Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) from Golden Gate University

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  • Earn a U.S. Doctoral Degree from Golden Gate University, San Francisco 
  • Globally recognized program validated by the doctorate equivalency awarded by WES 
  • Position yourself as a thought leader and capitalize on consulting opportunities across the globe 
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  • 70% Scholarship for 5,000 Students
  • WES Recognized
  • 120+ Years of Educational Excellence


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.

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  • Live, Interactive Faculty and Alumni Sessions 

  • 1:1 Thesis Supervision with Academic Supervisors 

  • Designed for Working Professionals 

  • Choose a Concentration from Five Options 

  • 24*7 Student Support for Non-Academic Queries 

  • WASC Accreditation & WES Recognition 

  • Global Case Study Discussions 

  • Earn the Same U.S. Degree as Awarded On-Campus 

The upGrad Advantage

Industry Mentors

Receive one-on-one feedback on submissions and personalized feedback on improvement. 

Student Support

Student Support is available 7 days a week, 24*7 via email and “Talk to Us” option on Learn platform. 

Doubt Resolution

Timely doubt resolution by industry experts, 100% verified responses to ensure quality learning. 

Expert Feedback

Personalised feedback on assignments and projects, Regular live sessions by experts to clarify doubts. 

Career Services

Access to upGrad’s career portal, 1:1 mentorship sessions, and access to 300+ job openings. 

Global Network

Access to 300+ upGrad's hiring partners and GGU's San Francisco-based network of 50,000+ alumni. 

prerequisites for Doctor of Business Administration – Golden Gate University


Learners are required to hold a master's degree (or equivalent) or bachelor’s degree with 5+ years of work experience. 

Who Should Attend

Senior Management Professionals

Working professionals looking for a transition into the C-suite


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Learning Objective:
Clear the fundamentals of doctoral research, learn the quantitative and qualitative research techniques required to perform analysis for dissertation.

  • Doctoral Writing and Research Methods 
  • Quantitative Research and Analysis 
  • Qualitative Research and Analysis 

Learning Objective:

Select the specialization that best suits your experience and future aspirations.

  • Finance 
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management 
  • Business and Data Analytics 
  • Marketing 
  • Leadership and Strategy 
  • General 

Complete all the research phases and your dissertation to receive U.S. Doctoral Degree from Golden Gate University, San Francisco. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Program FAQs

The Doctor of Business Administration program helps you: 

  • Develop business knowledge and analytical skills to design and execute research studies that have real-world impact 
  • Excel in your current job and help you manage businesses with a holistic approach 
  • Seek rewarding overseas opportunities 
  • Take your academic pursuits and endeavors in strategic consulting to the next level 
  • Take more challenging management roles that need an experienced mindset 

After completing this Doctor of Business Administration program, you can: 

  • Execute and participate in management research that helps businesses across the world. 
  • Excel in your understanding of specialized fields within management such as finance, business & data analytics, marketing, and leadership and strategy 
  • Embrace more challenging roles in the business domain and foray into management consulting 
  • Be eligible for management roles that require a doctorate in management

Doctorate in Business Administration

The U.S. Doctoral Degree in Business Administration is issued by Golden Gate University, San Francisco. It is a globally acknowledged and recognized program which is validated by the doctorate equivalency awarded by WES. 

Candidates willing to enroll are required to hold a master's degree (or equivalent) or bachelor’s degree with 5+ years of work experience. 

The specializations offered by this Doctorate in Business Administration are: 

  • Finance  
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management  
  • Business and Data Analytics  
  • Marketing  
  • Leadership and Strategy  
  • General 

Yes, you will be awarded a WES recognized U.S. Doctoral Degree from Golden Gate University, San Francisco.

There are 3 steps to get the Doctorate in Business Administration: 

Step 1: Submit Application 

Complete your application, providing work experience and educational background. The admissions committee will review your application, including all required documentation. 

Step 2: Apply for Scholarship 

Submit your Statement of Purpose for the GGU program to which you are applying. Upon qualification, you will receive an Official Offer Letter confirming your admission to the course. 

Step 3: Reserve Your Seat 

Reserve your program spot by paying the required program deposit (typically INR 50,000) in full by the date specified in your offer letter. Start your educational journey.

Training FAQs

Working professionals who are looking for a transition into the C-suite or Senior Management professionals looking to become experts in their domain of choice. 

The scholarship is rolled out based on academic and professional achievements. Once the application form is submitted with these details, the admission committee reviews the same. If you are admitted into the program, the scholarship that you are eligible for will be mentioned on the offer letter. Please note that admission is provisional until successful verification of supporting documents and completing the payment formalities.