Top Accounting Schools and How To Choose One
Graduating from high school shouldn’t be your only goal. Sure you can get jobs with just graduating from high school but if you really want to be well off in life, consider getting a college degree. One of the stable jobs out there is Accountancy or as others calls it accounting. Accountants are needed by every growing business out there. For every balanced ledger, the company grows a bit bigger and your opportunities as accountant gets higher.
Here are the Top accounting schools in the United States of America.
1. University of Texas – Austin (McCombs) Austin, TX
2. University of Pennsylvania (Wharton) Philadelphia, PA
3. University of Chicago (Booth) Chicago, IL
4. University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign Champaign, IL
5. University of Michigan – Ann Arbor (Ross) Ann Arbor, MI
6. University of Southern California (Marshall) Los Angeles, CA
7. Stanford University Stanford, CA
8. New York University (Stern) New York, NY
9. Brigham Young University (Marriott) Provo, UT
10. Indiana University – Bloomington (Kelley) Bloomington, IN
11. University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler) Chapel Hill, NC
There may be also a lot more universities that offer the best accountancy program. So how do you know how to pick the best school?
First, you have to assess yourself. Each university has a different set of standards and competency level. The best university of course might have a rigid educational program. From your list of a dozen universities, narrow it down to the best 6 and move to the next step.
Second, try to do some background research of the universities on your narrowed down lists. You can check for their passing rate or ask around if their program is top notch but fair at the same time. A very strict and rigid educational program may produce the best accountants but remember, it will be difficult or possibly too difficult for you. This should narrow down the schools to your top three.
Finally, among the three choose one that would fit your budget. As an accountant to be, the first thing you should know is to be able to calculate anything. If you can’t afford to pay the tuition, you’ll just get stuck for a semester or so. Try to see if your part time job can handle the payments rather than putting everything up on school loans.