Huntsman Alumni Magazine Spring 2013

Spring 2013

School of Accountancy Ranked in Top 6% in the U.S., at #46 out of 800, by Public Accounting Report

The School of Accountancy’s under- graduate program at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business has been ranked #46 in the nation by Public Accounting Report.

The publication, which bills itself as the “leading provider of competitive intelligence for public accounting firms and the profession,” prepares the rankings based on a survey of accounting professors across the country.

Larry Walther, who heads the School of Accountancy at the Huntsman School, said there are nearly 800 undergraduate programs that are eligible for the list, putting the Huntsman School of Accountancy in the top 6% of programs nationwide.

In addition, the Forbes list of top jobs for 2013 put accountants and auditors in the number 2 spot. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that jobs for accountants and auditors are expected to grow 16% from 2010 to 2020.

“We appreciate the recognition we have received from the Public Accounting Report,” Dr. Walther said. “We take even more satisfaction, however, in seeing our students excel once they enter the job market and effectively compete with graduates of top schools from around the country.”