Accounting faculty members at the Lundquist College of Business continue to garner awards and reaffirm their status as top researchers in their fields. Most recently, the Department of Accounting was ranked second worldwide in publishing academic tax research during the past six years, according to ratings compiled by Brigham Young University.
The BYU rankings are based on publications in eleven peer-reviewed accounting journals between 1990 and 2013. The rankings are broken down into categories including information systems, audit, financial, managerial and tax, and rankings in each category are compiled over the most recent six years, twelve years, and all years.
The college's accounting faculty ranks second over the last six years, third over the last twelve years, and fourth for all years. A total of 241 colleges and universities from around the world are included in the rankings.
"Tax research is not glamorous, but it is very important at both the national and state levels that policy makers understand the impact of taxation on business decisions," said David Guenther, Scharpf Professor of Accounting and head of the Lundquist College Department of Accounting.
The department is one of just 170 worldwide to be accredited as members of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Its curriculum is designed for students preparing for careers in public, corporate, or governmental accounting, and those interested in management careers with an emphasis on accounting.