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Here are just a few reasons to major in Accounting:

  1. A bachelor’s degree in Accounting gives you a background you can take with you into any type of business — or you can start one of your own.
  2. You can translate your Accounting degree into all kinds of roles in a company or organization.
  3. Accounting professionals are always in demand.

They call it “the language of business” for good reason. Businesses can’t function without an understanding of where they stand financially. So, when you choose to study Accounting, you are selecting a degree that will be relevant no matter what you do for a career.

As an Accounting major at MSU Denver's AACSB-accredited College of Business, you will not only get a strong education in the other functional areas of business, you will also develop a deep understanding of how Accounting functions in the contemporary business environment. From tax accounting to technology, you will acquire the knowledge necessary to build a career as well as the professional experience you need so you can hit the ground running after graduation.


Program Options


The MSU Denver Department of Accounting offers the following programs:

B.S. in Accounting 

This degree program allows you to earn both a B.S. in Accounting and an M.P.Acc. in five years.
 
Choose this degree if you already have a bachelor’s degree in any subject.

Minor in Accounting


Benefits of Earning Your Degree at MSU Denver


Get more for your tuition dollar. MSU Denver is one of Colorado’s value leaders in undergraduate Accounting.

Choose from two locations. To make it even more convenient to earn your bachelor’s degree in Accounting, MSU Denver offers classes on our main Auraria Campus in downtown Denver and at MSU Denver South in Greenwood Village.

Take classes at convenient times or online. MSU Denver offers Accounting courses during the day, evening, weekends and online to accommodate the schedules of working students.

Get on-the-job training through internships and independent study coursework.

Help others while practicing your Accounting skills. MSU Denver’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program gives you the chance to help run a tax service, preparing federal and State of Colorado income tax returns for foreign students, elderly, disabled and low-income individuals.

Get involved on campus. The Accounting Student Organization allows you to get to know your professors and other Accounting students while also offering information on scholarships, job search strategies and career opportunities. Speakers include Denver business and accounting professionals.


Career Opportunities for Our Graduates


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An Accounting bachelor’s degree from MSU Denver offers you a wide array of career options.

As an MSU Denver Accounting program graduate you can work in almost any sector including healthcare, business, government, nonprofit, sports and entertainment and more.  

Learn more about career opportunities for Accounting graduates.

 


Faculty


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Professor Doug Laufer CPA, CFE teaches forensic accounting, financial accounting and fraud examination. His research focuses on accounting education, teaching pedagogy and occupational fraud.

 

 

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Associate Professor Letitia Pleis teaches cost accounting and is working on an open source text on cost accounting. She is active in the Institute of Management Accountants and has taken students to the national conference.

 

 

 

Learn more about MSU Denver Accounting faculty.


Featured Alumni


Read about how these MSU Denver Accounting majors transformed their degrees into successful careers.

Heather McKillop (MSU Denver ’96) is the chief financial officer and assistant general manager at the Regional Transportation District (RTD).

Learn more about Heather McKillop’s road to professional success.

 


Alumni at Work


In addition to starting their own businesses and Accounting practices, MSU Denver Accounting graduates have gone to work at the following companies among many others:

  • Craftsy
  • Great West Financial
  • CollegeInvest
  • FirstBank
  • American Financing
  • Restaurant Solutions
  • Denver Film Society
  • PetroShale Inc.
  • Sage Hospitality
  • Colorado Office of the State Auditor

Sample Classes


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As an MSU Denver Accounting major, you will take general business courses as well as specialized classes in Accounting such as: 

Income Tax
Accounting Information Systems
Cost Accounting
Intermediate Accounting
Auditing and Attestation

Learn more about MSU Denver’s Accounting curriculum.


Facilities and Resources


MSU Denver is located just west of downtown Denver’s financial district, making the University an ideal location from which to obtain internships and jobs.


Program Accreditation


At MSU Denver’s College of Business, you are studying at an AACSB-accredited institution. Only 5 percent of the world’s business programs are AACSB-accredited.