The Master of Accounting (MAcc) at the Huntsman School of Accountancy is designed for students who have the desire to elevate their professional opportunities and become Certified Public Accountants (CPAs).
Current USU Undergraduate Accounting students planning to complete an Accounting Masters degree can participate in the Professional Accounting Program (PAcc). This PAcc allows undergraduate accounting students to combine requirements and earn their Bachelors and Masters degree concurrently over a 2 year period, reducing the total credit hours and maintaining eligibility for federal funding.
In 2014, the School of Accountancy was ranked 34th and the graduate program was ranked 37th in the nation by the Public Accounting Report. Three recent MAcc graduates, Jill Aoki, Anthony Lemon and Tyson Irwin, have been awarded the Elijah Watt Sells Award, for their outstanding performance on the CPA exam.
The MAcc enjoys ongoing recruiting relationships with the Big Four accounting firms, large regional accounting firms, local firms, and government agencies. For the past three years, an average of 93% of MAcc graduates have accepted employment offers by the time of their graduation.
The Jon M. Huntsman School of Business and the School of Accountancy are AACSB accredited, the School of Accountancy is also a member of Federation of Schools of Accountancy. The Huntsman School recruits top professors from universities such as Harvard, Stanford, Chicago, Pepperdine and Notre Dame. Students are offered a number of scholarship opportunities and non-resident tuition waivers for out-of-state students with excellent academic records and admission scores.