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. The Brigham Young University (BYU) PhD program rankings are based on the research publications of the graduates of a given PhD program and are one measure of how effectively our program prepares our graduates for successful research careers. Based on research publications of recently graduated students for the six years after graduation, the 2021 BYU rankings for our program are: 

  • #2 ranked PhD program in the nation across all research topics and methods 
  • #1 ranked program in the nation in audit research 
  • #3 ranked program in the nation in tax research 
  • #3 ranked program in the nation in financial accounting research