Accounting, BS


Program Description

The top priority of the Utah Tech Accounting Department is to facilitate the development of value-added accounting graduates; graduates who, immediately upon employment, excel at all of the following:

  • generating bank reconciliations
  • creating and analyzing financial statements
  • producing individual and entity tax returns and professional quality tax research memos
  • completing staff-level audit tasks
  • interacting comfortably with practitioners and clients

Our accounting graduates acquire value-added skills and applicable knowledge in highly interactive, student-oriented learning environments. Accomplished faculty teach accounting concepts in the context of their application, transcending Utah Tech’s accounting education from merely theoretical to an applied, heuristic learning experience. If you would like to distinguish yourself from the crowd of traditionally textbook trained accounting graduates, come to Utah Tech University where you can get the best “can do” accounting education under the sun.

Program Curriculum

120 credits

Utah Tech General Education Requirements

All Utah Tech General Education requirements must be fulfilled. A previously earned degree may fulfill those requirements, but courses must be equivalent to Utah Tech's minimum General Education standards in American Institutions, English, and Mathematics.

General Education Core Requirements
American Institutions3-6
Life Sciences3-10
Physical Sciences3-5
Fine Arts3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Exploration 3-5

Business Core Requirements

ACCT 2010Financial Accounting3
ACCT 2020Managerial Accounting3
ECON 2010Micro Economics (SS, GC)3
FIN 3150Managerial Finance I3
ISA 2010Proficiency in Excel & SQL3
ISA 2050Management Information Systems3
MGMT 3050Business Law I: Law in the Commercial Environment3
MGMT 3100Business Ethics and Professional Writing3
MGMT 3400Management & Organizations3
MKTG 3010Marketing Principles (ALPP)3
STAT 2040Business Statistics3
Total Hours33

Accounting Core Requirements

ACCT 3001Accounting Intermediate Career Strategies1
ACCT 3010Intermediate Accounting I3
ACCT 3020Intermediate Accounting II3
ACCT 3300Cost Accounting3
ACCT 3400Tax Accounting I3
ACCT 3440Tax Practicum I1
ACCT 3500Accting Practicum Techniques2
ACCT 4100Auditing3
ACCT 4150Forensic Accounting3
ACCT 4600Accounting Practicum3
ECON 2020Macro Economics (SS, GC)3
or ECON 3010 Managerial Economics
ISA 3020SQL & Python for Analytics3
MATH 1100Business Calculus (MA)3
or MATH 1210 Calculus I (MA)
or MGMT 4040 Quantitative Decision Analysis
MGMT 3600Operations and Supply Chain Management (ALPP)3
Specializations: Select two courses (6 credits) from the list below:
FIN 3100Financial Planning for Professionals3
FIN 3750Introduction to Investments3
FIN 4150Managerial Finance II3
FIN 4380Financial Modeling and Decision Making3
ISA 4060Big Data Analytics3
ISA 4070Data Visualization and Storytelling3
MGMT 4800Strategic Management (ALPP)3

Other Business Electives

Complete additional elective courses to bring the total number of credits to no less than 120 and upper-division credits to no less than 40.  A course may only be used to fulfill one program requirement.

Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 120 college-level credits (1000 and above).
  2. Complete at least 40 upper-division credits (3000 and above).
  3. Complete at least 30 upper-division credits at Utah Tech for institutional residency.
  4. Maximum 12 upper-division transfer credits may fulfill Utah Tech Business program requirements.
  5. Cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher.
  6. Minimum C- grade and 2.5 GPA in Core Business Requirement, Accounting, and Business Elective courses.