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Bachelor of Business Administration

Bachelor of Business Administration

Batch Starts 3rd Jul'2024

Abroad Intake Sep'2025

Key Benefits of the Program

  • INR30 Lakhs

    Significant savings of upto INR 30 Lakhs compared to studying full degree in Canada1

  • Upto36 Months

    Eligible for PGWP/Post Study Work/OPT visa application after graduation2

  • CAD64K

    Average salary in Canada after completion of the course1


  • Economics
  • Human Resource Management
  • Finance & Accounting
  • Aviation Management
  • E-sports Management
  • Marketing

Program Structure and Fees

Bachelor of Business Administration is a 4 Years Undergraduate Course, where in the first year you will be studying online from Golden Gate University Worldwide. This program offers an opportunity to avail academic support at the upGrad's Learning Support Centre in Hyderabad. The tuition fee for Year 1 of the online course shall be INR 5,08,500 per annum. For the remaining years, you will be transferring your credits to Canada and studying at Algoma University. The Tuition Fee for Algoma University will approximately be CAD 21,600 per annum. You will also have to incur approximately CAD 20,635 per annum as living costs in Canada.
  1. Country


    Course Name

    • Certificate in Business Management


    • Completion of class 12th in 2021/2022/2023 with 60% or above marks in respective board exams.

    Tuition Fees

    INR 5,08,500 per annum

    Cost of Living


    Mode of Teaching



    1 Year

  2. Country


    Course Name

    • Bachelor of Business Administration


    • The applicant should successfully complete 1st Year of Certificate in Business Management from GGU with a minimum of 3 GPA or above marks as aggregate and 3 GPA in each course individually.
    • English Proficiency Requirements are TOEFL(iBT) >= 79 or IELTS minimum score of 6.0 in each band or CAEL (minimum band score of 60%)  or  Duolingo (minimum overall score of 110, minimum score of 90 in each band) or PTE >= 63.

    Tuition Fees

    ~ CAD 21,600 per annum

    Cost of Living

    ~ CAD 20,635 Per annum

    Mode of Teaching



    3 Years

Other Benefits

  • Eligible for transfer to on-campus studies in top Canadian University
  • Support with TOFEL / IELTS training and study abroad modules to meet Canada study requirements
  • Significant savings of upto INR 30L+ compared to a traditional 4-year on-campus Canadian degree
  • End-to-end application, counseling and visa application assistance from upGrad
  • Post Study Work Visa opportunities (up to 3 years) as accessed by graduates of standard Canadian degrees
  • Dedicated Student Success Team
About Golden Gate University Worldwide
GGU Worldwide meets the needs of students for the next century by making higher education affordable, accessible, and in multiple languages to students worldwide. Golden Gate University is an accredited nonprofit institution founded in 1901, located in the heart of San Francisco’s financial and high-tech district and near Silicon Valley’s global epcenter for innovation.GGU Worldwide builds on Golden Gate’s three decades of experience offering high-quality, practice-based online education. GGU Worldwide’s high-quality, practice-based degree programs are delivered by experienced practitioners, influencers, and thought leaders. GGU worldwide offers real-world and real-time expertise as 80% of its faculty are practicing professionals such as directors, consultants, entrepreneurs, and other industry leaders. Having received the accreditation of WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), the university strives toward developing new competencies amongst our graduates to be skilled in their respective domains. ...Read more
About Algoma University
Discover Algoma University, a distinguished institution inOntario, Canada, renowned for its personalized and exceptional educational experience. Students are drawn to Algoma University'srich history since1965,small class sizes, dedicated faculty, and comprehensive support services that ensure their success. The university's vibrant international comunity, diverse academic programs across four faculties, and exciting extracurricular opportunities attract learners who seek to ignite their curiosity and shape their future.Algoma University stands out as a champion of diversity, fostering cross-cultural connections and offering a transformative journey of intellectual growth and exploration. With over30academic programs, students have the opportunity to immerse themselves in vibrant campus life, joining a wide array of student clubs and organizations that fuel their passions. The university's commitment to research excellence is evident through its faculty's leadership in innovative projects supported by the prestigious Canada Research Chairs program. Algoma University is dedicated to nurturing each student's potential and preparing them for a world of endless possibilities. ...Read more
About Canada
Canada is expected to welcome 753000 international students by 2023. From working towards increasing the inflow of international students to ensuring that every student gets equitable treatment, Canada is becoming a promising study destination for international students.Canada offers a high quality of education aligned with state-of-the-art facilites. Let's look at a few reasons why you should study in Canada.Research OpportunitiesWhy study in Canada?One of the main reasons for choosing Canada as your study destination is its education system which is focused on research and development. If you want to pursue your studies as a research scholar, there is no better option than Canada. Moreover, almost all programs are research-oriented.AffordabilityStudying in Canada for international students is quite affordable. Canada is a top choice, with lower living costs and affordable tuition fees. Moreover, many universities and the government of Canada roll out numerous scholarships for international students. These scholarships can help you in pursuing your studies at your dream college. Also, universities allow students to work part-time as a means to support themselves.Rich Cultural DiversityCanada is termed as one of the most hospitable countries in the world, owing to its rich and multicultural environment. In Canada, you can witness beautiful and mesmerizing events like the NHL Hockey, the Montreal International Jazz Festival, and Poutine Week.Career OpportunitiesMany students that pursue their higher education in Canada are known to find an employment opportunity within three months of their graduation. Moreover, the students are given a post-graduation work permit that allows them to work after completing their studies in Canada.Top UniversitiesCanada offers its students a high quality of education, the best universities, and highly experienced faculty. The country is home to various top-ranking universities. Many students are attracted to the best universities in Canada, as they are bestowed with the best facilities and offer excellent opportunities in the long run. A degree from a Canadian university is internationally recognized, and some of the top-ranking universities in the country are the University of Toronto, McGill University, and the University of British Columbia. ...Read more


