Golden Gate University

Introduction

For the second consecutive year, Washington Monthly ranks Golden Gate University America's #1 School for Adult Learners in its annual College Guide and Rankings.

EDUCATING PROFESSIONALS SINCE 1901

For more than 110 years, non-profit Golden Gate University (GGU) has been helping students achieve their professional goals by providing undergraduate and graduate education in Accounting, Law, Taxation, Business and related areas.

GGU is California's fourth oldest private not-for-profit university, enrolling 3,000 students and representing more than 68,000 alumni. The university's campus is located downtown San Francisco. In addition to evening and weekend classes, most courses and degrees are offered entirely online.

MISSION

Golden Gate University prepares individuals to lead and serve by providing high-quality, practice-based educational programs in Accounting, Law, Taxation, Business and related professions - as a non-profit institution - in an innovative and challenging learning environment that embraces professional ethics and diversity.

HISTORY

Golden Gate University traces its origins to an evening lecture series started by the San Francisco YMCA during the California gold rush in the early 1850s. Even then, lectures focused on practical issues of the day such as gold assaying and English. The first degree-conferring program of the university started in 1901, with the formation of California's first evening law school. By offering classes at night, Golden Gate made legal studies available to the common person. Four students comprised the law school's first graduating class. Today, Golden Gate University continues as a pioneer of adult education in business and management, accounting, taxation, and law. As always, GGU emphasizes hands-on learning taught by professionals practicing in the field.

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Programs

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MSc

Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA)

Online Campus Full time Part time 4 - 6 semesters January 2019 USA San Francisco + 2 more

Data Analytics is a field of explosive growth and burgeoning opportunity. As organizations scramble to find qualified employees, savvy professionals are looking to cash in on the demand by establishing themselves in the field. Golden Gate University's Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) program opens the door to this lucrative world by providing courses that are designed for application of analytics to address real-world business challenges. [+]

Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA)

A comprehensive graduate program providing the knowledge and skills needed to apply data analytics to real-world business issues.

The purpose of the Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) degree program is to present students with an understanding of the many possibilities for applying data analytics to business problems. Data analytics and the implications of this strategic discipline give practitioners new opportunities for discovering insights that can support the strategic goals and decision making of the organization. The discipline has grown so fast that it is impossible to address all of its elements, so this degree should be viewed as a "toolkit" of statistical and analytic theory, processes, tools, and techniques, which can be integrated into the business depending on the discipline and needed outcomes.... [-]


Master of Science in Finance (MS-Fin)

Online Campus Full time Part time 5 - 7 semesters January 2019 USA San Francisco + 2 more

Launch or extend a lucrative career in finance. Golden Gate University's MS in Finance provides real-world knowledge for individuals looking for success as a financial manager, investment manager, security analyst, corporate banker, portfolio manager, or other high-power position in the finance sector. Located in heart of San Francisco's Financial District, Golden Gate University provides networking and internship opportunities through its vast alumni network and close relationships with the financial community. [+]

Master of Science in Finance (MS-Fin)

The Master of Science in Finance is a specialized, technical program providing in-depth exposure to the principles and practices of corporate finance and investment management. The primary objective of the program is to ensure that graduating students acquire the specialized skills and knowledge that they will need to add immediate value to their organizations in their roles as financial managers or investment advisers.

The MS in Finance does not attempt to provide the broad overview of business that is typical of an MBA. Instead, it focuses on the specific areas of compelling interest to financial managers, security analysts, corporate bankers, and portfolio managers. This degree is intended for students who have made a professional commitment to this key business discipline, and who are interested in equipping themselves with a comprehensive array of analytical tools and techniques.... [-]


Master of Science in Information Technology Management (MS-ITM)

Online Campus Full time Part time 5 - 6 semesters January 2019 USA San Francisco USA Online + 3 more

The Master of Science in Information Technology Management program is designed for business professionals who want to advance their careers in positions such as Chief Information Officer (CIO), Chief Technology Officer (CTO), and IT Manager. [+]

Contemporary Information Technology (IT) managers are organizational leaders who bridge and integrate the worlds of business and IT. They engage business leaders in the ongoing and innovative application of information technologies that enable business success and have the skill sets to function in a complex discipline with many facets.

The Master of Science in Information Technology Management (MS ITM) program was designed by faculty with experience in leading-edge technologies to develop professionals suited for the top positions in the IT management field. The degree meets the needs of the modern management-level technology professional responsible for the planning, budgeting, design, integration and deployment of strategic enterprise technologies and programs that contribute to the business organization's success.... [-]


Master of Science in Taxation (MS-Tax)

Online Campus Full time Part time 4 - 5 semesters January 2019 USA San Francisco + 2 more

LAUNCH YOUR CAREER AT THE #1 RATED TAXATION PROGRAM IN THE NATION Ranked as the top tax graduate program in the U.S. by TaxTalent.com, the Master of Science in Taxation stresses real-world skills that empower students to be exceptional tax professionals. Many of the "Big Four" firms hire GGU graduates and send their employees to GGU to update their tax education. Courses are taught by tax practitioners and lawyers who are experts in their field – in an environment that promotes the development of analytic and communication skills. The curriculum spans estate and gift tax; partnerships; C corporations; LLCs and S corporations; California and multi-state tax; international tax; retirement plans; tax issues for individuals; and tax research. GGU provides the option for a self-paced online format or in-person as part of an Accelerated MST cohort format. [+]

Master of Science in Taxation (MS-Tax)

Ranked as the top tax graduate program in the U.S. by TaxTalent.com, the Master of Science in Taxation stresses real-world skills that empower students to be exceptional tax professionals.

Golden Gate University's Master of Science in Taxation (MST) is one of the most prestigious tax programs in the country, having earned a reputation for providing the most comprehensive and practical education available. The curriculum stresses real-world content that prepares students to be knowledgeable tax professionals. Courses cover general and specialized tax subjects, including: estate and gift tax; partnerships; C corporations; LLCs and S corporations; California and multi-state tax; international tax; retirement plans; tax issues for individuals; and tax research.... [-]


Master

Master of Accountancy (Mac)

Online Campus Full time Part time 5 - 7 semesters January 2019 USA San Francisco + 2 more

Begin your career as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Management Accountant (CMA) while enjoying unparalleled networking opportunities made possible by Golden Gate University's location and connections in the industry. Take accounting classes from experts who work at "Big Four" firms and other prestigious companies in the Bay Area. GGU provides convenient online courses or the option to finish the degree within 12 months if you study full-time at our San Francisco campus. [+]

Master of Accountancy (MAc)

A comprehensive graduate degree designed to prepare students for a career as a CPA or CMA certified accountant.

The Master of Accountancy (MAc) degree program is intended to meet the needs of both career-changers and current accounting professionals who wish to further develop their expertise. For many students, the MAc will satisfy the education requirements to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) examination.

Job support activities run concurrently with course work. The Accounting Career Fair is held yearly in late September, after which public accounting firms, government agencies, and corporations compete for candidates. Online students will be invited to our San Francisco campus to take part in this weekend of professional development and networking with top firms.... [-]


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Contact

Golden Gate University

Address 536 Mission Street San Francisco, CA 94105
94105-2968 San Francisco, California, USA
Website http://www.ggu.edu/
Phone +1 415-442-7800