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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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On the last day of Black History Month, we’re continuing to honor GGU’s own Black History in the Making. Greg Hodge, JD ’85, is a highly regarded community leader, social change activist, and organizational development consultant. His work focuses on the conditions and aspirations of boys and men of color and making racial equity actionable in organizations.

“I think Black History Month is really important, but I would want my new grandchild to not believe that February is the only month in the year when she’s supposed to learn about her history,” said Greg. “I want to impart that she’s supposed to know her history and the history of Indigenous Peoples, the Latinx community, the history of the Irish and Italians, the history of everybody as much as you can in the country to understand where the economic disparity and mistrust began.”

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On the last day of Black History Month, we’re continuing to honor GGU’s own Black History in the Making. Greg Hodge, JD ’85, is a highly regarded community leader, social change activist, and organizational development consultant. His work focuses on the conditions and aspirations of boys and men of color and making racial equity actionable in organizations.

“I think Black History Month is really important, but I would want my new grandchild to not believe that February is the only month in the year when she’s supposed to learn about her history,” said Greg. “I want to impart that she’s supposed to know her history and the history of Indigenous Peoples, the Latinx community, the history of the Irish and Italians, the history of everybody as much as you can in the country to understand where the economic disparity and mistrust began.”

Read Greg’s story: http://ow.ly/zXKk50DM1In

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We continue to celebrate Black History Month by honoring GGU’s own Black History in the Making. We're proud of Robert Shoffner's rich history with GGU as director of MBA programs, director of the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Program, adjunct professor, and EMBA alum. He also served as director of the San Mateo Small Business Development Center and enjoyed a long career in financial services.

“I believe passionately in small business and I’m concerned with the outsized impact of the pandemic on minority businesses," Robert says. “Forty percent of Black businesses that were here last year are no longer here. I want to see those businesses survive and thrive because they are so important to their communities. If you’re going to have strong communities you have to have strong small businesses.”
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We continue to celebrate Black History Month by honoring GGU’s own Black History in the Making. Were proud of Robert Shoffners rich history with GGU as director of MBA programs, director of the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Program, adjunct professor, and EMBA alum. He also served as director of the San Mateo Small Business Development Center and enjoyed a long career in financial services.

“I believe passionately in small business and I’m concerned with the outsized impact of the pandemic on minority businesses, Robert says. “Forty percent of Black businesses that were here last year are no longer here. I want to see those businesses survive and thrive because they are so important to their communities. If you’re going to have strong communities you have to have strong small businesses.”
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