George Mason University consistently ranks among the U.S. News & World Report top business programs, and the 2018 Best Online Graduate Business Programs (Excluding MBA) ranking is no exception, with the MS in Accounting program jumping seven spots on the list to #56.
“This move in the rankings is the result of the constant innovation of our MSA leadership, the success our students enjoy in the market, and the growing recognition of those accomplishments by our peers,” said Anne Magro, associate dean for academic affairs in the School of Business. “We look forward to continued success as we introduce our new government accounting certificate in partnership with Kearney & Company, and work with leading international accounting firms to integrate data analytics into our curriculum.”
Previously, Mason’s MS in Accounting program was ranked #63. Tied at the #56 spot are notable universities including Syracuse University and University of St. Francis.
“We are pleased to have a growth in our MSA program not only in rankings, but also enrollment. The accounting professionals serve a tremendous need in the D.C. metropolitan area and George Mason is proud to have such a reputable program to offer our students,” said Paige Wolf, senior associate dean, graduate programs.
The MS in Accounting program is designed to prepare tomorrow's global accounting professionals. The program helps students meet the 150-credit licensing requirement and educates in the key areas of business ethics and corporate governance. It can be completed in one to three years.
“The improvement in our ranking reflects our continuous commitment to not only make the MSA program an enjoyable learning experience with a flexible structure and distinct course offerings, but also to help our students develop the requisite skills to succeed in their chosen profession,” said JK Aier, accounting area chair and associate professor.
U.S. News & World Report considered more than 300 AACSB-accredited business schools in the U.S. for these rankings.