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Rawls MSA Program Ranked Top 10 Nationally

Trevor Bell

April 1, 2014

The Rawls College of Business Master of Science in Accounting Program was recently ranked as a Top 10 national program, according to a survey submitted by TaxTalent.

The Rawls College MSA Program was ranked Top 10 in the following categories: MAcc Tax Program; MAcc Program overall; and MS Tax program. The rise in the rankings marks the progressive strides that the program has made over the past years. Dr. Robert Ricketts, director of the School of Accounting and Frank M. Burke Chair in Taxation, exhibited pride in the amount of hard work displayed by those involved with the program to reach this milestone.

"In the last two years, the School of Accounting at the Rawls College of Business has been recognized as a Top 50 Accounting Program in the Public Accounting Report, the tax program has been ranked as a Top 20 research program in the Brigham Young University rankings, and now the tax program has been ranked as one of the 10 best tax programs in the nation by tax recruiters. When you bring great students together with outstanding faculty, the result is a world-class program," Dr. Ricketts said. "We are proud of the accomplishments of our alumni, our faculty and our student body, and we expect even better things to come. From here, it's possible."

The survey, which has occurred over the past three years, provides annual rankings of Undergraduate and Graduate Tax and Accounting programs directly from the perspective of corporate tax hiring authorities. The only other schools in the state of Texas which were ranked in the Top 10 were the University of Texas at Austin and Baylor University.

To find out more about the MSA program and the Top 10 ranking, please feel free to contact Dr. Ricketts at robert.ricketts@ttu.edu.

This supports the efforts outlined in the Rawls College of Business Strategic Plan. Learn more about the LEADER 2020 Strategic Plan and follow our progress on Twitter at #RawlsLeads.