Program at a Glance
Spring ’24 Final Application Deadline
The 15-unit Undergraduate Certificate in Accounting is designed for students who do not have an undergraduate accounting degree and is intended to enhance their accounting knowledge and expand their career opportunities. In addition, it may fulfill the education requirements to sit for the CPA or Certified Management Accountant (CMA) examinations.
- Undergraduate certificate program applicants must submit official transcripts documenting that they have been awarded the equivalent of high school diplomas from approved institutions. Students who have earned 12 semester units or 18 quarter units or more from regionally accredited U.S. institutions must submit complete official transcripts detailing this coursework.
- Certificate students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
- Official test score reports or other proof of fulfillment of GGU’s English Language Proficiency Admission Requirement are required for all applicants whose native language is not English.
Please note that some courses taken as part of certificate programs will have prerequisites. These prerequisites must be satisfied (through transfer of equivalent coursework or through taking the courses at Golden Gate) before the certificate courses can be completed.
Students intending to apply to the Master of Science in Accounting Data & Analytics (MSADA) program must earn a grade of “B” or better in each of these courses, since they comprise the MSADA program’s foundation requirement.