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Bachelor of Science in Accounting (B.S.)

Program Options: Major, Minor, and Dual Degree

Emphases: Computer Information Systems, Economics, Finance, International Business, Management, Marketing, Pre-Law

The Accounting major at Colorado Christian University provides you with both breadth and depth of accounting knowledge, and prepares you to meet the increased demand for accounting expertise in all industries. While career opportunities for accounting graduates have always been stable — even during economic downturns — increasing scrutiny of corporate finances has fueled demand for those with competency in the field. The B.S. in Accounting is offered through CCU's School of Business and Leadership.

A major in accounting also provides you the mobility to pursue various business careers in the fields of management, finance, operations, and consulting because accounting provides essential knowledge about profits, costs, and cash flows — key metrics in every organization. With a working knowledge of accounting, you'll be better equipped to capitalize on emerging opportunities that provide new career directions such as moving from financial accounting to strategic financial analysis; from financial analysis to operations management; or from managing departments to consulting.


The dual degree option allows you to earn your Bachelor of Science in Accounting while completing some of the coursework toward CCU's Master of Business Administration (MBA) with an emphasis in Advanced Accounting or Master of Science in Accounting, saving you time and money when you enroll in a graduate program. Learn more about CCU's dual degree programs.

Accounting at CCU

A Christian framework for accounting, finance, and business is the structure that differentiates Colorado Christian University's accounting major from other accounting degrees. By fostering a Christian approach to business — rather than simply being a Christian in the business realm — you'll learn that the virtues specific to your Christian life can shape the everyday practices of the marketplace. Our desire is to teach you how to be salt and light in a secular business world.

CCU Accounting Majors are equipped with the knowledge required for any professional entering into the field of accounting and finance and fulfill the current requirements necessary to take the Uniform CPA Examination in the State of Colorado. An additional 30 semester hours are required for CPA licensure, all of which can be earned through CCU’s Master of Business Administration with an Accounting emphasis. By carefully selecting 500-level elective credits, accounting students can also earn up to 18 credit hours toward their CCU MBA degree while finishing their undergraduate accounting degree at no additional cost or time to graduation.

By carefully selecting 500-level elective credits, accounting students can also earn up to 18 credit hours toward their CCU MBA degree while finishing their undergraduate business administration degree at no additional cost or time to graduation.

What can you do with a degree in accounting?
  • Certified public accountant
  • Corporate accounting
  • Public accounting
  • Controlling and auditing
  • Financial reporting and budget analysis
Interesting Classes You Might Take
  • Business Analytics
  • Individual Taxation
  • Managerial Finance

Course Catalog

About the School of Business and Leadership

The School of Business and Leadership follows a practitioner-professor model; every professor has been successful in business, with many of them still owning and running their businesses part-time as they teach. Close connection to the workplace ensures they stay relevant and incorporate the latest business wisdom and trends as well as understand what employers are seeking. Employers are our customers while students are our clients whom we are preparing for success.

Our professors have accumulated decades of business experience and academic credentials, working in law firms, Fortune 500 companies, high-tech companies, small firms, and entrepreneurship endeavors. Some accomplishments include running communications for the Olympics in Beijing, amassing a real small estate empire, building their own Financial Management company that invests more than $30 million, and one professor who has started more than ten new businesses. Our professors have connections that can provide networking opportunities to help you get the most out of your experience at CCU.

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