Isenberg Accounting Programs Ranked #1 in New England
August 28, 2019
For the first time, both Isenberg’s undergraduate and master’s programs came out in the top positions among all the accounting programs in New England in the 2019 Public Accounting Report rankings.
“We’re providing the best accounting education in New England at half the cost of many of the Boston-area private colleges we compete with,” says David Piercey, John F. Kennedy Endowed Professor and Chair of the Accounting Department.
The rankings are based on the Public Accounting Report’s 38th annual survey asking nearly a thousand accounting faculty members from about 200 colleges and universities across the country to list the best programs. The survey is the best known ranking of undergraduate and master’s programs in the field.
Nationally, Isenberg’s undergraduate accounting program ranked number 23 (up from 28 last year), and the master’s program ranked number 25 (up from 26 last year). The department’s doctoral program also ranked within the report’s top 25.
Isenberg’s students win national competitions and volunteer for one of the largest free tax preparation programs in the country, and the school’s faculty members are among the world’s leading researchers, particularly in the field of auditing. Plus, new program offerings including a graduate certificate in forensic accounting attract students and faculty members who specialize in fraud investigations and regulatory compliance. Another recent program addition, Transitions, gives non-business majors and professionals a path of entry into the school’s rapidly growing master’s degree program.