About Starbucks Global Academy

Welcome to Starbucks Global Academy (SGA)! SGA is designed for Starbucks partners, customers, and community members around the world to build expertise, broaden their knowledge and be part of positive change. Most importantly, all content on SGA is available at no charge for everyone, everywhere.

Courses on SGA focus on the topics Starbucks knows best, based on 50-plus years of experience and in collaboration with subject matter experts at ASU: cultivating a deep love for coffee, doing good for our planet and for our communities, creating a welcoming and inclusive "third place", and promoting personal and professional growth.

SGA enables learners to share their achievements with the world, and we believe making time for your own development deserves to be celebrated. Each time you complete a course you'll earn an SGA certificate, and in some cases a digital badge through Badgr™as well, all to share as you wish across your personal and professional networks, such as LinkedIn®.


Behind the Work - Starbucks and Arizona State University (ASU)
The partnership between our organizations – Starbucks and ASU –  is rooted in similar, deeply-held beliefs about the power access to education has to remove barriers, help communities thrive, and promote positive change in the world. SGA is a platform where the collective thought-leadership, best-practices, and resources of Starbucks and ASU join together in the pursuit of doing good in the world.


With Starbucks Global Academy

  • Experience learning online, anytime, at no cost.
  • Complete courses around your interests and development goals.
  • Earn digital badges and resume-building credentials.