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Master of Science in Accounting (MS), University of Colorado Denver Business School (CU Denver)

Business School, University of Colorado Denver

MS in Accounting | Degree Options


The University of Colorado Denver Business School's MS in Accounting is highly respected for the breadth of knowledge it provides in both financial and managerial accounting.

Whether you want to expand your career as an external auditor in public accounting, an internal auditor in private accounting, a government auditor, or a tax consultant, we are here to educate you.

Accounting students typically earn 29 percent higher salaries after graduation

Our curriculum includes financial reporting and analysis, with concentrations on U.S. GAAP and international financial reporting standards and practices. The MS in Accounting also covers consolidated financial reporting for multinational corporations; such industry specializations as oil and gas; and government and nonprofit accounting. If tax is your interest, you will study foundational and in-depth analyses of U.S. federal income tax issues and transactions affecting corporations, partnerships, and individuals.

The Accounting Program at CU Denver is one of only three accounting programs in Colorado separately accredited by AACSB

If you are a CU Denver Undergraduate Accounting student thinking of applying to our MS Accounting program and want to bypass the GMAT admission test. If so, you must:

  • Graduated within the last five years or have senior status as a CU Denver Undergraduate Accounting major
  • Have a 3.45 or higher cumulative GPA at the end of your junior year (90 credits or more)
  • When you apply for admission select a semester following completion of your undergraduate degree
  • Send an email to requesting a waiver of the GMAT admission test

Flexible Schedules

Classes are held in the evenings and online so students can attend classes at times that work for them. Students can blend campus and online courses within a semester if the online option is available for your program. 

Our MS in Accounting program is primarily on campus. Our class sizes are smaller so students can learn from expert practitioner faculty and network with other seriously motivated students. Students develop relationships that last for a lifetime.

A graduate degree in accounting is a significant asset to any senior accountant. The curriculum of accounting, management, finance and marketing gives me exposure to business techniques and their successful implementation. The Business School allows me to learn from the finest teachers, interact with the brightest students and broaden my goals, ideas and perspectives.

Haiyan Pan,
MS Accounting Student

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