Golden Gate University

not for profit university Estd 1901
San Francisco, California, USA
Golden Gate University

Golden Gate University (GGU), established in 1901, focuses on educating adults and professionals in the field of law, business, psychology, marketing, finance, human resource management, and several others at both graduate and undergraduate levels. A lot of its courses are available as online degree courses as well.

It is the 4th oldest private university in California. The university was first named YMCA Evening College which carried on till 1923, after which it got its current name. It has been accredited by Wasc Senior Colleges and Universities Commission, American Bar Association, California State Bar, and American Association of Law Schools (AALS). It was also one of the first universities to start web-based learning programs in 1996.

The main campus of Golden Gate University is situated in San Francisco with two other campuses in Silicon Valley and Seattle. The San Francisco campus is centrally located in the financial district of the city. There are student and alumni lounges, service offices, libraries, a computer lab, legal clinics, and centers. Notably, it is easily accessible by public transportation. The Seattle campus was established in 1974 and offers evening courses which include Graduate Certificates in Taxation and Master of Science in Taxation, among others. The Silicon Valley campus is a regional learning center that allows students to attend weeknight and Saturday in-person classes to finish their course. Executive MPA and MS Human Resource Management courses can be completed using this method.

Golden Gate University is home to local students as well as students from 48 countries and it helps them with visa paperwork, housing, etc. The private, non-profit institute has many student clubs both academic and cultural. These clubs organize many workshops, events, and conferences for unique opportunities for learning, socializing, and creating a network of like-minded people. Out of the students at Golden Gate University, around 61% are enrolled in graduate business programs, 20% are law students and 19% are pursuing undergraduate programs. More than 80% of Golden Gate University courses are taught by practicing professionals.

There are countless personalities that have been associated with Golden Gate University. Some of the most notable personalities include Richard Belluzzo – CEO, Quantum Corp, and former President and COO of Microsoft, Joan Blades – co-founder, MoveOn.org, and J. J. Jelincic – former president of the California State Employees Association and CalPERS board member. When it comes to politics, Phillip Burton – former US Congressman, Craig Campbell – Lt. Governor of Alaska, Peter Corroon – Mayor of Salt Lake County, Utah, and Fiona Ma – 34th Treasurer of California, are some of the notable personalities. John Burris – Oakland trial attorney and Philip M. Pro – US District Court, District of Nevada are among others who pursued law from GGU.

Master of Science in Information Technology Management
  • Duration - 1.5 Years
  • Exams Accepted - IELTS : 6.5, TOEFL : 79
  • Fees - INR 16 Lakh

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Master of Science in Business Analytics
  • Duration - 1.5-2 Years
  • Exams Accepted - IELTS : 6.5, TOEFL : 79
  • Fees - INR 16.4 Lakh

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Master of Science in Project Management
  • Duration - 1.5-2 Years
  • Exams Accepted - IELTS : 6.5, TOEFL : 79
  • Fees - INR 16 Lakh

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Master of Business Administration
  • Duration - 1.5-2 Years
  • Exams Accepted - GMAT : Accepted, GRE : Accepted
  • Fees - INR 20.5 Lakh

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Master of Science in Finance
  • Duration - 1-1.5 Years
  • Exams Accepted - IELTS : 6.5, TOEFL : 79
  • Fees - INR 19.2 Lakh

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Master of Science in Human Resource Management
  • Duration - 1 Years
  • Exams Accepted - IELTS : 6.5, TOEFL : 79
  • Fees - INR 21.6 Lakh

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Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology
  • Duration - 2.5 Years
  • Exams Accepted - IELTS : 6.5, TOEFL : 79
  • Fees - INR 19.2 Lakh

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Executive Master of Public Administration
  • Duration - 1.5 Years
  • Exams Accepted - IELTS : 6.5, TOEFL : 79
  • Fees - INR 14.5 Lakh

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Master of Science in Taxation
  • Duration - 1-1.5 Months
  • Exams Accepted - IELTS : 6.5, TOEFL : 79
  • Fees - INR 22 Lakh

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Master of Arts in Industrial-Organizational Psychology
  • Duration - 1.5 Years
  • Exams Accepted - IELTS : 6.5, TOEFL : 79
  • Fees - INR 20.8 Lakh

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Master of Science in Leadership
  • Duration - 1 Years
  • Exams Accepted - IELTS : 6.5, TOEFL : 79
  • Fees - INR 23.9 Lakh

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Entry Criteria

CoursesExams
MIM - 6 CoursesIELTS - 6.5 & Above
TOEFL - 79 & Above
PTE - 57 & Above
MBA - 1 CourseGMAT - Accepted
GRE - Accepted
IELTS - 6.5 & Above
MS - 1 CourseIELTS - 6.5 & Above
TOEFL - 79 & Above
PTE - 57 & Above
Other Courses - 3 CoursesIELTS - 6.5 & Above
TOEFL - 79 & Above
PTE - 57 & Above

Admission Requirement

DocumentsSOP - Needed for few courses
LOR - Needed for few courses
Essays - Not required
CV - Needed for all courses
Additional documents - Required
Application feesUSD 65
Type of deadlineRolling

Approximate Fees

CoursesDurationTuition Fees
MIM - 6 Courses0.1 - 2 YearsINR 16L - 23.9L
USD 21,800 - 32,700
MBA - 1 Course18 - 24 MonthsINR 20.5L
USD 28,029
MS - 1 Course18 MonthsINR 16L
USD 21,800
Other Courses - 3 Courses1.5 - 2.5 YearsINR 14.5L - 20.8L
USD 19,800 - 28,340
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