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May 26, 2022 |

GGU Worldwide Extends Degree Programs to International Working Adults Studying Outside U.S.

Five new worldwide online graduate programs include DBA, MBA, LLM, master’s in project management, and master’s of business analytics. Undergraduate programs coming soon.


Today Golden Gate University announced a new center of educational excellence through its GGU Worldwide program. GGU Worldwide creates a new way for working adults from across the globe to study at GGU without leaving home—earning the same degree as students who study from the United States. The number of overall university graduates is expected to double from 2013 to 2030, with students from China and India driving most of the growth, according to research from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

“True to our founding principles of serving the educational needs of working adults, GGU Worldwide now helps ensure that access to a GGU education is affordable and accessible to students everywhere,” GGU President Dr. David J. Fike commented. “This exciting program provides students with unique opportunities to earn a Golden Gate University advanced degree from their home countries.”

GGU has partnered with upGrad, a global leader in online higher education, to serve degree-seeking students in more than 100 countries in a variety of instructional languages. The first GGU degrees offered through the GGU Worldwide program include Doctor of Business Administration, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Project Management, Master of Science in Business Analytics, and Master of Laws (LL.M.) in International Business and Finance Law. Later this summer, GGU Worldwide will add Bachelor of Arts in Management and Bachelor of Sciences in Data Analytics degree offerings.

GGU Provost Brent White said, “We’re eager to welcome students from around the world to our innovative, practice-based programs taught by GGU scholar practitioners with decades of professional experience in San Francisco’s most successful companies. Through GGU Worldwide, we can now serve growing demand for graduate degrees from students in Asia, the Pacific Rim, the Middle East, and Africa. We will extend our programs to students in Latin America within the next 12 months.”

Enrollment is underway for the five graduate degree programs. Interested students should request more information by emailing Classes start July 17th and will be taught primarily asynchronously with some synchronous elements available. GGU Worldwide is open to degree-seeking students who live outside of the United States. GGU Worldwide offers opportunities for students who start their education from outside the U.S. to complete their degree from GGU’s main San Francisco campus.

About GGU Worldwide

GGU Worldwide makes higher education affordable and accessible to students around the world in multiple languages. As an international division of Golden Gate University, an accredited nonprofit institution founded in 1901, GGU Worldwide offers high quality, practice-based degree programs, taught by teacher practitioners from the heart of San Francisco’s financial and high-tech district.

About Golden Gate University

Golden Gate University, a private nonprofit university in the heart of San Francisco’s financial and high-tech district, empowers working adults to achieve their professional goals with nationally renowned undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificates. Founded in 1901, GGU has been a leader in online education for nearly three decades, and its programs offer maximum flexibility for modern students. With a primary campus in San Francisco, GGU also has teaching locations in Silicon Valley and Seattle. GGU graduates join nearly 70,000 alumni.

About upGrad

UpGrad, started in 2015, is a pioneer in the online education revolution, focused on powering career success for a global workforce of over 1.3 billion. It is one of the few Integrated LifeLongLearning Tech Companies in the world—spanning the college student to the working professional and across undergraduate courses, campus & job linked programs, studying abroad, short form to executive programs to degrees, master’s and doctoral degrees. UpGrad serves a student base of over two million across 100+ countries and has more than 300 University partners and a robust enterprise business with a client base of 1,000 companies worldwide. Already termed Asia’s higher EdTech leader, it has offices in the UK, U.S., Middle East, India, Singapore & Vietnam, and with presence in many more countries.

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