Students can take up to 12 hours (four courses) toward the master’s degree as an undergraduate.  The maximum benefit of the BAM is that students complete four courses of which three overlap to fulfill requirements toward the bachelor’s and master’s degrees.  Below is an EXAMPLE of the sequence of courses to complete in addition to other undergraduate requirements.  With some of these courses being offered each semester there is some flexibility in which semester you complete the courses.

Fourth Year - Undergraduate
Semester one:
Choose two:
ACCT 5620 Auditing & Assurance
ACCT 5240 Advanced Accounting
BSLW 5120 Adv. Business Law
Counts toward BS & MS degrees (replaces one ACCT & one bus elective)
Semester two: ACCT 6350 Current Issues in Professional Accounting Counts toward BS & MS degrees (replaces ACCT 4850)
  ACCT 5450 Taxation of Business Entities Counts toward MS degree only
  Optional ACCT Internship course (P/F) if doing a busy-season intership.  This course does not count as an accounting course for CPA eligibility purposes. Does not count towards the MS degree.
MS Accounting Graduate Year
Summer Optional ACCT 5xxx or possibility for Internship  
Fall Semester ACCT 5xxx one of three not taken in undergrad year
3 ACCT 5/6xxx  
Spring Semester

ACCT 6620 Advanced Audit

 
1 ACCT 5/6xxx  

 

Accounting (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 6620: Business Risk & Decision Analysis in Auditing
  • ACCT 6350: Current Issues in Professional Accounting

Accounting (electives 3)

  • ACCT 5250: Financial Statement Analysis
  • ACCT 5540 Accounting Information Systems
  • ACCT 5700: International Financial Reporting Standards
  • ACCT 5820: Topics in Business – currently Oil & Gas Accounting
  • ACCT 5827: Social Responsibility Reporting
  • ACCT 6290: Textual Analysis in Business
  • MSBX 5405: Structured Data Modeling & Analysis

Taxation (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
  • ACCT 5xxx: elective (from list of Accounting electives above)

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