Top 50 Graduate Accounting Programs of 2016

Top 50 Graduate Accounting Programs of 2016We’ve created the Top 50 Graduate Accounting Programs ranking list for 2016.  To create the list we have combined three accounting rankings to come up with our own list.  The rankings are from U.S. News and World Report, Public Accounting Report and Brigham Young University (BYU).  We also took into account the AACSB accreditation ( Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), which is a benchmark for quality and is highly desired by business schools.

Whether you choose an MBA program with an emphasis in accounting or a Master of Accountancy degree, the top 50 schools will provide you with the knowledge and skills to sit for the CPA exam or seek the many different avenues in the business world.  We hope the rankings will help you decide which program is the right fit for you.

The University of Texas McCombs School of Business is one of the largest business schools in the country.  Their undergraduate and graduate business programs have received top rankings in nearly all specialty areas.  The business school has over 6,000 students in their MBA, MPA and Ph.D. programs.  They are accredited by the AACSB.

Program Details:  McCombs provides students with hands-on support through specialized academic and career services.  With their renowned staff and guest speakers, you will receive a quality education at UT.  The business school offers an MPA program for students with and without an undergraduate accounting degree.  If you already have a bachelor’s in accounting the program is 31 credit hours.  You will be able to finish the program in two or three semesters.  However, if you have a undergraduate degree outside of accounting or business you will need to take 43 credit hours.  It will take you four semesters to graduate.

 

The University of Illinois School of Business is a leader in research and education.  It was ranked #5 in terms of return on investment, ahead of Ivy League,  private and Big Ten Universities.  They are accredited by the AACSB.

Program Details:  The University of Illinois Master of Accountancy program can be finished in one year.  The MSA core curriculum must be taken by all students but those students who have taken significantly equivalent courses similar in the core curriculum can work with the school to find replacements to recognize their prior accounting studies. The MSA program fulfills the requirements to sit for the CPA exam.

The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania is a world class business school established in 1881.  It is the largest and one of the most published business school faculty.  They have state of the art academic facilities and 20 research centers and initiatives.  They are accredited by the AACSB.

Program Details:  The Wharton School offers an MBA program where you can choose from 18 majors, accounting being one of them.  The programs flexibility gives you the opportunity to customize your learning.  It is recommended you take Tax Planning and Administration, Accounting for Mergers and Acquisitions, and Complex Financial Structures, which covers portions of the CPA Exam.

Ranked 6th by U.S. News and World Report the Marriott School of Management is accredited by the AACSB.  In 2014 Tax Talent ranked Marriott 2nd.  Marriott is known as one of the best places to hire graduates with highly ethical standards.  

Program Details:  The Marriott School of Management offers an MAcc program.  There are two stems or tracks they offer, Professional and Tax.  You can choose which one best suits your career path.  The Professional stem prepares students for professional service careers and the Tax stem prepares students for a career in corporate and individual taxation.  The program has nearly 100% placement every year with an average starting salary of $51,900 not including signing bonus.

Located between San Francisco and San jose, Stanford University is one of the world’s leading teaching and research universities.  They have over 7,000 undergraduate and over 9,000 graduate students.  Since opening their doors, Stanford has been finding solutions to big challenges and preparing students to be leaders in this complex world.  They are accredited by the AACSB.

Program Details:  Stanford offers an MBA program with an emphasis in accounting.  The first year will be focused on general management knowledge and then your second year you can focus on a specific area like accounting.  Some of the accounting courses you will take are Mergers and Acquisition and Accounting -Based Valuation.

You will also have access to advising resources where they can help you form a study plan, set career goals, help refine your writing and presentation skills and help you put your leadership skills into practice.

The University of Michigan is one of the most respected research institutions.  The Ross School of Business is ranked one of the top ten business schools by Bloomberg Businessweek.  They are not accredited by the AACSB but because of the prominent ranking they made the list.

