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November 25, 2019 |
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GGU Launches Four New Undergraduate Degrees

GGU’s new undergraduate degrees equip students with technical training and soft skills they need to thrive in an evolving workforce.

By Jenny McKeel
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This fall GGU launched four new undergraduate degrees, part of an effort to make the university experience relevant to today’s evolving workforce needs. The expanded offerings include Accounting, Psychology, Data Analytics, and Organizational Leadership and Human Skills Development.

“These undergraduate programs are designed to provide students with the knowledge they need to succeed in our economy,” said Marc Singer, Dean of the School of Undergraduate Studies. “Our working learners can integrate what they learn in the workplace with what they learn in the classroom, which helps them adapt quickly to the changing economy and business needs.”

What makes GGU’s undergraduate programs unique is their emphasis on in-demand technical training as well as soft skills professionals need to thrive amid advancing organizational change. Students learn to think critically, collaborate with others, analyze complex problems, and adapt to diverse environments.

Accounting and Data Analytics

Both the Accounting and Data Analytics programs provide targeted professional training in the context of a broad-based undergraduate degree.

“We’ve launched an original data analytics program built in a business management framework,” said Siamak Zadeh, director of the undergraduate program in Data Analytics. “The focus is learning the skills needed to be a data analyst across industries. We provide those skills through our project-based, hands-on education while they also get a full-fledged liberal arts undergraduate degree.”

“Our working learners can integrate what they learn in the workplace with what they learn in the classroom, which helps them adapt quickly to the changing economy and business needs.”

Psychology and Organizational Leadership

The Psychology and Organizational Leadership and Human Skills Development degrees also demonstrate the GGU advantage. Students may pursue a traditional psychology degree as well as take courses that will help them leverage their knowledge of social systems and the human mind to improve outcomes related to workplace communication, collaboration, and diversity. Students pursuing Organizational Leadership and Human Skills Development learn systems thinking, creative thinking, and how to work on teams.

Graduate Certificate Programs

On the graduate level, GGU launched revamped graduate certificate programs in the areas of Analytics, Project Management, Leadership, Financial Planning, and Human Resources Management Spring 2019.

“There’s a new go-to-market capability developing around taking these accessible bundles of courses out into the market,” said Gordon Swartz, Dean of the Ageno School of Business and School of Accounting.

GGU began marketing the programs in January 2019 and made program adjustments based on early marketing efforts. Admission requirements and the application process have been streamlined while program changes were made that allow students to take courses back-to-back and 100 percent online. In addition, GGU analyzed competitive pricing and reduced tuition for some programs. Since making adjustments, student interest has grown, some students have enrolled in certificate programs for fall 2019, and a good pipeline of students are interested in certificates for spring 2020.

 

 

 

 

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We have a couple of great shows on tap with our GGU Presents programming next week. On Tuesday, we talk with Dr. Siamak Zadeh of GGU about the roles that big data and artificial intelligence are playing in the tracking, monitoring, and containment of COVID-19.

Then on Wednesday, for the legal minds in the house, we are thrilled to debut our McCarthy Institute Series video podcast. David Franklyn hosts Mark Puzella and Sheryl Garko from law firm Orrick for an in-depth look at the Romag Fasteners case, on which the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling in a trademark-infringement matter last month. The ruling immediately raises the stakes for trademark infringement suits.

Two great shows in one week, both free, and a reminder that GGU is a hub of big thinkers and big ideas.

Get the low-down on all the GGU Presents programs here: ow.ly/sbLr50zTWFN
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We have a couple of great shows on tap with our GGU Presents programming next week. On Tuesday, we talk with Dr. Siamak Zadeh of GGU about the roles that big data and artificial intelligence are playing in the  tracking, monitoring, and containment of COVID-19. 

Then on Wednesday, for the legal minds in the house, we are thrilled to debut our McCarthy Institute Series video podcast. David Franklyn hosts Mark Puzella and Sheryl Garko from law firm Orrick for an in-depth look at the Romag Fasteners case, on which the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling in a trademark-infringement matter last month. The ruling immediately raises the stakes for trademark infringement suits.

Two great shows in one week, both free, and a reminder that GGU is a hub of big thinkers and big ideas. 

Get the low-down on all the GGU Presents programs here: http://ow.ly/sbLr50zTWFN

"GGU offers a wonderful program. They understand the working adult who is going back to finish a degree and they have a platform to support that. When I had to be away for four weeks for work, I reached out to my professors and they were so accommodating. I devised a schedule for one of my courses that would allow me complete assignments around work demands, and my professors provided wonderful support. It was a great partnership."

- Outstanding Student Award Winner Krista Zunino, BA Business '20

Did you know you can now enroll in a new three-course Organizational Leadership and Human Skills undergraduate certificate?

