Master of Accounting

MAcc Highlights

Nationally Ranked
Customizable Degree
Exceptional Students
World Class Faculty

Nationally Ranked

Both the undergraduate and graduate programs of the School of Accounting at the David Eccles School of Business were named in the top 25 best programs in rankings released by the Public Accounting Report. The Master of Accounting (MAcc) graduate program moved up one spot to No. 21 this year. The undergraduate program landed at No. 22, where it was ranked last year. Among mid-sized accounting schools — which have between 16 and 21 full-time faculty members — the results speak even more highly of the programs. The undergraduate program was ranked No. 7 and the MAcc program was ranked No. 8.

Customizable Degree

Choose from an emphasis in Audit, Tax or Accounting Information Systems. After required classes, you still have almost half of your credits to customize your degree. Whether you’re interested in loading up on accounting courses to prepare for the CPA exam, or exploring other aspects of business—such as investing, leadership or data bases—you can choose from a wide variety of electives.

Exceptional Students

The David Eccles School of Business offers an undergraduate degree in Accounting, a Masters of Accounting (MAcc), and PhD in Accounting, with tracks in Audit / Financial, Tax and Accounting Information Systems in the full and part-time programs. There are approximately 373 students in upper division undergraduate accounting, with an average GPA of 3.6, and 141 students in the MAcc program, also with an average GPA of 3.6, There has 12 Accounting students in the PhD program.

Highlights:

  • Students won the regional Deloitte FanTAXtic completion in 2012 and were the only team from Utah to compete with eight other top schools at the national competition.
  • Our Beta Alpha Psi chapter has earned Superior Chapter every year.
  • Our students are recruited by the Big Four, Grant Thornton, regional and local firms, as well as by industry, government and non-profits both locally and nationally.

World Class Faculty

  • Professor Christine Botosan is president-elect of the American Accounting Association
  • Professor Bob Allen was inducted into the American Accounting Association’s Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Sections Hall of Honor.
  • Professor Scott Pickett received the Brady Teaching Award from the David Eccles School of Business
  • Professor Marci Butterfield received the LDSSA Teacher of the Year award for the University of Utah
  • Faculty members are on Editorial  Boards for the top three accounting-research journals: The Accounting Review, The Journal of Accounting Research, and the Journal of Accounting and Economics

MAcc News

The University of Utah David Eccles School of Business 2016 Convocation Ceremony is at 9 a.m. on Friday, May 6. Read more about the ceremony here and here and watch the video below. Congrats to all those graduating!

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On Feb. 18, the School of Accounting held its annual Out of State Panel event for both Undergrad Accounting majors and MAcc students.

Students came to learn how other couples moved successfully from Salt Lake City to around the country and internationally. Nathan and Brooke Pace currently reside in Austin, Texas, and Nate works for PwC.

Chad and Sarah Whitehead currently reside in San Diego, California, and Chad is a partner with EY.

The students had the opportunity to hear each couple’s history and then chatted with them informally over a light dinner. This was a great opportunity for students who are considering an out-of-state move.

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