Real-world Experience, Career Preparation

Earn your accounting degree at the first and only business college ever to earn the coveted Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award from the Office of the President of the United States. You’ll work in state-of-the-industry facilities and small classes, side-by-side with award-winning faculty who are professional accountants and dedicated educators. You'll find opportunities for internships and professional experience that will help prepare you for the real business world, in addition to a curriculum that actively engages practice, with both faculty and practicing accountants bringing their professional insights to the classroom. We also offer exceptional student organization experiences, such as our chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, which recently attained Gold status for its consistent distinction and innovation.

The Business Administration: Accounting program at UNC is accredited by AACSB International, a gold standard for accreditation in business and accounting education that less than five percent of business schools worldwide have achieved. When you complete the bachelor’s degree program you’ll be eligible to sit for the CPA exam in Colorado. Most of our students find accounting positions within three months of graduation, with many receiving job offers during their senior year.

Gabe Dickey

Faculty Spotlight

Gabe Dickey, CPA
Monfort Executive Professor (Accounting)

Gabe Dickey earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Northern Iowa in 1998. After spending 17 years in public accounting, including 13 years with Deloitte as an Audit Senior Manager, Dickey is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Business Administration at the University of Dallas.

Dickey is in his third year of teaching at UNC and his areas of research interest include audit quality, project management, and emotional intelligence. In addition to teaching and research, Dickey is involved with the Accounting Program Advisory Council and Curriculum Committee for the Monfort College of Business.

“UNC and Monfort College of Business have a strong reputation for developing its students for career success. I have had the pleasure to work with many successful UNC alumni as a professional in public accounting over the past 17 years. Now, I’m excited to be a part of the MCB team and have the opportunity to work with UNC students inside of the classroom,” Dickey said.

Degree Option

B.S. in Business Administration Accounting

A student who has successfully completed the accounting program requirements with no grade below a 'C' will be eligible to sit for the CPA Exam in Colorado. For Colorado CPA licensure, the student will need 150 credit hours including an additional 9 hours of accounting courses and 6 hours of business courses.

Minor Options

Global Business Minor

The Global Business Minor is designed for students who major in Business Administration and wish to pursue an additional area of study in global business. Completion of the minor provides broad exposure to the global areas of business administration. These include at a minimum finance, economics, management, and marketing. The minor is only open to students who major in Business Administration.

Related Programs

Gain Hands-on Experience for an Edge in the Job Market

In the accounting program at UNC, you'll have access to numerous part-time jobs and internships opportunities with prestigious firms like PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Anton Collins Mitchell (ACM), Deloitte & Touche, EKS&H, GHP, BKD, Eide Bailey, Anderson & Whitney PC, Western Union, JBS Swift, and State Farm Insurance Companies.

“The faculty is always very supportive. They do everything they can to help you succeed, including helping you find a job or internship. They’re always accessible.”

Devon Beitzel, Class of 2011

Your Future in Business Accounting

Studying accounting isn’t just about crunching numbers. You get to know about virtually every facet of business, from taxes to auditing and evaluation. As a result, you have a wide range of options available in the professional world.

Consider UNC’s B.S. in Accounting if you:

  • Want to help businesses achieve success
  • Are looking for a broad background in business as well as accounting
  • Excel in small classes with close mentorship and experiential learning

You’ll learn:

  • Technical skills in financial accounting, auditing and tax and accounting systems
  • How to think critically, strategically and globally
  • Broad knowledge of key business concepts and technologies
  • Effective communication skills
  • Ethics in accounting and business

Sample courses:

  • Business Communications
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Legal Environment of Business
  • Strategic Management
  • Advanced Accounting
  • Accounting Ethics

Beyond the Classroom

Most of our faculty are active in both state and national professional accounting organizations, and know the firms and the people who hire accountants. As a result, most of our students are placed in accounting positions within the first three months of graduation, with many receiving job offers during their senior year. Graduating seniors of the Monfort College of Business also consistently score well on the national Educational Testing Service Major Field Test in Business, which assesses core business knowledge.

Where can your degree take you?

When you graduate, you’ll be qualified for a broad range of opportunities including public accounting, industrial accounting, governmental and other not-for-profit accounting, as well as entrance to graduate programs.

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