Accounting at MSU Denver

They call it “the language of business” for good reason. Businesses can’t function without an understanding of where they stand financially. So, when you choose to study Accounting, you are selecting a degree that will be relevant no matter what you do for a career.

As an Accounting major at MSU Denver’s AACSB-accredited College of Business, you will not only get a strong education in the other functional areas of business, you will also develop a deep understanding of how Accounting functions in the contemporary business environment. From tax accounting to technology, you will acquire the knowledge necessary to build a career as well as the professional experience you need so you can hit the ground running after graduation.

Benefits of Earning Your Degree at MSU Denver

MSU Denver is located just west of downtown Denver’s financial district, making the University an ideal location from which to obtain internships and jobs.

Get more for your tuition dollar. MSU Denver is one of Colorado’s value leaders in undergraduate Accounting.

Take classes at convenient times or online. MSU Denver offers Accounting courses during the day, evening, weekends and online to accommodate the schedules of working students.

Get on-the-job training through internships and independent study coursework.

Help others while practicing your Accounting skills. MSU Denver’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program gives you the chance to help run a tax service, preparing federal and State of Colorado income tax returns for foreign students, elderly, disabled and low-income individuals.

Get involved on campus. The Accounting Student Organization allows you to get to know your professors and other Accounting students while also offering information on  scholarships, job search strategies and career opportunities. Speakers include Denver business and accounting professionals.

Here are just a few reasons to major in Accounting:

  1. A bachelor’s degree in Accounting gives you a background you can take with you into any type of business — or you can start one of your own.
  2. You can translate your Accounting degree into all kinds of roles in a company or organization.
  3. Accounting professionals are always in demand.

Jobs & Internships

Looking for jobs or experiential learning opportunities in this field?  Check out this job board focused on positions related and adjacent to Accounting:

Be sure to browse through these additional job boards to explore more opportunities that exist in other areas, and don’t forget to explore CareerLink and the Classroom to Career Hub for ways to engage in career exploration and professional development!

Here’s a CareerLink guidebook to help you navigate the platform.

Accounting Major Curriculum

Accounting Minor

The accounting minor offers students a broad-based education in accounting, emphasizing a particular field within this discipline, such as financial accounting, managerial accounting, tax accounting, or governmental accounting.

The Accounting Department requires 60 credit hours (junior standing) before taking upper-division accounting courses. At least 12 hours of accounting courses in the minor must be completed in residence at MSU Denver. In order to meet the 18 credit hours requirement for a minor, a business major seeking a minor in accounting will have ACC 2010 – Principles of Accounting I and ACC 2020 – Principles of Accounting II waived from the Business Core Requirements.

A grade of “C” or better is required for an accounting course to count towards a minor.

Accounting Minor Curriculum

Joseph Cao
CBUS Academic Advisor

Phone: 303-615-0491
Email: [email protected]


In addition to starting their own businesses and Accounting practices, MSU Denver Accounting graduates have gone to work at the following companies among many others:

  • Craftsy
  • Great West Financial
  • CollegeInvest
  • FirstBank
  • American Financing
  • Restaurant Solutions
  • Denver Film Society
  • PetroShale Inc.
  • Sage Hospitality
  • Colorado Office of the State Auditor



Program Accreditation

AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) Accredited Seal

The MSU Denver College of Business is AACSB-accredited, which places the College among the world’s 5 percent of business programs that hold this distinction.

Department of Accounting

Contact the Accounting Department

Location: Admin Building, Suite 500

Office Contact:

Lauren Berry
[email protected]



Mailing Address: 

Department of Accounting
Campus Box 80
P.O. Box 173362
Denver, CO 80217-3362

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