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Program Overview

A diverse community of number-loving professionals, the MS in Accounting program is built for those ready to advance their careers. The program touts an AACSB accounting accreditation, flexible scheduling, and dual degree paths. Most in the MS in Accounting program are preparing for the CPA exam.

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Katherine Gunny

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Go beyond typical accounting education with an MS in Accounting from CU Denver Business School. Aligned with US GAAP and featuring an AACSB accounting accreditation (awarded to less than 2% of programs worldwide), this program is largely focused on getting students to pass the CPA exam.

A CPA designation is required for most public accounting firm jobs and will also help you maximize a career in corporate accounting. Accounting jobs are found in nearly all corporate, public sector, and non-profit organizations. There are over 46,000 US public accounting firms. Key areas include audit, tax, and corporate accounting. This degree path will prepare students for roles such as auditor, financial planner, accounting manager, chief financial officer, and more.

This program is designed to be as flexible as possible to allow individuals the ability to choose their own educational journey. Take classes full-time or part-time, online or in person. Every course of this degree path has been selected by expert faculty members and seasoned accounting professionals, ensuring the curriculum caters to industry standards and future trends.

The curriculum consists of a total of 30 credit hours. Students take 24 credits of core classes. Course topics include, but aren't limited to: auditing theory, advanced financial accounting, accounting information systems, taxation of business entities, and accounting ethics. Additionally, the curriculum includes seminar classes that cover financial accounting, managerial accounting, auditing, and more.

6 credits of accounting electives, allowing individuals to dive deeper into areas that are most relevant to their future goals. Choose from topics such as: accounting for government and nonprofits, international accounting, accounting for finance and sustainability, and fraud auditing.

To further students' careers, the MS in Accounting program has four key learning pillars that they will graduate having mastered: analyze critically, behave ethically, communicate effectively, and leverage technology. Upon graduation, students have the technical skills and business acumen to take on complex accounting problems, manage accounting teams, and provide financial aptitude on an organizational level.

Program Description

Go beyond typical accounting education with an MS in Accounting from CU Denver Business School. Aligned with US GAAP and featuring an AACSB accounting accreditation (awarded to less than 2% of programs worldwide), this program is largely focused on getting students to pass the CPA exam.

A CPA designation is required for most public accounting firm jobs and will also help you maximize a career in corporate accounting. Accounting jobs are found in nearly all corporate, public sector, and non-profit organizations. There are over 46,000 US public accounting firms. Key areas include audit, tax, and corporate accounting. This degree path will prepare students for roles such as auditor, financial planner, accounting manager, chief financial officer, and more.

This program is designed to be as flexible as possible to allow individuals the ability to choose their own educational journey. Take classes full-time or part-time, online or in person. Every course of this degree path has been selected by expert faculty members and seasoned accounting professionals, ensuring the curriculum caters to industry standards and future trends.

The curriculum consists of a total of 30 credit hours. Students take 24 credits of core classes. Course topics include, but aren't limited to: auditing theory, advanced financial accounting, accounting information systems, taxation of business entities, and accounting ethics. Additionally, the curriculum includes seminar classes that cover financial accounting, managerial accounting, auditing, and more.

6 credits of accounting electives, allowing individuals to dive deeper into areas that are most relevant to their future goals. Choose from topics such as: accounting for government and nonprofits, international accounting, accounting for finance and sustainability, and fraud auditing.

To further students' careers, the MS in Accounting program has four key learning pillars that they will graduate having mastered: analyze critically, behave ethically, communicate effectively, and leverage technology. Upon graduation, students have the technical skills and business acumen to take on complex accounting problems, manage accounting teams, and provide financial aptitude on an organizational level.

Why MS in Accounting at CU Denver?

 

AACSB Accreditation

Less than 2% of programs worldwide have an AACSB accounting accreditation. This accreditation is known worldwide to indicate that a business school is of the highest quality.

CPA Preparation

This program includes courses specifically designed to target the CPA exam.

Big Four

The Big Four accounting firms directly recruit our students every fall for internships and full-time jobs: PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Ernst & Young, KPMG.

Learn on Your Time

Take advantage of online and evening class options, and full- or part-time course loads.

Engaging Environments

Classes feature a 7:1 student-faculty ratio, which means you get the most out of your education.

Active Advisory Council

Run by top accounting professionals in the area, the accounting advisory council organizes networking events that give students unparalleled access to Denver business leaders.

Scholarships Available

Several scholarships are offered.

Dual Degree Paths

Pair your MS in Accounting with a variety of MBA or Business School MS programs.

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