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

Nominate an academic advisor today

Do you know an academic advisor who has made a positive impact on the lives of their students?

Nominations are now being accepted from students, staff and faculty for the 2016 University Academic Advising Committee’s Outstanding Advisor Award (more than 3 years of advising experience) and the Outstanding New Advisor Award (3 or fewer years of advising experience).

The deadline to nominate is Feb. 5....

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David Eccles School of Business releases brochure

We all know that the David Eccles School of Business is a great place to earn a degree, teach, work as staff or support through donations.

But it’s always nice to show just how amazing this place really is. That’s why we’ve created the Eccles School brochure. It highlights the Eccles Experience, and what students, faculty, staff, alumni and donors can expect from this incredible school.

Putting this much awesome into a single brochure was a tall order, but we think we’ve managed it. Check out the new Eccles...

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