School and Ranking Information
Most of the institutions offering graduate degrees in accounting within a 10-mile radius of Salt Lake City are private schools. Based on school type, program offerings and rankings, the following school is regarded as one of the top schools in the area for a graduate education in accounting:
- Winner: University of Utah in Salt Lake City is a 4-year public institution with master's degrees in the field. The university offers MBA programs with an accounting emphasis and a master's degree program in accounting.
School Info Chart
|Category||University of Utah|
|Rankings||Tied at #129 for National Universities (2015)*|
|Location||Salt Lake City, UT|
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Average Graduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||$6,560 (in-state), $20,953 (out-of-state)**|
|Accounting Degrees Offered||Bachelor's, Master's|
|Accounting Degrees Awarded (Master's) in 2012-2013||109**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||60%**|
|Noteworthy||University of Utah features the Beta Alpha Psi accounting honor society and professional fraternity***|
Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator, ***University of Utah website
University of Utah
- The accounting school and business school are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
- According to the university, 2013 graduates of the master's in accounting program have enjoyed a job placement rate of more than 95%
- University of Utah features a new cutting-edge business building
The University of Utah enrolls more than 30,000 students annually with a low student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1. The university offers greater than 100 degrees across its 17 schools and colleges. University of Utah is the biggest traditional higher education institution statewide.
The David Eccles School of Business offers a Master of Accounting as well as a full-time and a professional MBA in accounting. The MAcc can be pursued on either a full-time or part-time basis, and students pick 1 of 3 emphasis areas including audit, tax and information systems. The full-time MBA features 4 accounting classes for an emphasis, with some including auditing and financial reporting. The professional MBA allows for 5 accounting electives such as tax strategies, IT risks and cost management.