Employment Success

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Employment Success 2018-06-25T12:35:23+00:00

MAcc Employment Success

The MAcc program thrives on a tradition of excellence, including top career placements since the program’s inception in 1983.

Placement Rate, Spring 2017 Graduates 98%
Placement Locations, Spring 2017 Graduates 25% Out-of-State / 75% In-State
Placement Rate, International Students Seeking Employment, 2017 100%
Historical Placement Rate 95%
Placements in Public Accounting 80%
Placements in Government, Industry and Non-Profit Sectors 20%

Placement Geographic Locations, 2014-2017

MAcc graduates are placed in top jobs across the U.S. and internationally. The red-shaded states below indicate states where our graduates have accepted positions. Click the image to enlarge.

“Working with accounting career services was a tremendous help in making the transition from full-time student to full-time employee. I credit my current position at Ernst & Young to their expertise in resumes, interviewing techniques and tips on overall professional etiquette.”


-James Little, MAcc 2016, Audit Track, EY, San Diego

“My time in the MAcc was, in every respect, perfect preparation for my career in professional accounting. The program’s focus on team-based work really helped prepare me to be successful working with diverse teams, and the various case studies helped solidify complex accounting topics such that I found that my technical accounting knowledge really stood out compared to a lot of my peers.  All of that, coupled with a large network of successful UoU alumni across the globe and the respected UoU and Eccles School of Business Brand have helped drive my career success since graduation.”

-Aric Johnstone, MAcc 2010, Audit Track, EY

Recruitment Overview

  • Deloitte
  • EY
  • PwC
  • KPMG
  • Grant Thornton
  • Eide Bailly
  • WSRP
  • BDO
  • Utah State Auditor’s Office
  • Utah State Tax Commission
  • Adobe
  • Goldman Sachs
  • JC Penny
  • Zions Bank
  • Overstock.com
  • Extra Space Storage
  • JetBlue Airways
The School of Accounting has a robust fall recruiting program managed by the MAcc career coaches. Each fall, more than 24 accounting firms and companies come to campus to recruit for full-time and internship positions. Both local and national opportunities will be available during this time. All the Big Four Firms, Grant Thornton, BDO and Eide Bailey as well as numerous smaller public accounting firms visit campus to recruit.

Students planning to participate in fall recruitment should contact their career coaches once they’re admitted to the MAcc program.

What recruiters say about Eccles School MAcc students:

“In a fast paced business world, University of Utah accounting students have proven that they are ready to jump in feet first. They are team players, multi-taskers and eager to learn. University of Utah accounting students have added much value to our firm over the years, and we are excited to continue recruiting top talent from the school, who will one day become leaders in the business sector and our community.” – Megan Johnson, Primary Recruiter, Campus Recruiting, KPMG
“University of Utah accounting students come from diverse backgrounds and contribute to EY’s culture of diverse and high performing teams. They are very driven and enthusiastic about starting their career and making a difference in the workplace and the world. Connecting with these outstanding individuals is one of the most rewarding parts of my job.” – Jordin Morales, West Region Campus Recruiter, Ernst & Young
Learn about MAcc Career Paths