Baruch College Moves Up Four Spots in National Public Accounting Report
NEW YORK, NY - January 24, 2012 - Baruch College’s undergraduate and graduate Accounting Programs received high marks according to the 2011 Professor's Survey Public Accounting Report (PAR).
The graduate Accounting Program at Baruch College was ranked No. 20, moving up from last year’s ranking of No. 24, above New York University and Penn State University. Baruch’s undergraduate Accounting program stayed at No. 23 for a second year, ranking above New York University and Arizona State University.
PAR’s research is based on professors’ rankings of accounting programs at American colleges and universities that offer master’s degrees in accountancy and/or tax. More than 700 universities nation-wide were surveyed.
As part of Baruch’s Zicklin School of Business, the undergraduate Accounting program is the largest of the programs in the Stan Ross Department of Accountancy. Undergraduate students obtain both the technical tools and general background necessary for successful careers in accounting. The M.S. in Accountancy is designed for students with undergraduate degrees in business, including Accountancy. The M.B.A. in Accountancy appeals, generally, to students with either non-business degrees or business degrees in fields other than Accountancy. This program seeks to provide students with both a broad business base and the accounting and managerial tools necessary to function effectively as accountants and manage others in public accounting, private industry, and not-for-profit organizations. Graduates from the Stan Ross Department of Accountancy have become thought leaders in business, not-for-profit organizations, and government.