Accountancy Concentration


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.

Program Rankings

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.

Brigham Young University routinely ranks PhD programs in Accounting based on the classifications of peer reviewed articles in the top 12 academic accounting journals.  They consider publications in these journals since 1990.  Accounting programs are ranked overall, as well as within each of the major sub-disciplines within accounting, including accounting information systems, audit, financial, managerial, tax, and other topics.  In the 2021 rankings, USF was ranked #1 based on the quantity and quality of publications of our PhD graduates.  For overall accounting, USF was ranked #3 considering publications in the three most recent years.  The BYU rankings can be viewed here.

Accountancy Concentration Area Coordinator: Uday Murthy