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Accounting, A.S.

Requirements

The Associate in Science degree provides a broad business foundation and prepares students for upper-division studies in accounting. Students receive a broad range of theoretical and applied knowledge in the areas of accounting, economics, business law, and quantitative applications.

Total Program Credits: 60

General Education Requirements: 35 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing--Humanities/Social Sciences (3.0)  
or ENGL 2020 Intermediate Writing--Science and Technology 3
  MATH 1050 College Algebra (recommended for Business, Education, Science, and Health Professions majors)  
 or MATH 1090 College Algebra for Business (recommended for Business majors)  3
or An Advanced Placement (AP) Mathematics Test with a score of 3 or higher  
Complete one of the following: 3
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 (3.0)  
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877 (3.0)  
  HIST 1700 American Civilization (3.0)  
  HIST 1740 US Economic History (3.0)  
  POLS 1000 American Heritage (3.0)  
  POLS 1100 American National Government (3.0)  
Complete the following:  
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness (2.0)  
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life 2
Distribution Courses:  
  Biology 3
  Physical Science 3
  Additional Biology or Physical Science 3
  Humanities Distribution- HUM 1010 recommended 3
  Fine Arts Distribution 3
  Social/Behavioral Science  3
Discipline Core Requirements: 25 Credits
  ACC 2010 Financial Accounting (3.0)  
and ACC 2020 Managerial Accounting (3.0)  
or ACC 2030 Principles of Accounting 6
  ECON 2020 Macroeconomics 3
  ECON 2010 Microeconomics 3
  LEGL 3000 Business Law 3
  MGMT 2340 Business Statistics I 3
  MATH 1100 Introduction to Calculus 4
  IM 2010 Business Computer Proficiency * 3
or Business Computer Proficiency Exam  

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 60 semester credits.
  2. Overall GPA of 2.0 or above with 2.5 GPA or above in Business courses. No grade below "C-" in Business courses.
  3. Residency hours: Minimum of 20 credit hours through course attendance at UVU with at least 12 credits of Woodbury School of Business courses.
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements. Students are responsible for completing all prerequisite courses.
Footnote
* Students will be required to complete the Business Computer Proficiency exam with a score of 80 percent or higher or complete the IM 2010 course with a score of 80 percent or higher.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and italicized.


Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
MATH 1050 or MATH 1090
College Algebra or College Algebra for Business 3
HLTH 1100/PES 1097 Pers health & wellness/Fit for Life 2
PHYSICAL SCIENCE Distribution List 3
American Institutions American Institution list 3
  Semester total: 14
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2010/2020 Intermediate Writing 3
MATH 1100 Introduction to Calculus (MATH 1050 C or higher within two years) 4
BIOLOGY Distribution List 3
FINE ART Distribution List 3
HUMANITIES Distribution List 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
ACC 2010 Financial Accounting 3
ECON 2010 Microeconomics 3
IM 2010 Business Computer Proficiency/pre test required 3
MGMT 2340 Business Statistics 3
PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
ACC 2020 Managerial Accounting 3
ECON 2020 Macroeconomics 3
LEGL 3000 Business Law 3
SOCIAL SCIENCE Distribution List 3
THIRD SCIENCE Distribution List 3
  Semester total: 15
  Degree total: 60

Department

 Name:

Accounting

Location:

WB 146C

Telephone:

801-863-8526

Email:

accounting@uvu.edu

Web Address:

uvu.edu/woodbury/accounting

Chair:

Stan Jenne

 
 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Accounting at Utah Valley University is to build the strongest possible learning and growth environment for students by:

  • Maintaining a teaching-focused, engaged learning environment
  • Adding value to each students education by developing essential skills and abilities
  • Engaging in scholarly activity among faculty and students
  • Assessing current accounting trends and developing specialties
  • Partnering with the business community
  • Building our reputation within the region
 
 

Accounting

  • Administrative Support: Leah Gunderson
  • Office: WB 146g
  • Telephone: 801-863-8526
  • Email:  leahg@uvu.edu
  • Advisor: Diana Johnson
  • Office: WB 257
  • Telephone: 801-863-8032
  • Email: JOHNSEDI@uvu.edu
 
 

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Students are strongly encouraged to follow a realistic financial plan to ensure that the completion of a higher education degree will reimburse the cost of obtaining the degree. More information can be found at http://www.uvu.edu/financialaid/info/gainful/certificate_accounting/index.html

Program Description

The Department of Accounting offers the following academic programs:

  • Bachelor of Science – General Accounting Emphasis is the degree which prepares students for many accounting positions in business and industry.
  • Bachelor of Science – Internal Auditing Emphasis is an accounting degree which prepares students to enter the internal auditing profession. With additional supporting training and experience student may qualify for the Certified Internal Auditor designation offered by the Institute of Internal Auditors.
  • Minor in Accounting provides education in accounting at the intermediate level. This minor provides financial training for non-accountants who need an understanding of accounting information to support them in their desired employment. Elective courses allow some customization of the minor to the needs of the student.   
  • Minor in Internal Auditing includes basic skills in internal auditing, accounting, and information systems auditing. This minor complements many majors inside and outside of business to create opportunities for entry-level employment in internal auditing in businesses and industries related to the student’s major.
  • Associate of Science in Accounting provides an introduction to accounting and prepares students to move seamlessly into a Bachelor of Science program. This associate degree qualifies students for positions requiring an associate degree and basic training in accounting and supporting subjects.
  • Certificate of Completion in Accounting which provides an introduction to accounting supported with courses in mathematics, spreadsheets, economics, English, and communication. This certificate prepares students to perform basic accounting tasks and to pursue higher degrees in accounting.

