Master of Science in Accounting

Colorado Technical University’s Master of Science in Accounting is a degree designed for students with a bachelor’s degree in accounting or another closely related field. This program aims to provide strong theoretical foundations and professional skills in the main functional areas of accounting, including financial reporting and assurance, management control and auditing, taxation, and forensic accounting. In addition, this program is designed to help graduates prepare for careers in public accounting, industry, government or not-for-profit organizations. Accountants and auditors help to ensure that organizations are run more efficiently, public records are kept more accurately, and taxes are paid properly and on time.

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

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    Online | Colorado Springs | Denver

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  • Courses

    Degree Requirements

    Courses: Core
    ACCT614Applied Managerial Accounting4
    ACCT618Taxation and Business Decisions4
    ACCT624Advanced Cost Accounting4
    ACCT628Financial Reporting4
    ACCT634Accounting Information Systems4
    ACCT638Advanced Auditing4
    ACCT644Management Control and Auditing4
    ACCT648Forensic Accounting4
    ACCT655International Financial Reporting Standards4
    ECON616Applied Managerial Economics4
    ACCT640Ethics in Accounting4
    FINC615Applied Managerial Finance4
    MGMT600Applied Managerial Decision-Making4

    Total Credit Hours: 48

    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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  • Outcomes

    This degree program is designed to provide the following skills and knowledge:

    • Address the changing financial laws and regulations, and increased scrutiny of company finances
    • Assume the role of a personal financial advisor to the business
    • Offer financial management and consulting services while taking on a greater advisory role
    • Perform an audit review and prepare the appropriate documentation
    • Describe how accounting information is used in implementing management policy
    • Utilize accounting information to evaluate how to organize the business for managerial control
    • Discuss the ethical implications of taxation and business decisions
    • Develop a practical understanding and application of specific actions, processes, and techniques needed to move into the “next generation” of organizations
    • Develop financial reports to meet business expansion needs
    • Apply product costing techniques in the development of a master budget from a strategic perspective
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