Graduate Certificate in Financial Accounting & Reporting
Golden Gate University

Program Details

A Graduate Certificate in Financial Accounting and Reporting is available online with Golden Gate University.  Students who earn this certificate are prepared for advanced career opportunities as well as further academic study.  Those interested in pursuing the CPA exam may find qualifying studies through this program.

Studies include accounting standards, auditing, federal taxation, and more.  Develop professional skills in a focused and accessible academic environment.  Earn a graduate certificate and take the next step in an accounting career with Golden Gate University online.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • Prerequisites may need to be satisfied prior to enrollment

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