Bachelor of Science in Accounting

As businesses grow, financial laws change and financial scrutiny increases, the need for accountants and auditors continues to grow as well.¹ The Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree program is designed so graduates may learn a variety of skills including corporate accounting, taxation, governmental and not-for-profit accounting and auditing. In addition, the accounting degree curriculum provides students with an opportunity to develop intellectual, interpersonal and communication skills that may contribute to a graduate’s success in the business world.

Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation
CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission www.hlcommission.org
This business degree program at CTU is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

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  • Total Credits 

    183
  • Program Availability

    Online | Colorado Springs | Denver

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  • Courses

    Degree Requirements

    Courses: General Education
    COMS201Technical and Professional Writing4.5
    COMS203Speech Communications4.5
    ECON210Principles of Macroeconomics4.5
    ECON212Principles of Microeconomics4.5
    ENGL104Introductory Written Communication 4.5
    ENGL105Professional Written Communications 4.5
     
    HIST101Modern American History: 1950 to the 21st Century4.5
    or
    GOVT201American Government and Public Affairs4.5
     
    MATH102Introduction to College Math4.5
    MATH106Algebra for Business4.5
    MATH301Data Driven Statistics4.5
    PSYC102Introductory Psychology4.5
    SCI101Introduction to the Sciences4.5
    SCI201Environmental Science and Sustainability4.5
    SCI203Environmental Science and Sustainability - Laboratory Course1.5
    SCI103Science and Technology- Laboratory Course1.5
     
    UNIV104Academic and Career Success4.5
    or
    HUMNELEHumanities Elective4.5
    Total Credit Hours:66
    Courses: Core
    ACCT201Accounting I4
    ACCT202Accounting II4
    ACCT203Accounting III4
    ACCT210Computerized Accounting4
    ACCT220Introduction to Managerial & Cost Accounting4
    ACCT225Introduction to Tax4
    ACCT300Intermediate Accounting I4
    ACCT305Intermediate Accounting II4
    ACCT325Auditing4
    ACCT330Auditing Lab1
    ACCT340Advanced Accounting4
    ACCT351Cost Accounting4
    ACCT410Advanced Tax4
    ACCT420Government & Not for Profit Accounting4
    ACCT430Introduction to International Financial Reporting Standards4
    ACCT460Accounting Capstone4
    ECON310Global Managerial Economics4
    FINC225Financial Statement Analysis4
    FINC400Financial Management4
    HRMT215Management of Human Resources4
    IT254Spreadsheet Applications4
    MGM255Management Fundamentals4
    MGM316International Business Communications4
    MGM335Organizational Behavior Principles4
    MGM365The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business4
    MGMT235Business Law I4
    MGMT345Operations Management4
    MGMT455Business Policies and Strategies4
    MKTG225Introduction to Marketing4
     
    UNIV201Career Planning and Management4
    or
    MGMT215Management in Film4
    Total Credit Hours:117

    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.

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    Tuition

    Total tuition for this degree program will vary depending on your educational needs, existing experience, and other factors.

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    Cost of this degree may be reduced based on one or more of the following:

    Students in CTU bachelor's degree programs may bring a wealth of knowledge to the classroom. CTU Fast Track™ lets students earn college credit for what they already know. As a result, students can complete their degree up to 30% faster. Just as important, by passing multiple Fast Track exams, students can save up to 30% on tuition because they won’t have to pay for the classes they test out of. There’s no additional cost for the exams and no penalty if a student fails to pass.*

    Take a look at the list of current Fast Track courses and see how many courses you may be able to earn credit for.

    *The ability to reduce time in school and/or reduce tuition depends on the number of Fast Track™ tests successfully passed. Fast Track™ program credits are unlikely to transfer. Not all programs are eligible for possible 30% reduction in time and money. Courses eligible subject to change.

  • Outcomes

    If you want to achieve more in your career, you have to own every opportunity— starting with the right bachelor’s degree. Potential career paths for those who earn a Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree include:2

    • Accountant
    • Staff Accountant
    • Senior Accountant
    • Accounting Manager
    • Tax Manager
    • Credit Analyst
    • Cost Accountant
    • Internal Auditor
    • Budget Analyst
    • Senior Tax Associate

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1CTU does not guarantee third-party certifications. Certification requirements for taking and passing certification examinations are not controlled by CTU but by outside agencies and are subject to change by the agencies without notice to CTU. Therefore, CTU cannot guarantee that graduates will be eligible to take certification examinations, regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.

2http://burning-glass.com/job-market-data/ The career titles are provided by Burning Glass. These results are based upon an analysis of over 7 million current job listings compiled from over 17,000 sources – the world’s most comprehensive repository of job openings. Students who earn this degree should not view this list as exhaustive and are not limited to only these options post-graduation. Some career titles listed above may not be entry-level and may require further education or job experience.