Pathway: Business and Accounting

Prepare for a career in the global economy with the Business & Accounting Pathway.

Students gain accounting, financial and management skills to help employers and organizations function efficiently and plan for the future


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Business & Accounting Program

The Business & Accounting Program degree is designed for students who wish to explore and prepare for a wide range of career options in business, accounting, finance, management, marketing, or related fields. Students may participate in the Rocky Mountain Investment Challenge, Business Startup Weekend, Rotaract and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. 

The Pathway Program is a great option for students who want a broad understanding of this area, those who intend to continue their education at a four-year institution, as well as those who are unsure which Business and Accounting program is best for them. Students can easily transfer into a specific Business and Accounting program after starting here.


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Business - Accounting Services Program

Accounting is the backbone of business: keeping track of money, determining value and analyzing growth opportunities. Students in this program learn how to maintain financial records, budget, prepare and analyze reports, and follow policies and regulations. Students may participate in the Rocky Mountain Investment Challenge, Business Startup Weekend, Rotaract and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

The Accounting Services program is geared for students who want to enter the workforce after two years of study. Careers include bookkeepers, accounting and auditing clerks, tax preparers, billing clerks, and payroll clerks.


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Business - Applied Management Program

Are your sights set on owning or managing a business? The Applied Management program will help prepare you. Students learn about accounting and financial planning, communication, human resources and management. Students have the opportunity to participate in the Rocky Mountain Investment Challenge, Business Startup Weekend, Rotaract and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

Graduates often find jobs in supervisory and managerial careers in businesses, government and technical industries.

 

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Applied Management Program - Bachelors

Are your sights set on managing a business? This program provides comprehensive business knowledge. Students in this program will learn about accounting, finance and operations as well as marketing, communication and project management.

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Management was developed for students who have completed an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree and seek to further their education to move into management or administrative roles. 

 

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Business - Entrepreneurship Program

Do you dream of owning your own business? Are you ready to learn how to make that a reality? Whether your passion is in food, technology, service or other industries, you will also need the skills to run a business. Students in this program will learn about accounting, financial planning, management and more necessary skills.

Students in this program usually start and run their own business in a variety of areas.


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Business - Financial Services Program

Those in Financial Services generally work with customers to provide financial advice and match financial products with customers' needs and goals. They monitor market trends, identify and pursue potential customers, and meet sales goals. 

This degree helps students gain meaningful employment after only two years of college-level coursework. Careers include loan officers and other banking positions, real estate agents and financial clerks.