Colorado Christian University
Online Master of Science in Accounting
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Online Master of Science in Accounting

Online Master’s of Accounting to Advance Your Career

The online Master of Science in Accounting program at Colorado Christian University is designed for students who plan to pursue their Certified Public Accounting (CPA) credential, as it provides the incremental credits to meet the 150-hour educational requirement for the board of accountancy in most states. (Check with your state board of accountancy for specific requirements.)

Program Focus

Accounting ethics, accounting research, advance auditing and advanced tax accounting.

Offered through the CCU Online, the program equips future accountants to apply their expertise and fiduciary responsibilities with a Christian worldview and ethical leadership

    • Program format: 100% online
    • 30 total credit hours
    • Designed for busy adult learners; complete in as little as 15 months of consecutive coursework, even with a full-time job
    • Courses are taken one at a time and are typically completed in five-week and seven-week blocks.
    • Small class sizes encourage individualized learning and networking.
    • Students have direct access to professors who are professionals in the field.
    • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

CPA Certification

The Master of Science in Accounting is designed to help students who desire to pursue careers in business and accounting, or specifically a certification in Public Accounting (CPA). Therefore, this program is limited to students who have an undergraduate degree and background in accounting.

In compliance with Colorado State Board of Accountancy education requirements, students must pursue 150 hours total of business and accounting training. Undergraduate level work counts toward 120 hours of that requirement, and this specific emphasis provides students with a way to meet the required 30 hours on their way to a master’s degree and CPA credentials.

Students who are able to obtain their CPA from the state are free to practice accounting in nearly any area, including:

  • Government organizations and corporations
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Large for-profit firms
  • Public accounting firms
  • Many other firms and businesses

What can you do with a master's in Accounting degree?

Graduates from the Master in Science in Accounting program at CCU can pursue a wide range of career opportunities, including (but not limited to)

  • Auditor
  • CPA partner
  • Chief Internal Auditor
  • Chief Accounting Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer

Professional Licensure Disclosure

Colorado Christian University offers several academic programs which lead to professional licensure in the state of Colorado and, in some programs, prepare students for a national exam. All students should be aware that states vary in their educational and professional requirements depending on the profession. Some states require specific educational requirements, clinical requirements, accreditation requirements, or exam requirements. See professional licensure disclosures for details.

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