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MS in Accounting

Future CPAs and accounting executives can build the skills needed to pursue these advanced positions through the Master of Science in Accounting program at Colorado Christian University. Get more details about this online master's degree program.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in Accounting

School Offering Program:

Colorado Christian University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Completion of an undergraduate accounting program and a GPA of 2.5 is required for those seeking to enroll in this MS degree program. Applicants to Colorado Christian University's master's degree programs should already possess a bachelor's degree; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

The Master of Science in Accounting program at Colorado Christian University is designed to cover advanced accounting processes, methods, and technologies. Topics likely to be addressed in the curriculum include reporting practices, budgeting, corporate and property taxation, auditing procedures, and global financial reporting standards. Courses might also address finance, leadership, and business management topics. In the capstone courses, students have the opportunity to apply what they have studied to the completion of an accounting case study. This program can be completed in two years or less and is designed to prepare graduates to earn their CPA credentials.

Learning Format:


Program Length:

30 credits.

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Colorado Christian University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Master of Science in Accounting:

This MS degree program requires that students complete a total of 30 credits of coursework, including a capstone. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Colorado Christian University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Course Requirements (30 credits)

  • Accounting Ethics
  • Advanced Managerial/Cost Accounting
  • Advanced Tax Accounting
  • Auditing Forensics for Accounting Information Systems
  • International Accounting Standards
  • MS Accounting Capstone - Research and the Regulatory Environment
  • Problem-Solving and Decision-Making for Leaders
  • Financial Foundations
  • Legal Issues in Management
  • Leadership and Management I
  • Management Information Systems

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Graduates who have earned Colorado Christian University's MS in Accounting might possess the knowledge of accounting and auditing procedures as well as the managerial skills required to pursue advanced positions in the field. They might seek work in the finance or accounting departments of small or large businesses, government agencies, or nonprofit organizations. They might also work for accounting firms or financial institutions. Some positions might require CPA certification.

Positions graduates could pursue include:

  • Managerial accountant
  • Auditor
  • Corporate controller
  • Financial analyst

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