Doctor of Business Administration

Course Overview

GGU is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission, the organization that accredits universities in California and Hawaii, including Stanford, University of San Francisco, UC Berkeley, UCLA and more.

Academic support offered from faculty members, teaching assistants, and your peers across the world.

Benefit from direct and personal interactions with GGU scholar practitioners based in California, the world’s fifth largest economy.

Through hybrid learning and available scholarships, students can reduce their fees for a GGU master’s degree by up to 70% off the cost of a full-time, on-campus master’s degree.

GGU’s 70,000+ alumni include mayors, NASA astronauts, members of the C-suite of leading global organizations, entrepreneurs, and legal experts.

Program Outline/Syllabus

  • Doctoral Writing and Research Methods
  • Quantitative Research and Analysis
  • Qualitative Research and Analysis

Concentration (choose any one)

  • Finance
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Business & Data Analytics
  • Marketing
  • Leadership & Strategy
  • General

Final Dissertation

What will I learn?

A thorough knowledge of the scientific and scholarly research methods and their application in the business setting in a senior management position, as a consultant, as a professor at the university level.

  • Advanced critical thinking, conceptual and analytical skills
  • A strong understanding of both the seminal theories and the latest practices in business management including an advance and intensive knowledge of theory and practice in one field of business
  • Intensive knowledge of theory and practice in a chosen field of business or public management
  • Advanced ability to use qualitative and quantitative tools to perform original applied research that advances business knowledge
  • An appreciation of cultural, ethical, and global issues and their impact on business theory and practices

Advanced skills necessary for effective decision-making in complex environments through integrating theoretic insights with practical knowledge

Admission Key Facts:

Master’s  Degree (or equivalent) or Bachelor’s Degree with 5+ years work experience.

Enrolment process

Step 1

    Complete the Application

Complete your Golden Gate University application on the upGrad platform. Include your education and work experience and any other relevant material.

Step 2

Apply for the Scholarship Scheme

Submit your SOP, resume and 3 references for the Golden Gate University program to which you are applying: answering “Explain your motivation to join the program” and “How do you think GGU & SF experience will benefit your career”

Step 3

Get Shortlisted and & Receive your Offer Letter

The admissions committee will then review your candidacy. Upon qualifying an offer letter will be released confirming your admission in the program. This can take upto seven days.

   Step 4

Block Your Seat

Block your seat by paying a deposit amount. Balance amount should be paid within the stipulated time period. Congratulation on your enrollment!

Step 5

Document Submission

After confirming your seat please share all relevant documents with the team: Work Experience, Education Qualifications and English proficiency if required.


What do I need?

Master’s Degree (or equivalent) or Bachelor’s Degree with 5+ years work experience.

Golden Gate University, a private nonprofit university in the heart of San Francisco's financial and high-tech district, empowers working professionals to achieve their professional goals with nationally renowned undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificates. Founded in 1901, GGU has been a leader in online education for nearly three decades, and its programs offer maximum flexibility for modern students. With a primary campus in San Francisco, GGU also has teaching locations in Silicon Valley and Seattle. GGU graduates join nearly 70,000 alumni. GGU has been repeatedly ranked as #1 in the United States for working professionals based on superior flexibility and career outcomes for students.

 Highlights /Why us?

● WASC-Accredited DBA

● Doctorate designed for working professionals

● Optional on-campus immersion in San Francisco, USA

● Design your own concentration by combining three courses or pick from one available

● 70% scholarships for 5,000 students

● Golden Gate University alumni status

● Live & interactive faculty, alumni, and industry-specific session.

24x7 student support

Accreditation/ Recognition

WASC Accreditation & WES Recognition

Golden Gate University is a WSCUC accredited university. Based in the innovation capital of the world, a DBA from Golden Gate University will be nothing short of a great addition to a learner's academic achievements.

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