Program Details:  The Ross School of Business offers a Master of Accounting program.  The core curriculum is a mix of accounting and financial reporting. Your elective choices are almost unlimited and you have access to take MBA electives.

MAcc graduates at the University of Michigan have one of the highest passing rates of the CPA exam in the nation.  In 2013 nearly 93% of Ross MAcc graduates had at least one job offer.

An innovator of accounting education and critical research the Leventhal School of Accounting resides within the highly rated Marshall School of Business.  Their Master of Accounting program is ranked #5 by U.S. New and World Report.  They are accredited AACSB.

Program Details: The Master of Accounting program is a one year full time program .  Some of the learning outcomes you will gain from this program are critical thinking and problem solving skills, using relevant databases and academic/ professional literature and demonstrate an international perspective.

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Indiana University - Bloomington, Kelley School of Business

Accredited by the AACSB, the Kelley Business School at Indiana University has been around for over 100 years.  They are ranked one of the best graduate schools of 2016 by U.S. News and World Report. 

Program Details:  The Kelley Business School offers a Master of Science in Accounting.  It is a one year intensive program that prepares students to become certified public accountants.  The program opens up a range of accounting careers such a tax, auditing, and corporate accounting.  The program has a 97% pass rate for the CPA.

Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame is a highly sought after program. The Public Accounting Report ranked their graduate accounting program fourth in the nation.  They are accredited by the AACSB.

Program Details:  Mendoza’s Master of Science in Accounting is a one year program.  Depending on what career goals you have, you can choose from two tracks: Financial Reporting and Assurance Services or Tax Services.  The past three years 100% of graduates in the MSA program have found employment within three months after graduation.

Booth School of Business have been producing leaders that shape the business world since 1898.  Seven of their faculty have won nobel prizes for new ideas and innovative solutions.  They are ranked fourth by U.S. News and World Report.  Booth is accredited by the AACSB.

Program Details: The Booth MBA program offers a flexible curriculum, with the option to do a concentration in accounting.  The accounting curriculum will give you a chance to explore activities outside the classroom, so you can build relationships, networks, and new skills.  The Faculty at Booth are renowned for their impact with academic literature, accounting practice and policy making and other aspects of the field.

Some sample classes you can take are Cost Analysis and Internal Control, Taxes and Business Strategy, and Financial Statement Analysis.

According to U.S. News and World Report, Stern Business School is ranked among the top ten.  Stern believes in developing people and ideas that will transform 21st century problems into opportunities that will benefit business and society.  They are accredited by the AACSB.

Program Details: Stern Business School Master of Science in Accounting offers two curriculum tracks.  You can choose between Tax and Financial Accounting and Assurance, depending on your career goals.  Some courses you will take with either track are Financial Reporting and Disclosure, Auditing and Taxation of Individuals and Business Income.

MS of Accounting students are able to join and participate in non-recruiting events given by the NYU Stern graduate student organizations.  The have nearly 40 different organizations to choose from.

Fisher College of Business at Ohio State University is ranked 11th among public universities by U.S. News and World Report.  Public Accounting Report has ranked them 13th overall in 2015.  Fisher’s reputation continues to rise as they focus on building a program with leading faculty, emphasis in experiential learning and offering a wide range of global opportunities to name a few.

Program Details: Fisher’s Master of Accounting program offers flexibility in individualized coursework.  78% of the program consists of electives.  The program is made up of core accounting courses with an emphasis in one or more areas in business.

Ranked 12th overall for the MBA program by U.S. News and World Report, Kenan-Flagler business school integrates their core values into their academic experience.  They also ranked top ten by Public Accounting Report for their Master of Accounting program.  Kenan-Flagler is accredited by the AACSB.

Program Details: The Master of Accounting program at Kenan-Flagler can be finished in as little as one year.  The program prepares you to work in both public and corporate accounting firms.  The difference with this program is you don’t need a accounting background to apply for this program.  You will learn the skills required to succeed in the business world through the program.

