School of Accounting

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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, the results speak even more highly of the programs. The undergraduate program was ranked No. 7 and the MAcc program was ranked No. 8. For the past 10 years, our MAcc program has boasted a 95 percent placement rate for students upon graduation.

The mission of the School of Accounting is to prepare graduates for positions of leadership in business.

To achieve our mission, we strive to:

  1. Create a learning environment that emphasizes scholarship, social responsibility, and a commitment to the accounting profession, and prepare our students for further education or productive careers by establishing the foundations for lifelong learning.
  2. Create a research environment for faculty and doctoral students that is productive, collegial, and intellectually stimulating, resulting in significant intellectual contributions in basic and applied scholarship and in instructional development and doctoral graduates who become innovators and leaders in accounting research.
  3. Provide significant service and leadership to the accounting profession, the David Eccles School of Business, the University of Utah, the community and academic organizations.

To achieve our mission, we strive to:

  1. Create a learning environment that emphasizes scholarship, social responsibility, and a commitment to the accounting profession, and prepare our students for further education or productive careers by establishing the foundations for lifelong learning.
  2. Create a research environment for faculty and doctoral students that is productive, collegial, and intellectually stimulating, resulting in significant intellectual contributions in basic and applied scholarship and in instructional development and doctoral graduates who become innovators and leaders in accounting research.
  3. Provide significant service and leadership to the accounting profession, the David Eccles School of Business, the University of Utah, the community and academic organizations.

Degrees in Accounting

Accounting Workshops

The School of Accounting Workshops bring top scholars in accounting and related fields to the University to share their cutting edge research with faculty and doctoral students.

Workshop Archive

  • Jan. 7, 2019
    Title: Does Fiscal Monitoring Make Better Governments? Evidence from US Municipalities
    Speaker: Anya Nakhmurina, University of Chicago
  • Jan. 16, 2019
    Title: Changing the channel: The relation between information complexity and disclosure channel richness
    Speaker: A. Nicole Skinner, University of Colorado
  • Jan. 23, 2019
    Title: Accounting Quality Benefits of Regulatory Spillover: Evidence from the Banking Industry
    Speaker: Hailey Ballew, Ohio State
  • March 22, 2019
    Title: A Tale of Two Courts: Determinants and Consequences of the SEC’s Choice of Enforcement Venue After the Dodd-Frank Act
    Speaker: Xin Zheng, University of British Columbia
  • March 29, 2019
    Speaker: Lindsey Gallo, University of Michigan
  • Sept. 21, 2018
    Speaker: Roman Chychla, University of Miami
  • Sept. 25, 2018
    Title: Initial Coin Offerings: Early Evidence on the Role of Disclosure in the Unregulated Crypto Market
    Speaker: Daniele Macciochi, University of Utah
  • Nov. 9, 2018
    Speaker: Sara Toynbee, UT Austin
  • Nov. 13, 2018
    Speaker: Judson Caskey, UCLA
  • Nov. 16, 2018
    Speaker: Judson Caskey, UCLA
  • Nov. 30, 2018
    Speaker: Gerardo Perez Cavazos, Harvard
  • Dec. 12, 2018
    Title: Inside Debt and Agency Conflicts: Evidence from the Financial Crisis
    Speaker: Peter Demerjian, Washington University
  • Dec. 14, 2018
    Title: Industry Tournament Incentives and Debt Contracting
    Speaker: Tom Kubick, University of Kansas
  • Nov. 18, 2016
    Speaker: Francis Tice, University of Colorado
  • Oct. 21, 2016
    Speaker: Carlo Gallimberti, Boston College
  • Nov. 6, 2015
    Title: Voluntary Disclosure and Corporate Investment
    Speaker: Shira Cohen, Temple University
  • Feb. 9, 2015
    Speaker: Jie Zhou
  • Jan. 14, 2015
    Speaker: Jordan Schoenfeld

Beyond the Classroom

The David Eccles School of Business offers Accounting students many opportunities to become involved in opportunities beyond the classroom.