Learn more today: ow.ly/SGzQ50zTMZy
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GGU offers a wonderful program. They understand the working adult who is going back to finish a degree and they have a platform to support that. When I had to be away for four weeks for work, I reached out to my professors and they were so accommodating. I devised a schedule for one of my courses that would allow me complete assignments around work demands, and my professors provided wonderful support. It was a great partnership. 

- Outstanding Student Award Winner Krista Zunino, BA Business 20 

Did you know you can now enroll in a new three-course Organizational Leadership and Human Skills undergraduate certificate? 

Learn more today: http://ow.ly/SGzQ50zTMZy

Meet Jeffrey D. Yergler, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of the Undergraduate Management Department at Golden Gate University.

"During my college years, I was driven by the question of what does it mean to be a human being? How can I help people feel esteemed, valued, confident, equipped, and empowered? That question was always important to me. Today, I'm thrilled that we've launched the BA in Organizational Leadership and Human Skills Development (OLHSD), as well as our two new undergraduate certificates exploring topics in change management and managing business relationships. These programs are designed to provide our adult learners with the leadership and relational skills they need to excel in their careers.

Because we know that employers are seeking applicants with skills and knowledge in such areas as emotional intelligence, adaptability, conflict resolution, critical thinking, and teamwork, our OLHSD programs are targeted to provide exactly what employers are looking for."

GGU's summer term is 100% online. Learn more about our OLHSD degrees and certificates:
ow.ly/wGMP50zSFX7 #PeopleOfGGU
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Meet Jeffrey D. Yergler, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of the Undergraduate Management Department at Golden Gate University.

During my college years, I was driven by the question of what does it mean to be a human being? How can I help people feel esteemed, valued, confident, equipped, and empowered? That question was always important to me. Today, Im thrilled that weve launched the BA in Organizational Leadership and Human Skills Development (OLHSD), as well as our two new undergraduate certificates exploring topics in change management and managing business relationships. These programs are designed to provide our adult learners with the leadership and relational skills they need to excel in their careers.

Because we know that employers are seeking applicants with skills and knowledge in such areas as emotional intelligence,  adaptability, conflict resolution, critical thinking, and teamwork, our OLHSD programs are targeted to provide exactly what employers are looking for.

GGUs summer term is 100% online. Learn more about our OLHSD degrees and certificates: 
http://ow.ly/wGMP50zSFX7 #PeopleOfGGU

On our latest Back to the Baysics episode this Friday, Marc Singer chats with GGU Professor of Law Michele Neitz about her work on blockchain technology. They'll discuss blockchain's implications for the state economy and government operations, challenges for regulators, and the ethical questions it raises (and possibly resolves). Professor Neitz is a member of the California Blockchain Working Group, which is researching and documenting blockchain's potential uses, risks and benefits to state government and California-based businesses. Learn how to watch here: www.ggu.edu/about-ggu/ggu-presents ... See MoreSee Less

On our latest Back to the Baysics episode this Friday, Marc Singer chats with GGU Professor of Law Michele Neitz about her work on blockchain technology. Theyll discuss blockchains implications for the state economy and government operations, challenges for regulators, and the ethical questions it raises (and possibly resolves). Professor Neitz is a member of the California Blockchain Working Group, which is researching and documenting blockchains potential uses, risks and benefits to state government and California-based businesses. Learn how to watch here: https://www.ggu.edu/about-ggu/ggu-presents

The GGU community is grieving the loss of Professor Emerita Kit Yarrow, who has succumbed to ovarian cancer. Former Chair of the Department of Psychology, Kit was an outstanding scholar in the area of psychology and consumer behavior, and she represented the best of GGU. www.legacy.com/obituaries/sfgate/obituary.aspx?n=kit-yarrow&pid=196230897 ... See MoreSee Less

The GGU community is grieving the loss of Professor Emerita Kit Yarrow, who has succumbed to ovarian cancer. Former Chair of the Department of Psychology, Kit was an outstanding scholar in the area of psychology and consumer behavior, and she represented the best of GGU. https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/sfgate/obituary.aspx?n=kit-yarrow&pid=196230897

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Wonderful memories with an excellent and generous teacher, kit Carman, as I remember her name from the early 90. So lucky to have been taught by you, so lucky to have cross your path. ♥️🙏

I just got to know Kit while doing my first research project .. and reading this news just after few weeks of knowing her and reading her book makes me feel really sad and reminds that life is so unpredictable. May God bless her soul and take care of her family. RIP

Most favorite professor for my MBA (92). RIP.

I was so sorry to hear about this. She was an inspiration.

I worked with Kit for a short time and lover her energy and her expertise. So sad.

Unbelievable loss. She was such a beacon for GGU. :-(

Great woman and inspirational professor. Such a loss

Very sad - an incredible loss.

Such a loss. Kit was an inspiration

:(. RIP. We will miss her

Rest In Peace🙏

Remarkable and lovely person! She will be so missed by so many.

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