The undergraduate and graduate accountancy programs in the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business are ranked fourth nationwide in an annual survey of academic quality by the industry newsletter Public Accounting Report (PAR).
In both the undergraduate and graduate surveys, Notre Dame was rated only behind the University of Texas, Brigham Young University, and University of Illinois, respectively.
The PAR rankings are based on a poll of faculty members at colleges and universities with accredited accountancy programs. The survey highlights undergraduate and graduate programs offering degrees in accounting that most consistently produce students capable of someday attaining partner status. Notre Dame's accountancy program long has been rated among the nation's top 10 by PAR.
Notre Dame’s department is chaired by Thomas Schaefer, KPMG Professor of Accountancy, and includes 20 teaching and research faculty members.