BYU Accounting Ranks 3rd in U.S.News & World Report

The Marriott School of Management’s accounting program ranked 3rd and its international business program ranked 19th in specialty categories in U.S.News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” survey, up from 5th and 21st respectively in 2006.

“We are extremely pleased by the recognition our program receives in U.S.News & World Report,” says Kevin Stocks, director of the School of Accountancy. “We feel our accounting curriculum is very innovative, our students are bright and willing to work, and our faculty members are among the best in the country.”

Also, the Marriott School’s undergraduate program is numbered among the top 50 in “Best Business Programs,” ranking 38th overall.

The survey, published in the Aug. 27 issue of U.S.News & World Report, ranks about 1,400 four-year accredited colleges and universities by mission and region. Brigham Young University is counted among “national universities” that offer a full range of undergraduate majors as well as master’s and doctoral degrees.

BYU ranked 79th overall, 26th in the “Great Schools, Great Prices” category and 16th in the “Least Debt” category.

Princeton topped the overall rankings, followed by Harvard, Yale, Stanford and Caltech.

The Marriott School is located at Brigham Young University, the largest privately owned, church-sponsored university in the United States. The school has nationally recognized programs in accounting, business management, public management, information systems and entrepreneurship. The school’s mission is to prepare men and women of faith, character and professional ability for positions of leadership throughout the world. Approximately 3,000 students are enrolled in the Marriott School’s graduate and undergraduate programs.

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