Master of Science in Accounting / Financial Accounting & Reporting
Golden Gate University

Program Details

Golden Gate University online offers a Master of Science degree in Accounting with a concentration in Financial Accounting and Reporting.  Faculty bring real-world experience in government, private industry, and public accounting to the online classroom.  This concentration gives focus to theory and principles around a variety of issues in accounting today.  

Coursework includes rigorous exploration of financial statement preparation and the regulations assigned to public and private sectors.  Graduates of GGU accounting programs hold high-level positions in top organizations across the country.  Take the academic step towards advancing expertise in the field of financial accounting through Golden Gate University online today.

Requirements

  • 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.

  • 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.