Internationally recognized. Highly regarded. Academically challenging.
There’s no denying the strength of the Tippie Department of Accounting. Named one of the Top 50 undergraduate accounting programs by U.S. News & World Report, the department boasts the highest CPA pass rate in the state of Iowa and the 13th highest pass rate in the country. With PhD alumni teaching around the world, the impact of this department stretches far and wide.
Accounting majors fulfill special requirements while completing a set of quantitative courses in which they learn how every part of a business functions.
Master of Accountancy (MAc)
Go beyond the numbers to hone the communication, critical-thinking, and problem-solving skills that will drive your accounting career. This graduate program offers four tracks that provide career focus.
PhD in Accounting
Strong placements, faculty mentorship, and the opportunity to work with some of the best researchers in the field.
Our roster includes tenure-track faculty, experienced lecturers, and adjunct faculty from the corporate sector.
Accounting faculty research covers a range of topics, from capital markets to healthcare to regulation and taxation.
RSM US LLP Institute of Accounting Education and Research
An organization devoted to fostering excellence in accounting research through financial support, speaker series, and networking events.
CPA pass rate for Iowa public universities
of Accounting alums employed or enrolled in grad school
within 6 months of graduation, 2020
Average starting salary for accounting graduates
Class of 2020
Iowa Ledger is an annual publication for alumni and friends of the Department of Accounting.
Support the community and gain hands-on experience at the same time. Volunteer to help low- and moderate-income taxpayers by offering free tax preparation through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA).
Professional Accounting Council
The Professional Accounting Council (PAC) consists of professionals devoted to both the profession of accounting and the department's growth.
Undergraduate program for similar sized schools
MAc program for similar sized schools
PhD in capital markets program
(Financial Accounting, Empirical)
AAA outstanding educators
- Bill Kinney (1989)
- Dan Collins (2001)
- Dan Dhaliwal (2004)
- Jerry Salamon (2005)
- Larry Brown (2006)
- Terry Shevlin (2012)
- John Fellingham (2014)
- Tom Linsmeier (2019)
BYU Accounting Research Rankings
- #16 – Tax Archival
- #29 – Financial Archival
- #20 Overall
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W252 Pappajohn Business Building
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