Admission Events

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.


UPCOMING WEBINARS

Our webinars are Zoom meetings that are conducted by a Program Director, and include a presentation that covers essential information about the respective program. While in the webinar, participants have the opportunity for Q&A with the Program Director and assisting Enrollment Counselor.

GRADUATE PROGRAMS - ADMITTED STUDENTS

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The New Student Information Webinar is recommended for all newly admitted students before beginning a degree program. These webinars are hosted every Monday afternoon from 2:00 – 3:00 PM (PST) while the registration cycle is open.

During the New Student Information webinar, you will learn about:

  • Important dates & deadlines
  • GGU’s trimester system
  • Different course mode offerings
  • How to access the Student Portal and applications
  • How to plan and register for courses
UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS - ADMITTED STUDENTS

During the Undergraduate New Student Information webinar, you will meet our team of Undergraduate Advisors. You will learn about GGU’s trimester system, instructional modes, and various schedule types. We will also conduct a demonstration on how to locate your university email address and student ID, how to view your program requirements, steps on how to register for courses, and how to search for your course materials. At the end of the session, we’ll prompt you to schedule a one-on-one registration appointment with your assigned advisor. Do keep in mind you must attend the webinar session prior to your registration appointment.

    UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS
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    During the Undergraduate Programs webinar, you'll hear about all GGU's Undergradute programs - BA in Organizational Leadership and Human Skills Development, BS in Data Analytics, BA in Psychology, BS in Accounting, BA in Law, BA in Management and BS in Business. In addition, you'll learn about the many ways you can transfer credit into GGU and earn credit for what you already know including previous learning from other institutions, ACE-recommended training and certifications, CLEP, DSST, AP, Prior Learning Assessment, Study.com and more. Incorporating all of your potential transferable credit enables you to finish your degree faster and lowers your total tuition cost. There will be time for questions following the presentation. **All attendees will receive an application waiver code following the webinar (up to a $65 value).

    ACCOUNTING

    GRADUATE ACCOUNTING PROGRAM

    Learn how the Master of Science in Accounting Data and Analytics will prepare you for the real world where analytics meets accounting. David "Rocco" Lamanna, Associate Dean of the School of Accounting, will guide you through this new degree program and how it will prepare you for an accounting career. Participants will be able to determine which program may be right for them, and receive a waiver code to apply to one of our programs at no charge (up to $65 value).


    PATH2CPA PROGRAM

    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 a phone or in-person appointment with an Accounting Program Representative.

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    • Include your first name, last name, email and phone number in your appointment request.
    BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MBA / EMBA)

    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.

    Robert Shoffner, MBA Program Director will provide an overview of the program and answer your questions. Participants will be able to determine which program may be right for them, and receive a waiver code to apply to one of our programs at no charge (up to $65 value).

    BUSINESS ANALYTICS
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     November 22, 2022
    Topic: Analytics & Big Data -- The New Game Changers

    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 $65 value). A Q&A session with Dr. Lee and an Enrollment Counselor will be held at the end of the webinar.

    FINANCE

    Associate Professor of Finance, Anitha Manohar, will discuss GGU’s graduate finance programs including our updated MS in Finance and the new MS in Financial Analytics. Participants will receive a waiver code to apply to one of our programs at no charge (up to $65 value). Q&A session with Professor Manohar and an Enrollment Counselor will be held at the end of the webinar for any program or application related questions.

    FINANCIAL PLANNING
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    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.

    HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
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    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 will speak to the relevant challenges and solutions surrounding the professional development of current and future human resource professionals and the workplaces they support.

    INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT

    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.

    INTERNATIONAL INFORMATION SESSIONS
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    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
    LEADERSHIP
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    Ready to boost your organizational leadership skillset? Golden Gate University's Master of Science in Leadership, available in person and online, will prepare you to be an adaptive, strategic, and confident leader. If you're a professional or manager who wants to take the next step in becoming an effective leader, this program incorporates the most current leadership theory and practice models. Lessons from each class are immediately applicable to your current job and are structured to help you reach the next step in your career.

    Dr. Marcia Ruben, Associate Professor, Chair of the Management Department will provide an overview of the stackable Leadership degree + certificates program and answer your questions. If you're a professional or manager who wants to take the next step in becoming an effective leader, these programs incorporate the most current leadership theory and practice models. Participants will receive a waiver code to apply to one of our programs at no charge (up to $65 value). A Q&A session with Dr. Ruben and an Enrollment Counselor will be held at the end of the webinar for any program or application related questions. Join us!

    PROJECT MANAGEMENT
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    Learn about GGU's Master of Science in Project Management degree program, taught by faculty with extensive practical experience and who have earned the PMP® designation. You will learn how this program will provide you with the tools and skills to be a project management expert. Project Management Program Director, Marie Spark will present on the topic and review the program. A Q&A session with Marie Spark and an Enrollment Counselor will be held at the end of the webinar.

    PSYCHOLOGY
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     December 7, 2022

    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!

    PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

    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 nonprofit 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.

    TAXATION

    GRADUATE TAXATION PROGRAMS

    Amy McLellan, Dean of the Bruce F. Braden School of Taxation at Golden Gate University will explain how our graduate tax program is structured and share all of the unique attributes of our top-rated online classes. Participants will be able to determine if the program is right for them and receive a waiver code to apply to our program at no charge (up to $65 value). A Q&A session with Dean McLellan and an Admissions Counselor will be held at the end of the webinar for any program or application-related questions.

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    MS ACCELERATED DAY TAXATION PROGRAM

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    The MST Day program brings together law-based and practical data analytic courses and is designed to be flexible by offering web-conferencing courses for those students who cannot make it to campus. Data Analytics is at the forefront of the accounting profession and we want our students to have the skills to be competitive in the industry. Prospective students will learn how one of the best graduate taxation programs just got better with courses in data analytics. Students will also learn about all of the support and recruitment resources GGU offers its students. Participants will receive a code to waive the application fee (up to $65 value).
    A Q&A session will be held at the end of the webinar for any program or application related questions.