Skip to main content
Sign In

Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration (BSBA), University of Colorado Denver Business School, CU Denver

Business School, University of Colorado Denver

BS In Business Administration: Accounting

​Accounting Career Options

A bachelor’s degree in Accounting provides the foundation for beginning a career as a professional accountant—including auditing, tax preparation and consulting, financial statement preparation and consulting, and a lengthy list of accounting-specific occupations in most businesses, non-profits, and government (e.g. fixed-assets accounting, payroll, accounts payable, purchasing, etc.) Graduates accept employment in public accounting, government, and in every imaginable industry.

Accounting courses are offered in several fields of professional accountancy. These courses provide preparation for accounting practice in auditing, financial, government, information systems, managerial , oil and gas, tax, teaching and research.​

Accounting Major

There are three parts to a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an Accounting major

The courses for the Accounting major may include
  • Financial Accounting
  • Cost Accounting
  • Accounting Systems and Data Processing
  • Income Tax
  • Auditing
​You may further specialize with a more specific topic area.
  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Accounting and Information Systems ​

Please see the course catalog for course descriptions.​​​​​​​

​Optional Specialization in Information Systems

You may add an optional specialization in Information Systems. To learn more, please contact an advisor.

For more information, contact advising at​ or call 303-315-8100

​Becoming a CPA in Colorado

New education and experience requirements took effect July 1, 2015. These new requirements include 150-semester hours of higher education, including specific accounting and business courses, plus specific work experience.


© The Regents of the University of Colorado, a body corporate. All rights reserved.

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. All trademarks are registered property of the University. Used by permission only.