School and Ranking Information
Many of the 13 schools in the Denver area with accounting and financial management programs have an enrollment of 2,000 students or less. The top school in the area is a much larger school. Based on rankings, size and relevant programs, the following school is the top school in the area to study accounting and financial management:
- Winner: The University of Colorado - Denver (UC - Denver) is a large research university within the University of Colorado System. High school counselors named it one of the top 140 schools in the entire nation. The school offers multiple undergraduate and graduate programs for individuals seeking degrees in accounting and financial management.
School Info Chart
|Category||University of Colorado - Denver|
|Rankings|| Tied for #93 in Best Undergraduate Business Programs (2014)*,
Tied for #136 in High School Counselor Rankings (2014)*
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2014-2015)||$9,625 (in-state), $26,105 (out-of-state)*|
|Accounting and Financial Management Degrees Offered||Bachelor's, Master's**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||41%**|
|Noteworthy||School offers six different MBA specialties, the most in the entire Rocky Mountain region|
Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator
University of Colorado - Denver
- Some graduate programs can be done online, in the classroom, or a combination of both
- $12.1 million recently given to the Business School has produced renovations and scholarships
- Consistent speaking engagements from business leaders offers networking opportunities
The UC - Denver Business School, located on the downtown campus, is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. It works closely with local businesses to keep coursework current and relevant. Students interested in accounting and financial management can earn bachelor's and master's business degrees with accounting and finance specializations.
The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting program requires 30 credit hours of accounting classes covering subjects such as accounting systems and data processing, cost accounting, income tax accounting and auditing. Students may further specialize in finance accounting, managerial accounting or accounting and information systems.
The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Financial Management requires completion of at least 120 credit hours, including general education classes. Students take classes covering topics in corporate finance, financial markets, investment management, business capital management and cost accounting.
The Master of Science in Accounting offers great flexibility, allowing students to customize their study to career objectives. For example, students can take electives to specialize in auditing and forensic accounting, financial accounting, taxation or information systems audit control. The Master of Science in Finance program allows students to specialize through electives in areas such as security analysis, international markets, acquisitions and small firm financial management.
The Master of Business Administration program offers a specialization in corporate financial management. In addition to core MBA courses covering topics in applied economics, data analysis and team management, students in this specialization may also take courses in areas like financial modeling and international finance. Financial decision-making and investing skills are developed.