Master of Accounting

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).

The MAcc program enjoys ongoing recruiting relationships with the Big Four accounting firms, large regional accounting firms, local firms, corporate employers, and government agencies. For the past three years, an average of 97 percent of MAcc graduates have accepted employment offers by the time of their graduation.

Concurrent Bachelor and Masters Degree

Current USU Undergraduate Accounting students planning to complete an Accounting Masters degree can participate in the concurrent program.  The concurrent program allows undergraduate accounting students to combine requirements and see significant cost savings through USU split form policy which allows up to 9 credits of graduate coursework at undergraduate tuition rates and extended eligibility for federal Pell grant funding.

Huntsman Advantage

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.

Aoki and Lemon

Recognition and Placement

  • In 2019, the MAcc program was ranked 6th in the nation out of smaller accounting departments by PAR.
  • PAR also ranked the MAcc program 12th out of all programs in the west and 47th out of all US programs.
  • The School of Accountancy ranked 38th nationally for first-time CPA exam pass rates in 2020, with a pass rate of 73.8%.
  • Three recent MAcc graduates, Jill Aoki, Anthony Lemon and Tyson Irwin, have been awarded the Elijah Watt Sells Award for outstanding performance on the CPA exam.