The Golden Gate University (GGU) MBA program will advance your leadership skills and business knowledge using an activity-based learning approach. Faculty members are seasoned professionals in their respective fields and will prepare you to lead in today's complex business environment.

GGU's MBA program builds your business acumen, leadership skills, and contextual knowledge throughout the practical degree design. It provides an integrated perspective of management, and allows you to tailor the program with one of 13 concentrations to meet your professional interests and goals. Concentrations include business analytics, entrepreneurship, project management and even the option to design your own.

Since launching the MBA program more than half a century ago, GGU has pioneered evening and online programs for working professionals to achieve their career objectives. You can proceed at your own pace in deciding how many courses to take in a given trimester and study fully in-person, completely online or a combination of both.

Students in the program come from the San Francisco Bay Area, the United States and more than 50 countries around the world. With our location in the heart of San Francisco's thriving business community, strong connections to Bay Area business leaders, and a distinguished community of more than 70,000 alumni, the educational experience and the networks available to you are unparalleled.

TOTAL UNITS -- 54

CONCENTRATION COURSES -- 12 UNITS

One of the following:
  • General Concentration
  • Accounting
  • Adaptive Leadership
  • Business Analytics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Global Supply Chain Management
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology Management
  • Marketing
  • Project Management
  • Public Administration

or choose Multiple Concentrations*

*Two or more concentrations may be taken in the MBA program. All of the courses for multiple concentrations must be completed prior to graduation. Additional concentrations may not be requested after the MBA has been conferred. Diplomas will list all of the concentrations successfully completed prior to degree conferral.

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CONCENTRATIONS

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

General Graduate Admissions Requirements

GMAT / GRE

The GMAT / GRE is NOT required for applicants with more than 5 years of professional work experience (and a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited US institution or the equivalent from a recognized foreign institution). See below for additional waivers.

Applicants with fewer than 5 years of professional work experience will be evaluated by undergraduate grade-point averages in combination with a GMAT or GRE score.

Additional waivers for the GMAT / GRE:
  • A master's or higher degree from a regionally accredited US institution.
  • A bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 3.2 or above.
  • A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license.
  • Four or more years of military service.
  • A professional license or designation earned by passing a nationally recognized US examination (e.g. CMA, CIA) AND approval granted by petitioning the Dean of the Edward S. Ageno School of Business.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Graduates of the MBA program should be able to:
  • Demonstrate a general management "holistic" perspective.
  • Demonstrate managerial and leadership skills, such as teamwork, critical thinking and problem solving, communications and presentations, self-awareness.
  • Master and apply general management analytic processes and tools for decision making.
  • Integrate strategic business objectives within competitive industry dynamics.
  • Integrate strategic business objectives within the socio-political-economic-ecological-global context.
  • Understand functional areas' impact on business and departmental interaction issues.
  • Demonstrate integrated business level planning.

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