The Certificate in Financial Accounting & Reporting is ideal for those wanting a fast track to take the CPA exam, or for working professionals who want to maximize the return on their education investment. The certificate may fulfill the education requirements to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam. The certificate provides fundamental accounting knowledge that can provide a competitive edge and increased career potential.
Graduate Writing Proficiency Requirement
Students admitted to this graduate certificate program must meet the graduate writing proficiency requirement within their first term in 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 Graduate Writing Proficiency Requirement for more information.
A total of 12 units of required 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.
For further information regarding certificate completion requirements, see Degree Requirements for Graduate Programs. 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.