Master of Accountancy / Forensic Accounting
Golden Gate University

Program Details

Golden Gate University online programs offer a Master of Accountancy degree in Forensic Accounting to the nontraditional student.  This program is designed to meet the needs of professional accountants changing careers or developing specialized forensic accounting expertise.  Coursework for this degree includes but is not limited to:

  • Financial statement investigations
  • Discovery and data management
  • Bankruptcy and insolvency
  • Valuation and lost profits

Students will develop an effective skill set, including written and oral communication, professional judgement, analysis, and more.  Many courses include work on real-world case studies, making any gained knowledge directly applicable to today’s challenging business environments.  Study practical solutions to issues and theories in forensic accounting with GGU online, and meet advanced professional goals and career enhancement today.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • Official transcripts
  • Proof of English language proficiency, international applicants
  • GMAT/GRE test scores (waived for applicants who meet necessary criteria)

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.


Geographic Restrictions

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