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.hlcomission.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
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    Online | Colorado Springs | Denver

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  • Program Outline

    The core courses for the Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree are focused on providing a holistic overview of industry-relevant skills to those who aspire to work in accounting. Core courses include:

    • Accounting I
    • Accounting II
    • Accounting III
    • Computerized Accounting
    • Introduction to Managerial & Cost Accounting
    • Introduction to Tax
    • Intermediate Accounting I
    • Intermediate Accounting II
    • Auditing
    • Auditing Lab
    • Advanced Accounting
    • Cost Accounting
    • Advanced Tax
    • Government & Not for Profit Accounting
    • Introduction to International Financial Reporting Standards
    • Global Managerial Economics
    • Financial Statement Analysis
    • Financial Management
    • Management of Human Resources
    • Spreadsheet Applications
    • Management Fundamentals
    • International Business Communications
    • Organizational Behavior Principles
    • The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business
    • Business Law I
    • Operations Management
    • Business Policies and Strategies
    • Introduction to Marketing
    • Career Planning and Management

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  • Courses

    Degree Requirements
    Courses: General Education
    COMS203 Speech Communications

    4.5

    ECON210 Principles of Macroeconomics

    4.5

    ECON212 Principles of Microeconomics

    4.5

    ENGL101 Composition and Critical Thinking

    4.5

    ENGL103 Composition: Writing and Research

    4.5

    COMS201 Technical and Professional Writing

    4.5

    HIST101 Modern American History: 1950 to the 21st Century

    4.5

    or
    GOVT201 American Government and Public Affairs

    4.5

    or
    MATH102 Introduction to College Math

    4.5

    MATH106 Algebra for Business

    4.5

    MATH301 Data Driven Statistics

    4.5

    PSYC102 Introductory Psychology

    4.5

    SCI101 Introduction to the Sciences

    4.5

    SCI201 Environmental Science and Sustainability

    4.5

    SCI203 Environmental Science and Sustainability - Laboratory Course

    1.5

    SCI103 Science and Technology- Laboratory Course

    1.5

    UNIV104 Academic and Career Success

    4.5

    or
    HUMNELE Humanities Elective

    4.5

    General Education Credit Hours: 66
    Courses: Core
    ACCT201 Accounting I

    4

    ACCT202 Accounting II

    4

    ACCT203 Accounting III

    4

    ACCT210 Computerized Accounting

    4

    ACCT220 Introduction to Managerial & Cost Accounting

    4

    ACCT225 Introduction to Tax

    4

    ACCT300 Intermediate Accounting I

    4

    ACCT305 Intermediate Accounting II

    4

    ACCT325 Auditing

    4

    ACCT330 Auditing Lab

    4

    ACCT340 Advanced Accounting

    4

    ACCT351 Cost Accounting

    4

    ACCT410 Advanced Tax

    4

    ACCT420 Government & Not for Profit Accounting

    4

    ACCT430 Introduction to International Financial Reporting Standards

    4

    ECON310 Global Managerial Economics

    4

    FINC225 Financial Statement Analysis

    4

    FINC400 Financial Management

    4

    HRMT215 Management of Human Resources

    4

    IT254 Spreadsheet Applications

    4

    MGM255 Management Fundamentals

    4

    MGM316 International Business Communications

    4

    MGM335 Organizational Behavior Principles

    4

    MGM365 The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business

    4

    MGMT235 Business Law I

    4

    MGMT345 Operations Management

    4

    MGMT455 Business Policies and Strategies

    4

    MKTG225 Introduction to Marketing

    4

    UNIV201 Career Planning and Management

    4

    or
    MGMT215 Management in Film

    4

    Core Courses Credit Hours: 113
    Courses: Electives
    ELE Select a minimum of 4-credits from any 300- or 400- level Business course*

    4

    Elective 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.

    COMS203 Speech Communications

    Successful professionals are excellent communicators. Brevity, precision and adherence to common formats are hallmarks of clear, consistent and concise communication. This course sharpens students’ skills in oral communication with a focus on presenting in professional settings.

