Masters - Accounting

Colorado Technical University's Master of Science in Accounting program is designed to provide an advanced education in accounting, finance, and auditing practices to prepare students for managerial careers in the field. Read on for more information about the MS in Accounting program.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Students of Colorado Technical University's Master of Science in Accounting program have the opportunity to study a wide range of accounting principles and theories to develop skills needed to assume leadership responsibilities in this or related fields. Program coursework covers managerial accounting methods, business taxation, cost management, financial statement reporting, accounting database systems, auditing procedures, and forensic accounting. Other topics of discussion include business mergers and acquisitions, investments, audit reporting, risk assessment, and cost control. The curriculum also offers the study of management strategies relating to economics, finance, and statistical decision making.

What Are the Prerequisites?

Students seeking to enter Colorado Technical University's MS in Accounting program should possess a bachelor's degree in accounting or a comparable subject. Students might already be employed in the field and seeking advancement. Applicants to all of Colorado Technical University's programs must have a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs have additional requirements.

What Are the Course Requirements?

The Master of Science in Accounting program at Colorado Technical University requires the completion of 44 credits. All required credits are earned through a core curriculum consisting of 11 classes in accounting, auditing, economics, and finance.

Accounting Course Requirements

Course CodeCourse Name
ACCT 614Applied Managerial Accounting
ACCT 618 Taxation and Business Decisions
ACCT 624 Advanced Cost Accounting
ACCT 628 Financial Reporting
ACCT 634 Accounting Information Systems
ACCT 638Advanced Auditing
ACCT 644 Management Control and Auditing
ACCT 648Forensic Accounting
ECON 616 Applied Managerial Economics
FINC 615Applied Managerial Finance
MGMT 600Applied Managerial Decision Making

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

Graduates of Colorado Technical University's Master of Science in Accounting program could seek management positions in corporate finance departments, government offices, state or local tax agencies, auditing firms, or financial institutions. Graduates could also be eligible to take the national Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensure examination.

CTU does not guarantee employment or salary. University grants or scholarships are based on established criteria as published in the University's catalog and are awarded after verification that the conditions of eligibility have been met.