In the center of New York city, Columbia Business School was established in 1916.  Columbia faculty are a part of groundbreaking research, influencing business practices in every area.  They are accredited by the AACSB.

Program Details: Columbia’s MBA with a focus in accounting is a two year program.  With the extensive core curriculum and flexible electives you will receive a deep understanding of your specific business discipline. Some classes you will take are Earnings Quality and Fundamental Analysis and Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation.

The University of Wisconsin School of Business was founded in 1900 and was one of the first five business programs in the nation. They are a leading public research university.  U.S. News and World Report rank them 13th among public universities.  They are accredited by the AACSB.

Program Details: Wisconsin School of Business offers a two year  Master of Accounting program.  This program is best suited for students with little to no background in accounting.  It will give you the technical and professional skills to take the CPA exam.  The MAcc also allows you to major in taxation if you are interested in pursuing a career in tax.

U.S. News and World Report nationally ranked Dolan one of the best undergraduate business programs in 2014.  Dolan School of Business has been accredited by the AACSB since 1977.

Program Details: Dolan offers a Master of Science in Accounting program that has three tracks you can choose from, Assurance, Tax or Accounting Information Systems.  If you choose tax you will need to take six tax courses.

The Eli Broad College of Business is ranked #26 for student satisfaction by Businessweek.  They ranked #3 by the Financial Times for career placement success.  They are accredited by the AACSB.

Program Details: Eli Broad’s MSA program is tailored to fit your needs.  The comprehensive 30 credit program prepares students to become leaders in the accounting industry.  They offer three specialized concentrations to choose from, Taxation, Information Systems and Public and Corporate Accounting.

Warrington College of Business houses the Heavener School of Business, Fisher School of Accounting, and Hough Graduate School of Business.  U.S. News and World Report ranks them #29 for Best Colleges of 2016 overall.  They are accredited by the AACSB.

Program Details: Fisher offers a MAcc program that suits students who have received their undergraduate degree at another institution.  The program offers three tracks: Auditing, Tax and Generalist.  Because each institution has their own graduation requirements you may need to take preparatory classes before starting the program.

Terry College of Business is the first business program in the South.  Their undergraduate accounting program is ranked 9th by Public Accounting Report and their MAcc is ranked 10th.  Accredited by the AACSB Terry provides cutting edge business education.

Program Details: Terry’s MAcc program has three specializations: Audit, Taxation, Audit Systems. Most students will complete the foundation courses before taking coursework in their specialization.  In 2014-2015, about 98% of MAcc graduates accepted offers in public accounting.

Located in Seattle, WA Foster’s MBA Program ranked #23 by U.S. News and World Report.  They consistently rank as one of the top business schools in the nation.  Accredited by the AACSB, Foster outpaced all but two of the top 25 schools in job placement.

Program Details: Foster offers a Master of Professional Accounting (MPAcc) program.  You are able to pursue one of two MPAcc tracks: Auditing and Assurance or Taxation.  If you choose an emphasis in Auditing and Assurance, it will help you succeed in public accounting, internal auditing, or industry, as well as audit related jobs in government and not-for-profits.  The Taxation track will prepare you for high level careers in taxation, offering a broad discipline in technical and complex aspects of corporate and personal taxes.

The program is three quarters long for full time students, but if you choose to go part time the time table will depend on how many classes you choose to take each quarter.

Recognized as a top public business school for their undergraduate and MBA program, Mays Business School has a strong research emphasis.  They are ranked 24th overall by Forbes and 18th for the last six years in the research rankings by BYU.  Mays is accredited by the AACSB.

Program Details: The MS in Accounting at Mays Business School offers two directions of study.  You can choose between Assurance Services/Information Management track or Tax Consulting/Financial Planning track.   The first track prepares students who want to go into auditing or consulting.  The second track is for students who want to work in the tax department of major accounting firms.

