Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Accounting often means more than just taxes in the business world. It can involve managing process auditing and overall financial health. The Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from CTU can help you prepare to enter this field, by exposing you to the theories and practical applications of accounting in areas including corporate accounting, taxation, governmental and not-for-profit accounting, and auditing.

The Bachelor of Science in Accounting:

  • Has CTU Fast Track exams available -a series of mini modules designed to test your knowledge of key course objectives, offering the opportunity to earn college credit for what you already know
  • Is programmatically accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
  • Is rated among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News & World Report for the fourth year in a row*

At CTU, students come first. Our flexible online course schedules are designed to help you to build a class schedule around your schedule. And with grants and scholarships available for those who qualify, a degree from CTU can be both achievable and affordable. Learn more below or fill out the form to speak with an admissions advisor.

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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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TOTAL CREDITS

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PROGRAM AVAILABILITY

  • Online
  • Colorado Springs
  • Aurora (Denver Area)

Program Details

  • Degree Requirements

    Courses: General Education
    Course Title Course Description Credit Hours
    COMS105 Interpersonal Communication 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
    or
    LITR225 Innovation and Leadership In Literature
     
    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
    Course Title Course Description Credit Hours
    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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