We offer two degree programs within the MS Accounting degree that respond to continuing high demand for professionals skilled in either financial accounting or taxation.


Students have the opportunity to gain work experience and earn up to three credits through a paid internship, freeing up students to select additional courses to enhance their professional readiness.

Graduates are qualified to sit for the CPA exam in Colorado upon graduating. For qualification status in other states, please confer with Jay Ballantine, ballantj@colorado.edu

MS Accounting (Required Courses)

MS Taxation (Required Courses)

Not all courses are offered each semester. Prerequisite courses may be designated for particular courses. Please check the University of Colorado catalog for course descriptions.

Students in the concurrent program may also select ACCT 6000 to move them toward 150 hours, meet minimum requirements to be a full‐time student, and cover one undergraduate business elective requirement. Concurrent students can also take online courses to meet non‐business course requirements during the busy‐season internship semester.