Bachelor of Science in Accounting

The Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree program is designed to help graduates develop 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.

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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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PROGRAM AVAILABILITY

  • Online
  • Colorado Springs
  • Aurora (Denver Area)
  • Degree Requirements

    Courses: General Education
    COMS201 Technical and Professional Writing 4.5
    ECON210 Principles of Macroeconomics 4.5
    ECON212 Principles of Microeconomics 4.5
    ENGL104 Introductory Written Communication 4.5
    ENGL105 Professional Written Communications 4.5
     
    HIST101 Modern American History: 1950 to the 21st Century 4.5
    or
    GOVT201 American Government and Public Affairs 4.5
     
    LITR201 Literature: A Reflection of Life 4.5
    MATH102 Introduction to College Math 4.5
    MATH106 Algebra for Business 4.5
    MATH301 Data Driven Statistics 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
    SOCL202 Social Perspectives on Race, Gender, and Class 4.5
     
    UNIV104 Academic and Career Success 4.5
    or
    HUMNELE Humanities Elective 4.5
    Total 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 1
    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
    ACCT460 Accounting Capstone 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
    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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  • 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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