Bachelor of Science in Accounting

An increase in the number of businesses, changing financial laws and regulations, and increased scrutiny of company finances will spur the job growth of accountants and auditors. Increasingly, accountants also are assuming the role of a personal financial advisor. In response to market demand, these financial specialists will offer more financial management and consulting services as they take on a greater advisory role. In addition to openings resulting from growth (projected at 18 to 26 percent through 2014), the need to replace accountants and auditors who retire or transfer to other occupations will produce numerous job openings.

The Bachelor of Science in Accounting (BSACC) degree program is designed to equip graduates with a variety of skills including corporate accounting, taxation, governmental and not-for-profit accounting, and auditing. In addition, the curriculum provides students with an opportunity to develop intellectual, interpersonal and communication skills so that as graduates they can succeed in the business world.

Outcomes:

  • Apply the knowledge of accounting to identify accounting concepts and principles
  • Interpret financial statements according to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the importance of the moral standards embodied in the professional code of ethics
  • Distinguish between financial, managerial, cost accounting and tax accounting principles and practices
  • Identify the relevant accounting issues in the Sarbanes-Oxley
  • Manage a complete set of accounts for a small to moderate-sized organization

Degree Requirements

Courses: General Education

COMS203Speech Communications

4.5

ECON210Principles of Macroeconomics

4.5

ECON212Principles of Microeconomics

4.5

ENGL101Composition and Critical Thinking

4.5

ENGL103Composition: Writing and Research

4.5

COMS201Technical and Professional Writing

4.5

 

HIST101Modern American History: 1950 to the 21st Century

4.5

or

GOVT201American Government and Public Affairs

4.5

 

MATH102Introduction to College Math

4.5

MATH106Algebra for Business

4.5

MATH301Data Driven Statistics

4.5

PSYC102Introductory Psychology

4.5

SCI101Introduction to the Sciences

4.5

SCI201Environmental Science and Sustainability

4.5

SCI203Environmental Science and Sustainability - Laboratory Course

1.5

SCI103Science and Technology- Laboratory Course

1.5

 

UNIV104Academic and Career Success

4.5

or

HUMNELEHumanities Elective

4.5

Total Credit Hours:66

Courses: Core

ACCT201Accounting I

4

ACCT202Accounting II

4

ACCT203Accounting III

4

ACCT210Computerized Accounting

4

ACCT220Introduction to Managerial & Cost Accounting

4

ACCT225Introduction to Tax

4

ACCT300Intermediate Accounting I

4

ACCT305Intermediate Accounting II

4

ACCT325Auditing

4

ACCT330Auditing Lab

1

ACCT340Advanced Accounting

4

ACCT351Cost Accounting

4

ACCT410Advanced Tax

4

ACCT420Government & Not for Profit Accounting

4

ACCT430Introduction to International Financial Reporting Standards

4

ECON310Global Managerial Economics

4

FINC225Financial Statement Analysis

4

FINC400Financial Management

4

HRMT215Management of Human Resources

4

IT254Spreadsheet Applications

4

MGM255Management Fundamentals

4

MGM316International Business Communications

4

MGM335Organizational Behavior Principles

4

MGM365The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business

4

MGMT235Business Law I

4

MGMT345Operations Management

4

MGMT455Business Policies and Strategies

4

MKTG225Introduction to Marketing

4

 

UNIV201Career Planning and Management

4

or

MGMT215Management in Film

4

Total Credit Hours:113

Courses: Electives

Select a minimum of 4-credits from any 300- or 400- level Business course

4

Total Credit Hours:4

*Students are required to complete courses ACCT201, ACCT202, and ACCT203 before progressing to the elective courses.

Total Credit Hours: 183

Accounting courses at CTU align with the educational standards of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). The student who meets the unique content and hours requirements of the State Board of Accounting in their state’s Application for CPA Licensure is qualified to sit for the CPA exam. This program curriculum also integrates the competencies and body of knowledge in the Certified Managerial Accounting (CMA) exam. This program is not designed to prepare students for the CPA or CMA examination or any other certification exam, but covers the knowledge areas of the uniform CPA and CMA certification.

Locations

  • Colorado Springs
  • Aurora (Denver Area)
  • Virtual Campus