GGU Worldwide

GGU Worldwide makes higher education affordable and accessible to students around the world in multiple languages. We believe that educational opportunties should extend beyond the confines of our campus, and we have been serving degree seeking students globally for decades. As an international division of Golden Gate University, a nonprofit institution founded in 1901, GGU Worldwide offers high quality, practice-based degree programs, taught by scholar practitioners from the heart of San Francisco’s financial and high-tech district.

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GGU Worldwide partners with upGrad, a global leader in online higher education, to serve students residing outside the United States. Degrees include DBA, MBA, LLM, master's degrees in business analytics and project management, and bachelor’s degrees in management and data analytics. Programs are offered on a cohort basis requiring continuous course enrollment through degree completion.

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Frequently Asked Questions


Golden Gate University Worldwide offers online education that is accredited by WASC Senior Colleges and Universities Commission. Virtual courses are taught by the same faculty and are held to the same rigorous academic standards as courses offered in traditional classroom settings.

How are online courses offered?

Online courses are asynchronous and reinforced with synchronous learning experiences, depending on time zone. Learn more >

Is upGrad an official partner of GGU for global online programs?

Yes, upGrad is an official Global Delivery Partner for GGU's online programs. For questions related to admissions, scholarships, and programs, the upGrad team is able to provide the best support.

What can I expect from programs delivered by upGrad and Golden Gate University, San Francisco?

Golden Gate University prepares individuals to lead and serve by providing high quality, practice based educational programs as a nonprofit institution in an innovative and challenging learning environment that embraces professional ethics and diversity. We have been a leader in online education for nearly three decades. GGU students can expect the academic rigor of American education standards, including live lectures from GGU faculty, 24x7 student support, teaching assistants, access to upGrad's career platform, and exclusive campus immersions.

What is the admission process?

The admission process for any GGU program is simple. It starts with a completed online application. Students who meet the minimum eligibility criteria of the program will be considered for scholarships. To apply for a scholarship, students must submit a Statement of Purpose to the university in writing via email. Our admissions committee will review your application, and on the merit of your submission, you may be awarded admission with a scholarship. For additional information about the process and timing, kindly speak with an admission counselor.

Am I a candidate for Golden Gate University Worldwide programs?

Golden Gate University Worldwide programs are open to students residing outside of the United States. Students who are currently located in the United States should apply for our domestic programs. GGU Worldwide programs are offered on a cohort basis requiring continuous course enrollment through degree completion.

What are the programs offered by Golden Gate University and upGrad?

There are five programs available from Golden Gate University and upGrad: Doctor of Business Administration, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Project Management, Master of Science in Business Analytics, and Master of Laws (LL.M.) in International Business and Finance Law.

How can I learn more and enroll?

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