The accounting concentration develops mastery in one or more specialized areas of accounting such as accounting information systems, auditing, managerial, or financial accounting. The concentration prepares graduates for careers as university professors and research professionals in corporate, nonprofit, and public institutions. Admission to the program is highly selective. We limit our enrollment, admitting on average only two students per year. This allows our doctoral candidates to work closely with faculty members while pursuing their degree and gain valuable experience in research and teaching.
In Public Accounting Report's 27th Annual Professor's Survey, the Lynn Pippenger School of Accountancy program at the University of South Florida was ranked in the top 25.
Recent articles in Issues in Accounting Education indicate that over the last 20 years, we ranked 7th in AIS based on faculty publications, and over the last 6 years, we ranked 2nd based on alumni publications.
Over the last 3 years, Issues in Accounting Education also ranked us 30th in experimental research based on faculty publications and 14th for alumni publications.
According to the Brigham Young University Accounting Rankings, we ranked 2nd overall for all years covered in published AIS research.