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Our EMBA program is based on more than 115-years of proven success developing and delivering programs for working professionals, and was designed to leverage the real-world professional experience and knowledge of the EMBA participants with GGU's renowned active and practice-based learning methods.

As you complete GGU's 16-month Executive MBA program, you will gain confidence not only from advancing your knowledge of business and leadership concepts, but also from mastering and applying what you learn to boost your professional performance.

From day one, you will have the opportunity to connect with a peer group of accomplished, high-energy professionals, in the heart of San Francisco's thriving business district. You will join an active alumni community that is 68,000-strong, and you will benefit from a network of corporate partnerships and entrepreneurs that GGU has forged during its 115-year history in the center of this world-changing business hub.

As a participant in the EMBA program, you will collaborate with and learn from executive coaches and instructors who are influential business leaders and who transform GGU classes into dynamic learning laboratories. More than 80% of our EMBA faculty members are scholar-practitioners, and they will constantly challenge you to enhance your business knowledge and hone your leadership skills by solving real, meaningful and practical business problems.


EMBA 303
Management & Teamwork
EMBA 305
Personal Leadership


EMBA 310
Context & Legal Aspects of Business
EMBA 311
Managing in a Global Environment


EMBA 300
Accounting Essentials for Executives
EMBA 301
Economics of Marketplace Transformation & Disruption
EMBA 302
Data Analysis for Managers
EMBA 304
Business Analytics for Competitive Advantage


EMBA 306
Finance for Executive Decision-Making
EMBA 307
Marketing for Executives
EMBA 308
Operations & Supply Chain Management
EMBA 309
Innovation & Technology Management


EMBA 312
Formulating & Implementing Business Strategy


GGU's EMBA program is designed for busy professionals who recognize the value of applying their learning from day one. The program is delivered in a 16-month, accelerated cohort format, specifically designed to leverage the professional experience of EMBA students.

During the program's four, 16-week trimesters, the cohort meets on GGU's campus every other Saturday, where students are immersed in GGU's renowned activity-based learning methodology. In between these on-campus sessions, EMBA students use GGU's innovative eLearning platform to perform course work, connect and collaborate in teams and engage in groundbreaking discussions with classmates and faculty members.

Throughout the program, EMBA students also have access to a wide range of on-campus and online learning events — speakers, panels and workshops — that address current management and leadership topics, cases and challenges.


The Executive MBA program provides mid-level managers and above with an opportunity to learn and develop the management skills that will enable them to excel in today's competitive environment. With the cohort structure, your learning is shared and enhanced by the experiences of your peers. Engaged mentorship by your faculty and program director also provides the necessary support to take your career to the next level.

Graduates will be able to:
  • Understand how to build, develop, motivate and lead teams
  • Sell their ideas
  • Apply theory to understand real practical situations
  • Think outside the box and develop novel solutions
  • Understand functional department and business process issue and then analyze and synthesize them into a coherent strategic whole
  • Craft an innovative strategic vision and transformation
  • Manage the development of their own careers
And be knowledgeable about:
  • Current international and global issues
  • Ethical and diversity issues
  • Current technology and environmental issues
  • Leading change in an organization
  • Current management trends


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