

Mark Kennedy, Cohort Coordinator, will discuss the Executive MPA and share how alumni have used their degrees for professional success.



Join this webinar to learn more about the Master of Science in Taxation (MST) evening/online and Accelerated Day Cohort programs, as well as the various graduate certificate programs offered.

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TAX COHORT 2018-2019

☑ Apr 26, 2018

Join this webinar, led by tax faculty and staff, to gain an in-depth understanding of the Master of Science in Taxation (MST) Accelerated Day Cohort program.

Cohorts? covered in this webinar: