Certificate in Accounting

A powerful graduate certificate program designed to train business students for a career in accounting.


The Graduate Certificate in Accounting program provides fundamental accounting knowledge that can provide a competitive edge and increased career potential. The certificate may fulfill the education requirements to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Management Accountant (CMA) examinations. Since it is only five courses, it is ideal for those wanting a fast track to take the CPA or CMA exams, or for working professionals looking to maximize the return on their education investment.

Students who complete the certificate and choose to pursue a graduate accounting degree may have certain graduate requirements waived upon review by the School of Accounting.


Some courses have prerequisites that must be satisfied by taking the courses at Golden Gate University.

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Accounting Courses: $2,925 per 3-unit course.

Tuition varies for other courses. See Tuition & Fees for details.


This program is offered at the following locations: