New Finance Chair Brings Experience at Boeing and Academia to GGU

In June of 2017, Dr. Andrea Anthony will join Golden Gate University as an Assistant Professor and Chair of Finance and Economics. Before joining GGU, she spent two years at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon as an Assistant Professor of Finance. Anthony completed her Ph.D. in June 2014 at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon. Her research is in empirical corporate finance and is concentrated on equity issuance and corporate governance.

Dr. Anthony earned her MS in Finance at the University of Oregon and her BBA from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. Prior to pursuing her Ph.D., Anthony spent almost five years in several corporate finance roles with The Boeing Company at the company’s Seattle and Chicago locations.

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Andrea Anthony

Recently, Dr. Anthony co-authored a paper that was recently covered by Reuters. The study, Does the Source of Money Determine Retirement Investment Choices?, examines whether public university employees treat their “free money” differently from their “earned money.” Does the Source of Money Determine Retirement Investment Choices? is available is available on SSRN.



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Scholarships for 2016-2017: Fund Your Education

At Golden Gate University, we pride ourselves in providing an invaluable education to all students, whether online or in person. As competition in your field continues to grow, a graduate degree has become more and more sought after to boost one’s competitive edge.

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According to an article featured on usatoday.com , over 70% of graduate students receive financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships and loans. For many, it takes years to pay back student loans and for some, just thinking of the potential financial burdens deters their return to the classroom.

Our institution conveniently located in San Francisco’s Financial District, offers a plethora of financial resources including many scholarships for domestic and international students to combat any financial issues. If you are searching to fund your upcoming trimester, please apply for one of our generous Graduate Endowed Scholarships.

Recipients receive an educational gift (to not be repaid) in the amount of $750 to $2,000 per term for the duration of the student’s program. To be eligible for Endowed scholarships, domestic or international students must be continuously enrolled at least half-time (4 units) each term. Please note the deadline is Friday, July 15, 2016.

For a complete listing of our scholarships provided by generous donors, please visit our website.

Considering returning to school to finish your BA/BS or to advance your career with a graduate degree? Join us Monday, June 20th for an information session to learn begin your educational journey with GGU!

5 Tips to Excel in Your Position: Become the Office Superstar

Today, over 80% of Golden Gate University students are part-time.  Many work as interns or full-time employees with the goal of scoring that coveted promotion. As the week winds down, use the following list of tips for ways to potentially become the office superstar and expedite the promotion process.

  1. Present yourself in a professional manner – After being in a work environment for a certain amount of time, you can become comfortable. Don’t take advantage of leniency. Always conduct yourself professionally when on the clock. You must remember, every moment is a chance to impress. This means inappropriate jokes, casual clothing and lackadaisical behavior should not become a part of your routine.RB46496684008
  2. Seek information – Countless hours are wasted on a monthly basis. If you have a light workload, spend your time learning more about industry trends, company information or cultivating a skill that can simplify the work process.
  3. Come prepared – Whether you have an upcoming meeting or are new to a project, always study. If documents are provided, review them in advance and ask your contact any questions that may arise to combat confusion.
  4. Say “yes” – “Whenever an opportunity or project comes your way, say “yes”. When I began my career in HR, I wasn’t sure which path I wanted to take. I said yes to projects and opportunities and eventually found where my strengths and passions were best suited. This allows for increased knowledge, exposure to other people in your company, and helps build meaningful relationships. It’s also important to know when to say “no” and manage your time. It’s a fine balance, but do take advantage of opportunities and don’t be afraid to learn something new.” – Maureen Johanssen (MS HRM ’14) – HR Manager, CBS Interactive
  5. Be humbled – Yes, you are educated, experienced and building a career many could only dream of; however, you don’t need to remind those around you of your capabilities. Let your work speak for itself.

Ageno Offers Online & In-Person Classes for the Working Professional

Golden Gate University attracts students nationally and even across the globe. Our diverse student body has been recognized by Best College Reviews as one of the top 50 ethnically diverse colleges in America. GGU also prides itself as an institution that is known to provide a quality education to those with an eager mind and time limitations. Today, over 80% of students attend part-time to make room for full-time employment and/or other obligations.

MS in Integrated Marketing Communications candidate Danielle Anderson is projected to complete her degree by December 2016. Anderson, a Chicago native, is no stranger to hard work. She spends her weekdays working as a marketing coordinator for the Edward S. Ageno School of Business, her weekends as a part-time employee with a Bay Area sports team and her nights in a GGU classroom. When asked the infamous question, “Why GGU?” she responded with the following:

After joining the GGU community  as a full-time employee, I realized that pursuing an education at this institution didn’t just mean a lot of reading. It meant learning from an experienced professional who was ready to give back. The campus location also (San Francisco’s Financial District) also made it easy for me to commute from the East Bay. – Danielle Anderson

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Danielle Anderson

Many of our programs are available in person and/or online providing students with flexible scheduling. If a student decides to pursue an online education, their course experience will include creative media usage to ensure students receive an experience parallel to those on campus. Anderson stressed the importance of a central location; but, also expressed her need for online courses. “My schedule can get hectic. If online courses weren’t available, I would not be able to complete an MS degree with my schedule in less than 2 years.”

If you are searching for a flexible degree program in business, peruse our graduate degree list to learn why many have chosen our school of business.