Accounting Degree Program
The accounting program prepares students for entry into careers in public accounting, industry, tax, and the government sector, as well as graduate education and lifelong learning. The field of accounting is moving rapidly toward a greater emphasis in the areas of information systems, management consulting, and leadership in organizational change. Accountants can obtain a variety of professional certifications, including Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Information Systems Auditor, and Certified Management Accountant. Each professional certification program includes rigorous education, examination, experience, and ethics requirements.
The Accounting Department at Metro State College provides high quality, accessible, enriching undergraduate accounting education in an urban setting appropriate to a diverse student population enrolled under modified open admission standards. We prepare students for careers, graduate education, and lifelong learning in a global and technological society. The department is committed to ethical values, continuous improvement, and mutual respect within a diverse campus community.
The Accounting Department pursues excellence in teaching and learning as its primary purpose. Intellectual contributions in accounting and related fields that enhance teaching and learning and contribute to scholarship through both applied research and other avenues of professional development are secondary though fundamental to the mission of the Accounting Department. Service to Metro State College, the accounting profession, and the community and society in general is also secondary albeit fundamental to the mission of the Accounting Department.
Successful accounting students possess these skills and attributes:
- ability to organize, analyze, and interpret numerical data;
- strategic and critical thinking skills;
- proficiency in oral and written communications with the ability to explain complex financial data to others;
- ability to apply current technology;
- knowledge of financial and economic history, practices, and trends;
- ability to work collaboratively as well as independently;
- understanding of the methods for creating, leading, and managing change in organizations.
Students majoring in accounting and interested in pursuing an International Business concentration should see an advisor.