Ranked #1
for working professionals by Washington Monthly
$100M Fund
70% scholarship for 5,000 students
Campus Immersion
Optional Travel to San Francisco and learn with peers
36 Months
Program Duration

Golden Gate University DBA

UpGrad is in collaboration with Golden Gate University (GGU) to deliver the following program:

About GGU
  • Located in San Francisco, USA
  • WASC accredited
  • 120 year legacy, over 70,000 alumni
  • Ranked #1 for Working Professional by Washington Monthly
(campus immersion available)
36 Months
# of Courses
3 foundation courses (12 credits) – 6 months
3 concentration courses (12 credits) – 6 months
Dissertation (32 credits) – 24 months
70% scholarship available for 5000 students
(i.e. HKD157,900 or USD 20,000)
Master’s degree or equivalent, or
Bachelor’s Degree with 5+ years of work exp
Optional on-campus graduation ceremony

Learn like you’re right there in San Francisco

Watch David Fike (President, GGU) and Phalgun Kompalli (Co-founder, upGrad) talk about the collaboration that makes it possible.

About the Program

Learn As You Work

Ranked as the #1 university in the US for online learning and working professionals, Golden Gate University’s curriculum is designed to allow students to learn as they work.

WASC Accreditation | WES Recognition | AACSB Membership

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

1:1 Thesis Supervision

Interact with Golden Gate University thesis advisors during live, interactive group, and 1:1 sessions with the allotted thesis supervisor.

Who Is This Programme For?

The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program is designed for professionals who want to further their career with the most advanced business degree program GGU offers. The DBA program addresses the learning needs and objectives of senior business managers, consultants and university professors. Its primary objective is to produce graduates who can contribute to the advancement of their professions and to the expansion of knowledge and awareness of contemporary strategic issues and practices.

Minimum Eligibility

Master's Degree (or equivalent) or Bachelors Degree with 5+ years of work experience.

Admission Process

Step 1

Apply directly online now:

Step 2

Upon receiving all documents, the application will be processed and reviewed within one week.

Upon acceptance, an offer letter will be sent to you by the school or upGrad on behalf of the school via email.

Step 3

Acceptance of Offer

Confirm your offer by paying tuition balance by the date printed on the offer letter.

Attend an onboard call via the Internet.


  1. Information is accurate at the time of publication and is subject to change.
  2. The course is a purely distance learning course and is therefore not subject to the registration requirement. It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which this course may lead.
  3. Hopkins is an exclusive channel partner of upGrad in Hong Kong and Macau.
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