Both the undergraduate and graduate programs of the School of Accounting found themselves in the Top 25 of the latest rankings released by the Public Accounting Report. In a remarkable bit of symmetry, both programs improved to land at No. 22 in their respective rankings. For the Master of Accounting program, the jump was two spots from its No. 24 ranking in 2012, while the undergraduate Accounting program moved up five spots. Among mid-sized Accounting schools—those with between 16 and 21 full-time faculty members—the results are even more impressive, with the MAcc program landing at No. 8 and the undergraduate program finding itself at No. 7.
Brianna Koucos, a senior career counselor with the Undergraduate Career Management Center, traveled recently with two groups of students to visit Grant Thornton offices in Paris and the Bay Area. Here, she writes a bit about the trips:
The David Eccles School of Business students made two trips to Grant Thornton this spring.
The first was in Paris, France, where the Business Scholars met with partner and alumnae Johanna Nielsen (’01).
Marci Butterfield, an associate professor at the David Eccles School of Business’s School of Accounting, was recently named an Outstanding Faculty Advisor award winner by Beta Alpha Psi, the national accounting honor society for students and professionals that boasts more than 300 chapters on college campuses.
Butterfield is one of only four winners of the honor from across the country, and will collect a $5,000 prize and plaque from McGladrey LLP at BAP’s annual conference later this year in Atlanta.