The primary mission of the accountancy program is to provide high-quality accounting preparation for professional careers in public accounting, industry, and other organizations. The undergraduate program provides basic knowledge and skills needed for career development. The graduate program provides greater breadth and depth to further develop the knowledge and skills to enter professional accountancy.
The School of Business has offered a Masters of Accountancy (MAcc) degree for over 18 years. The MAcc was established to satisfy Utah’s requirement of 150 hours to take the Certified Public Accounting exam. The MAcc degree is designed to satisfy the 150-hour requirement with 30 hours of post-graduate education.
With nearly a 100 percent placement rate, most MAcc graduates are employed by accounting firms or government agencies in Utah, Nevada, and California. Typical jobs include positions in taxation, auditing, and controllership.
Name: Zach Beazer
Graduation Date: May 2012
Hometown: Kaysville, Utah
"Coming from BYU-Hawaii, I really like getting to know my professors. I feel like I've really been able to do that at SUU. There are lots of financial aid/scholarships available, which was a big deciding factor in choosing SUU. Being involved in the PAC (Professional Accountancy Club) helped me to develop my networking and interviewing skills that helped me get a job offer with Ernst & Young in Redwood City (San Francisco Area)."