Brigham Young University. Institute of Professional Accountancy

The Graduate School of Management created the Institute of Professional Accountancy in 1977, to serve as an administrative organization for the university's bachelor and master of accounting programs. K. Fred Skousen served as both the institute director as well as the Accounting Department chairman from 1977 to 1983. The institute was replaced by the School of Accountancy in 1983.


Established: 1977

Abolished: 1983

Location: Provo, Utah (1977-1983)


The Institute of Professional Accountancy was a program under the direction of the Graduate School of Management. In order to receive a bachelor or master degrees in accountancy, students would have to qualify and be accepted into the institute upon completion of program prerequisites. The program consisted of two phases: the first phase would generally be taken in the junior year and completion of the first phase would result in the awarding of a bachelor degree. Phase two offered students the opportunity to continue with in the masters program under the Graduate School of Management. Upon completion of phase two both the bachelor and and Master of Accountancy degrees would be awarded to the student.

Assets and Administrative Structure

The institute was an administrative organization that supervised both the accounting bachelor and master programs of the university. It was administered by the institute director, under the direction of the dean of the Graduate School of Management.

Associated Units

Superior unit: Brigham Young University. Graduate School of Management (1977-1983)

Later unit: Brigham Young University. School of Accountancy (1983)

Associated Archival Materials

School of Accountancy And Information Systems 1876-1990, J. Willard And Alice S. Marriott School Of Management, Brigham Young University (HF 5001 .W66x 1991)


Brigham Young University General Catalog, 1977-1978: p. 52 (program functions) p. 282 (K. Fred Skousen, director (1977-1978))

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