    Prerequisites

    None

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4.5
    ×

    ECON210 Principles of Macroeconomics

    Knowing how the economy actually operates is critical for success in any career and as an educated person. Every day, the "economy" is in the news, governing what happens in politics, in the workplace and in the quality of individual lives. This course will address the dynamics of how our economy works (or does not work.) The study of the basic institutions, terminology and theory of the main economic activities of production, distribution and consumption, especially as they apply to the operation of our national economy. Topics include savings and investment, national output, expenditure and income, real versus potential GDP, aggregate demand and supply and fiscal and monetary policy. Students will learn the impact of the economy on different economic sectors that affect their career paths.

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4.5

    Distribution

    General Education
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    ECON212 Principles of Microeconomics

    Knowing how the economy actually operates is critical for success in any career and as an educated person. Every day, the "economy" is in the news, governing what happens in politics, in the workplace and in the quality of individual lives. This course will examine the tools of economics as they apply to the operation of a market economy. It covers supply and demand analysis, consumer behavior, the economic nature of production—including costs and profits. The behavior of firms in competitive and monopolistic environments will be studied, as well as income distribution and the effects of government intervention on the free market system. Students will have a new perspective and deeper ability to understand the impact of current news events as they impact everyday problems and situations as well as be able to see their own economic behavior with a fresh perspective. This topic applies to all career areas, not just to business.

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4.5

    Distribution

    General Education
    ×

    ENGL101 Composition and Critical Thinking

    This course addresses how to write and speak to make a point; how to use good grammar, vocabulary and logical thinking; as well as how to find a suitable topic for writing assignments. The course begins with an introduction of the writing process and gives students the opportunity to practice writing in different modes. Students learn to develop their grammar and writing concepts to enable them to write effectively both in academic and professional contexts. . This workshop course is highly experiential, supportive, and collaborative, as students read and critique each other’s' work. , This is the first in a sequence on Composition and Writing skills. The second course, ENGL103, in this series will build upon this one—addressing how to research and use resources without plagiarizing, how to utilize the APA formatting for documentation and how to make a persuasive argument. Our view of the required composition sequence is that it is essential for all who want to become skilled critical thinkers and educated people. In both Composition courses, Research Skills/ Information Literacy workshops will introduce students to the critical 21st century skill of research: how to use dictionaries and other reference books and how to access online databases of the CTU library for academic and professional inquiry.

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4.5

    Distribution

    General Education
    ×

    ENGL103 Composition: Writing and Research

    This course builds upon ENGL101 Composition and Critical Thinking. Students practice drafting progressively complex papers, demonstrating college level research skills and writing essays that convey information, make a point, or provide an opinion. Students study the APA Handbook, learn about plagiarism, and conduct research, accurately citing CTU resources. In addition, this course uses readings to demonstrate excellence and eloquence in speaking and writing, emphasizing the crucial synergy between learning to write and developing the practice critically reading and evaluating texts. This is a highly collaborative course, with students reading and critiquing others’ work, as a means to create a learning community as well as develop critical thinking and reading skills. Research/Information Literacy Skills: The Information Literacy workshops challenge students to use the library’s resources to find credible resources, , and allow them to learning about important writing and research skills such as evaluating and summarizing information from sources.

    Prerequisites

    ENGL101 or ENGL111 or ENGL125

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4.5

    Distribution

    General Education
    ×

    COMS201 Technical and Professional Writing

    This course covers technical and professional writing.  Students review and prepare a wide variety of documents including abstracts and/or executive summaries, mechanism and process descriptions, instructions, proposals, requirement specifications, test plans and procedures, and technical datasheets. Special attention is given to adapting writing style to a particular audience, adjusting document mechanics and semantics for a specific purpose, formatting design elements in a consistent manner, and integrating graphics into a document.

    Prerequisites

    None

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4.5

    Distribution

    General Education
    ×

    HIST101 Modern American History: 1950 to the 21st Century

    Today's news is tomorrow’s history, a maxim that strikes at the heart of our historical experience and how it affects current events. This course focuses on the key people, social experiments and technologies that continue to impact our lives. Particular attention is paid to the latter half of the 20th Century and the dawn of a new millennium in America – a time that, through the lens of history, both gives us pause and inspires hope for the future.

    Prerequisites

    None

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4.5

    Distribution

    General Education
    ×

    GOVT201 American Government and Public Affairs

    This course provides the student with an overview of the framework and basic functions of the various branches of government, the role of politics in democracy, and the relationship of government and public policy. Students will also consider the similarities and differences between national, state, and local governments.

