UE’s Accounting and Finance Programs Named #1 in the Nation Among Small Colleges

Posted: Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The University of Evansville’s program for accounting and finance has been named the number one degree program in the nation on the 30 Great Small Colleges for an Accounting and Finance Degree list by Master of Finance Degrees

“The University of Evansville may be small, but they take care of the students,” notes the Master of Finance Degrees website in its description of the university.  “Accounting program graduates have a job placement rate of 100% and are often hired by major national and regional firms. Students electing to pursue a graduate degree are regularly placed at the top accounting schools in the country including the top two for graduate accounting programs: the University of Texas at Austin, and the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.”

Dr. Greg Rawski, dean of the Schroeder School of Business at UE, is thrilled to receive the national recognition. “Our faculty and staff work hard to ensure the success of our students, seeing to it that they receive an exceptional education and achieve strong career placement – both indicators of a smart collegiate investment,” he says.

Rawski also notes that graduates are regularly placed in the “big four” accounting firms, which include Deloitte, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Ernst & Young, and KPMG.

Dr. Tom Kazee, president of the University of Evansville, credits graduate success to the hard work of UE faculty members, which includes a well-rounded educational experience.

“Our students leave with a strong liberal arts foundation that makes them desirable to employers around the world,” he says. “Accounting and finance majors have the opportunity to collaborate on a number of highly experiential programs throughout their time as UE students. They enter the job market with a level of experience highly unusual for undergraduate business majors.”

One such example is the University’s Institute for Banking and Finance that offers abundant hands-on learning opportunities to accounting and finance students. The IBF has five experiential programs where UE students interface directly with clients on projects such as microloans for new minority and women owned business, financial literacy education for new parents, a farm lending fellowship program, investments, financial research, and risk management.

The Schroeder School of business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). UE accounting students scored in the 99th percentile on the accounting portion of the 2014 major field test and Schroeder School of Business students are at the 96th percentile for the exam overall. Additionally, 98 percent of Schroeder School of Business graduates from May 2014, and 100 percent of the accounting graduates, were employed in their chosen profession within six months of graduation.

Master of Finance Degrees used criteria including accreditation, national ranking, and unique program features to assemble its list of 30 Great Small Colleges for an Accounting and Finance Degree. All data used in the analysis of UE’s Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration’s major in finance came from College Navigator, a tool from the National Center for Education Statistics.

For more information on the Schroeder School of Business, please contact University Relations at uerelations@evansville.edu or by phone at 812-488-2236.

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