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.

Value

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

Financial Track (Required Courses)

  • BSLW 5120: Advanced Business Law
  • ACCT 5240: Advanced Financial Accounting
  • ACCT 5450: Taxation of Business Entities
  • ACCT 5620: Auditing and Assurance Services
  • ACCT 5700: International Financial Reporting Standards
  • ACCT 6620: Business Risk & Decision Analysis in Auditing
  • ACCT 6350: Current Issues in Professional Accounting (Capstone Course)

Financial Track Electives

  • ACCT 5250: Financial Statement Analysis
  • ACCT 5330: Advanced Cost Management
  • ACCT 5540 Accounting Information Systems
  • ACCT 5820: Topics in Business – currently Oil & Gas Accounting
  • ACCT 5827: Social Responsibility Reporting
  • ACCT 5828: Accounting Information System for Auditors
  • ACCT 5830: Compressed Current Issues or Other Course Taught in April
  • ACCT 6900: Independent Research Project/Internship

Taxation Track (Required Courses)

  • BSLW 5120: Advanced Business Law
  • ACCT 5450: Taxation of Business Entities
  • ACCT 5620: Auditing and Assurance Services
  • ACCT 6620: Business Risk and Decision Analysis in Auditing
  • ACCT 6420: Research and Writing in Income Taxation
  • ACCT 6430: Taxation of Partnerships (Taken at Law School)
  • ACCT 6700: Income Taxation (Taken at Law School)
  • ACCT 6450: Taxation of Corporations (Taken at Law School)
  • ACCT 6350: Current Issues in Professional Accounting (Capstone Course)

Taxation Track Electives

  • ACCT 6900: Independent Research Project/Internship
  • ACCT 5830: Compressed Current Issues Course or Other Course Taught in April

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.