    Prerequisites

    None

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4.5
    ×

    MATH102 Introduction to College Math

    In this course, students explore how to survive in a number-driven world, increase their mathematical knowledge for making logical decisions, and to begin to develop connections with mathematics in their related field of study and daily lives.

    Prerequisites

    None

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4.5

    Distribution

    General Education
    ×

    MATH106 Algerbra for Business

    This course provides students with a background in the quantitative techniques necessary to better understand and appreciate the study of mathematics. Specifically, this course focuses on applied mathematical principles with a broad scope toward business applications.

    Prerequisites

    Math102

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4.5

    Distribution

    General Education
    ×

    MATH301 Data Driven Statistics

    An elementary coverage of statistical techniques is augmented at each step with the aid of technology for data processing and analysis in making inferences. Graphical presentation and statistical measures are studied, followed by basic probability concepts leading to binomial and normal distributions. Hypothesis testing is applied to drawing inferences for one and two population parameters. A graphing calculator or equivalent technology is required.

    Prerequisites

    Math106, or Math108, or Math112; or approval

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4.5

    Distribution

    General Education
    ×

    PSYC102 Introductory Psychology

    Psychology is fundamental to every field in academic study. This course is designed to give the student a basic understanding of human behavior as well as emotional and cognitive development. Emphasis is on the self, providing a personal frame of reference for developing an understanding of human thoughts, emotions, and actions. Coursework emphasizes terminology, principles, and theories that comprise modern concepts of introductory psychology. Discussions and class projects encourage critical thinking into normal and abnormal human behavior. Students achieve a stronger synthesis of information through the study of practical, real-world application of course concepts within their professional, personal, and relational lives.

    Prerequisites

    None

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4.5

    Distribution

    General Education

    Notes

    Curriculum aligns with the Colorado State Department of Higher Education requirements for participation in the "guaranteed transfer" (gtPathways) program.
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    SCI101 Introduction to the Sciences

    Science drives our lives. Many of the key quality of life advances we experience in the Western world come through scientific inquiry and the scientific method that drives that thirst for invention and innovation. This course is designed to provide foundational knowledge in and foster an appreciation for the many dynamic disciplines –such as chemistry, physics, biology, environmental science, astronomy, geology – within this robust field. Students explore the basic tenets of scientific thinking, including the Scientific Method as well as other quantitative and qualitative approaches to enable them to draw meaningful conclusions about the world around them.

    Prerequisites

    None

    Corequisites

    SCI103

    Credits

    4.5

    Distribution

    General Education
    ×

    SCI201 Environmental Science and Sustainability

    This course will analyze the interrelationships between the natural environment and human activities. In this course, students will learn about the preservation and conservation of natural resources and the resilience of the natural environment with respect to the carrying capacity of the earth. Furthermore, students will explore topics related to environmental ethics and apply principles of sustainability to issues impacting natural resources and biodiversity. Finally, this course will provide a holistic approach in learning about environmental problems and rehabilitation through individual and group behavioral changes and environmental regulations.

    Prerequisites

    SCI101

    Corequisites

    SCI203

    Credits

    1.5

    Distribution

    General Education
    ×

    SCI203 Environmental Science and Sustainability- Laboratory Course

    This course is a hands-on learning experience that complements the Environmental Science and Sustainability Course. Labs include both problem-based activities and critical-thinking projects and are designed to help students gain an understanding of and appreciation for the complex issues that comprise the field of Environmental Science and Sustainability.

    Prerequisites

    SCI101

    Corequisites

    SCI201

    Credits

    1.5

    Distribution

    General Education
    ×

    SCI103 Science and Technology- Labratory Course

    This is a hands-on learning experience that complements the Science and Technology course. Since the course addresses how scientific thinking and the resultant technology has changed modern life, this lab will provide students with experiences in the scientific approaches of different sciences covered such as: biology, chemistry, physics, geology and astronomy. This lab will be constructed specifically to extend the learning from each phase of the Science and Technology course, providing hands-on experiences which deepen students’ familiarity with the scientific method and way of asking questions and solving problems.

    Prerequisites

    None

    Corequisites

    SCI101

    Credits

    1.5

    Distribution

    General Education
    ×

    UNIV104 Academic and Career Success

    UNIV104 provides students with an introduction to student success, technology, and career planning strategies. Students acquire effective tools and develop skills necessary for academic success; integrating them with career planning strategies to develop an individual Success Strategy Plan.