Accredited by the AACSB, Trulaske College of Business has been around for more than 100 years.  Trulaske was ranked 13th by Public Accounting Report and 24th by BYU research rankings for the last six years.

Program Details: Trulaske offers a Master of Accounting (MAcc) program for students who already hold a bachelor’s degree in accounting or the equivalent coursework.  The 30 hour program requires you to take three mandatory classes: Governmental Accounting and Budgeting, Auditing Theory and Practice and Accounting and Business Strategic Analysis.  The remaining credits are accounting electives you can choose.

Ranked 20th by U. S. News and World Report, Kellogg is known for being a leading school of business in the nation.  Their renowned faculty and quality education will give you the tools needed to achieve your career goals.  Kellogg is accredited by the AACSB.

Program Details:  Kellogg offers an MBA with a major in accounting.  The program is a year long and you can bypass core classes and immediately dive into your discipline.  Some of the courses you can take are Managerial Accounting, Financial Reporting and Analysis and Sustainability Reporting and Analysis.

Haas School of Business’ MBA Program has been ranked #2 by the Wallstreet Journal.  U.S. World and News Report has ranked them 15th for best accounting programs.  They are accredited by the AACSB.

Program Details: Haas offers an MBA program with a accounting area of study.  Haas’ accounting program ranges in a wide variety of areas, such as empirical and analytical work in financial accounting, managerial accounting, tax, and auditing.  You will complete 51 semester units to graduate.  12 core classes, an applied innovation requirement and the rest electives in accounting.

Culverhouse School of Accountancy is ranked in the top ten by Public Accounting Report.  Accredited by the AACSB, Culverhouse offers state of the art facilities and technology.

Program Details: The Master of accountancy program at Culverhouse will help students gain a deeper knowledge for accounting and business.  The program will prepare students to pursue jobs in financial institutions, government, industry, not-for-profit, and public practice.  You will need to take a minimum of 30 hours of graduate coursework with at least 21 hours of them being accounting classes.

Northern Illinois University College of Business is ranked among the top 25 by Public Accounting Report.  You will receive nationally ranked education with a private college feel.  Tax Talent has ranked them 9th best MSA program nationally.  They are accredited by the AACSB.

Program Details: Northern Illinois University offers a Master of Science (Leadership) program that incorporates accounting knowledge with leadership and professional skills.  Students with a undergraduate accounting degree can finish the MAS (Leadership) program in one year.  The program fulfills all the requirements to sit for the CPA exam.  There CPA exam pass success rate is ranked #1 & #2 in Illinois.

Wake Forest University School of Business is ranked 21st in accounting for the eight consecutive year by U.S. News and World Report.  Public Accounting Report has ranked them 18th and BYU’s research ranking has placed them 155th.  Wake Forest is accredited by the AACSB in accounting.

Program Details:  Wake Forest University School of Business offers a Master of Science in Accountancy program and have three tracks to choose from.  They are Assurance Services, Tax Consulting and Financial Transaction Services.  They offer a two semester program for students who have already accepted or plan to accept a job offer after completion of the program.  Students who do not have a job lined up can choose the three semester program which includes a internship.

Accredited by the AACSB, Patterson School of Accountancy is a favorite among professors.  Patterson ranked in the top ten by Public Accounting Report and 155th by BYU’s research rankings.

Program Details:  Patterson’s Master of Accountancy program is 30 semester hours long.  Some required classes you will be taking include Income Tax II, Seminar in Accounting Theory, Cost/Managerial Accounting and Auditing Seminar.

Home to two research centers: The National Tax History Research Center and the National EDP Audit Archival Center, the accounting school is a separate body from the business school.

Loyola Marymount Unviersity College of Business Adminsitration was ranked in the top 20 by U.S. News and World Report.  They are considered one of the best business schools in America.  They are accredited by the AACSB.

