The Certificate in Accounting is offered by the department for students with prior degrees who want to meet the educational requirements to sit for the CPA examination in Colorado. The basic requirements for this certificate program include:
A previous baccalaureate degree.
Prerequisite and/or corequisite requirements of twenty-one credit hours of courses in other areas of business. These areas include, but are not limited to, business communication, business law, computer information systems, economics, finance, management, marketing, and statistics. No more than six hours may be in anyone of the areas.
Proof that transfer courses meet the education requirements of the Colorado State Board of Accountancy.
Twenty-seven credit hours of accounting courses with a grade of “C” or better. At least twenty-one credit hours must upper-division courses.
Successfully complete a minimum of eighteen credit hours of accounting courses at MSCD while enrolled in the Certificate program.
A candidate for the Certificate in Accounting must satisfy the following course requirements: