Golden State University

Golden Gate University - DBA in Generative AI

3 Years Duration
Hybrid Doctorate Program
World-class Faculty
80+ years of collective experience, 15+ successful patents
Adjunct Faculty Opportunity
Teach at GGU’s global campus network
Eligibility Criteria
Bachelor’s Degree, 10+ years work-ex

Golden Gate University - DBA in Generative AI

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
(with three compulsory Global Immersion Programs)
36 Months
# of Courses
Year 1: 7 Foundation Courses (28 credits)
3 concentration courses (9 credits)
1 capstone (3 credits)
ard 55% scholarship available for 5000 students
(i.e. HKD237,000 or USD 30,000)
A Bachelor's degree + min. 10 years work experience. Candidates with less than 10 yrs of work exp but exceptional profile and leadership background may also apply
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

We train participants to assume leadership roles in the industry as well as to take up faculty positions at academic institutes, unlike traditional DBA programs that only focus on the latter.
We support all participants in either publishing a book or research paper and in filing a patent based on their interests.
Upon successful completion, we offer all participants the opportunity to interview for adjunct faculty positions at Golden Gate University’s global campus network.

Programme Overview

Up-to-date modules integrated with Generative AI
Gain a Dr. title post completion of the program
Globally renowned faculty with 125+ research papers, 15+ patents, 80+ years in collective experience
Global Immersions at San Francisco, Singapore (tentative) and India
Become an Adjunct Faculty at GGU's global campus network
Join GGU's 70,000+ alumni network
Research on the impact of Generative AI in diverse domains
WES Recognized Program

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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