Department of Accounting
ACCOUNTING AT MSU DENVER
An in-demand, secure profession that’s about more than just numbers
Accountants view their profession as the language of business. Without accountancy, businesses would simply wither away in failure without an understanding of where they are financially. As important and necessary as accounting is in any business setting, not everyone can do it well. Your education will have the greatest impact in launching a successful career as you’ll need to be prepared for the demanding requirements every accountant faces daily. We won’t be able to help you relieve the stress that comes with the job, but we’ll have you well-prepared for the challenges you’ll surely face.
Accounting professionals are always in demand – that’s why a bachelor’s degree from MSU Denver gives you the experience needed to thrive in any type of business. And if you feel like sticking around for an extra year, you’ll earn your Master of Professional Accountancy degree with an emphasis on Public Accounting, Fraud Examination and Forensics, Internal Auditing or Taxation, further enhancing your professional skills and elevating your salary expectations.
As an Accounting major at MSU Denver's AACSB-accredited College of Business, you’ll have direct access to some of the most affordable degrees in Colorado. You’ll have the academic background and real-world experience that will help you find work quickly once you’ve graduated.
“There are so many opportunities to think outside the classroom: field trips, guest speakers, ‘Meet the Firms Night,’ internship and research opportunities. There is a big emphasis on what happens next for us in accounting and preparing for the CPA exam. Professors are top-notch with an excellent combination of academic experience and CPA-in-the-trenches experience. I feel like everyone can succeed given the tools that MSU Denver provides.”
MSU Denver '16
An Accounting degree from MSU Denver will give you a wide variety of career options. Our graduates work in just about every sector imaginable, including:
Private business, nonprofit, government, healthcare, sports, entertainment, and more.
Dr. Holt holds a Ph.D. in accounting from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has assisted the U.K.’s Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) with the development of a new professional Code of Practice on Service Charge Management and is the co-author of the text, "Business Accounting,” now in its third edition.
Dr. Andrew Holt
Professor of Accounting