School of Accountancy


The Lynn Pippenger School of Accountancy provides a high-quality, diverse learning environment that focuses on innovation and critical thinking skills, preparing students to impact both our profession and society. Through our research, scholarship, and engagement, we impact and advance the accounting profession and society globally.

Director's Welcome

Uday S. Murthy is the Quinn Eminent Scholar in the Lynn Pippenger School of Accountancy, and he currently serves as its director. His teaching and research focuses on accounting information systems, and he has received several research awards, including the Muma College of Business Outstanding Research Achievement Award in 2004 and 2010 and the Grant Thornton USF Faculty Research Award in 2005 and 2006.

Our Story

Ranked in the top 15 accounting programs in the "large programs," category, we are dedicated to student success and research leadership. With a $10 million gift from supporter Lynn Pippenger, we became the USF Lynn Pippenger School of Accountancy, but our quest remains the same: to create intellectual capital and produce graduates who are not only ready for today’s workplace, but who are also trained to be forerunners in tomorrow’s workforce.


The schools of accountancy at USF, the University of Central Florida, and Florida International University received a total of 3.64 million in funds from the Targeted Educational Attainment program (TEAm). Its aim is to improve graduation rates, enhance targeted academic support and expand career readiness programs in accounting in response to Florida's workforce needs as identified by a board of governors gap analysis.


The Lynn Pippenger School of Accountancy is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Providing internationally recognized, specialized accreditation for business and accounting programs at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels, AACSB accreditation is known, worldwide, as the longest-standing, most recognized form of professional accreditation an institution and its business programs can earn.


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