SDGKU graduates of academic and non-academic programs develop mastery of at least one global competency, and are usually leaders in their organizations and communities. Academic achievement of M.S. degree graduates is exceptional, with an overall GPA average of 3.54 during the period of July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016. Retention rates during this period for the Master of Science in International Managementprogram was 96%, and for the Master of Science in Communication and Technology was 90%. The action plans and practical projects that students propose and implement as part of the curriculum are usually aligned with the needs and interests of their employers or community of interest.
Upon graduation all SDGKU students become members of the SDGKU Alumni Association, the mission of which is to promote and strengthen academic and professional ties and networks within this growing community of distinguished graduates around the world. The SDGKU Alumni Association is a key resource for international and global networking, offering support services and access in an annual event organized by the International Training Center (ITC), which is held in San Diego and other locations around the world such as Singapore and Bangkok, Thailand, in 2011, New Delhi, India, in 2012, Beijing/Tianjin, China, in 2013, Shanghai, China, in 2014, and Beijing, China in 2015.