The School of Accountancy: (1) provides quality graduate and undergraduate instructional programs that prepare students for professional careers; (2) advances knowledge in accounting and business-related disciplines through instructional improvement and basic applied research; and (3) serves the school, college and university, and the business and economic community.
The field of accounting encompasses the well-recognized profession of public accounting including auditing, management advisory services, and tax services; professional careers in industry such as management accounting (controllership), cost accounting, and internal auditing; careers in various governmental agencies and other accounting and business-related fields. Accounting is defined as the process of gathering, classifying, interpreting, and presenting information for decision-making purposes to diversified user groups.
Professionals in public accounting in Utah require 30 semester hours beyond a baccalaureate degree. Students should take advantage of opportunities to prepare themselves to sit for one of the professional examinations (such as Certified Public Accountant, Certified Management Accountant, and/or Certified Internal Auditor) at the culmination of their accounting program.
Weber State University 2005-2006 Catalog