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Challenge. Thrive. Grow.

As an accounting student, you are at the core of everything we do at the School of Accountancy. We pride ourselves on maintaining an active, welcoming environment where you are constantly interacting with peers and faculty alike. You study together at designated areas in the faculty suites and are welcomed by a supportive and family-like atmosphere, open door policies and accommodating staff.


Pioneer Pride

Check out some of our recent student accomplishments:

Acing the CPA exam
Our graduating students are acing the CPA exams, with some earning as high as 99 on the audit section—a significant accomplishment and testament to the strength of our audit curriculum. Our 2015 dual degree graduates had an 88.9 percent pass rate on the entire CPA exam, nearly 40 percentage points above the national average.
Daniels students selected for highly prestigious FASB Program
Mallory Bennett (BSAcc/MAcc ’16) and Rachel Meek (BSAcc/MAcc ’16) were both selected for the highly prestigious 2016-17 Post-Graduate Technical Assistant Program at the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB). They follow in the footsteps of Alexis Tanoue (BSAcc/MAcc ’15) and Andrew McClaskey (BSAcc/MAcc ’15), who were both selected for the 2015-16 program, and Danika Tibbetts (BSACC/MACC ’13) who was selected for the 2013-14 program.
Strong performance for Beta Alpha Psi at regional and national competitions
  • Our chapter was awarded a KPMG Gold Challenge Competition award in 2016 recognizing achievement as an outstanding chapter.
  • Dual-degree student Kane Spillar was on the winning team for 2016 Project Run With It—a BAP-exclusive community service project that consults to develop solutions to a business problem within a local non-profit organization.
  • First Place, Regional Best Practices Competition, Learning to Lead Category—2016
    • Lauren Brookner, Zach Finken, Sydney Goetz, Sadie Parris, and Lindsey Payson
  • First Place, Regional Best Practices Competition, Good to Great Category—2016
    • Kevin Hormann, Max Schneck, Cody Simmons, and Sam Spare
  • First Place, Regional Best Practices Competition, Effective Operations Category—2015
    • Zane Sanchez, Mitch Singer and Solongo Batsuhk
  • Second Place, Regional Best Practices Competition, International Impact Category—2015
    • Roy Harris, Ben Luchow, Helen Ryu and Wendy Wang
  • First Place, National and Regional Best Practices Competition, Collaboration Category—2014
    • Rodney Castillo, Robert Galvan, Michaela Diamond
  • Second Place, Regional Best Practices Competition, Leadership Category—2014
    • Shawni Johnson, Cari Winkler, Rachel Firmin
  • First Place, National Business Valuations Competition, Seattle, WA—2014
    • Daniel O’Laughlin, Ryan Stine, Jordyn Michaud, Suyun Gu, and Paul Diegnau

The Road to the FASB

Interested in the how financial accounting standards are set? Watch our recent graduates who were selected for the FASB’s Postgraduate Technical Assistant Program to learn more about what the FASB is, what they do and what it takes to be a part of the program.

Beta Alpha Psi

Use your accounting skills to give back.

Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) is an international honorary organization for financial information students and professionals that encourages and recognizes scholastic and professional excellence. BAP provides opportunities throughout the year to learn about various career paths in accounting, hone your professional skills, and interact with local professionals and recruiters.

The Alpha Zeta Chapter at the University of Denver was founded in 1950 and currently has more than 150 members. They were awarded the KPMG Gold Challenge Competition award in 2016 in recognition of their achievements as an outstanding chapter.

To learn more about Beta Alpha Psi, its members and activities, and to apply, visit


Paths to Success

There is no single path to success, but there is wisdom to be gained from those who have been in your shoes before. In this video series, hear from recent alumni of the School of Accountancy as they talk about their experiences at the University of Denver, including tips and tricks for recruiting, networking and interviewing.

Watch the video series

What’s Your Path?

Why choose accounting?

Career Paths for Accountants

The CPA Exam

Our students pass the CPA exam at over 30% higher rates than the national average. Start preparing today by understanding the process and requirements for obtaining your CPA license.

NASBA: Applying for the Uniform CPA Examination

AICPA: Colorado Exam and Licensure Requirements

Travel Abroad

Travel Abroad with our international accounting course

In fall 2016, we launched our all new International Accounting Travel course. SoA faculty member Dr. Ryan Casey traveled with a group of 19 students to London and Paris where they dove deep into the complexities of conducting business internationally through visits with nine firms.

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