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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.

Important Note:

Graduate Professional Certificate admission is limited to domestic students. Students that plan to study on an F or J Visa may apply to graduate programs only.

PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENTS

Graduate Writing Proficiency Requirement

Students admitted to this graduate certificate program must meet the graduate writing proficiency requirement within their first term in the program by successfully passing the Graduate Writing Proficiency Exam or by completing ENGL 201 Graduate Writing with a grade of “B” or better. See Graduate Writing Proficiency Requirement for more information.

General Proficiency Requirement

TOTAL UNITS — 12

REQUIRED COURSES — 6 UNITS

ACCTG 311
Fraud Examination
ACCTG 315
Principles of Internal Auditing

ELECTIVES — 6 UNITS

ACCTG 312
Internal Controls Over Financial Reporting (3 units)
ACCTG 313
Performance Auditing (3 units)
ACCTG 319
Accounting Information Systems (3 units)
ACCTG 351A
Economics, Finance & International Business for Accountants (3 units)
ACCTG 351B
Advanced Studies in Business Law (3 units)
MSBA 300
Foundations of Business Analytics (3 units)
MSBA 301
Enterprise Performance Management & Metrics (3 units)

A total of 12 units of required accounting courses must be completed at Golden Gate University with an overall “B” average (3.0 grade-point average) or better to earn the certificate

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum education: Bachelor's degree
  • Prerequisite courses: None
  • Student status: Must not currently be enrolled in a GGU degree program.
  • Residency: F or J Visa holders are not eligible.

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