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Accounting

Accounting Majors and Minors

Why Study Accounting?

"Accounting is the language of business; it prepares students for any opportunity like starting your own business," says Accounting Professor, Alan Rogers. "If you are interested in business, you should consider the diversity and flexibility accounting has over other degrees."

Why Choose Westminster's Program?

Our students work frequently with case studies and serve internships with various companies and organizations. The faculty includes practicing professionals with MBAs, PhDs, and CPAs. Small class sizes allow more personal attention from faculty, and foster collaborative projects with other students.

Students completing the accounting bachelors degree will be eligible to apply either for the 30-credit hour Master of Accountancy program or the Accelerated MBA Program at Westminster College. Students wishing to sit for the Uniform Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination in Utah and many other states should choose to take the Master of Accountancy, or complete the Accounting Certificate as part of the MBA degree. For specific information about the major and the requirements, follow this link.

What are the Accounting Program Learning Goals? 

Our students graduate with the ability to excel in the accounting world.  Specifically, our students will: 

  1. Demonstrate competence and skills in financial accounting, accounting information systems, federal income taxes, managerial and cost accounting, auditing and related business areas for entry-level accountancy positions, graduate school and/or professional certification.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to utilize appropriate computer skills and applications necessary for success in professional accounting and information systems.
  3. Demonstrate appropriate business research skills by evaluating problems faced by professional accountants and demonstrate appropriate research methodology to relevant standards, rules, laws and principles required to make sound business judgments.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to integrate accounting and business applications in accounting and information systems.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively utilizing appropriate written, oral and electronic competencies related to the accounting profession.
What Else?

You may opt for a B.S. degree in Accounting or, by completing an approved minor, a B.A. degree. The Gore School of Business is nationally accredited by the Association of College Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

How Can I Learn More?

Contact the program director, Professor Gaylen Bunker at 801.832.2616 or by email at gbunker@westminstercollege.edu.