Award of Excellence


Award of Excellence

Award Amount :
up to 500 CAD
Eligibility :
  • If student scores between 60-69.9% in Class 12th.

Dean's Award


Dean's Award

Award Amount :
up to 1000 CAD
Eligibility :
  • If student scores between 70-79.9% in Class 12th.

President's Award


President's Award

Award Amount :
up to 2500 CAD
Eligibility :
  • If student scores between 80-89.9% in Class 12th.

Chancellor's Award


Chancellor's Award

Award Amount :
up to 5000 CAD
Eligibility :
  • If student scores 90% or above in Class 12th + 7.0 band in IELTS.

Career Opportunities

Business Administration

  • Digital Marketing Specialist

    CAD 53,008 Annually 1

  • Management Consultant

    CAD 80,566 Annually 1

  • Accountant

    CAD 54,397 Annually 1

  • Human Resources Manager

    CAD 73,508 Annually 1

  • Marketing Manager

    CAD 66,808 Annually 1

  • Operations Manager

    CAD 71,750 Annually 1


Golden Gate University WorldwideCertificate in Business Management


Algoma UniversityBachelor of Business Administration

  • 120


  • 48


  • 900

    Hours of Learning

  • 100+


Frequently Asked Questions


Are Golden Gate University Worldwide Degree Programs recognized by partner Algoma University, Canada?

Golden Gate University Programs are designed and delivered as per regulations set forth by WSCUC - WASC Senior College and University Commission (The official accreditation body of HEIs in California). As an officially accredited university in the United States, Algoma University, Canada will accept transfer credits from GGU for their undergraduate degree program - Bachelor of Business Administration. The same has been established and effectuated with an official agreement between the two universities.

Can I join this program without a TOEFL/IELTS Score and attempt TOEFL/IELTS after joining the program?

Yes, you can join this program without a TOEFL/IELTS score & upGrad will help you prepare for the English Entrance test to establish your current English proficiency to be eligible for a Bachelor of Business Administration Program in Canada.

Can we get a TOEFL/IELTS waiver, if we study through upGrad?

To study at Algoma University, you will have to meet university English Proficiency Requirements. Initially, we will apply on your behalf for a conditional offer letter to universities where TOEFL/IELTS score will not be required. upGrad will prepare you to meet these English proficiency requirements through specific study material.

I have not yet received Class 12 marks, am I eligible to apply for this program?

Yes, you can apply and block your seat for the program in case you have given exams in the 2024 academic year for class 12 and have not yet received a marksheet. You can block your seat by paying INR 25,000. The rest of the fees will be payable once you receive the mark sheet. You need to score a minimum of 3 GPA or above marks to be eligible for the course. In case you do not score 3 GPA, you can request for a refund of your block payment as per the refund policy.

What is a conditional offer letter and how is it different from a confirmed offer letter?

Conditional offer letters will be issued to you by Algoma University based on documents submitted by upGrad. These documents will be class 10th & 12th marksheets, passport. The conditional offer letter will be converted into a confirmed offer once students meet the conditions mentioned in the conditional offer letter. These conditions will be English proficiency conditions, successful completion of the course at Golden Gate University and any other condition which the university deems fit.

About the Bachelor’s Program in Algoma University

How can I apply for the program?

