Mason’s bachelor’s program in accounting ranked in the top 50 nationally

May 31, 2016/by Damian Cristodero

The bachelor’s program in accounting in George Mason University’s School of Business is ranked in the top 50 nationally by College Choice, a leading college search and rankings network.

“It’s a tremendous honor for Mason’s accounting program to be ranked among the top 50 programs in the U.S.,” said Keith Jones, area chair and associate professor of accounting at George Mason. “It is a recognition of the hard work and excellence of the faculty and students.”

Mason graduated 256 students with bachelor’s degrees in accounting this spring, fifth most among the university’s majors. There also is a growing master’s program, including an online option aimed at working professionals.

“Accounting is one of the largest undergraduate majors [at Mason],” Jones said. “Our students go to work for all the top international public accounting firms and many of the regional and local firms.”

On its website, College Choice says its rankings are based “exclusively on factors actual college freshmen said were most important to their college decision.” Those factors, according to a recent nationwide survey by the Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA, include academic reputation, financial aid offerings, overall cost and success of graduates in the job market. Data was derived, College Choice says, from sources, including U.S. News & World Report, the National Center for Education Statistics and PayScale.com.

Story originally published here on May 31, 2016: https://www2.gmu.edu/news/239736

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