    Prerequisites

    None

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4.5

    Distribution

    General Education
    ×

    ACCT201 Accounting I

    This course introduces fundamental accounting concepts and explores the accounting environment. It covers the basic structure of accounting, how to maintain accounts, use account balances to prepare financial statements, complete the accounting cycle, and introduces the concept of internal accounting controls.

    Prerequisites

    None

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4

    Distribution

    Business
    ×

    ACCT202 Accounting II

    This course covers accounting for balance sheet items for partnerships and corporate entities. In addition, students will be exposed to accounting for the capital structure, inventory, long-term liabilities, payroll, investments and international operations of a firm.

    Prerequisites

    ACCT201

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4

    Distribution

    Business
    ×

    ACCT203 Accounting III

    This course completes the fundamentals of financial accounting and includes managerial cost accounting through job costing and process costing applications. Topics covered include the financial analysis of financial statement information, the contribution margin approach to decision-making, and the budgeting process.

    Prerequisites

    ACCT202

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4

    Distribution

    Business
    ×

    ACCT210 Computerized Accounting

    The course provides an introduction to utilizing the computer in maintaining accounting records, making management decisions, and processing common business applications with primary emphasis on a general ledger package. Students will utilize an integrated general ledger software package, including accounts receivable, accounts payable, inventories, and payroll systems.

    Prerequisites

    ACCT201 or  ACCT202

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4

    Distribution

    Business
    ×

    ACCT220 Introduction to Managerial & Cost Accounting

    This course introduces the student to the fundamentals of managerial and cost accounting concepts. It discusses the determination and the study of financial data required by management for budgeting, reporting, and analyzing performance.

    Prerequisites

    Approval

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4

    Distribution

    Business
    ×

    ACCT225 Introduction to Tax

    This course is designed to introduce students to basic tax concepts such as: tax rate structure, losses, tax credits, withholding, and computation of the personal and corporate income tax.

    Prerequisites

    Approval

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4

    Distribution

    Business
    ×

    ACCT300 Intermediate Accounting I

    This course covers the basic financial statements with emphasis on the accounting principles and procedures relating to current and long-term assets.

    Prerequisites

    ACCT202

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4

    Distribution

    Business
    ×

    ACCT305 Intermediate Accounting II

    This course focuses on the financing and investing activities of the business enterprise, as well as special accounting topics, i.e. earnings per share, pensions, employee compensation, error corrections, and income taxes.

    Prerequisites

    ACCT300 or  ACCT341

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4

    Distribution

    Business
    ×

    ACCT325 Auditing

    This course is an introduction to the primary work of the certified public accountant. It covers examination of financial statements for the purpose of rendering an opinion on the fairness with which they present an entity’s financial position and the results of its operations.

    Prerequisites

    None

    Corequisites

    ACCT300

    Credits

    4

    Distribution

    Business
    ×

    ACCT330 Auditing Lab

    This lab represents a simulation of audit planning and implementation. Students will plan for and then audit various balance sheet and income statement accounts. The lab will conclude with the preparation of audited financial statements including audit opinion and appropriate footnotes.

    Prerequisites

    None

    Corequisites

    ACCT300

    Credits

    1

    Distribution

    Business
    ×

    ACCT340 Advanced Accounting

    This course covers special accounting problems related to the preparation of combined and consolidated financial statements for accounting entities with branch offices and subsidiaries, both domestic and foreign. Also covers accounting for partnerships.

    Prerequisites

    ACCT305

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4

    Distribution

    Business
    ×

    ACCT351 Cost Accounting

    This course focuses on accounting for costs in a manufacturing environment. Various techniques for estimating and accounting for costs are employed. Students will be involved in the budgeting and cost allocation processes.

    Prerequisites

    ACCT201

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4

    Distribution

    Business
    ×

    ACCT410 Advanced Tax

    This course provides an overview of the principles of taxation for various business entities based on the U.S. Internal Revenue Code and supporting authority. Students will acquire a theoretical as well as practical understanding of the tax law as applied to U.S. business entities.

