Top 10 Graduate Accounting Schools

While graduate accounting schools are normally included within universities' respective schools of business, they often offer their own degrees. For instance, a student who is interested in earning a master's degree in accounting can earn a Master's of Accounting instead of an MBA with a focus on accounting. Students who pursue advanced degrees in this discipline may be interested in research and scholarship, as opposed to real world business application. At the same time, many students conduct their research hope to affect and influence real world business policy and practice.

There are many schools across the country that offer graduate accounting programs. Listed below are the top 10 schools for earning a master's in accounting according to U.S. News and World Report. These US News rankings are based on quality assessment surveys, GRE scores, total enrollment and graduation rates.

#1 University of Texas -- Austin (McCombs)
#2 University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)
#3 University of Illinois -- Urbana-Champaign
#4 University of Chicago (Booth)
#5 University of Michigan -- ?Ann Arbor (Ross)
#6 Stanford University
#7 Brigham Young University (Marriott)
#8 University of Southern California (Marshall)
#9 New York University (Stern)
#10 University of North Carolina -- Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)


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