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Top Schools Offering Graduate Degree Programs in Accounting

Higher Education Articles June 14, 2015

This article talks about schools that offer the best graduate programs in accounting and information about those schools.

School Offering Graduate Degree Programs in Accounting

The two best schools in the United States offering graduate degree programs in accounting are also coincidentally considered the best on the 2010 list of rankings by the U.S. News & World Report. Graduate programs are available at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Texas at Austin. A professional accounting degree is available in Texas; Ph.D. and MBA programs in the field are in Pennsylvania.

University of Texas at Austin – Austin, TX

The U.S. News & World Report ranked the University of Texas (UT) at Austin number one on its 2014 list of top graduate accounting schools in the United States. Nearly 200 international and national companies across 25 industries have hired graduates from the Master in Professional Accounting (M.P.A.) program offered at the university’s McCombs School of Business. Most MPA students are offered permanent positions some months before they graduate. The work relating to public accounting leads eventually to advanced positions such as those of financial officers, controllers, or executives.

University of Pennsylvania – Philadelphia, PA

The U.S. News & World Report ranked the University of Pennsylvania second one on its 2014 list of top graduate accounting schools in the United States. A Ph.D. in Accounting and Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) programs are available at the university’s Wharton School. Students enrolled in the MBA program become adept at collecting and organizing financial data, apart from communicating the data to shareholders, employees, tax agencies, regulatory agencies, and the general public. Successful completion of the Ph.D. program can lead to a career as an academic researcher.

Top Schools Offering Graduate Degree Programs in Accounting

School Name Campus Location
University of Texas – Austin Austin, TX
University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA
University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign Champaign, IL
University of Chicago Chicago, IL
Stanford University Stanford, CA
Brigham Young University Provo, UT
University of Michigan – Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, MI
New York University New York, NY
University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA
Indiana University – Bloomington Bloomington, IN
University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC

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