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Accounting Major


Accounting Major IconSkilled accounting graduates are in high demand as they play the vital role of communicating financial information about a business to shareholders, managers, and other decision makers. For this reason, the Utah State University School of Accountancy has developed a student-oriented teaching style in which accounting students will become experienced in financial management, business transaction tracking, financial reporting, audit, tax strategy, and information systems development. Through these academically rigorous courses, students will learn how to select and master particular accounting skill-sets that will result in rapid career growth upon graduation. Accounting is a future-focused, family-friendly, and financially rewarding career choice.

Degree Options

  • Students will receive a BS by completing all required courses in their major. To receive a BA, students must also gain proficiency in one or more foreign languages.
  • A dual major in accounting and economics is also available. Students meeting the requirements for the dual major can receive a BA or a BS. Talk to your academic advisor to find out more about completing a dual degree.

Accounting Major Career Information

Career Paths:

Students with a degree in accounting often pursue the following career paths:

  • Public accountant - auditing, taxes, consulting (with graduate degree)
  • Finance officer
  • IRS agent
  • Assurance services
  • Forensic accounting
  • Auditor
  • Consulting services
  • Information technology services
  • Environmental accounting
  • International accounting
  • Tax and financial planning

Companies that have Hired Huntsman Accounting Students

 

Deloitte

Eide Bailly

 

Jones Simkins

PWC

Student Organizations and Opportunities

The following are Huntsman Clubs and Opportunities designed Accounting Major Students

Huntsman Clubs

Other Opportunities

Career Exploration Trips: Accounting focused career trips will give you the opportunity to meet with industry professionals to learn about careers in different industries.

Career Development

At the Huntsman School, we believe in empowering our students to own their education and their careers. Career development opportunities start from the first day at the Huntsman School and continue throughout one's professional life.

Our professional career coaches are equipped with all the tools necessary to help you with interview prep, professional networking, job searching, and so much more!

Career Development Services

Career Coach with Specialization in Accounting

Mary Beth Barnes

marybeth.barnes@usu.edu

Mary Beth Barnes

Schedule an Appointment

Major Requirement Introduction

Admission Requirements

To complete a degree in Accounting, students must first meet the admission requirements for the degree and be admitted into the degree program. Admission Requirements and Policies

Intermediate Accounting Entrance Exam

As of fall semester of 2011, all students desiring to enroll in Intermediate Accounting (ACCT 3110 or ACCT 3310, or RCDE equivalents) will first be required to successfully complete an entrance exam. The accounting entrance exam is intended to explore the student's knowledge of basic elements of financial accounting. Entrance Exam Information

Major Requirements (Curriculum)

Students will then complete the major requirements which consist of the following:

  1. University Studies Requirements (General Education and Depth Requirements)A group of “general” courses required for each student to fulfill in order to graduate. These courses teach a broad range of skills, knowledge, and values that prepare students for success in their majors and in their personal and professional lives after graduation. Most students complete their University Studies requirements by their junior year.
  2. Huntsman Core Requirements (Business Acumen): a group of entry level courses required for every Huntsman major. These courses ensure that each Huntsman student begins their business career with an understanding of fundamental business principles.
  3.  Accounting Major Requirements: A group of upper-level courses required to fulfill a respective major. These courses teach skills specific to the area of study in order for students to become specialized in their chosen field.

Advisor Contact Info

Logan Advising

Ben Elwood

Ben Elwood

Office: EBB 309
Phone Number: 435.797.2272
Email: ben.elwood@usu.edu

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Regional Campus Advising

Students pursuing a distance education major must contact the advisors at their specific location.

Regional Campus Advisors

Available at the Following Locations:

Logan Main Campus

Regional Campus Centers:

Beaver, Bicknell, Blanding, Brigham City, Castle Dale, Cortez, Delta, Ephraim, Grantsville, Ignacio, Junction, Kanab, Milford, Moab, Montezuma Creek, Monticello, Monument Valley, Nephi, Panguitch, Park City, Price, Richfield, Roosevelt (Uintah Basin), Tooele, Tremonton, Vernal (Uintah Basin), Wendover

The Accounting Major is NOT available at the Salt Lake Regional Campus Center.

Learn More about Campus Availability at: https://regionalcampuses.usu.edu