Graduate Program Information

The Dixie State University Master of Accountancy (MAcc) degree is a professional preparatory education designed to develop the future accounting and business professional. MAcc students will:

  • Learn foundational concepts, how to navigate in the financial system, and how to impart consultative guidance
  • Qualify to sit for the CPA and CMA examinations, an essential step in becoming a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Management Accountant (CMA).
  • Obtain complimentary certifications, such as a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and/or a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).

Get Licensed as a CPA or CMA

Not all accountants are Certified Public Accountants or Certified Management Accountants. These licenses and designations are not required to enter the workforce. However, receiving your CPA or CMA certifications can distinguish you from other business professionals – the benefits are increased trust, opportunity, and financial reward.

To be licensed as a CPA in the state of Utah an individual must:

  • Complete at least 150 semester hours of college education and obtain a bachelor’s degree or higher.
  • Pass the Uniform CPA Exam and obtain official documentation of such.
  • Pass the AICPA Ethics Exam and obtain a document stating such.
  • Pass the Utah Laws and Rules Exam and obtain an official letter from the testing provider stating this.
  • Obtain an official copy of your college transcript in a sealed envelope from your school.
  • Have your supervising CPA complete the Certification of Accounting Experience for Licensure as a CPA from verifying one year of accounting experience.
  • Prepare the necessary application fees, payable to the Utah Divison of Occupational & Professional Licensing.


To be licensed as a CMA in the State of Utah, an individual must:

  • Complete and pass Parts 1 and 2 of the CMA Exam.
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university or a related professional certification.
  • Abide by IMA’s Statement of Ethical Professional Practice.
  • Have two continuous years of professional experience in management accounting of financial management.



Dr. Nate Staheli

MAcc Program Chair


Phone: 435-879-4996

Office: HAZY 305

Paula Alger

Business Programs Coordinator


Phone: 435-879-4996

Office: Hazy 305