Accounting is more than just numbers; it is a dynamic, growing discipline. Accounting graduates need a wide range of skills: computer knowledge is needed for business planning, software design, or for research; interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills are necessary for working with colleagues and clients, writing financial reports, and making business presentations.
Accounting students need to develop critical thinking, problem solving, and communication skills, along with technical competence and the ability for self-directed, lifelong learning.
The Accounting Department at The Metropolitan State University of Denver embraces the views expressed by the Accounting Education Change Commission on the objective of education for accountants. We strive to produce graduates who have a broad array of skills and knowledge relevant to their entry into the accounting profession, graduate education, and lifelong learning.
We seek to provide an educational experience that puts an emphasis on active learning. We strive to assure that the curriculum has real world relevance and integrates the latest technology, and that students have the opportunity to develop their communication and interpersonal skills.
To earn a bachelor's degree in accounting from MSU Denver requires a total of 120 credit hours, including 30 in accounting. Courses in the Accounting Department prepare students for careers in public, industrial, tax, systems, and governmental accounting. For in-depth curriculum information, consult the degree Requirements. The Accounting faculty has designed a number of alternatives to help individuals who wish to satisfy requirements of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and will work with students to meet their individual needs.