Program Details: Loyola’s College of Business Administration offers a Master of Science in Accounting program.  The 30 unit program can be finished in as little as two semesters.  The graduates are actively recruited by Big Four accounting firms.

Miami University Farmer School of Business is located in Ohio and consistently ranked among the nation’s top 25 undergraduate business programs by Businessweek. In BYU’s research rankings, Farmer School of Business placed just outside the top 100 schools.  They are accredited by the AACSB.

Program Details:  The Master of Accountancy program at Farmer prepares you for a broad range of accounting careers.  You can complete the program in two semesters by taking 15 credit hour load each semester.  This allows students to pursue other opportunities in the summer such as studying abroad or preparing for the CPA exam.

David Eccles School of Business is ranked one of the top 15 public research institutions for business.  Their accounting program is ranked in the top 25 by Public Accounting Report and the MAcc program landed in the top ten within the category of schools with 16-21 full-time faculty.  Eccles is accredited by the AACSB.

Program Details:  Eccles Master of Science in Accounting program is customizable.  Students can choose an emphasis in Audit, Tax or Accounting Information.  Even after required classes you have almost half of your electives to customize to suit your needs.  With a variety of electives to choose from you can choose classes that will help prepare you for the CPA exam or explore other business areas such as investing, leadership or data bases.    

One of the largest business schools, W. P. Carey School of Business is ranked on of the top 25 master’s programs.  For the last six year W. P. Carey placed 11th in BYU’s research rankings.  They offer world renowned faculty and are accredited by the AACSB.

Program Details:  W. P. Carey School of Business offers a Master of Accountancy program.  The program is 9-months long and gives you the knowledge needed to pursue your career in accounting related fields.  They have a near 100% employment rating from graduates within 90 days of graduation.

Accredited by the AACSB in both business and accounting, McIntire School of Commerce offers high quality education.  They are ranked 23rd by Public Accounting Report.

Program Details: McIntire offers a Master of Science in Accounting program designed to give you the technical skills needed to thrive in your professional career.  There are two tracks to choose from: Financial Reporting & Assurance or Tax Consulting.  Both tracks will expand your knowledge in accounting and refine your communication and presentation skills.  The program is a one year, 30 credit hour program.

Haslam College of Business is ranked 24th by Public Accounting Report.  They are ranked one of the top 100 business schools in North America.  Accredited by the AACSB Haslam is committed to improving the world.

Program Details: Haslam’s Master of Accountancy program offers three tracks to choose from.  They are Audit and Controls, Information Management, and Taxation.  The Audit and Controls track prepares students for careers in public accounting, internal auditing or government.  The information Management (Systems) track will help graduates gain a greater knowledge in information technology and after completing this track you will be able to sit for the Certified Information Systems Auditor certification.  The Taxation track will prepare graduates for tax careers in public accounting, private industry and government agencies.  All coursework meets requirements to sit for the CPA exam in most states.

Nationally ranked by Businessweek and U.S. New and World Report, Alber’s is accredited by the AACSB.   Albers School of Business and Economics is ranked 15th in nation by U.S. News and World Report for their accounting specialization.

Program Details: Albers School of Business and Economics offers a Master of Professional Accounting program.  You are able to go part-time and it will take two to four years or full-time and it will take one to two years.  The program is 46 graduate credit hours.  Analyzing and evaluating costing systems, performing in-depth analysis of financial systems and statements and preparing and evaluating financial statements are some of the things you will be learning.

Eller College of Management ranked 37th by Public Accounting Report and 19th by BYU’s Research Ranking.  The accounting department ranked No. 1 in the area of tax research and No. 6 for financial by BYU.  Eller’s is accredited by the AACSB.

Program Details: Eller’s offers a Master of Accounting with two tracks of study: Audit and Tax.  This program prepares students for careers in professional accounting and consulting.  The Audit track includes coursework in Advanced Accounting, Audit Simulation, and Principles in Auditing.  The Tax track includes courses in Estates and trusts, Federal Income Tax and International Taxation.  Students will also need to pass a written comprehensive exam at the end of the program.

