Students will graduate with an understanding of the most fundamental underpinning of business: accounting. Their career prospects will be enhanced by learning core concepts in taxation, auditing, accounting information systems, and financial and managerial accounting.

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Learn the Language of Business

Students can enter the program with no accounting or business background and participate in learning experiences with professional and academically qualified faculty. Their studies prepare them for graduate studies and immediate contributions in the modern workforce. Student learning includes development of the functional knowledge, technical skills, and professionalism necessary to become successful leaders in their homes, the Church, and career.

…I recently found out that I passed the last section of the CPA exam. I was surprised at how well the accounting program prepared me for the CPA exam. I passed all four sections on my first attempt in a period of six months. If any students ask if these classes will help, the answer is a resounding yes…

Donovan W.,
BYU-I Graduate

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Career Path

Graduates with a degree in Accounting have a wide array of rewarding careers before them. Check out some of the top careers students get with this degree or explore more career options in I-Plan.

Highlighted Career Paths

Corporate Accountants

Graduates work on the inside of a business to ensure that relevant data is captured, summarized, and delivered as reports for decision-making purposes. Corporate accountants are essential members of management teams that deliver business intelligence and influence managerial decisions.

Financial Auditors

Graduates perform financial statement audits of public and private businesses, non-profit organizations, and governmental entities from around the world. Auditors develop a solid understanding of accounting, internal controls, accounting information systems, and audit processes, which are highly sought-after skills within the industry.

Forensic Accountants

Graduates perform detailed financial investigations and are the sleuths of the accounting profession. Forensic accountants work on criminal and civil court cases to help sort out the complex financial dealings of the parties involved.

Internal Auditors

Graduates analyze the effectiveness and efficiency of business operations, test compliance with laws and regulations, and ensure the reliability of financial reporting. Boards of directors rely heavily on internal auditors to help ensure that the company complies with internal control regulations.

Tax Consultant

Graduates work for public accounting firms to serve clients of all shapes and sizes from the largest corporations to individual tax payers with the goal of advising them of the tax ramifications of the financial decisions they make. They also help them prepare and file their annual tax returns. Tax consultants often enjoy this career because their clients truly appreciate them and their expertise as they help their clients legally minimize their tax obligations.

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Getting started in this degree

If you want to get a taste for Accounting start with one of the following major-specific courses:

  • ACCTG 201 — Financial Accounting
  • ACCTG 202 — Managerial Accounting
  • ACCTG 275 — Accounting Profession Exploration and Orientation
  • ECON 150 — Economic Principles and Problems-Micro
  • Acctg 333A — Advanced Spreadsheet Application (Acctg 299R — Special Projects can substitute for this class)

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