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Looking for a skill set virtually every company needs? Consider a bachelor's degree in Accounting.

  • 59%

    higher median salary with a CMA than without. Lower management certified CMAs earn 90% more than comparable non-CMAs.

    (IMA Salary Survey 2021)
  • 80%

    of accounting candidates are highly confident they'll find a job in their industry.

  • $73,560

    2020 median annual wage for accountants and auditors.

  • 6%

    projected growth rate for accounting services market by 2025.

    (The Business Research Company)
  • 7 out of 10

    IMA survey respondents state that they love their jobs.

    (IMA Salary Survey 2021)
  • Market Snapshot:

    40k accounting jobs available on as of August 2021.

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  • Career Options:

    • Certified Management Accountant

    • Financial Manager

    • Auditor

    • Forensic Accountant

    • Actuary

    • Financial Analyst

    • Management Accountant

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Students who become Certified Management Accountants are students who can think. It’s that simple. The exams are rigorous and those who become certified are worth their weight in gold for employers. They are going to be professionals that know how to problem solve and think critically.
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Master the technological and intellectual skills required for fantastic earning potential in the respected field of accounting.

A Business Management - Accounting degree builds upon your entry-level Accounting Certificate to prepare industry recognized skills and certifications. These include: Robotic Process Automation, Advanced Excel, Tableau, Alteryx and Quickbooks. Choose from two industry certifications: CMA (Certified Management Accountant) or EA (Enrolled Agent). You'll graduate ready to go directly to work, or continue toward an advanced degree.

You’ll also leave here with the skills to communicate effectively, articulate your career preparation confidently, and collaborate with others meaningfully. And in all things, we’ll help you work toward becoming a capable and trusted disciple of Jesus Christ. So whatever you do, you’ll be prepared to be the best you possible.

Why Accounting?

Because virtually every company needs a skilled accountant. Accounting is consistently highlighted as one of the most in-demand, stable careers college graduates can aim for. A Business Management - Accounting degree provides a lucrative career path for students seeking the security of a well-paid position right out of school.

This degree provides flexibility for transfer students, and the cutting-edge skills for the jobs of tomorrow, all located in the heart of Salt Lake City. You can graduate with this bachelor's degree in as little as 16 months after completing your associate's degree, with job-ready skills and qualified for acceptance into a Master's program.

In addition, the Accounting industry is quickly becoming more involved in analytics. That's why Ensign College designed an Accounting degree that also qualifies students for a Business Analytics Certificate. This combination of skills and certifications in Accounting and analytics provides you with the skills sought after by today's top local and national companies.

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Gain the reporting, computer and transactional skills employers seek.
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Turn your interest in new technology and data analysis into an innovative career.


Have you laid out your course sequencing yet? It’s essential that you meet with your success advisor first thing to ensure that you stay on track. Accumulating too many credits will not only affect your eligibility for financial aid, but also your ability to transfer to another school. So don’t wait. Set yourself up for success by mapping out your required courses from the beginning.

You can reach your success advisor through the Student Success Center at or 801-524-8151.

Doug McDougal
Doug McDougal, CPA, JD
Department Chair - Business
Program Chair - Accounting
M.A.c.c., Accounting, BYU, 1990

Doug started at Ensign College in 2013 after working as a Controller, CFO, and Attorney in industry for over 20 years. He now serves as the Accounting Program Chair after having served on the finance committee and as the Entrepreneurship Program Chair from 2013 to 2017.

Kenneth DuVall
Kenneth DuVall, CMA
Program Chair - Business Analytics
Faculty - Accounting
M.B.A., Business Administration, University of Utah, 1977


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