A career-fair type event is hosted by the accounting department called Meet the Firms each semester.  This event allows students to network with professionals from different firms such at Deloitte, EY, and KPMG.

Hankamer School of Business is ranked 47th by Public Accounting Report.  They are ranked No. 1 in Texas by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA).  Accredited by the AACSB Hankamer ranked No. 8 in CPA pass rates for first time candidates in 2011.

Program Details: The Master of Accountancy program at Hankamer is a 33 hour program.  It requires 18 hours of graduate accounting and 15 hours of supporting graduate business (non accounting) coursework.  The non specific courses are require in accounting or business and allows for flexibility.  You are able to design the program according to your career goals.  Some of the courses you will be taking are Advanced Financial Accounting Topics, Information Systems and Auditing and Managerial Accounting Seminar.

Accredited by the AACSB, Walton College of Business is ranked 37th by the Public Accounting Report.  BYU ranked them 34th for six years in a row.  90% of the classes are taught by professors or business professionals.

Program Details:  Walton’s Master of Accountancy program is designed for students desiring to pursue accounting related careers in public, industry and government.  The 30 hours program can be completed in one year.  The program fulfills requirements to sit for the CPA in Arkansas.  Fraud prevention and Detection, Advanced Taxation and Auditing Standards are some of the required courses you will need to take.

Ranked 39th by BYU Research Ranking and 26th by Public Accounting report, Tippie College of Business is accredited by the AACSB.  Tippie offers a variety of programs and their growth has been impressive.

Program Details:  Tippie’s Master of Accounting program meets the 150 credit hour requirement to sit for the CPA exam.  The program is 30 semester hours and can be completed within one year.  Students with undergraduate degrees outside of accounting or business typically will have to take 57-60 semester hours.  Tippie offers four specializations to choose from: Financial/Auditing, Business Analytics, Managerial Accounting, and Tax.

Smeal College of Business is ranked 27th by Public Accounting Report.  BYU has ranked them a top 50 research institution.  They are accredited by the AACSB.

Program Details:  The Master of Accounting program at Smeal takes one year to graduate.  The accounting program starts the fall semester and finishes the following August.  The coursework prepares students to grasp major issues concerning accounting professions and the technical skills to pass the CPA exam.  The fall and summer semesters you will take coursework and the spring semester you will do an internship.  The internship is a crucial part of the program and must be accounting related in order to qualify.   

Raymond J. Harbert College of Business is ranked 12th for Undergraduate Accounting Schools with 16-21 full-time accounting faculty.   Public Accounting Report ranked them 29th for Top Graduate Accounting Programs.  Both Harbert College of Business and the School of Accountancy are accredited by the AACSB.

Program Details:  Habert’s Master of Accountacny program is a 30 semester hour program that can be finished in three semesters.  Students have the opportunity to study abroad as a class.  The program prepares students with the technical knowledge, research and communication skills to pass the CPA exam.   

Accredited by the AACSB, Pamplin College of Business have nationally and internationally recognized faculty.  They are ranked 30th by Public Accounting Report.

Program Details:  Pamplin offers a Master of Accounting and Information Systems Option program open to any students with bachelor’s degree.  The program can be completed in 12-18 months, unless your undergraduate degree was not in accounting or business.  Students with degrees in other disciplines can take at least two years to complete the program.  The 30 semester hours will give students knowledge in one of four concentrations: Information Systems, Audit, Financial Services, or Tax.  Students will choose a concentration at the beginning of the program.

Ranked 31st by Public Accounting Report, the University of Connecticut School of Business is accredited by the AACSB.  One of the nation’s most comprehensive business schools, the faculty are research oriented.  That is why it is ranked 89th by BYU research rankings.

