Research Rankings

The Ph.D. in Business Administration – Accounting program is designed to produce scholars capable of publishing in the top journals from the moment they graduate, if not before. While research rankings do not tell the whole story of research success, they are informative in evaluating Ph.D. programs.

Brigham Young University releases research rankings on a regularly updated basis. Based on research publications of recent graduates of our Ph.D. program during the 2012-14 period:

For all topics / all methods, Texas A&M University is the #1 ranked Ph.D. program in the nation, tied with the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Pennsylvania. The only schools whose recent Ph.D. graduates have more publications than our program are Stanford (#1) and Michigan (#2). The remaining top 10 schools are the University of North Carolina, Indiana, the University of Toronto and Penn State.

For audit-archival research, Texas A&M is #2 in the nation tied with the University of Missouri. The remaining top 10 schools are Florida International, Temple, Kansas, Auckland, Indiana, Tennessee, Michigan, Toronto, and Wisconsin, in that order (there are several ties).

For financial-archival research, Texas A&M is the #2 Ph.D. program in the nation, tied with the University of Toronto. The three schools ranked before us are Michigan, Stanford, and the University of Pennsylvania, in that order. The remaining top 10 schools are Washington, the University of North Carolina, Chicago, Penn State, and Iowa.

For archival-tax research, Texas A&M is #2 in the nation, tied with the University of Texas at Austin and Washington. The schools ranked before us are University of Arizona and the University of North Carolina.