The Master of Accountancy provides a wealth of practical job-related knowledge and the in-depth topical coverage you need to successfully sit for the national Uniform CPA Examination.
Colorado State University's Master of Accountancy is a 30-credit program offered on campus that provides a wealth of practical job-related knowledge and the in-depth topical coverage you need to successfully sit for the national Uniform CPA Examination.
Our curriculum reflects the breadth of services performed by CPAs. You will learn the skills you need to land accounting and management positions in a wide range of business services, including public accounting, auditing, financial and tax planning, and consulting on information systems. If you are interested in a tax-related career, you can enroll in the specialization in taxation.
Program at a Glance
||Face to face
||Fort Collins, CO
||Classes two to five days a week, Monday–Friday
||30 (15 core, 15 elective)
On diploma: Master of Accountancy
On transcript: Master of Accountancy, major in Accountancy with specialization in Taxation, or Data Analytics and Systems, or Financial Analysis, Auditing, and Reporting (specialization may not apply)
Here are some examples of common Master of Accountancy schedules. Once you're enrolled, our advising team can help tailor your electives to fit your career path.
Professional Ethics and Responsibilities
Legal and Regulatory Issues in Accounting
Professional Practice: Taxation
or ACT 601B
Professional Practice: Accounting
Forensic Accounting and Fraud Auditing
Accounting Information Technologies
Issues in Financial Reporting and Auditing
Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation
Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders
Special Topics in Taxation
Information Technology and Project Management
Enterprise Computing and Systems Integration
International Business Finance
Program Total Credits:
A minimum of 30 credits are required to complete this program.
This course listing is provided through the Colorado State University catalog and is updated each summer. New or modified courses offered for spring or summer may not be included, but you can find complete course information via the class schedule on RAMweb. Offerings are subject to change, and the University reserves the right to make changes in catalog information when necessary and to correct errors.