Certificate in Finance
Golden Gate University

Program Details

Golden Gate University online offers a Certificate in Finance to the working adult student.  This condensed certificate program prepares undergraduate students for the CFA exam.  Students of business may use this online certificate to gain a more focused comprehension of finance without having to earn a degree.  

Take on undergraduate finance courses and develop into a well-prepared business professional.  Enter your career with the skills and confidence to succeed.  Enhance financial knowledge and proceed forward with your future through Golden Gate University online.


  • An official transcript
  • A high school diploma from an approved institution
  • Completion of prerequisite courses (if applicable)

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.


Restricted States

Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Maryland, Minnesota, New Mexico, Wisconsin