Oct 16, 2019  
2019-2020 Catalog 
2019-2020 Catalog

Internal Auditing Graduate Certificate

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Program Information

The Internal Auditing Certificate is designed to meet the market demand for qualified internal auditors and the desire by financial professionals and students to increase their internal auditing knowledge and skills. The program is ideal for internal auditing managers and staff who want to expand their current career prospects, as well as, for individuals who are considering a career transition into the field. The program’s curriculum provides the educational coursework needed to fully prepare for the globally recognized Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) certification. In addition, this program provides relevant curriculum for individuals considering the CFE, CISA, and CGAP® credentials. 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 and Registering for Open Enrollment .

Students should meet with an academic program advisor adviser at the beginning of their studies to ensure that the certificate courses taken best meet their objectives.

Accounting Certificate Program Proficiency Requirements

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.

Accounting Proficiency Requirements

Computer Proficiency Requirement

Applicants are expected to have access to current levels of computing, including the Internet, and to have a working familiarity with computers and the software applications appropriate for graduate study.

Math Proficiency Requirement

Applicants are expected to possess a level of mathematical skill at least equivalent to Intermediate Algebra (MATH 20 ). Students may meet this requirement by satisfying one of the screening criteria listed under the heading “Proficiency in Mathematics, English and Computer Skills Required for Certain Master’s Degrees and Certain Graduate Certificates”.

Economics Proficiency Requirement

Students are expected to possess a level of economic skill and knowledge at least equivalent to that attained in ECON 1  or ECON 2 .

Finance Proficiency Requirement

Students are also expected to possess a level of financial analysis ability equivalent to FI 100 .

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