Bachelor of Science in Business / Accounting
Golden Gate University

Program Details

Golden Gate University online programs offer a Bachelor of Science degree in Business / Accounting to the nontraditional student.  Each business program through GGU provides students with the skills, tools, and techniques to best enter the workplace as a competitively marketable employee.  Studies for this degree include but are not limited to:

  • Economics
  • Law
  • Finance
  • Information Systems

Students will also take on coursework in management, quantitative thinking, and communications.  Graduates with this degree may find pursuable career paths in consulting, auditing, taxation, and financial and managerial accounting.  While some students may choose to go directly into a career, Golden Gate University also provides pathway programs towards a Master of Science in Accounting as well as a Master of Science in Taxation.


  • Community college, college, or university cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or better with 12 or more semester units of prior transferable credit
  • If fewer than 12 credits, the application may be considered with the following:
    • A high school GPA of 3.00 or higher
    • Resume
    • Three or more years of professional work experience
    • Statement of purpose
    • Possible interview

School Accreditation Statement

WSCUC (WASC Senior Colleges and Universities Commission)

GGU is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission, the organization that accredits universities in California and Hawaii, including Stanford, University of San Francisco, UC Berkeley, San Jose State. GGU has never chosen to apply for the optional AACSB accreditation because its requirements are not consistent with their mission and commitment to have students learn from former and current practitioners rather than pure scholars. To do this, Golden Gate focuses on hiring full and part-time faculty who have a strong practitioner background and bring their practical experience to the classroom. AACSB rules are not consistent with this approach and, unfortunately, many standard rankings such as US News & World Report base their information on AACSB. With more than 68,000 alumni, we are confident that GGU prepares students with knowledge and skills that can be used throughout their careers.


Restricted States

Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Maryland, Minnesota, New Mexico, Wisconsin