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Accounting, Graduate Certificate

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Overview

The undergraduate certificate program in Accounting is designed by Golden Gate University to enhance students' accounting knowledge, expand their career opportunities, fulfill the accounting education requirements for the CPA or CMA examination, or satisfy the admission requirements for one of our graduate accounting programs. 

Business Educational Opportunity

Students will gain an expansive knowledge of state and federal accounting standards and information systems through both theoretical and practical applications.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    18 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Blended, Online

Programme Structure

  • All 18 units must be upper-division accounting (100-level, prefix ACCTG) and must be taken at Golden Gate University with a grade of C or better. 
  • Students intending to apply to the Master of Accountancy (MAc) program must attain at least a 3.0 (B) overall GPA in courses which are part of the MAc foundation.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • A high school grade point average of 3.00 (B) or higher
  • A resume showing three or more years of professional work experience
  • A statement of purpose stating why Golden Gate University is the right institution to meet your personal and professional goals; and
  • In some cases, participate in an interview (by telephone or in person) with the dean.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    660 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 660 USD per credit and a duration of .
  • National

    660 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 660 USD per credit and a duration of .
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Living costs for San Francisco

  • 2206 - 4120 USD/month
    Living Costs

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