 Employment Opportunities

Every organization needs an accountant to navigate through financial decisions. They are needed in times of prosperity as well as in times of financial distress. Therefore, the opportunities for employment remain strong. Accountants are employed to perform a variety of critical tasks related to businesses and individuals. Areas of employment in accounting include:

  • Analysis of economic events, recording financial information, summarizing and reporting financial information, and assisting in decisions based on the financial information presented.
  • Auditing, or independent verification of financial and non-financial information, to lend credibility to the information presented.
  • Development, analysis, and monitoring of internal controls which assure protection of assets, accuracy of financial reporting, effectiveness and efficiency of operations, and compliance with laws, regulations, and policies.
  • Tax consulting for individuals, businesses, and other entities including proper reporting to taxing entities such as state and federal governments.
  • Business consulting particularly related to financial decisions and internal controls.

Employment opportunities and income levels increase with the higher levels of education and with professional certifications. It is not uncommon to find accountants becoming the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) or Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of an organization. Accounting also can provide flexible careers for those who wish to work part-time.

Accreditation

The Woodbury School of Business (WSB) is accredited by AACSB International, the premier business accrediting organization in the world. Accreditation is a mark of quality programs that live by their mission and provide quality education to their students. Many employers and graduate programs seek students from AACSB accredited programs.

 
 

Woodbury School of Business

Advisement Center:

  • Office: WB 257
  • Telephone: 801-863-8032


Dean:
Norman S. Wright

 
 

Faculty

James Bailey(2009)

Professor

Department: Accounting
Faculty

Department: Business Graduate Studies

B.S., Finance, Brigham Young University; B.S., Accounting, M.B.A., University of Utah; Ph.D., Business (Accountancy), University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Michael Baker(2015)

Lecturer

Department: Accounting
Faculty



B.S., Accounting, Utah State University; J.D., Cornell University; L.L.M., Tax Law, New York University School of Law.

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Geoffrey Bartlett(2016)

Assistant Professor

Department: Accounting
Faculty



B.S., Accounting, M.Acc., Brigham Young University; PH.D., Accounting, Arizona State University.

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Ben Bean(1990)

Professor

Department: Accounting
Faculty



B.S., Business Management, M.B.A., Accounting Emphasis, University of Utah.

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Katherine Black(2005)

Associate Professor

Department: Accounting
Faculty



B.S. Accounting, M.Acc., Taxation, Utah State University; J.D., UC Davis School of Law; LL.M., Taxation, McGeorge School of Law.

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Joshua Cieslewicz(2010)

Assistant Professor

Department: Accounting
Faculty

Department: Business Graduate Studies

B.S., M.Acc., Accounting, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., International Management, specialization in Accounting, University of Hawaii.

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Joel Helquist(2007)

Associate Professor

Department: Accounting
Faculty

Department: Business Graduate Studies

B.S, M.A., Accountancy, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Management Information Systems, University of Arizona.

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Rodney Hulse(2015)

Lecturer

Department: Accounting
Faculty



B.A., Accounting, Brigham Young University; M.B.A, University of Hartford.

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Stanley Jenne(2006)

Professor

Department: Accounting
Department Chair

Department: Business Graduate Studies
Faculty

Ph.D., Accounting, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; M.S., Accounting, Colorado State University; B.S., Accounting, Weber State College. Certified Public Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner.

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Steven Johnson(2000)

Associate Professor

Department: Accounting
Faculty

Department: Business Graduate Studies

B.S., Accounting, M.A., (Federal taxation emphasis), Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Accounting, Virginia Polytechnic Institute.

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Xiaoli Ortega(2012)

Assistant Professor

Department: Accounting
Faculty



Ph.D., Accounting, M.B.A., B.S., Nursing, University of Utah.

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Kevin Smith(2010)

Associate Professor

Department: Accounting
Faculty

Department: Business Graduate Studies

B.A., Accountancy, M.A., Accounting, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Accounting, University of Arizona.

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Lynn Smith(2010)

Lecturer

Department: Accounting
Faculty



B.S., M.Acc., Accounting, Brigham Young University.

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Sheldon Smith(2001)

Professor

Department: Accounting
Faculty



B.S., Accounting, M.B.A , M.Acc, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Accounting, Michigan State University.

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J. David Witesman(2016)

Assistant Professor

Department: Accounting
Faculty



B.S., Accounting, M.Acc., Weber State University; Ph.D. (ABD), Accounting, Syracuse University.

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Careers

Careers:    
With an Associate in Science degree, a student could obtain a basic, entry-level position in a broad range of business-related jobs. These jobs would likely have lower salaries or wages with limited upward mobility as higher-level jobs would require more education.

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