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BS in Accounting

Colorado State University-Global Campus' Bachelor of Science in Accounting program could benefit those students seeking to develop administrative skills and gain an understanding of basic accounting principles and processes. Find out more about this bachelor's degree program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Science in Accounting

School Offering Program:

Colorado State University-Global Campus

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Program Prerequisites:

Applicants are eligible for admission into a CSU-Global Campus bachelor's degree program if they graduated high school (or earned a GED equivalent) and have completed some college. Applicants with less than 12 transferable semester hours of college credit may complete up to 15 credit hours at CSU-Global in non-degree seeking status and then apply for admission to a bachelor's degree program.

Program Description:

The curriculum of Colorado State University-Global Campus' Bachelor of Science in Accounting program is designed to provide students with the opportunity to study basic, intermediate and advanced topics in accounting, finance, taxation and related areas. Students might learn accounting responsibilities and processes relating to financial statement preparation, forecasting, budgeting, investments, mergers and acquisitions, inventory and auditing. Marketing, business law, business analysis and organizational leadership could also be discussed. An accounting project requiring students to apply methods and techniques studied throughout the program must be completed in the capstone course.

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Program Length:

Colorado State University-Global Campus bachelor's degrees require that students successfully complete at least 120 semester hours of credits. CSU-Global works to maximize the amount of credit that can be accepted in transfer and provides students with as many options as possible to earn credits outside of the classroom in order to reduce educational costs and accelerate time to graduation. Applicants are encouraged to transfer as much college credit as possible (up to 90 semester hours may be accepted).

Financial Aid:

Federal financial aid is available to those who qualify in the forms of student loans and grants. CSU-Global students may also be eligible for military and veteran benefits, payment plans, employer reimbursement and scholarships.

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Science in Accounting:

Accounting Major - 17 Courses (Credit Hours):

  • Applying Leadership Principles (3)
  • Principles of Financial Accounting (3)
  • Introduction to Marketing (3)
  • Principles of Managerial Accounting (3)
  • The Legal Environment of Business (3)
  • Principles of Financial Accounting II (3)
  • Intermediate Accounting I (3)
  • Intermediate Accounting II (3)
  • Analyzing Financial Statements (3)
  • Quantitative Business Analysis (3)
  • Corporate Tax (3)
  • Accounting for Government and Non-Profit Entities (3)
  • International Accounting (3)
  • Auditing (3)
  • Cost Accounting (3)
  • Advanced Accounting (3)
  • Capstone - Practical Applications of Accounting (3)

Students may also complete a specialization that consists of five (5) upper division courses (15 credits) as a supplement to their program major. Specializations allow students to select a series of courses in a career-relevant field based on professional and personal interests.

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Once they have completed Colorado State University-Global Campus' Bachelor of Science in Accounting program, graduates might wish to further advance their skills by pursuing a master's degree. A graduate degree could be needed for those intending to explore executive-level opportunities in the field. CSU-Global Campus offers a Master of Finance program.

Career Paths:

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Accounting program could pursue entry-level or possibly mid-management positions in corporate finance departments, accounting firms or financial institutions. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (, the job growth rate for accountants and auditors is expected to grow 16% during 2010-2020. Additional fields graduates might consider are:

  • Finance
  • Project Management
  • Operations Management
  • Public and Non-Profit Management

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