Many working professionals who aspire for promotions to financial management positions (e.g. Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer, Controller, etc.) lack the accounting knowledge and background necessary to function in these positions at a high level. Some of these individuals arrived at their current position without any formal educational training in finance or accounting. The School of Accountancy proposes to offer an executive-level Master of Accounting (EMAcc) program tailored to these aspiring financial managers.
Utah State University, "Educational Policies Committee Program Proposal, Jon M. Huntsman School of Business, April 1, 2016 – Executive Master of Accounting Program" (2016). Educational Policies Committee. Paper 834.