Fairfield University’s Accounting Program Ranked #16 Nationally


Media Contact: Teddy DeRosa, tderosa@fairfield.edu, 203-254-4000 ext. 2118

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (November 19, 2015) — Fairfield University’s Dolan School of Business graduate accounting program has again received high marks from Accounting Degree Review, this time in a national ranking of the best accounting programs in the country.

“The Top 50 Graduate Accounting Programs ranking list for 2016” named Fairfield #16 among other schools nationwide. Accounting Degree Review combined the rankings of three publications—US News and World Report, Public Accounting Report, and Brigham Young University’s accounting rankings—to create their own list. They also factored in the schools’ AACSB accreditation (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), which the Dolan School has held since 1997.

The ranking noted that the school’s five-year Master of Science in Accounting Program gives students the option to pursue various accounting focuses, including Assurance, Tax and Accounting Information Systems.

“This is terrific recognition for our accounting program, which is distinguished from others by its emphasis on thoughtful interaction between faculty and students,” said Dr. Donald Gibson, Dean of the Dolan School. “It’s an intense program, but when they are done, our students are highly prepared for entry into major accounting firms. And most of them go there.”

Earlier in November, Accounting Degree Review named Fairfield the best school in Connecticut for undergraduate accounting programs. The article again highlights the graduate degree, which satisfies the 150 credit hour requirement necessary to sit for the CPA examination. Also noted was Fairfield’s 11:1 student to faculty ratio.

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Fairfield University is a Jesuit University, rooted in one of the world’s oldest intellectual and spiritual traditions. More than 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students from 36 states, 47 foreign countries, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico are enrolled in the University’s five schools.  In the spirit of rigorous and sympathetic inquiry into all dimensions of human experience, Fairfield welcomes students from diverse backgrounds to share ideas and engage in open conversations. The University is located in the heart of a region where the future takes shape, on a stunning campus on the Connecticut coast just an hour from New York City.

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Posted on November 20, 2015

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