Both the undergraduate and graduate programs of the School of Accounting at the David Eccles School of Business were named in the top 25 best programs in rankings released by the Public Accounting Report.
The Master of Accounting (MAcc) graduate program moved up one spot to No. 21 this year. The undergraduate program landed at No. 22, where it was ranked last year.
Among mid-sized accounting schools — which have between 16 and 21 full-time faculty members — the results speak even more highly of the programs. The undergraduate program was ranked No. 7 and the MAcc program was ranked No. 8.
“This recognition highlights the excellent quality of our students, program and faculty,” said Dr. Martha Eining, director of the School of Accounting at the David Eccles School of Business. “We’re very pleased with the abilities and professionalism of our students and thrilled to be in the top 25 programs in the nation.”
For the past 10 years, the Eccles School’s MAcc program has boasted a 95 percent placement rate for students upon graduation. Eining noted that the high rankings will continue to help the School of Accounting recruit competitive students and continue placing its graduates in top-level public accounting firms, as well as in industry and government.
The Public Accounting Report’s annual rankings are based on ratings from professors of U.S. accounting programs. The survey’s goal is to rank programs most likely to consistently turn out students who are capable of becoming partners one day.