Accountant at computer.


Students who earn a degree in accounting are prepared for careers in financial accounting, managerial accounting, accounting systems, taxation, and auditing. The emphasis is designed to prepare students to work in public accounting, business and industry, and not-for-profit and governmental organizations.

Why Study It?

Course work in accounting at UCCS conveys a comprehensive understanding of the theory and concepts that underlie practice. Emphasis is placed on logical reasoning and critical thinking to enable students to solve problems in accounting and to make sound policy decisions in the context of social, legal, and political environments.

Why Study Accounting at UCCS?

The UCCS College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance College Schools of Business (AACSB) which ensures your professors, classes and fellow students are of the highest quality. Only 5% of business schools worldwide have achieved this distinction.

Our Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative instills principle-based ethics education throughout the business school, resulting in a high standard of ethics in our students and graduates.

If you plan to become a licensed CPA, we offer a Master of Science degree in Accounting. The MSA is the preferred degree for CPA's seeking to join large firms.

Potential Accounting Careers

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Consultant
  • Personal financial planner
  • Auditor
  • Tax Planner
  • Budget Analyst
  • Controller

Alexa Sprouse, BS, Accounting (2016)


"The accounting degree I earned from UCCS taught me several lessons: 1) hard work and dedication to studying really does pay off, 2) valuable career connections are created and maintained through networking and communication, and 3) continuous learning is key. Accounting has been challenging yet rewarding field, and the professors who have mentored me inspired me to follow my passion and pursue diverse opportunities."

Examples of Coursework

  • Corporate and Partnership Taxation
  • Auditing
  • Accounting for Governments and Not-for-Profit Organizations
  • Cost Accounting
Accounting Faculty Dr. Blaise Sonnier

Dr. Blaise Sonnier is a widely published expert in the field of tax accounting, including publications cited in reports by the United States Senate Finance Committee on Tax Reform. "Helping my students grasp accounting concepts and seeing their excitement when they do is what thrills me the most", he says. "Our accounting students are graduating into an exciting career environment, and I'm always gratified to learn of the great work they are doing"

Meet the rest of our Accounting faculty.