Accounting is growing in popularity among international students who want to come to the US for a strong degree in a productive sector. As well, many graduates are looking to enhance their resumes with an accounting degree, either to join a big firm or to start their entrepreneurial ventures with a practiced eye on their bottom line. So where should you be studying for your undergraduate or graduate degree in accounting?
Founded in 1977, within the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia in Athens, the J.M. Tull School of Accounting was one of the only five schools of accounting in the United States for a while. The School of Accounting lands on our list for ranked #4 in the nation for first-time CPA exam pass rates—all sections.
As of 2015, Pamplin graduates account for approximately 20 percent of all business degrees awarded from Virginia’s 14 senior public institutions. Looking to top up your resume? You don’t have to leave your current job to complete Pamplin’s MBA Program, the evening version of which received a ranking of 16th overall by U.S. News and World Report. The college also offers a Master of Information Technology (MIT) degree in conjunction with Virginia Tech College of Engineering.
Lindner ranks as a top undergraduate business school and top 75 graduate business schools in the nation by US News and World Reports. Beyond the college’s three undergraduate degree options, five master’s degrees, and a doctoral program spread out over seven departments; it boasts two scholars programs: Carl H. Lindner Honors-PLUS program and the Kolodzik Business Scholars program.