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Developing Christ-Centered Leaders Who Change Global Cities

About BGU

Nationally Accredited by TRACS - Recognized by the US Department of Education

The Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools is validated by:

  • United States Department of Education 
  • Council for Higher Education Accreditation 
  • Washington Student Achievement Council
  • Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board 


To verify our standing with the US Department of Education use this link: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/Search.aspx


CHEA AccreditationBakke Graduate University is a member of the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS) having been awarded Reaffirmed Status as a Category III and IV Institution by the TRACS Accreditation Commission on November 8, 2010; this status is effective for a period of ten years (Licensed until November 2020). TRACS is recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE), the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE).

Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS)
15935 Forest Road, Forest, VA 24551
Phone: 434-525-9539; Fax: 434-525-9538
info [at] tracs [dot] org; www.tracs.org

Degree Authorization Act

Bakke Graduate University is authorized by the Washington Student Achievement Council and meets the requirements and minimum educational standards established for degree-granting institutions under the Degree-Granting Institutions Act. This authorization is subject to periodic review and authorizes Bakke Graduate University to offer specific degree programs. The Council may be contacted for a list of currently authorized programs. Authorization by the Council does not carry with it an endorsement by the Council of the institution or its programs. Any person desiring information about the requirements of the Act or the applicability of those requirements to the institution may contact the Council at:
P. O. Box 43430
Olympia, Washington 98504-3430

BGU is authorized to offer the following degrees:
Master of Arts in Global Urban Leadership with concentrations in:

  • Leadership
  • Urban Master of Arts in Social and Civic Entrepreneurship

Master of Business Administration with elective specializations in:

  • Capstone Project
  • Directed or Independent Studies
  • Integration Project
  • International Business Project
  • International Urban Immersion
  • Organizational Startup and Entrepreneurship
  • Personal Leadership Development
  • Project Management
  • Social Transformation
  • Thesis Project

Doctor of Ministry with specializations in:

  • Church & Ministry Multiplication
  • Leadership
  • Ministry in Complex Contexts
  • Theological Reflection
  • Urban Youth Ministry

Doctor of Transformational Leadership with specializations in:

  • City Transformation
  • Entrepreneurial Organizational Transformation
  • Cultural Transformation


Download the latest BGU Catalog to know more about the institution and the varous degree programs.