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    May 18, 2024  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration, Custom Curriculum, MBA

Program Information

The GGU Custom Master of Business Administration (MBA) program will advance students’ leadership skills and business knowledge using an activity-based learning approach. A custom MBA is developed in conjunction with senior management and talent development professionals at each Corporate Sponsor organization, tailored to meet the needs of the organization and its employees via an appropriate mix of Golden Gate University graduate courses. Enrollment is restricted to students admitted to the specific Corporate Sponsor custom program.

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Business Administration program will have the knowledge and skills 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
  • Additional learning outcomes may be developed based on the corporate sponsor’s needs

Admission Process

Admission decisions will be made in consultation between the sponsoring organization, GGU’s Admission Office, and the MBA program director. Admission decisions will be based upon information contained in the following documents:

  • Prior academic history reflected on their academic transcripts
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Letter of recommendation from sponsoring organization
  • CV/Resume

Requirements for the Master of Business Administration

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) requires completion of 6 units of foundation courses, 21 units of core courses, 9 units of strategic and capstone courses, and 6-9 units of elective courses for a total of 42-45 units, with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.00 or better in courses taken at Golden Gate University that are applicable to the program’s requirements. For further information regarding graduation requirements, see Academic Requirements for Graduate Programs .

Foundation Courses - 6 units

The two foundation courses provide the groundwork for the core and concentration courses. Both of the foundation courses may be waived if students have previously completed comparable undergraduate courses at regionally accredited colleges or universities with grades of “C” or better or through coursework deemed equivalent by the MBA Program Director. Students may enroll in core courses before completion of both foundation courses, but they must complete them by the time they have earned nine units from the business core courses.

Advanced Courses - 36 units

Strategic and Capstone Courses - 9 units

Elective Courses - 6-9 units

Any two - three 300 or 400-level courses, as agreed upon by the corporate sponsor.