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  Oct 23, 2017
 
2017-2018 General Catalog

School of Accounting


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The School of Accounting is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
 
David Eccles School of Business
7128 Spencer Fox Eccles Business Bldg
Phone: 801-581-7798
Fax: 801-581-3581
Email: accounting@business.utah.edu
Website: www.business.utah.edu/soa
 

Chair: Rachel Hayes, Ph.D.
Director: Martha Eining, Ph.D.

The mission of the School of Accounting to prepare graduates for positions of leadership in the accounting profession. To achieve its mission, the School of Accounting proposes: To prepare its undergraduate students for graduate education or productive careers by establishing the foundations for lifelong learning.

  1. To prepare its master’s-level students for leadership roles in the accounting and information systems professions.
  2. To prepare its doctoral students for leadership in education and research.
  3. To provide significant intellectual contributions in basic and applied scholarship and in instructional development.

All degree programs offered by the School of Accounting are AACSB accredited. The School of Accounting maintains close working relationships with the American Accounting Association, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Institute of Internal Auditors, and Utah Association of Certified Public Accountants.

Undergraduate Program

Please see the Accounting B.A., B.S., H.B.A., and H.B.S. listed in the Program and Course Offerings section.

The School of Accounting offers students the chance to move beyond merely tracking income and assets. Graduates of our program engage in a wide variety of activities, including financial management, business transaction tracking, merger and acquisition strategy, information systems development, tax strategy, and wealth management. Our excellent faculty prepares students to enter a constantly evolving field full of stimulating and challenging work.

Many accounting undergraduates pursue a Master’s in Accounting (MAcc); in Utah, a master’s degree qualifies students to prepare for the examination to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Admission Requirements

There may be additional admission requirements for this program. Please see program pages for more information.

Scholarships

Entering freshmen must apply for departmental scholarships b February 1 of the year prior to their first academic year at the University. Undergraduates who have completed at least one semester at the University of Utah must apply by February 1st Please visit the David Eccles School of Business website for a of available scholarships and to fill out an application.

A complete listing of all University scholarships, grants, and loans are available from the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office, 105 Student Services Building.

Graduate Program

Please see the Master in Accounting, M.Acc. listed in the Program and Course Offerings section.

Get an accounting degree from one of the top-ranked programs in the nation. At the David Eccles School of Business, our Master of Accounting (MAcc) program provides students with in-depth accounting knowledge, a reputation for sound judgement and the relevant, transferable skills they need to succeed in today’s multidisciplinary world. Don’t just take our word for it. The Masters of Accounting program at the School of Business is ranked in the top 25 in the 2013 Public Accounting Report’s prestigious annual survey of more than 1,700 programs around the country.

The MAcc readies students to sit for the Utah CPA exam and prepares them for careers in public and corporate accounting, tax auditing and advising, non-profit, government accounting, and financial reporting. While most students complete the program in two semesters, the MAcc can be completed part-time in four semesters while working full-time. The MAcc gives students a solid foundation in the principles of accounting, as well as breadth of knowledge in related business disciplines.

Throughout the program, the School of Business places a strong emphasis on analytical thinking, communication skills and professionalism. Our nationally-ranked faculty-including two former academic fellows at the SEC-combines pioneering research and dynamic instruction to engage students in helping to shape the future of accounting. By learning the language of business, our students graduate with a versatile skill set that translates into high quality job placement. In fact, over the past decade, 95% of our MAcc students have secured employment within three months of graduation.

Admission Requirements

There may be additional admission requirements for this program. Please see the program page for more information.

Scholarships

Master’s students must apply by October 15th for Spring admission and March 1st for Fall admission to the masters of Accounting Admission Office, David Eccles School of Business.

A complete listing of all University scholarships, grants, and lo available from the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office, 105 Student Services Building.

Program and Course Offerings

 

Programs

    Undergraduate MajorMaster

    Courses

      Accounting

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