David Eccles School of Business

At the David Eccles School of Business, the classroom is more than a place of teaching and learning; it’s a place of doing. It is a place where you launch companies and understand how to instill an entrepreneurial spirit in all you do. Here the new world of multidisciplinary collaborative business is applied in classrooms and companies in the heart of Silicon Slopes. This emphasis provides students with the perfect environment to build their strengths and impact their world



The Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute is a Top 10 nationally-ranked hub for student entrepreneurship and innovation at the University of Utah and an interdisciplinary division of the David Eccles School of Business. Programs include workshops, networking events, business-plan competitions, startup support, innovation programs, graduate seminars, scholarships, community outreach and more.

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The Student Investment Fund provides undergraduate students at the Eccles School of Business with hands-on investment experience. Students participating in the fund manage a $700,000 portfolio of exchange-listed equities, ETFs and money market investments. Students perform both individual and group research projects, learn about various analytical techniques, and make presentations before leading finance practitioners.

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The Women in Business (WIB) group at Eccles is an undergraduate and graduate student organization that focuses on the professional and personal development of women to enhance their experiences through building community and providing opportunity. WIB strives to raise critical consciousness on complex social issues that negatively impact the professional, academic, and personal experiences and persistence of women in society.

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The Opportunity Scholars program provides retention resources such as tutors, mentors, internships, advising, career-services, service-learning projects, community outreach, networking opportunities, counseling, financial assistance and anytime access to the program director.

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A degree in accounting offers students the chance to move beyond merely tracking a company’s income and assets. With this program, you can learn how to budget and manage money for a business, ensure that a firm is spending money wisely by making sound investments, file taxes for a corporation, and ultimately understand how a business operates and sustains itself financially.

In addition to core business courses, accounting majors take classes in financial and managerial accounting, tax accounting, and accounting information systems.

Student Experiences at the U

  • Beta Alpha Psi, a national accounting honor society
  • Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), the Association of Accountants and Financial Professionals in Business
  • Travel to cities across the country on faculty-led networking trips
  • Accounting workshops or internships

Career Opportunities

With additional education or certification, an accounting degree will allow you to work in the areas of public accounting or corporate accounting.

  • Auditors
  • Tax accountants
  • Consultants
  • Budget analysis
  • Financial management and reporting
  • Internal audits
  • Financial management
  • Business transaction tracking
  • Merger and acquisition strategy
  • Information systems development
  • Tax strategy
  • Wealth management


Department Scholarships

Degrees offered

Accounting BA/BS
School of Accounting


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