Accounting is fundamental to the success of any organization, allowing leaders to assess the economic outcomes of their decisions, exercise control over the organization’s parts, and consider the impact of alternatives. Accounting provides the data that allows the capital markets to function efficiently and confidently. As the saying goes, “Accounting is the language of business.”
The School of Accounting seeks to provide outstanding new talent to the profession and to help those already working as accountants increase their competencies and enhance their potential for success.
The School of Accounting provides relevant degrees and certificates that elevate our graduates in the accounting industry. Accounting is dynamic and ever-changing, demanding quality curriculum that is current with industry standards and expectations. Taking cues from regulatory and standard-setting bodies such as the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Financial Accounting Standards Board, legislators, major public accounting firms, and distinguished academics, the School of Accounting has curricular and programmatic relevancy as its core value. Its programs not only provide solid technical and analytical skills, they also ensure that graduates understand the context in which accountants operate, including economics and finance, law and public policy, use of analytics in the profession, and the systems by which goods and services are created and distributed.
In addition, essential skills in oral and written communication, quantitative methods, critical thinking, decision-making, teamwork and leadership are developed. Ethics and professional responsibility underlie all of our programs. Professionalism is stressed and expected. Students learn how to work in complex environments using practical skills in advanced financial accounting, data analytics, innovative technologies, auditing, tax and leadership. Students also have the opportunity to complete courses focused on preparing them to pass the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) exams.
For further information about the School of Accounting, please contact:
School of Accounting
Golden Gate University
536 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-2968
Master of Science