BYU ranked third, U. and USU among top 50 accounting schools in U.S.

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  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    Feb. 22, 2013 4:09 p.m.

    Good catch, Naval Vet, that I misspelled "bean." Sometimes I try and send out something and the old fingers just don't follow the brain too well, you know, like when the QB throws a pass to a wide-open receiver but the ball goes somewhere else other than the intended target.

    I'm really not very smart, admitedly, but I am not going to call myself "dumber than rocks" and I don't bother to lower myself to make fun of others screen names. It is just too easy to reach down to the lowest common denominator to do that; I'll leave that practice to others....

    But thanks for writing. Now, go count your "beans" in PAC 12 Football victories---that should be easy and take little time because you seem to have so few.

  • michaelitos Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 22, 2013 12:15 p.m.

    Disappointingly, there appear to be many commenters that learned nothing from the recent bankruptcies and scandals that have rocked our economy (Enron, Bernie Madoff, etc.). The need for highly trained, ethical financial professional has never been greater. Just consider the tax code changes coming our way, as Congress seeks to reduce deficits!

    Furthermore, do a quick Google search to find jobs with top growth rates. Accounting is consistently in the top 3. So mock if you will, but I doubt that smart students who want jobs will be laughing at your myopic views.

  • Irony Guy Bountiful, Utah
    Feb. 22, 2013 11:33 a.m.

    As a businessman, I once asked our accountants how our financials looked. They answered my question with the question: "How do you want them to look?" I then knew everything I needed to know about accountants.

  • CodyCougar Madison, SD
    Feb. 22, 2013 7:45 a.m.

    This is pretty good news for the U and USU. With basically an open enrollment policy and an average ACT of 21 among their students, they might even be making more hay than BYU with their high end students.

  • sls Columbia, MO
    Feb. 22, 2013 5:26 a.m.

    This isn't very newsworthy. BYU's accounting program has been ranked in the top 10 in lots of national rankings for many years. Maybe this was noticed because it mentions the U and USU.

  • jazzlover Highland, UT
    Feb. 21, 2013 6:40 p.m.

    What nonsense from some of these posters. BYU's accounting program is really good. Good for them. The U and USU have great programs, too. Good for them. Yay for everyone.

  • sky2k1 Provo, UT
    Feb. 21, 2013 6:07 p.m.

    @NavalVet Maybe in some, but not in all. I know Information Systems at BYU is ranked #8 in the country. So do some research before you throw out blanket statements.

  • Res Novae Ashburn, VA
    Feb. 21, 2013 5:37 p.m.

    Good grief, can we have *one* thread comparing schools *without* adults devolving into yet another predictable rivalry back-and-forth?

  • Bluto Sandy, UT
    Feb. 21, 2013 5:19 p.m.


    Looks like U are looking up at BYU again.
    USNWR rankings for Natioanl Universities

    BYU #68
    Utah #127...tied with two others.

  • Obama10 SYRACUSE, UT
    Feb. 21, 2013 4:45 p.m.

    And somehow it all comes back to the PAC 12. Three great schools in the state and yet we go back to the tired and predictable PAC 12 who got in/who didn't get in argument. Go away trolls.

  • Naval Vet Philadelphia, PA
    Feb. 21, 2013 4:31 p.m.


    "I could never be a been-counter."

    That would be "bean" counter; not "been" counter. Not sure who you think you're "toosmart" for.


    "I guess the PAC 10+2 had to settle for a second tier school after all. Utah only 27th. Wow, based on their fans I thought they were number one in everything."

    I guess you didn't know that Accounting wasn't the only major offered at either the U or the Y. Utah's programs rank higher in the STEM fields.

    Looks like the sting of mid-majoreyness hadn't worn off on YOU either. Haha!

  • BYU Track Star Los Angeles, CA
    Feb. 21, 2013 4:27 p.m.

    I agree with you, toosmartforyou, I could never be a bean-counter either. I especially like Auditors though, It gives me great joy after they review our departments operation, check our financial controls and leave disappointed. It takes a special person to be an auditor. I'm thinking of the character Inspector Javert from Les Mis. Auditors are neccessary in the business world.

  • CougarBlue Heber City, UT
    Feb. 21, 2013 3:33 p.m.

    I guess the PAC 10+2 had to settle for a second tier school after all. Utah only 27th. Wow, based on their fans I thought they were number one in everything.

  • LindonMan Lindon, UT
    Feb. 21, 2013 3:21 p.m.

    I'm in the program at BYU and couldn't be happier with my decision. Some of the above comments are ridiculous. Haters gonna hate.

  • BYU Track Star Los Angeles, CA
    Feb. 21, 2013 3:08 p.m.

    With all the Multi Level Marketing outfits in Utah I would imagine there is a great need for competent accountants to keep track of these company's financial health.

  • Obama10 SYRACUSE, UT
    Feb. 21, 2013 1:49 p.m.

    We are blessed to have so many good educational opportunities in this state.

  • Wildfan Ogden, UT
    Feb. 21, 2013 1:43 p.m.

    I was pretty impressed until I saw this is just from a survey of accounting faculty. So this means pretty much nothing.

  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    Feb. 21, 2013 1:26 p.m.

    Interesting. I could never be a been-counter. Kudos to those that can.