The goal of the accounting program is to prepare graduates to enter the accounting profession in public accounting, industry, or the public sector. The program develops and enhances a student's critical thinking, judgment, and communication skills, while providing a sound technical foundation.
The Department of Accounting at The University of Idaho offers two degree programs in a residential campus setting:
The 128-credit bachelor's degree in accounting has a managerial or controllership emphasis, designed to
prepare students for professional positions as employees. Graduates are qualified for jobs as cost accountants, as accountants within a governmental unit, as production accountants for a manufacturer, as project managers, or as internal auditors.
The Master of Accountancy degree program has primary emphasis areas or tracks that include auditing and financial accounting, corporate accounting management and controllership, government and not-for-profit fiscal management, international accounting, accounting information systems analysis and design, and taxation. Other emphasis areas or tracks are permitted, subject to approval by the departmental graduate committee.
Admission to the M.Acct. program requires (1) a B.S., B.A., or B.B.A. degree from an accredited college or university, (2) acceptable GMAT examination score, (3) an undergraduate grade-point average of at least 3.00, and (4) a minimum TOEFL score of 575 (if applicable).
JD|Master of Accountancy
The University of Idaho offers a concurrent JD/Master of Accountancy program. Students are admitted to both programs and may earn both degrees in as little as seven semesters. Admission requirements for each program must be met.
Admission to the M.Acct. portion of the program requires (1) a B.S., B.A., or B.B.A. degree from an accredited college or university, (2) acceptable GMAT examination score, (3) an undergraduate grade-point average of at least 3.00, and (4) a minimum TOEFL score of 575 (if applicable). For admissions information for the College of Law, please visit the Law Admissions site.