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Venkat Reddy, dean, College of Business

Students with a goal of becoming a certified public accountant, certified management accountant or tax professional will be able to pursue a master’s degree in accounting at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs College of Business beginning this fall, according to a UCCS news release.

By a unanimous vote April 17, the CU Board of Regents approved the new degree program. The degree becomes the 20th master’s degree offered by the university.

Students in the program will satisfy Colorado and most other states’ 150-hour accounting coursework requirement for licensure as a CPA, the release stated. The degree will be one of the only AACSB International-accredited Master of Science in Accounting degree to be offered in southern Colorado.

“Adding the Master of Science in Accounting to our already highly successful MBA is the continuation of our commitment to offer relevant, high-quality accounting focused education that will more than meet the demands placed on our students by the accounting industry.” Venkat Reddy, dean, College of Business said in the release. “This program truly exemplifies our passion for preparing globally thinking students for successful futures in the Pikes Peak region and beyond.”

Students in the program will pursue a curriculum with a targeted focus on accounting and taxation. According to the release, College of Business leaders worked closely with local accounting firms in developing curriculum to meet the needs of the region.

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