  • Applications can be submitted online via upGrad.com. 
  • Based on the confirmation of eligibility, a provisional offer letter will be rolled out. 
  • Student needs to pay required fees to upGrad.com 
  • Once the tuition fee is received and documents have been verified, a confirmation of enrollment into this program shall be received.

What are the course options available for a Bachelor's Degree at Algoma University?

At Algoma University you will have the option to pursue either of the following courses-
  •  Bachelor of Business Administration

Will I be supported for TOEFL/IELTS or other English language exams during the 1st year of Bachelor's Degree?

Yes, upGrad will help you prepare for the English proficiency test to establish your current English proficiency to be eligible for the Bachelor’s program in Canada.

What are the English proficiency requirements for getting admission in this program?

English Proficiency Requirements are TOEFL(iBT) >= 79 or IELTS minimum score of 6.0 in each band or CAEL (minimum band score of 60%)  or  Duolingo (minimum overall score of 110, minimum score of 90 in each band) or PTE >= 63.

How will Algoma University help in finding internships and job opportunities after I complete a course ?

Algoma has a career hub that assists students in all aspects that come with applying for a new job and works to prepare students for an upcoming interview.
They will help students in building a resume, & cover letter; exploring their transferable skills; developing accomplishment statements and conducting mock interviews.

University Partners

Do we get a conditional offer letter at the initial stage or after completion of the 1st year with Golden Gate University?

Once you enroll in the Bachelors Accel Program with upGrad and provide all the required documents, upGrad will submit applications to university partners on your behalf as per the scheduled intakes application timelines. University partners will release a conditional offer letter within three months of application submission.

Is there any fee applicable for the Application process at Algoma University?

Yes, $125CAD is applicable for making an application at Algoma University. This needs to be borne by students.

What would be the alternate option if I could not get a conditional offer letter from one of upGrad’s partner universities?

This is a highly unlikely scenario. In case you do not get a conditional offer letter from Algoma University, you may apply to our other partner schools or continue studying online from Golden Gate University.

How many intakes are available at Algoma University?

Algoma University offers three intakes for students. The first intake of the year will be the January (Winter) intake and the second intake of the year will be the May (Summer) intake, third intake will be September (Fall) intake.


Will upGrad help me in writing Academic and Visa SOP?

Yes, upGrad will help with your Academic and Visa SOP and will also organize training on how to write a good SOP.

Can we get a PSW visa if we study for this program in India and then for 3 years in Canada?

Canadian Post-Study Work visas are available to all the students who have completed at least 1 academic year on campus in Canada.

How much are living expenses for a year in Canada?

Living expenses in Canada for international students are CAD 20,635 per annum  which has to be deposited in a Canadian bank as GIC (Guaranteed Investment Certificate) if a student is opting for a visa under the SDS route.

What will be the alternate pathway, if I could not get a visa from Canada after completion of the program?

As you will be studying in the Golden Gate University program, you will be able to successfully complete the course through Golden Gate University (online) in case you are not able to secure a Canada Visa.

Can I do a part time job while studying in Canada?

You may be eligible to work in Canada while studying, if your study permit includes a condition that says you can work on or off campus. As per the Canadian norms, you can work for 20 hours/week during academic terms and 40 hours/week during breaks. You must also meet all the other requirements. You can only start working in Canada when you start your study program. You can't work before your studies begin.


What is the process of payment for this program?

Initially, you need to deposit INR 25,000 as a block amount for seat booking. 15 days before the start of course and once you have Class 12 marksheet available, you need to make a complete payment of the remaining amount. You can opt for no-cost EMI with credit facility providers if you want to pay in installments.

Can I pay the semester fees?

1. University fees and 
2. Articulation fees. Articulation fees need to be paid together at once.
You can avail of a 0% EMI option with a monthly installment and a down payment of INR 25,000 to block your seat. If you are availing of 0% credit card EMI, upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions. Your bank may levy GST or other taxes on the interest component of the EMI. University fees can be paid yearly.

Refund Policy

Is there any deferral or refund policy for this program?

