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. The 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. The most recent rankings are based on research publications of former students that have graduated from our program in the last six years (2014 to 2019):

  • #1 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
  • #4 ranked program in the nation in financial accounting research