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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, see the Academic Catalog Accounting Program Section. 

What are the Accounting Program Learning Goals? 

  • Demonstrate knowledge of relevant professional standards and the regulatory environment within the core accounting areas:  
 1a. Financial Accounting
 1b. Managerial/Cost Accounting
 1c. Tax
 1d. Audit 
  • Use technology to facilitate and enhance accounting and financial reporting processes.
  • Perform research skills and methodology using appropriate and relevant standards, rules, laws and principles required to make sound business judgments.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely when conveying relevant financial and related non-financial information so that decision makers can formulate informed decisions. 


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). 

To learn more, contact the Division Chair: Professor Lauren LoRe at 801.832.2648 or