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    It is estimated that jobs in the accounting field will grow by 12 percent over the next decade, so students who graduate with an accounting degree will have a variety of exciting career opportunities.

    Accounting Degree, Bachelors in Accounting (B.S.)

    CCU’s Accounting degree is designed to meet the rising demand for accounting professionals with a BS degree who are committed to high ethical standards in the world of business. Students in the accounting program gain a foundation of knowledge in business and economics, and receive training in a variety of specialized accounting fields including tax accounting, accounting for nonprofit and government organizations, and accounting systems.

    Focus Areas in the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in accounting parallel sections of the Uniform CPA Examination, including: financial accounting and reporting, auditing and attestation, and regulation. In addition, the bachelor's of science in accounting coursework meets Colorado state exam requirements, when combined with the Advanced Accounting emphasis for the MBA.

    Degree Quick Facts

    • 120 credit hours (39 in major, 21 in business core, 42 in general education, 18 in electives)
    • Major coursework can be completed over four semesters
    • Students who complete both a CCU Accounting bachelor's degree and a CCU MBA with an Emphasis in Advanced Accounting will have the 150 credits in business and accounting required by the state of Colorado for CPA licensing.
    • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
    Class Format:

    Courses are typically completed in five-week, seven-week, and ten-week blocks.


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  • Accounting Degree Program Benefits

    • It is estimated that career opportunities in accounting will grow by 12 percent over the next decade, so students who graduate with an accounting degree will have a variety of exciting career opportunities.
    • Take advantage of CCU's generous transfer credit policies to accelerate your degree!
    • The accounting degree curriculum emphasizes the development of values-based decision-making skills that make students a valuable asset in the workforce.
    • Online accounting degrees are specially designed for adult students who are busy with work and family commitments.
    • Small class sizes encourage individualized learning and networking.
    • Accounting degree students have the opportunity to participate in CCU’s annual Values-Aligned Leadership Summit, a one-day conference designed to bring business executives and students together to discuss the role of values and ethics in today’s workplace.
    • Students have direct access to professors who are also professionals in the field.
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