Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning
Golden Gate University

Program Details

Golden Gate University offers a Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning to the online student.  This program is designed for those launching into a financial planning career, with options to take courses in a hybrid format or 100% online.  Studies include but are not limited to:

  • Income Tax Planning
  • Personal Investment Management
  • Estate Planning

Students are qualified as Certified Financial Planners.  This certificate may also launch students into a master of science program, or careers as investment advisers or money managers.  Faculty are professionals in Bay Area financial institutions, providing students with a distinct network in the field.  Start a new career or invest in educational advancement with Golden Gate University online.

Requirements

  • 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.

  • AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION (ABA)
  • CALIFORNIA STATE BAR
  • AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF LAW SCHOOLS (AALS)

Geographic Restrictions

This program is not authorized for residents of: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Washington D.C., Georgia, Maryland, Minnesota, New Mexico, or Wisconsin.