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2018-2019 Catalog 
2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School of Undergraduate Studies

In the School of Undergraduate Studies, all of our degrees help adult students develop the key personal and professional skills they will need for success in the changing workplace. Our programs promote student employability, adaptability, and self-esteem through comprehensive and on-going support. Coursework in the liberal arts provides a strong educational foundation for lifelong learning while emphasizing practical business applications. Combining knowledge from different fields, students develop the capacity to think critically and creatively for a successful experience in our Associate’s degree or our Bachelor’s program in either Business (BSB) or Management (BAM).  Our Business degree nine different concentrations, and our Management degree offers five different concentrations. We also offer ine different undergraduate certificate. All our degrees and certificates are available entirely online or one can elect to take them in person (or a mix or both online and in-person formats).


Associate of Arts (AA) in General Studies

The associate of arts in general studies is the ideal degree program for working adult students who have a minimal number of academic credits earned and who seek a milestone of achievement while working toward the bachelor’s degree. Coursework develops skills and knowledge outcomes in communication, critical thinking, information literacy and quantitative fluency.

Bachelor of Arts in Management (BAM)

A business program that provides a strong business core without requiring an extensive level of math or statistics, the BAM prepares students for the MS in human resources, the MA in counseling psychology, the MA in industrial-organizational psychology, the EMPA and the MS in integrated marketing communications. Students can choose a general course of study or one of the following five concentrations: human resource management, information technology management, marketing, public administration leadership, or general studies.

Bachelor of Arts Organizational Leadership and Human Skills Development

Learn to build teams, manage conflicts, succeed in crucial conversations, and deepen your own emotional and social intelligence. In a world where technology is driving constant change, this degree offers the foundational skills employers are seeking now and will need far into the future-the skills you can use to build a successful career.

Whether you find yourself in a small startup, a large multinational company, a non-profit or a government agency, developing capacities for critical thinking and emotional intelligence will strengthen your effectiveness and bolster the positive contributions you can make. These are foundational skills for professional lives.

The BA in Organizational Leadership and Human Skills Development offers you the flexibility to build on what you’ve already accomplished - in your current workplace, the military or other organizational settings - and create a personal portfolio of in-demand skills that are portable to a variety of organizational cultures in local, national, or global settings.

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

In GGU’s BA in Psychology program you will gain rigorous training in foundational psychology concepts and have the opportunity to master relevant skills that align with a variety of career and professional goals.  

As a student you will become familiar with the major theoretical approaches, findings, and historical trends in psychology; understand and use major research methods in psychology, including design, data analysis, and interpretation; and gain an understanding of how to apply psychology to personal, social, and organizational issues.

In addition to gaining a core knowledge of psychology, you will develop essential skills in effective oral and written communication, critical thinking and problem-solving, techniques to ensure information literacy, and methods for quantitative fluency - experiences that will put you on a path to lifelong learning.

Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Theory meets cutting-edge accounting practices in GGU’s BS in Accounting program. Professionals who are leaders in the accounting field will share with you the principles and real-world techniques that can lead to an accounting credential (CPA, CMA or CIA) and equip you to be a well-rounded professional.

The program is designed to advance your career as an accountant or to prepare you for positions that require an accountant’s skill in both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. You’ll learn the technical aspects of accounting, income tax and auditing standards and the economic consequences of accounting rules and practices. With strong, liberal studies resources, GGU helps undergraduate working adults develop problem-solving skills to analyze and clearly communicate solutions consistent with ethical standards. As the world of accounting adapts to changing conditions, these are skills that will serve you well.

Bachelor of Science in Business (BSB)

A business program with strong analytical and quantitative skills requirements, the BSB provides students with a direct track to the MBA, MS in finance, MA in counseling psychology, MA in industrial-organizational psychology, MS in taxation or MS in marketing, as well as prepares students for careers in the following nine concentrations: accounting, finance, human resource management, information technology management, international business, marketing, operations and supply chain management, public administration leadership, or general studies.

Bachelor of Science in Data Analytics

Data Analytics is a field of explosive growth and opportunity. In a world increasingly dependent on extracting knowledge and insights from data, more and more organizations are scrambling to find qualified people who can harness the power of data to inform and influence decisions.

If you want to be a player in the lucrative field of Big Data, GGU’s Bachelor of Science in Data Analytics is a great place to start.

You’ll learn data analytic concepts and current trends from leading industry professionals and discover how to apply them in a variety of business and organizational contexts. Not only will you master the technical aspects of data analytics - including working with tools used by industry such as SAS, R, Python, and AI - you will gain the skills to communicate your insights and stand out among your peers.

Support to Complete Your Degree

The first course for every undergraduate student at GGU is the Gateway to Success. In this class, students will bring together professional and academic goals to create a comprehensive career development plan. Through the use of self-assessment tools, social networking, and time management exercises and an academic plan, students will have a concrete graduation date and clear plan of action to reach their goals.

One-on-one tutoring is available to GGU students in the Writing Lab and the Math Lab, and online through the Online Writing Lab (OWL) and the Math Online Tutor Help (MOTH). These free services are staffed by GGU instructors and trained professional tutors who are dedicated to help students succeed.


  • Relevant, practical, professionally-focused education
  • Convenience and flexibility
  • In the heart of San Francisco’s thriving world of business and innovation
  • Personalized attention from start to finish




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