Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership & Human Skills Development
Golden Gate University

Program Details

Golden Gate University offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Leadership and Human Skills Development to the online student.  This program is designed to provide knowledge, tools and techniques of emotional intelligence and progressive communication in the workplace.  Students are prepared for a variety of necessary tasks in workplace relations through studies including but not limited to:

  • Research and business writing
  • Professional and personal ethics
  • Psychology
  • Leading effectively

Courses are available in a hybrid format, designed for flexibility in scheduling.  Students will learn how to affect positive change through team building, conflict management, and navigating crucial conversations.  Pursuable career paths with this degree may include small start ups, multinational companies, nonprofits, government agencies, and more.  Develop foundational skills for your professional life through GGU online.


  • Community college, college, or university cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or better with 12 or more semester units of prior transferable credit
  • If fewer than 12 credits, the application may be considered with the following:
    • A high school GPA of 3.00 or higher
    • Resume
    • Three or more years of professional work experience
    • Statement of purpose
    • Possible interview

School Accreditation Statement

WSCUC (WASC Senior Colleges and Universities Commission)

GGU is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission, the organization that accredits universities in California and Hawaii, including Stanford, University of San Francisco, UC Berkeley, San Jose State. GGU has never chosen to apply for the optional AACSB accreditation because its requirements are not consistent with their mission and commitment to have students learn from former and current practitioners rather than pure scholars. To do this, Golden Gate focuses on hiring full and part-time faculty who have a strong practitioner background and bring their practical experience to the classroom. AACSB rules are not consistent with this approach and, unfortunately, many standard rankings such as US News & World Report base their information on AACSB. With more than 68,000 alumni, we are confident that GGU prepares students with knowledge and skills that can be used throughout their careers.


Restricted States

Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Maryland, Minnesota, New Mexico, Wisconsin