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    May 24, 2024  
Draft 2024-2025 Catalog 
Draft 2024-2025 Catalog

Business Administration, Professional MBA (Hybrid/San Francisco)

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Program Information

Golden Gate University has partnered with University HUB to co-design professional graduate programs that are dedicated to facilitating working professionals and international students. These programs are offered in Hybrid mode, which requires international students to fulfill in-person residency requirements at the Golden Gate University San Francisco campus for two weekends during every 15-week trimester academic period. This program is offered with two tracks: General & Internship. The Internship Track requires an additional five units of internship coursework to be completed concurrently with the academic coursework over the duration of the program. Note: This is a STEM-designated degree program that is available only to students who enroll via the University HUB platform.

Aligned to GGU’s leadership and service mission, the Professional Master of Business Administration is a comprehensive, rigorous, and interdisciplinary program designed to equip current and future business leaders with the essential knowledge, skills, STEM-focused training, and strategic mindset required to excel in today’s dynamic and competitive global business environment. Inspired by innovative practices from the San Francisco Silicon Valley, this program draws from existing courses from GGU’s Leadership, MBA, Finance, Operations, ITM, Project Management, Marketing, and Business Analytics programs in creating a balanced blend of core business disciplines, specialized functional areas, and real-world experiential learning opportunities, enabling advanced students to develop an interdisciplinary management science approach to making decisions and solving problems.

Students are able to directly apply their learning in their jobs as they pursue their degrees. Unlike traditional master’s degrees, professional master’s programs emphasize technical training and the development of in-demand business and leadership skills.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the program will have the knowledge and skills to:

  • Apply leading edge business principles and practices to solve complex and evolving problems in the local and global economy.
  • Apply responsible business practices and ethical principles to inform decision-making and problem-solving.
  • Demonstrate effective teamwork and collaboration skills.
  • Deliver professional quality communications that demonstrate appropriate audience awareness and messaging.
  • Demonstrate effective and strategic leadership performance, collaboration, and teamwork.

Requirements for the Professional Master of Business Administration

The degree program requires completion of a total of 30 units. Students must earn a grade of “C-” or better in each course and cumulative grade-point average of 3.00 or better. 

Capstone Project - 3 units

Complete three units with one of the following courses:

  • 3 unit(s)
  • 1-3 unit(s)
  • Note: taking the internship course may affect students’ eligibility for Optional Practical Training (OPT). Interested prospective students should contact their enrollment counselors for further information.

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