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TaxTalent employer survey ranks top U.S. tax education programs for 2016-17

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November 30, 2016

TaxTalent - an online career and leadership development resource for tax professionals and students - recently published the results of their 2017 Top in Tax Educational Surveywhich ranks the top Undergraduate, Graduate and Legal programs via employers' input.

Survey results were based on 321 current U.S. heads of in-house corporate tax departments and public firms, surveyed throughout a four-week period in 2016.

"Schools need to recognize that their ultimate success as an institution and for the students they serve depends on how well they can align their programs with the needs and wants of tax employers," stated Tony Santiago, president of TaxTalent and TaxSearch.

The top five winners in each category for the 2016-17 academic year are as follows:

Undergraduate Accounting

  • 1. University of Michigan, Ross School of Business
  • 2. University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business
  • 3. Georgetown University, McDonough School of Business
  • 4. Brigham Young University, Mariott School of Management
  • 5. University of Notre Dame, Mendoza College of Business

MS Tax

  • 1. Golden Gate University
  • 2. Villanova School of Business, School of Business
  • 3. DePaul University, Kellstadt Graduate School of Business
  • 4. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, MS Tax Program
  • 5. Walsh College of Accountancy & Business Administration

Master of Accounting (MACC)

  • 1. University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business
  • 2. Brigham Young University, Mariott School of Management
  • 3. Golden Gate University, School of Accountancy
  • 4. University of Michigan, Ross School of Business
  • 5. University of Notre Dame, Mendoza College of Business

MBA Tax

  • 1. Fordham University, Gabelli School
  • 2. St. John's University, Peter J. Tobin School College of Business
  • 3. Pace University, Lubin School of Business
  • 4. Hofstra University, Frank G. Zarb School of Business
  • 5. Baruch College, Zicklin School of Business

JD Tax 

  • 1. Georgetown University, Law Center
  • 2. Harvard Law School
  • 3. Yale Law School
  • 4. University of Michigan, Law School
  • 5. Golden Gate University, School of Law

For the full Survey results, head to TaxTalent's site here.

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