Bachelor of Science in Accounting + Master of Business Administration (3+2)

The Public Accounting concentration provides students with basic business skills as well as the accounting knowledge needed to pass the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam. Graduates of CMU’s program have a very high CPA exam pass rate and are heavily recruited by local and regional CPA firms.

The General Accounting concentration is designed for undergraduate students who do not wish to pursue CPA certification. This program provides students with basic business skills as well as accounting knowledge needed to work in an accounting department in private industry or government.

The accounting minor offers students majoring in other areas the opportunity to enhance their degrees with basic accounting knowledge. Since all businesses rely heavily on accounting functions, graduates with an accounting minor have a competitive advantage, particularly in the area of decision making. Accounting knowledge is critical for business and, independent of major, the more accounting knowledge students have, the better prepared students will be for management positions.  For more information about our accounting degrees and programs, please see Bachelor of Science in Public Accounting.

The accounting program also offers an option of a five year (3+2) program which allows students to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Master of Business Administration. This combination prepares students to earn the hours needed to sit for the CPA exam. Through careful planning and coordination, students can complete their four-year degree and begin their graduate degree, finishing both simultaneously.  For more information, please see 3+2 Program

The Colorado Mesa University Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree is a challenging program designed to prepare graduates for the changing business world. The degree is awarded after successful completion of 36-45 semester hours of rigorous study. The program is designed to provide the student with a broad background in business while allowing the student to focus on a specified area of study, if desired. To this end, students acquire knowledge of management operations; an appreciation of the interrelationships involved in business; an understanding of the economic, political and social environment in which businesses function; and behavioral skills that are essential in the manager’s role in the implementation of business decisions. The MBA program endeavors to provide an atmosphere conducive to the development of each student’s ability to think in a creative manner and to effectively problem solve. The program makes extensive use of seminars, group projects, case studies and independent research. More information about our MBA Program can be found at MBA Program Information.