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Many business professionals recognize the importance of advanced study in finance, but have neither the time nor the need to complete the requirements for a traditional academic degree. For such students, a graduate certificate is the ideal solution. The courses enable students to master all of the critical functional areas of financial planning. The program culminates in a capstone case course in which members of the class prepare and deliver comprehensive financial plans.


The Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning requires the completion of seven courses (21 units), plus any necessary prerequisite courses. Before the certificate courses can be completed, prerequisites must be satisfied through transfer of equivalent coursework or by taking the courses at Golden Gate University.

No comprehensive examination is required.

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