Idaho Accounting Degrees Online and On-Campus

There are 40 accounting degree programs in Idaho in our directory (13 Associates, 15 Bachelors, 8 Masters, and 0 Doctorate).

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The top three public institutions in terms of enrollment in the state of Idaho hold accredited business and accounting programs. Average annual salary rates for general accountants and auditors is nearly $65,000 across the state.

AACSB-Accredited Accounting Programs in Idaho

There are 15 different accreditation standards that are reviewed by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) when designating higher education programs across the world. This includes goals and mission outcomes set by the school, impact the faculty has on students preparing for their career, and the resources available to help students throughout their pursual of the program.

Three different institutions in the state of Idaho have the AACSB accreditation specifically in accounting: Boise State University, Idaho State University, and the University of Idaho. Schools are required to receive the base AACSB accreditation before getting the accounting designation.

Here is a quick list of Idaho accounting degrees (all levels):

  • Boise State University: Bachelors in Economics Bachelors in General Accounting Masters in Business Administration Masters in Business Taxation Masters in General Accounting
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho Bachelors in Economics Bachelors in General Accounting
  • College of Southern Idaho Associates in Business Administration Associates in Business Management Associates in Economics Associates in General Accounting
  • Eastern Idaho Technical College Associates in General Accounting
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University of Idaho - Master of Accountancy

The College of Business and Economics offers the Master of Accountancy, a 30-credit hour curriculum that prepares students for a variety of accounting opportunities at corporations around the world. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher to graduate with the degree, and 18 credit hours are reserved for courses at the 500 level or higher. This program will provide preparation for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination for state licensure.

Only three courses are required in the curriculum: Advanced Auditing Seminar, Contemporary Management Accounting Issues, and Financial Accounting and Reporting Seminar. At least two electives are then chosen to complete the core curriculum, with topics in data analytics and fraud examination. The other 15 credits are additional electives with some course-level requirements needed to fulfill.

There are no requirements to those applying to the program to have accounting experience as they welcome all majors into the program. The Bachelor's degree should be from an accredited institution with at least a 3.0 GPA or higher. Those that do not have some background in accounting will need to take courses in principles and intermediate accounting, introductory-level auditing, and federal income taxes.

Other application needs include the submission of a personal statement, updated resume, and three letters of recommendation. Prior education must be approved by the department admissions committee. Students that are residents of states under the Western Regional Graduate Program are able to pay the same tuition rates that in-state residents in Idaho pay.

SchoolLevelProgramAdmissions

Seton Hall University

MasterOnline Master of Science in AccountingWebsite

Georgetown University

MasterMaster of Science in FinanceWebsite

Fairleigh Dickinson University

MasterMaster of Science in AccountingWebsite

Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

MasterMS in FinanceWebsite

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Idaho State University - Master of Accounting

Both the Master of Accounting and Master of Accounting is AACSB-accredited in the College of Business. Either program will prepare students to complete CPA licensure in various states and has a high passing rate compared to the national average. Other benefits include hands-on experience in preparing taxes for low-income families and a Meet the Firms career fair that brings top agencies to the school annually.

This Master's degree can be completed in just one year for students that are able to enroll full time and have an accounting background. At least two courses must be taken in the fall, spring, and summer semesters. Course format is eight weeks long, and the program is geared toward those that will maintain full-time employment.

Students have the ability to combine specializations with the Master of Taxation or the Master of Business Administration programs. This provides additional skills in business management or a broader look at the taxation process. Both options will add length to the customized program, but some courses and electives may overlap with each other.

Requirements for admission include transcripts, updated resume, personal statement, letters of recommendation. In the application process, prospective students may be able to waive Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) and/or Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) scores if they had a 3.5 GPA or higher in their undergraduate program.

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Online Master of Accounting Programs in Idaho

Boise State University – Master of Science in Accountancy

Students are able to receive the Master of Science in Accountancy completely online and within just one year if enrolled on a full-time basis. For those needing additional time while balancing full-time employment, the part-time path can be finished in just under two years. This ability is only through the accelerated 30-credit hour curriculum.

A Foundations track is available for students that need to complete additional introductory-level courses in accounting. This can lead to a program up to 48 total credit hours. Regardless of path, students that complete the program have higher passing rates when taking the CPA exam and graduates have gone onto major accounting agencies to work as tax managers and financial analysts.

