Combine advanced accounting skills with concepts in data analysis with the Master of Science in Accounting Data and Analytics degree from Golden Gate University. Students will gain technological skills key to today’s evolving accounting profession.
Coursework emphasizes practical applications of theory, preparing students to become leaders in their field. Graduates will be assets to their organizations, with knowledge of innovative technologies and business automation processes that can increase operational efficiency and drive sound decision making. This program also satisfies the 150-hour education requirement to become a licensed CPA.
Students can choose a concentration in:
- CPA Applied Accounting
- Advanced Analytics for Accountants
- Essentials of Leadership
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School Accreditation & Licensing
Golden Gate University is accredited by:
WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)
The WASC Senior College and University Commission 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)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationBachelor Degree
Recommended GPA3.0 or above (4.0 scale)
Admission TestsProof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)
Official College Transcript(s), Additional Materials May Be Requested
- Applicants who do not meet the GPA requirement may need to submit a statement of purpose and resume.
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