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Studying Accounting at Weber State

A degree in accounting prepares you for a career in the global financial market. This degree is a good fit if you enjoy solving complex finance and business problems. Courses focus on accounting and economic principles to give you a firm foundation in financial practices.

Accounting Highlights

Weber State’s accounting program offers small class sizes, taught by faculty members who have strong connections in the local community. These small classes give you the opportunity to build relationships and receive personal attention.

Weber’s John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics is accredited by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. This distinction is held by fewer than 6% of all business schools.

Beyond the Classroom

In Weber State’s accounting program, you can study abroad on a faculty-led trip or a semester-long exchange program. Options vary by semester and are typically offered to Asia, South America and Europe.

Nick Romney

Class of 2017

“Through Weber State's accounting program, I've had the opportunity to meet with professionals and receive job offers before I even graduated. I cannot overstate the benefit of getting to know my professors on a personal basis and the impact it has had on my life and career.”

What You’ll Learn at Weber

In the accounting program, you'll study general business strategy and take courses that focus on accounting and financial planning.

As an accounting student, you'll learn about:

  • Financial and managerial accounting
  • Auditing
  • Cost accounting
  • Taxation of individuals and businesses

What You Can Do after Weber

Graduates of Weber State’s accounting program have high job-placement rates with businesses, nonprofits and healthcare organizations. An accounting degree also is a good foundation for pursuing graduate studies in business or accounting, such as Weber's Master of Accounting or Master of Taxation programs.

Job titles include, but are not limited to:

  • Staff accountant
  • Payroll manager
  • Management consultant
  • Financial analyst

Career & Salary Outlook

Recent graduates from Weber State’s accounting program have an average starting salary of $43,100.

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Faculty Perspective

  • Eric Smith

    “Our program provides a thorough background in the study of taxation, Congress's sharpest tool for incentivizing and disincentivizing taxpayer behavior. This all clicks for students when they understand the tax law well enough to step back and scrutinize legislative decision-making."

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