Business Administration – Accounting Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Business Administration – Accounting Concentration

Earn your bachelor's in accounting from Colorado State University. Study in a hybrid program at the Sturm Collaboration Campus to complete your degree.

Complete your CSU College of Business bachelor's degree in Castle Rock

Accounting professionals have become vital to the organizations they serve by using their business acumen, accounting expertise, and communication skills to support budgeting, financial record keeping, and strategic decision-making. If you are a detail-oriented person with the drive to learn, earning your business administration degree with a concentration in accounting is an excellent way to gain valuable skills that can open up a wide variety of career opportunities.

Designed for individuals with an Associate of Arts degree in Business from a Colorado community college, this program allows you to study at the Sturm Collaboration Campus in Castle Rock while earning your bachelor's degree from Colorado State University. Offered in a hybrid format, this AACSB-accredited program gives you the opportunity to graduate from CSU’s renowned College of Business and earn the same degree as students on the CSU – Fort Collins campus.

What do accountants do?

Accountants and financial professionals frequently hold positions of significant trust and authority within the organizations they serve. Nearly all modern businesses rely on detailed accounting information to communicate value to stakeholders, attract investment, manage financial resources, and make tactical decisions in the fast-moving business world.

Accountants facilitate compliance with tax and regulatory requirements that are inherent in many of today's business environments. Financial information is used to calculate and communicate growth, and to measure the success of specific business initiatives. By maintaining detailed, well-organized financial records, organizations can make strategic decisions quickly in a world where markets, technology, and other factors continually accelerate the pace of change. Accountants and financial professionals assist managers, directors, CFOs, and CEOs in evaluating both short-term and long-term goals. Others serve as advisors or consultants to private industry, corporations, governments, and other institutions. In essence, these individuals are often integral to the flow of the financial information that supports entire economies.

Why earn an accounting bachelor's?

Earning your Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an accounting concentration opens up a wide variety of career prospects. If you plan to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), completing this program will make you eligible to sit for the Uniform CPA Exam.

Potential careers in accounting include:

  • Financial analyst
  • Finance manager
  • Accounting consultant
  • Tax accountant
  • Controller (government)
  • Internal auditor
  • External auditor
  • Forensic accountant
  • Government accountant
  • Procurement manager
  • Risk assessment specialist

How to determine if this program is right for you

Successful accounting students frequently share common skills and abilities. These often include an aptitude for critical thinking, creative problem solving, strong quantitative abilities, active listening and learning, effective communication skills, attention to detail, and efficient time management. If you have specific questions regarding your qualifications or whether this program might be a good fit, contact your student success coach.

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