The doctoral accounting program at Mays Business School at Texas A&M University moved up from 21st to 15th while the undergraduate and master’s programs in accounting were again ranked at 6th in the nation according to the 2007 rankings from the Public Accounting Report.

“The annual Public Accounting Report school rankings are clearly the most widely recognized and cited measure of the quality of accounting programs,” commented James Benjamin, long-time head of the accounting department at Mays. “Our ranking is consistent with the success of our graduates in the profession and validates the overall quality of our faculty, curricula, and students.”

The PhD program rankings focused on the quality of the accounting professors produced. While the undergraduate and master’s rankings include only schools with degrees in accounting, the PhD rankings also include schools with concentrations in accounting or no designation (including Michigan, Chicago, Stanford, Wharton, and North Carolina in the top ten).

The top six in the undergraduate and master’s rankings remained the same in 2006 and 2007. Indiana University and Michigan State were the only other schools besides Texas A&M to rank in the top ten for both programs.

This annual ranking lists the top 25 schools in each category (plus several with honorable mention) from the accounting programs at the more than 400 accredited business schools in the country. The results are based on responses from a survey of accounting faculty and department chairs, focusing on the quality of graduates and their potential for success in the accounting profession.