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Undergraduate Certificate in Finance

Program at a Glance




Online, Hybrid

Total Units


Program Overview

The Undergraduate Certificate in Finance can be structured to serve as preparation for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exam.

Many business professionals recognize the importance of university coursework in finance, but have neither the time nor the need to complete the requirements for a traditional academic degree. For such students, a certificate is the ideal solution.

Admission Requirements

  • 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.

See Certificate Program Admission Policies and Undergraduate Transfer Credit Policies for more information.


The Undergraduate Certificate in Finance requires completion, with a “C” average or better, of 15 units of finance undergraduate courses (prefix FI) at Golden Gate.

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.

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