The School of Accounting’s certificate in forensic accounting includes courses in fraud examination, financial statement investigations, complex discovery and data management, the role of the expert and expert report, bankruptcy and insolvency, economic damages, valuation and lost profits. Students expected in this certificate program include CPAs looking for forensic accounting expertise and attorneys who need to know the vocabulary of forensics, as well as what questions to ask during complex discovery and litigation. Forensic courses will be eligible for CPE and MCLE credit. A total of 15 units of forensic accounting courses must be completed at Golden Gate University with an overall B average (3.0 grade-point average) or better to earn the certificate.
Please refer to the Required Academic Progress and GPA Requirements for Graduation for Graduate Students. 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 enrolling in the certificate courses. For further information, refer to Admission to Certificate Programs and Registering for Open Enrollment .
Students should meet with a School of Accounting adviser at the beginning of their studies to ensure that the certificate courses taken best meet their objectives.
Graduate Writing Proficiency Requirement
Students admitted to the graduate certificate in marketing program must meet the graduate writing proficiency requirement within the first nine units of the program by successfully passing the Graduate Writing Proficiency Exam or by completing ENGL 201 Graduate Writing with a grade of B or better. See “Proficiency in Mathematics, English and Computer Skills Required for Certain Master’s Degrees and Certain Graduate Certificates ”.