Program Details:  The Master of Science in Accounting at the University of Connecticut has two required courses and eight electives.  The program starts one time per year in May with the ACCT 5505 taken during that time, but they do allow admissions in fall and spring with the understanding you will take the ACCT 5505 course the following May.  Because there are only two required courses and the rest electives, students have the flexibility to choose courses that fit their career goals.

Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University is ranked one of the top business schools in the nation by major publications, such as The Economist, Forbes, and U.S. News and World Report.  Public Accounting Report ranked them 3rd for schools with 15 or fewer full-time faculty.  Cox is located in Dallas and offers a small private college atmosphere.  They are accredited by the AACSB.

Program Details:  Cox Master of Science in Accounting program meets the requirements needed to take the CPA exam.  The program is two semesters long and designed for students who recently graduated with their bachelor’s.  The MSA program allows students to choose from two tracks: Assurance and Advisory or Tax.  The core curriculum overlaps as a base for accounting knowledge  for the two tracks.

Ranked 33rd by Public Accounting Report and just shy of the top 100 by BYU research rankings, Poole College of Management is accredited by the AACSB.  Students will get a small college feel from a large University.

Program Details:  Jenkins Master of Accounting program is under the Poole College of Management.  It is a one year full time program.  The program has three concentrations to choose from: Enterprise Rick Management Concentration, Information Technology concentration, and Tax Strategy.

Jenkins average job placement for graduates is 95-100% after 3 months of graduation.  The student to faculty ratio is 13:1.  Students will receive quality education from award winning senior accounting faculty.

Bentley University’s Graduate School of Business accounting program is ranked 34th by Public Accounting Report.  Bentley is accredited by the AACSB for both business and accounting.  

Program Details: Bentley University Master of Science Accountancy program is a nationally recognized program.  The program has strong ties with the big four firms.

The MSA program consists of 10 courses and can be customized to suit student needs.  Students may need to take up to three pre-program courses.  Students will take 9 credits of foundation courses, 12 credits of core courses and then one credits of electives.   Some of the required courses you will take are Financial Accounting problems I, Financial Statement Auditing, and Income Taxation.

Neeley School of Business Master of Accounting program is ranked 12th for 16-21 full-time faculty.  Accredited by the AACSB, Neeley is ranked 35th by Public Accounting Report.

Program Details:  Neeley offers a Master of Accounting program with an outstanding CPA Exam pass rate.  Graduates were placed in the top 5 CPA exam pass rate.  They have a 93% overall job placement rate.

The program is a 30 credit hours with the option to choose from three concentrations: Assurance Services, Taxation, Financial Reporting and Valuation.

Florida State University College of Business is ranked 39th by Public Accounting Report.  The college is ranked 89th for six years in a row BYU’s research ranking.  They are accredited by the AACSB.

Program Details: Florida State offers a Master of Accounting program that meets the requirements to sit for the CPA.  There are four focus areas students can chooses from: Accounting Information Systems, Assurance Services, Corporate Accounting, and Taxation.  They offer a one year and two year programs.  The two year program is for students who graduate with a non accounting undergraduate degree.   

The Mason School of Business is accredited by the AACSB.  They ranked 169th by BYU’s research rankings.  They are ranked one of the best Master of Accounting programs by Public Accounting Report in 2014.

Program Details:  Mason School of Business offers a full-time Master of Accounting program.  The program allows you to specialize in Accounting Research, Auditing, Information Technology, Integrated Winter Field Experience, Taxation or Valuation.  The Winter Field Experience is a half semester immersion program.  You will get to work in a mid-sized to large accounting firm.   

Price College of Business is ranked 43rd by Public Accounting Report.  They are raked 109th by BYU’s research ranking and both the Business and Accounting program is accredited by the AACSB.

Program Details:  The Master of Accountancy program is 33 hours.  18 hours of it can be used to specialize in Assurance Services, Financial Reporting, Taxation or you can chooses a general accounting courses.  The remaining 15 hours are business electives.