Graduate Certificate in CPA Applied Accounting
Golden Gate University

Program Details

Advance your accounting knowledge and prepare for the Certified Public Accountant examination with the Graduate Certificate in CPA Applied Accounting. This online program from Golden Gate University features content from a major CPA exam review program and uses analytics to measure student performance and target class time to the subjects students need reinforced most.

Classes incorporate live lectures, recorded lectures, task-based simulations, and simulated exams to ensure you are well prepared. Coursework focuses on analysis of real-world case studies and practice-based examples.

This online accounting graduate program covers topics in:

  • Financial accounting and reporting
  • Business environments and concepts
  • Accounting and tax regulations
  • Auditing and attestation

% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Golden Gate University is accredited by:

WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)

The WASC Senior College and University Commission 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.


Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Additional Materials May Be Requested

Additional Info

  • Course prerequisites and/or a personal statement may be required.

Restricted States

Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Maryland, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Rhode Island, Wisconsin, International