Online requirements for students include having a modern computer with high-speed internet connection and access to Google Apps for Education. Courses have asynchronous features, such as viewing lectures and accessing course materials at various times of the day, but assignments and exams will have weekly deadlines. Students have ability to contact faculty at any time through the learning management system and technical service is available daily.

Not only does Boise State University have designation from the AACSB, but they are also accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Students that live in proximity to the university may consider having a hybrid version of the degree, taking some courses online and others at the Boise campus.

Idaho Accounting Careers Salary Information

Around 4,000 workers are represented as accountants and auditors in the state of Idaho according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. This state is on the lower end of both categories of workers employed and overall salary, which the latter is $64,640 at the annual mean wage. The average annual salary in Boise specifically is at $66,370, which is nearly the same as the statewide average.

River City Accountants

The River City Accountants firm in Boise has been helping both organizations and individuals for over 30 years in the community. They provide large general accounting services for companies or help with individuals trying to manage their finances when preparing taxes and analyzing deductibles. Professionals have experience in bookkeeping and transitioning their services to a paperless structure.

Idaho Accounting Career Summary

Employment Change: +1,170 jobs added between 2014 and 2024, an estimated average of 2,290 new accountant or auditor jobs in Idaho per year.

Online Accounting Degrees Accepting Applicants

SchoolLevelProgramAdmissions

Seton Hall University

MasterOnline Master of Science in AccountingWebsite

Georgetown University

MasterMaster of Science in FinanceWebsite

Fairleigh Dickinson University

MasterMaster of Science in AccountingWebsite

Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

MasterMS in FinanceWebsite

University of West Alabama

BachelorBachelor of Business Administration: AccountingWebsite

Illinois College

BachelorBA in AccountingWebsite

Eastern Oregon University

BachelorBachelor in AccountingWebsite

West Virginia State

BachelorBS in Business Administration: AccountingWebsite

West Virginia State

BachelorBS in Business Administration: AccountingWebsite

Utica College

MasterMBA Economic Crime and Fraud ManagementWebsite

Utica College

MasterMBA - Insurance & Risk ManagementWebsite

Utica College

MasterMBA - Finance & AccountingWebsite

Utica College

MasterMBA - Finance & AccountingWebsite

Utica College

MasterMS in AccountingWebsite

Utica College

MasterMBA - Finance & AccountingWebsite

University of West Alabama

BachelorBachelor of Business Administration: AccountingWebsite

University of Saint Mary

MasterMBA Finance ConcentrationWebsite

University of Saint Mary

MasterMBA Finance ConcentrationWebsite

All Schools with Accounting Degrees in Idaho

Boise State University

Boise ID
  • Bachelors in Economics
  • Bachelors in General Accounting
  • Masters in Business Administration
  • Masters in Business Taxation
  • Masters in General Accounting

Brigham Young University-Idaho

Rexburg ID
  • Bachelors in Economics
  • Bachelors in General Accounting

College of Southern Idaho

Twin Falls ID
  • Associates in Business Administration
  • Associates in Business Management
  • Associates in Economics
  • Associates in General Accounting

Eastern Idaho Technical College

Idaho Falls ID
  • Associates in General Accounting

Idaho State University

Pocatello ID
  • Bachelors in Business Administration
  • Masters in Business Administration

Lewis-Clark State College

Lewiston ID
  • Associates in Bookkeeping
  • Associates in Business Administration
  • Associates in Business Management
  • Bachelors in Bookkeeping
  • Bachelors in Business Administration
  • Bachelors in Business Management
  • Certificate in Bookkeeping
  • Certificate in Business Management
  • Online Associates in Business Administration
  • Online Bachelors in Business Administration

North Idaho College

Coeur D'alene ID
  • Associates in Accounting Administration
  • Associates in Business Administration
  • Associates in Business Leadership
  • Associates in Business Technology
  • Certificate in Accounting Administration
  • Certificate in Business Leadership

Northwest Nazarene University

Nampa ID
  • Bachelors in Business Administration
  • Bachelors in General Accounting
  • Masters in Business Administration
  • Online Masters in Business Administration

The College of Idaho

Caldwell ID
  • Bachelors in Business Administration

University of Idaho

Moscow ID
  • Bachelors in Economics
  • Bachelors in Finance
  • Bachelors in General Accounting
  • Masters in Business Administration
  • Masters in General Accounting

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