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

Requirements and Curriculum


A minimum of 120 credits are required to complete this degree. This includes:

  • 42 upper-division (300-400 level) credits
  • 30 upper-division credits completed through Colorado State University

The number of courses needed for completion of the program depends on:


The curriculum listed below is intended to inform prospective students about the overall theme of the program and should not be used as an example program of study. Students need to consult their advisor to develop a degree completion plan based on the credits transferred into this program. You have the option to use the Transferology™ website to conduct a self-review of your potential transfer courses. This tool will assist you in seeing how your previous college coursework may transfer to CSU's College of Business.

Required accounting courses

  • ACT 211 – Accounting Professional Skills (1 cr.)
  • ACT 311 – Intermediate Accounting I (4 cr.)
  • ACT 312 – Intermediate Accounting II (3 cr.)
  • ACT 321 – Cost Management (3 cr.)
  • ACT 330 – Introduction to Taxation (3 cr.)
  • ACT 350 – Accounting Information Systems (3 cr.)
  • ACT 411 – Advanced Accounting (3 cr.)
  • ACT 441 – Auditing Practices (3 cr.)

Required Business Courses

  • BUS 201 – Foundations of Sustainable Enterprise (1 cr.)
  • BUS 220 – Ethics in Contemporary Organizations (3 cr.)
  • BUS 479 – Strategic Management (3 cr.)
  • CIS 200 – Business Information Systems (3 cr.)
  • FIN 300 – Principles of Finance (3 cr.)
  • MGT 301 – Supply Chain Management (3 cr.)
  • MGT 320 – Contemporary Management Principles (3 cr.)
  • MKT 300 – Marketing (3 cr.)

15 credits of Electives (of which 6 must be upper-division)

Electives are courses/internships that are not already required within the AUCC, the Business Core, or the Accounting curriculum. Electives can come from any department and can be any prefix. Upper-division electives must be 300-500 level coursework. Elective courses can be taken at an approved university or college. Lower-division electives can also be taken at approved community or junior Colleges, although a maximum of 64 credits may transfer from all community/junior colleges attended. Some courses from some universities, such as CSU Global, will be accepted upon transfer while other courses at the same institution will not transfer. A student should always consult the Transferology™ website and/or their academic advisor before taking courses at another institution to verify that the courses will transfer back to CSU and will count toward graduation requirements.