Class of 2016: What is next?

Ageno would like to congratulate our class of 2016 graduates who have proved late nights on campus and an excess amount of caffeinated drinks is well worth it. This Saturday, April 30 at 10 am, our graduates will be recognized for all of their hard work at the Paramount Theater in Oakland, California. As the celebration ends, many graduates may be left with a lingering question – what is next?

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Land a Job

If you are still searching for that “dream” job, be sure to utilize the Office of Career Planning. Simply log in to http://www.ggucareers.com for job postings and online career resources. You will never get a job you don’t apply for!

Return to School

It is never to early to go back to school! As a graduate of a GGU program,  you are provided a 30% tuition grant. For program details and restrictions, view “Alumni Benefits”.  A 20% tuition grant is also available for family members.

Enjoy Alumni Perks

As you transition from student to graduate, make note of the many perks of being a GGU alumni! In addition to tuition grants, alumni benefits include:

  • Coastal eye wear discounts
  • Museum admission discounts
  • Special rates on auto insurance (i.e. Geico)
  • Free library usage for 2 years

For a complete listing, visit our “Alumni Benefits” page.

 

Summer ’16: 3 Courses You Must Experience

This summer, don’t just take a course for credits, but to maximize your GGU experience. There are 3 courses in finance, information technology and operations that offer skills applicable to your ideal career. We encourage you to take these courses in the upcoming trimester to take advantage of smaller classrooms, complete your program at a faster pace or if you seek to utilize open enrollment.

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Students in our cafe/lounge area

FI 305: Financial Reporting and Analysis

Take this course to improve your understanding of accounting as an information system that helps users make good business decisions. Topics include:

  • Accounting principles
  • Examination of the balance sheet
  • Income statement and statement of cash flows
  • Application of the various quantitative techniques such as ratio analysis
  • Equity valuation methods

If you find this course interesting, you are welcome to join our MS in Financial Planning Webinar Thursday, April 28th @ noon to learn more about our MS in Financial Planning curriculum, application process and to apply free.

IT 300: Managing Information Technologies in the Business Enterprise

This online course provides an introduction to the business knowledge and management skills necessary for leadership roles in IT departments.  Students will also be introduced to:

  • Emerging technologies such as cloud computing
  • Network computing
  • Social media

OP 303: Operations Management

Explore the theory and practice of managing innovation and technology and their role in competitive business situations. Emphasis will be placed on:

  • Technology planning
  • Development and acquisition
  • Managing the technically-oriented business functions

Are you ready to register? If you are not a student, join our MS in Project Management Webinar Wednesday, April 27th @ noon for details and an application fee waiver code.

Act today! Classes begin May 1st!

GGU’s MBA Program Redesigned for Continued Student Success

For more than half a century, GGU has offered an accredited MBA program for the working professional looking to achieve their career goals without changing their schedule. Our in-person courses held at our downtown San Francisco campus, online courses and the ability to combine the two allow students the flexibility to complete their degree on their terms.

This fall, Ageno is proud to announce our newly redesigned MBA program will launch. The program will prepare graduates to demonstrate a general management “holistic” perspective, master the application of analytic processes and acquire other pertinent skills necessary to lead in today’s complex business world.

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The surrounding downtown area

 

MBA students may choose from 14 concentrations that include Business Data Analytics, Project Management and Public Relations. To ensure students are able to gain an in-depth understanding of their area of focus, class sizes average 15 students and are taught by industry experienced professionals. Students come from more than 50 countries exposing all to various cultural backgrounds and building the skill of engaging with international teams.

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Students studying in the GGU Cafe

Want to learn more?

For those interested in joining our growing 70,000+ alumni community, Ageno invites you to attend our MBA Open House Thursday, May 12th from 5:30 -7 pm in person or online. Our MBA Director Mike Cheng and other esteemed faculty will lead an overview of our MBA program as well our Executive MBA program designed for the more experienced professional. The event will include dinner, an opportunity to speak with faculty and staff to learn more about our available resources and networking with the GGU community.

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If you are not located locally, plan to virtually attend our upcoming EMBA/MBA webinar Wednesday, April 20th at 12 PM PST for extensive program information and an application fee waiver code.

GGU’s Campus: A Glimpse into Nearby Options

Conveniently located in downtown San Francisco’s Financial District, Golden Gate University is in close proximity to popular eateries, shopping and public transit. Whether you are coming from work or need to make a quick stop before class, there is a good chance you are less than a block from what you need.  IMG_1642

Close to the intersection of 1st and Mission, one block from Market Street, our university houses a café and bookstore.  Just outside, several Starbucks and Peet’s Coffee shops offer caffeinated drinks to accommodate those inevitable late nights.  Popular restaurants are also located on the block including Proper Foods, a fresh, local sourced restaurant, Mixt Greens and popular local eateries that serve breakfast lunch and dinner.

If you are in need of a financial institution, Chase Bank, Wells Fargo, Citibank and Bank of America are all within walking distance. On-campus ATMs are also available for swift banking transactions. To reach the campus or other San Francisco locations, hop on the Montgomery Bart or Muni. For on demand car service, use Lyft or Uber, many are available within 2 minutes of the request.

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Public transit 1 block from campus

In your down time, explore San Francisco’s top tourist attractions minutes from campus. Take a walk to the Ferry Building or Union Square to shop at the Westfield, San Francisco’s premier mall, take a trolley to see the sights or capture scenic views along the way!

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Great art located on Mission St.

Plan a visit to our campus located at 536 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94105 today. We can’t wait to meet you!

GGU Resources Available On-Campus & Online

GGU provides students with the tools to compete in today’s market by providing numerous on-campus resources.  From our newly remodeled library to our Office of Career Planning, students are supported throughout their careers, academically and professionally. Alumni are also granted access to a plethora of resources.

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Neepa Parikh, Office of Career Planning Director

Our Office of Career Planning offers free access to career consultations, webinars, workshops and various career developing events accommodating all professional levels. In addition, students and alumni are encouraged to research employment opportunities by accessing accounts to Glassdoor.com, Careerbeam, Vault Campus and JibberJobber free of charge.  For a complete schedule of events and unlimited access, visit GGU Careers.

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GGU Cafe

The GGU library is conveniently located at our downtown San Francisco location or online. The early morning to late night schedule 7 days a week allows the GGU community to
complete assignments with on-staff assistance beyond non-traditional business hours.  A few steps away, students may take a break in our brand new GGU Café which serves Peets’ Coffee and offers a grand selection of snacks. As students prepare for class, we recommend stopping by the GGU bookstore to purchase books, GGU gear and other class materials.

The workload of student is a great task. Take advantage of our wellness resources to combat health issues. This grants students access to on-campus counseling, student health events and veteran resources.

To experience GGU,  visit www.ggu.edu to plan a campus visit.