Master of

Accountancy

LAUNCH AN ACCOUNTING CAREER IN THE FINANCIAL DISTRICT

Begin your career as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Management Accountant (CMA) while enjoying unparalleled networking opportunities made possible by Golden Gate University's location and connections in the industry. Take accounting classes from experts who work at "Big Four" firms and other prestigious companies in the Bay Area. GGU provides convenient online courses or the option to finish the degree within 12 months if you study full-time at our San Francisco campus.

The Master of Accountancy (MAc) degree program is intended to meet the needs of both career-changers and current accounting professionals who wish to develop their expertise further. For many students, the MAc will satisfy the education requirements to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) examination.

Students may pursue the MAc in-person -- part or full-time during the evening or full-time during the day -- or online at their own pace.

The Accelerated MAc Day Cohort is an intensive program that allows students to complete the degree in as little as 12 months, and provides extensive support for securing employment after graduation.

Job support activities run concurrently with course work. The Accounting Career Fair is held yearly in late September, after which public accounting firms, government agencies, and corporations compete for candidates. Online students will be invited to our San Francisco campus to take part in this weekend of professional development and networking with top firms.

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Graduates of the Master of Accountancy program will demonstrate:
  • The ability to identify accounting issues, research and effectively communicate the results orally and in writing.
  • Knowledge and understanding of a diverse range of subjects relevant to a future career as an accountant. A non-exhaustive list of topics includes financial accounting principles and doctrines, auditing, internal controls, accounting information systems, managerial accounting, fraud examination, taxation, business law, economics, finance, international business, forensic accounting and data analysis techniques.
  • An understanding of the business, legal, professional and ethical context for a career as a professional accountant, and will be able to identify and appropriately act when ethical dilemmas are encountered in the activities of a professional accountant.

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