    Prerequisites

    ACCT225

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4

    Distribution

    Business
    ×

    ACCT420 Government & Not for Profit Accounting

    This course provides an overview of accounting for governments and not-for-profit entities. It discusses accounting principles and practices used in not-for-profit organizations. Topics include accounting, budgeting, financial reporting, and auditing required of both government and not-for-profit organizations.

    Prerequisites

    Approval

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4

    Distribution

    Business
    ×

    ACCT430 Introduction to International Financial Reporting Standards

    In this course the student will gain an understanding of the history of international accounting standards and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), the structure and standard setting process of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), the differences between financial statements prepared on the basis of United States generally accepted accounting standards (U.S. GAAP) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), requirements of IFRS 1 First-time adoption of IFRS, how to evaluate financial statements prepared under IFRS, and potential issues facing US companies adopting IFRS.

    Prerequisites

    ACCT300 or  ACCT341; and   ACCT305 or  ACCT342; and  ACCT340 or ACCT421 or  ACC340

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4

    Distribution

    Business
    ×

    ECON310 Global Managerial Economics

    In this course students will apply the theory and tools of micro and macroeconomics and research to the formation of business decisions in the global environment.

    Prerequisites

    None

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4

    Distribution

    Business
    ×

    FINC225 Financial Statement Analysis

    This course is a basic introduction to the concepts of finance. An overview of financial statements and financial statement analysis are presented. Specific topics include ratio analysis, trend analysis, ethics, and financial proformas.

    Prerequisites

    IT254 and  ACCT201

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4

    Distribution

    Business
    ×

    FINC400 Financial Management

    This course examines the process of budgeting. Students will examine the components of and develop budgets. Students will also utilize capital budgeting tools to evaluate investment opportunities.

    Prerequisites

    ACCT201 and ACCT202 or approval

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4

    Distribution

    Business
    ×

    HRMT215 Management of Human Resources

    This course examines the role and function of the Human Resource Department in the organization. It is an overview of human resource activities including job analysis, performance appraisals, recruiting, selection, compensation, and career development. Additionally, employee diversity, labor relations, organization development and equal employment opportunity will be discussed.

    Prerequisites

    None

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4

    Distribution

    Business
    ×

    IT254 Spreadsheet Applications

    In today's dynamic and complex business environment, the ability to understand matrix thinking and manipulate data on an Excel spreadsheet are taken for granted as a condition of success. Electronic spreasheets are used in a variety of business calculations to analyze, graph, and manage data. Applications of spreadsheets can be used to generate reports to maintain large amounts of data, make accurate calculations, and accelerate repetitive tasks. This course is designed to introduce the basic computer spreadsheet application skills, with an emphasis on essential design, format, functions, and formulas of spreadsheet operations in solving real-world problems.

    Prerequisites

    MAT143 or MATH143 or MATH140 OR MATH140-L or MAT150 or MATH150 or MATH105 or MATH102 or MATH106 or MATH112

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4

    Distribution

    Computer Science/Engineering/Information Technology
    ×

    MGM255 Management Fundamentals

    This course introduces the student to business management structures. It covers how the structures can act as a competitive advantage. Emphasis is on how the organization's management structure and leadership styles can impact businesses and how an organization must adapt or respond to the changes.

    Prerequisites

    None

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4

    Distribution

    Business
    ×

    MGM316 International Business Communications

    This course is designed to enhance students’ knowledge of cultures, traditions, and value systems as they apply in international, multinational, and global business settings. Students explore topics such as language and other forms of communication, traditions, values, norms, cultural diversity, cultural influences on communication and the negotiation process, and ways to improve communications with people whose first language is something other than English.

    Prerequisites

    None

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4

    Distribution

    Business
    ×

    MGM335 Organizational Behavior Principles

    In this course students examine individual and group behavior within the context of the organizational design and culture. This course provides theoretical and practical knowledge for understanding topics such as motivation, leadership, managerial decision-making, group processes, and conflict resolution.

    Prerequisites

    None

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4

    Distribution

    Business
    ×

    MGM365 The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business

    This course examines the nature of the legal system in which society functions, including business agreements, business entities, and government regulations. Using frameworks for ethical decision-making, students will explore the ethical issues that confront business organizations and individuals.

