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2013-2014 CU Denver Catalog 
2013-2014 CU Denver Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accounting Emphasis BS in Business Administration

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Program Director: Michael Roberts
Telephone: 303-315-8460
E-mail:  Michael.Roberts@ucdenver.edu

Accounting courses are offered in several fields of professional accountancy at the intermediate, advanced and graduate levels. They provide preparation for practice in one or more of the following fields:

Financial Accounting
Financial Management
Management Control Systems
Managerial Accounting
Tax Accounting
Teaching and Research

In all of these fields a thorough knowledge of the social, legal, economic and political environment is needed. A high degree of analytical ability and communication skill is indispensable. A grade of C must be earned in all accounting courses to qualify for graduation.

Courses in English composition, speech, ethics and logic are desirable. Courses in statistics and information systems, beyond the required business core courses, are highly recommended.

Total: 21 Hours

Students planning to pursue accounting as a career may take more than the above required hours. Many students complete a total of 30 hours of accounting, often taking two accounting courses each semester in their junior and senior years. Students should work closely with the accounting faculty and business advisors in planning their accounting programs.

The accounting program offers several 4000/6000-level courses. Students with credit for a 4000-level course cannot receive credit for the corresponding 6000-level course. Graduate students should take 6000-level courses.

Accounting students often specialize in a particular topical area of accounting.

Accounting and Information Systems (ACIS)

Within the accounting curriculum students can choose to add courses in information systems to complement their individual interests as well as prior education and work experiences.

 A grade of C or higher must be earned in all courses that are used as prerequisites. These are noted with an asterisk.

Total: 27 Hours

To further specialize, consider a graduate accounting program. Graduate study in accounting is receiving increasing emphasis by professional organizations and employers. Students meeting admission requirements should consider continuing their education at the graduate level. Qualified undergraduates may petition for permission to take one or two graduate accounting courses as electives (e.g. ACCT 6800, Special Topics).

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