Program Overview

Tax students in Golden Gate University’s Graduate Certificate in International Taxation program will strengthen their tax education and learn to work with international corporations. The curriculum within the program is designed to provide a broad international taxation education. Students will enhance their skills and knowledge on topics such as corporate tax issues and preparing taxes. In addition, students will gain experience preparing taxes for both individuals, large corporations, and international businesses.

Students will be able to complete the entire program online. The traditional, campus-based courses will also be offered on the San Francisco, Seattle, and Los Angeles campuses.

Students will need to complete a total of 15 units in order to complete the program. The 15 units are divided into six Elective and nine Required Course units. The three Required Courses are Principles of International Taxation, Taxation of Foreign Persons with US Activities, and Taxation of US Persons with Foreign Activities. Students have the option of completing two within a list of four Elective courses. The four Elective courses are: Income Tax Treaties; Transfer Pricing; International Mergers, Acquisitions, and Joint Ventures; and Taxation of Electronic Commerce.

Some courses may have prerequisites that need to be completed before courses enrollment. Prerequisites can be completed through course completion at Golden Gate University or by transferring approved credit from another program.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission


    Must hold a bachelors degree or higher.

    School Overview

    With just four students, Golden Gate University began evening classes in 1901 in San Francisco. Today, it maintains three added campus locations, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles and Seattle, along with an online program fueled by “cutting edge course content” and “real world and real time” instructors that bring exdivertise to the classroom. This private nonprofit university targets undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs in “law, taxation, business and related professions.” Today, the university hosts thousands of online students across the globe in forty plus countries. Limited class sizes provide a “seminar-style” atmosphere with asynchronous discussions. Golden Gate offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in a myriad of disciplines. These degrees also are available for online students with the exception of Psychology, Law, and cohort programs.


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