Eller College Establishes School of Accountancy

Eller College Establishes School of Accountancy
March 28, 2018

TUCSON, Ariz. – Mar. 28, 2018 – The University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management is working to better emphasize that accounting is both an academic discipline and also a profession by elevating its Department of Accounting to a School of Accountancy.

“This designation supports our growing accounting programs and positions the Eller College to more effectively meet enrollment and professional development demands of accounting students at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels,” says Paulo Goes, dean of Eller College.

This recognition also serves to recognize accounting as a profession with its own body of knowledge, ethical standards and educational requirements. 

“Restructuring our Department of Accounting into the School of Accountancy positions the Eller College competitively amongst our peers and also serves as additional credibility and prestige among corporate recruiters,” says Jeff Schatzberg, Lou Myers Professor of Accounting and department chair.

This change puts the Eller College alongside peer institutions, including the University of Southern California, University of Oregon, Arizona State University and Brigham Young University. The change will take effect July 1, 2018.

About the Eller College

Founded in 1933, the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona upholds the visionary belief that business education helps shape the world in new and unprecedented ways through pioneering and practical research, innovative coursework, data-driven decision-making and excellence in entrepreneurship and social responsibility. Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the Eller College of Management is home to more than 7,000 undergraduate, graduate and PhD students and offers nine majors, six minors, six specialty master’s programs, four MBA programs and six doctoral programs. The college also houses several centers of excellence and research labs. The college is currently ranked 21st in the United States by U.S. News & World Report for undergraduate business programs (number 11 public). U.S. News also ranks our full-time MBA number 49, our evening MBA number 46, our online MBA number 33 and our online master’s in MIS number 8 in the country. In addition, our management information systems department ranks number four nationally and our McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship is ranked number 10 nationally (U.S. News). The Eller Executive Education program debuted at number 68 in the Financial Times Executive Education Program ranking (number 4 in the Western U.S.).

Press Contact:

Amy Schmitz
520.626.9547, news@eller.arizona.edu