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School of Accounting and Computer Information Systems

Director: Richard I. Newmark, Ph.D., C.P.A.

Business Administration B.S.

Accounting Emphasis

Location: Kepner 2090

Telephone: 970.351.2855

Faculty: Allen W. McConnell, M.S., C.P.A.; Lorie D. Milam, M.P.A., C.P.A..; Richard I. Newmark, Ph.D., C.P.A.; Beth A. Parish, M.S.;Ronald O. Reed, Ph.D., C.P.A.; Karen B. Turner, Ph.D.

Mission: The accounting program's mission is to deliver high-quality instruction that prepares students for entry into a wide variety of accounting and business careers, or to enter graduate school.

Objectives: The accounting program's primary objective is to facilitate the development of broadly educated graduates. Accordingly, the accounting program's curriculum objectives are to assure that graduates possess the following knowledge and skills:

In addition to the knowledge and skill objectives above, the accounting program will:

The emphasis in accounting and the School of Accounting and Computer Information Systems are approved under the State Accounting Law of Colorado. Upon completion of the accounting emphasis, the student qualifies to write the CPA and other professional examinations.

Students completing the program are able to qualify 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.

For degree and program requirements, see:

Business Administration B.S.

Accounting Emphasis

Computer Information Systems Emphasis

Location: Kepner 1095

Telephone: 970.351.2089

Faculty: Charmayne B. Cullom, Ph.D.;Joseph R. Cullom, Ph.D.;Jay M. Lightfoot, Ph.D.;Tod A. Sedbrook, Ph.D.;Richard T. Turley, Ph.D.; Christopher J. Vegter, M.B.A.

The primary objective of the Computer Information Systems Emphasis is to provide the applicable coursework and experiences to allow graduates to secure industry positions in the fields of programming, systems analysis, systems design, database design/administration and telecommunications/networking. The program is also designed to prepare students with a solid academic background suitable for graduate work in computer information systems.

Within the curriculum, particular attention is paid to the strategic nature of technology. In the CIS program, students acquire knowledge of computer programming, networking, systems analysis and design, database management systems, decision support systems and e-commerce.

Graduates of the CIS program usually enter the job market as programmers/analysts or networking personnel. Subsequent positions may include systems analysts, database administrators and network administration. For the most part, the graduate's activities will focus on creating and implementing software and procedures used to service large and small organizations including manufacturing, retail, wholesale, financial, insurance, communications and government groups.

For degree and program requirements, see:

Business Administration B.S.

Computer Information Systems Emphasis

Computer Information Systems Minor

Network and Information Systems Security Minor


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