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Online Accountancy Program Garners National Recognition, Again

Published: November 19, 2015 | Author: Alex Homer | Category: Academics

AccountingTaking online classes can be taxing, but for Southern Utah University students graduating with their master’s of accountancy (MAcc) they know getting their degree online is adding up with the program's recent recognition from Accounting Degree Review.

The independent publication ranked the top 45 online graduate accounting programs in the nation for 2015, listing Southern Utah University’s as 15th. The rankings were based on accreditation, cost and available information regarding prestige and student satisfaction, and the only university in the state of Utah.

This recognition comes after several other awards were bestowed upon the prestigious, including U.S. News in February 2015, ranking as Best Online Graduate Business Degree.

Mary Pearson, assistant professor of accounting at SUU, has seen the Master’s of Accountancy (MAcc) program grow exponentially over the past five years due to the expansion of its online courses.

Many students fear that online programs may have less networking opportunities, something that Pearson explained is not a problem through SUU.

“SUU has a robust Professional Accountancy Club that prepares students for internship and employment opportunities after graduation. Many employers visit SUU through the recruitment process, providing students with the opportunity to network and obtain information necessary to make wise career decisions,” stated Pearson. “Students enrolled in the online program are provided with information regarding employment opportunities identical to those enrolled in live courses at SUU.”

SUU’s MAcc program is completely available online helps accounting students obtain the 150 required credits to sit for the CPA exam, and specifically designed to help students prepare for and pass the exam, according to Pearson.

Accounting Degree Review is an independent, online publication dedicated to informing students about the different areas of accounting so they can make informed decisions about their education and career path.

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