    Prerequisites

    None

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4

    Distribution

    Business
    ×

    MGMT235 Business Law I

    This course focuses on the tools for understanding the principles underlying the legal environment of business. The course identifies the current legal rules and regulations affecting businesses and students become familiar with the new developments and trends that will greatly affect future transactions. In addition, a component dealing with the legal aspects of intellectual property, especially as it relates to e-business, is included.

    Prerequisites

    None

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4

    Distribution

    Business
    ×

    MGMT345 Operations Management

    This course will examine the principles and techniques of managing operations processes in manufacturing and service industries. Students will explore the interrelationships between operations concepts, such as forecasting, planning products, technologies, facilities, demand, inventory, productivity, quality, and reliability.

    Prerequisites

    None

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4

    Distribution

    Business
    ×

    MGMT455 Business Policies and Strategies

    The focus of this course is on identifying external opportunities and determining the value-creating potential of a firm’s resources, capabilities, and core competencies to achieve a strategic competitive advantage.

    Prerequisites

    None

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4

    Distribution

    Business
    ×

    MKTG225 Introduction to Marketing

    Students will start with a study of the fundamentals of marketing. Students will then progress to the application of those fundamentals of marketing within an organization and the contemporary market environment. The course will focus on marketing strategy and development of a marketing mix.

    Prerequisites

    None

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4

    Distribution

    Business
    ×

    UNIV201 Career Planning and Management

    This course provides the framework for effective career management as students gain insight into themselves and potential career fields, acquiring knowledge and skills needed to successfully plan career transitions.

    Prerequisites

    None

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4

    Distribution

    General Education
    ×

    MGMT215 Management in Film

    This course is an introductory course to management functions and principles. The course will use film and media to analyze management concepts and theories. Students will have an opportunity to apply principles and practices of management to scenarios found in media.

    Prerequisites

    None

    Corequisites

    None

    Credits

    4

    Distribution

    General Education
    ×
  • Career Paths

    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:4

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

    Starting in 2012, CTU began a longitudinal study of the impact of higher education on its graduates’ career progression. Each year the study surveys alumni who graduated from CTU one, three, five, and ten years prior. The results are specific to each degree. Below are areas the alumni were asked about. 5

    Satisfaction with Colorado Technical University Rating (%)*
    Satisfaction with experience at CTU
    86%
    Likely to recommend CTU to a friend or colleague
    80%
    Instructors appeared knowledgeable in their subject matter
    90%
    CTU’s program prepared me to pursue a career in my field
    74%
    My education has helped me advance my career
    68%
    Satisfaction with Colorado Technical University Rating (%)*
    Engage in creative problem solving
    74%
    Understand all sides of an issue or challenge
    78%
    Team up with co-workers to solve issues and challenges
    75%
    Communicate effectively with co-workers
    70%
    Communicate effectively with my manager
    72%

    *Percentage of respondents who agreed that CTU equipped them for skill or competency

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  • Employer Experience

    Since 2010, CTU has measured the experience of employers with recent CTU graduates on their staff to better understand how to deliver a curriculum to students that provide the broadest opportunities for career growth. The results are specific to each degree. Below are areas employees were asked about in regards to their CTU Alumni employees.6,7

    Employer Experience Rating (%)*
    Likelihood that an employer of a CTU grad would hire another
    87%
    CTU graduates performed as well or better than other employees
    98%
    Employers' Ranking of CTU Graduates' Skills & Competencies Rating (%)*
    Analyze data effectively
    92%
    Demonstrate appropriate problem-solving skills on the job
    84%
    Can be trusted to write a report (or other communication) without managerial editorial input
    82%
    Demonstrate understanding of communications written to them
    85%
    Are able to negotiate compromises
    84%
    Take direction well
    79%
    Work effectively in a team environment
    76%
    Coordinate team projects effectively
    70%
    Manage conflicts effectively
    68%
    Provide input on planning for business
    66%

    *Percentage of respondents who agreed or strongly agreed

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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.

3Students may be required to complete some or all coursework for the program via Virtual Campus delivery.

4http://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.

5Alumni Survey - 2012 CTU Alumni Career Progression Research: Survey of CTU alumni who graduated in designated years between 2002 and 2011.

6Employer Survey - 2012 CTU Employer Experience Research: Survey of CTU alumni who graduated in designated years between 2002 and 2011.

7Employer Survey - 2011 CTU Employer Experience Research: Survey of 2010 CTU graduates.

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