A master’s degree in accounting or taxation prepares students to become financial professionals who can help a wide range of organizations thrive. Accounting and taxation are extremely important to any company because financial information, as analyzed and interpreted by CPAs, allows executives to make informed business decisions that help companies become more successful. Through our program, our graduates develop specific expertise in the area of accounting or taxation by strengthening and enhancing the ability to interpret and communicate information about a company’s operations and finances. Academic experience, combined with a practical internship experience, propels our graduates to be proficient in the “language of business” that is accounting or taxation.
Typically, over 90% of MS Accounting students have a job in accounting and financial advisory fields at graduation; and the demand for CU Boulder-educated accountants continues to soar. Many graduates begin careers with public accounting firms in audit, tax, or advisory business services. Others prefer information management, tax, or compliance positions within corporations. Still other opportunities exist in financial management, not-for-profits, and government agencies.
An MS in Accounting or Taxation primes graduates to become Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) both academically, in terms of preparing for the CPA exam, and by meeting the State of Colorado education requirements for CPAs (as well as those of most other states). For 2015, students from the University of Colorado Boulder passed the CPA exam at a rate of 79% for first-time test-takers, which was the #1 ranking for schools in Colorado and #14 nationwide.
Select from two programs: a five-year concurrent BS/MS program for current Leeds undergraduates that allows qualified students to be admitted to the master's program while still working on theirundergraduate requirements, or a stand-alone program for applicants who have completed their undergraduate degrees. Each program is designed to be completed in 9 to 21 months, depending on whether the student wants, and is offered, a busy season (spring semester) internship. Within our programs, choose a track that focuses on financial-related careers or on tax-related careers. For more information, visit http://www.colorado.edu/business/academic-programs/graduate-programs/bsms-accounting.
Attend a Leeds School of Business Master's Program information session to learn more about our leading MS accounting or taxation, MS business analytics, MS finance, MS real estate and MS supply chain management master's programs. Discover first-hand why our specialized cirriculum, award-winning faculty and concentrated, in-depth education experience will prepare you for high-growth job opportunities.
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