Refund Policy:
1. Students must pay an applicable Caution Amount for the enrollment to the Program. This Caution Amount will be adjustable against the total Program fee payable by the student. 
2. Once the student has made a partial or full payment of Program fee, such student can claim a refund for this amount at any time before the cohort commencement date by raising a refund request through ‘My applications’ page on our website (www.upgrad.com), stating the specific reason for the refund. The refund shall be subject to a deduction of INR. 20,000/- towards processing fee. If less than INR. 20,000/- have been paid in total, students shall not be eligible for any refund in such a case. 
3. Students shall not be eligible for a refund (under any circumstances) if the refund request is raised postprogram/Batch Start Date. In such a case, the student will continue to pay the EMI of his loan (if applicable), as the loan cannot be canceled. This is also applicable to students who could not complete their payment and could not get enrolled in their opted cohort. However, the student can request a PreProgram deferral as per the policy defined below for the same. 
4. Studentshall not be eligible for refund of any amount paid towards the Program in case any discrepancy is identified between your application and self-attested documents including but not limited to wrong details about your grades or any other incorrect information provided in your application. 
5. In case of a valid refund request post obtaining the loan from a third party credit facility provider, we would like to clarify that the responsibility of canceling the loan will lie with the student as upGrad is not privy to such arrangements between the student and the third party credit facility provider. 
6. If students do not provide documents as per the timeline mentioned in the offer letter, they will be deferred to the next batch but they will not be eligible for any refunds.

Deferral Policy: (Pre- Program Commencement)
1. If a Learner, due to unavoidable circumstances is unable to commence with the cohort and requests for a deferral before the Cohort Commencement Date, Learner will have an option to defer to another batch. 
2. However, the learner will be required to pay 50% of the Total Program Fee amount (inclusive of taxes) before the deferral can be approved. Till this condition is complied with, the Learner will be assumed to be continuing in the same cohort. 
3. A Learner can request for deferral only once and to either of the scheduled cohorts to start in the next 1 year from the batch start date of the initial batch the Learner enrolled for. 
4. The Learner has time till the current Cohort Commencement Date to make the payment of the 50% of the Total Program Fee, post which the deferral request will expire. Once the deferral window expires and the Learner asks for a refund after the Cohort Commencement Date, the above-mentioned applicable refund policy will apply. 
5. The fee applicable to the deferred Learner will be as per prevailing Total Program Fee for the batch Learner as opted to defer to (No additional deferral fee is required to be paid).

Deferral Policy: (Post Program Commencement)
1. If a learner is facing severe issues in dedicating time to the course, Learner will have an option to defer to another batch.A Learner can request for deferral only once and to either of the scheduled cohorts to start in the next 1 year from the Cohort Commencement Date of the initial batch the Learner enrolled for. 
2. The Learner will be required to pay a deferral fee of 5% of the Total Program Fee (inclusive of taxes) if any along with the differential program fees between the two cohorts. 
3. The deferral request will be approved once the deferral fee is paid. 
4. Till this condition is complied, the Learner will be assumed to be continuing in the same cohort. 
5. The Learner has 7 days (including holidays and weekends) from the date of deferral request to make the payment of the deferral fee, post which the deferral request will expire, and the learner will continue as part of the current cohort. 
6. If the Learner completes the deferral payment, the Learner’s login will be disabled, The Learner will leave the deferred cohort and the Learner will start learning on the new cohort from the point of the last assignment that was graded in the deferred cohort. All grades and progress till that point will be carried forward as it is to the new cohort. 
7. The deferral can only be requested during the batch for which the Learner has enrolled is ongoing. Once the batch has been completed, deferral requests shall not be entertained. For clarification, the batch completion here shall mean the “last grace deadline” as communicated by upGrad. Case Deferral fee Before Program Commencement 50% program fee (including taxes) to be paid upfront- no additional deferral fee to be paid Post Program Commencement (0-7 days after program start date) 5% of the program fee (including taxes) to be paid within 7 days as deferral fee Post Program Commencement (8 days after program start date) Will have to continue as a part of the current cohort.
CaseDeferral fee
Before Program Commencement50% program fee (including taxes) to be paid upfront- no additional deferral fee to be paid
Post Program Commencement (0-7 days after program start date)5% of the program fee (including taxes) to be paid within 7 days as deferral fee
Post Program Commencement (8 days after program start date)Will have to continue as a part of the current cohort
  1. The above statistics depend on various factors and individual results may vary. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
  2. The student assumes full responsibility for all expenses associated with visas, travel, and related costs. upGrad does not provide any assurance or make representations regarding visa approval or the procurement of the visa.
  3. upGrad does not grant credit; credits are granted, accepted or transferred at the sole discretion of an educational institution. upGrad does not make any representations regarding the recognition or equivalence of the credits or credentials awarded, unless otherwise expressly stated. If you intend to pursue a post graduate or doctorate degree upon completion of this course or apply for employment which requires specific credits, we advise you to enquire further regarding the suitability of this degree for your academic and/or professional requirements before enrolling.
  4. Please note that the financial support provided by a third-party credit facilitator for the program is in the form of a Personal Loan, not an Educational Loan. This distinction means that the loan does not come with tax benefits or other amenities. We strongly advise all learners to carefully consider this information before proceeding with enrollment.