Majors & Programs of Study

Accounting

An undergraduate accounting degree provides the foundation necessary to obtain a Master of Accountancy (MAcc) degree and become a certified public accountant. Nearly all of SUU’s MAcc students are placed in professional accounting careers and find employment during their graduate studies. Starting salaries for undergraduates in the accountancy field range from $30,000 to $40,000, while starting salaries for MAcc graduates range from $40,000 to $50,000. Both typically double their salaries every 5 years.

POINTS of DISTINCTION

  • High placement with graduate MAcc and MBA programs
  • Accounting is relatively recession resistant
  • Undergrad accounting students can earn a Master of Accountancy degree from SUU in just two additional semesters
  • AACSB accredited business program
  • Honor System

POSSIBLE CAREERS

Public accounting firms: tax practitioner, auditor, etc. for states not requiring 150 semester or 225 quarter hours. Business/industry: cost accountant, A/R or A/P accountant, payroll clerk, purchasing manager, inventory analyst, credit analyst, banking, financial services, etc. Governmental career: accounting clerk, cost analyst, FBI, IRS, etc. Non-profit: accounting clerk.

AVAILABLE RESOURCES

SUU's Dixie Leavitt Business Building offers computer labs with the latest industry standard software. Beyond the classroom, internships and scholarships are widely available through the professional networks developed under SUU's School of Business.

STUDENT INVOLVEMENT

  • Professional Accountancy Club (PAC)—highly active and the largest professional development club on campus
  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) —largest University service learning project—servicing over 1,000 low-income taxpayers

CONTACT INFORMATION

  • Department Name: Accounting
  • Department Contact: David Christensen, Ph.D.
  • Email Address: christensend@suu.edu
  • Department Phone: 435-865-8058
  • Department Fax: 435-586-5493

Alumni Spotlight

Name:Vince Rosdahl

Class of: 1988 Southern Utah University - Master of Accountancy

Current job: Partner- Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
Certified Public Accountant

"Dear SUU: Thanks…for preparing me to compete and perform well in one of the most prestigious CPA firms in the world. I appreciate the quality of the program and the competence, dedication and commitment of all the faculty who taught me at SUU."

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