Why Should I Earn a Certificate?

Certificate programs are a great way to gain new skills and market your expertise to current and prospective employers. A GGU professional certificate creates career advancement opportunities with the potential for higher pay.

Many programs can be completed in less than a year, meaning they are an efficient way to increase your knowledge. You'll learn practical skills from faculty who have direct experience in the field. By earning a certificate, you'll be ready to advance in your career.

Why Should I Earn a Certificate at GGU?

A Variety of Programs

Our certificate programs are open to all U.S. citizens and permanent residents, regardless of prior degree status. You'll be sure to find the certificate program that gives you the skills you need to take your career to the next level.

We offer 20 undergraduate certificate programs, including:

  • Tableau
  • Leadership
  • Programming (HQL, Python, SAS, SQL)
  • Data Analytics

We also offer 25 graduate certificates programs, including:

  • Human Resource Management
  • Project Management
  • Taxation
  • Estate Planning
  • Counseling

Flexible Options

At Golden Gate University, we know the challenges of going to school while working. That's why we make it easy to fit our classes around your busy schedule. We offer online, in-person and hybrid classes. We also offer our courses on nights and weekends for added convenience.

Pathway to a Degree

Your certificate program can be a stepping stone toward a bachelor's or master's degree. Depending on the program, you can apply your credits towards a bachelor's or master's degree at GGU. Start to build your skills today.

I’m a mother of four, operate my own business, a full time employee and student. It was a difficult decision to go back to school in my mid-30s, but Golden Gate University allowed me to further my education while balancing my life.

Tameika Byrd
(Management BA ’16, MBA ‘19)