QS World University Rankings by Subject 2012
Social Sciences & Management - Accounting & Finance

A degree in the subject area of accountancy and finance from a top university requires a strong set of skills, in particular strong maths, close attention to detail, an interest in keeping up with trends and laws in the field that change on a regular basis, and advanced problem-solving skills.
The 2012 QS World University Ranking for Accountancy and Finance lists the best universities in the world to study accountancy and finance. See the full university subject rankings below to find out which universities have performed the best in accountancy and finance this year.

Social Sciences & ManagementAccounting & Finance
Rank School AR ER CPP Score
26 University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong
0 Stars 72 88.8 75 79
27 Cornell University
United States
5 Stars 75 79.7 89.4 78.3
28 Monash University
Australia
0 Stars 70.6 90.2 67.8 78.2
29 The University of Queensland
Australia
0 Stars 73.6 85.9 69.1 78.1
30 Duke University
United States
5 Stars 77.1 76.7 88.1 78
31 Northwestern University
United States
0 Stars 74.6 78.5 86 77.3
32 Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
Singapore
5 Stars 71.8 87.2 60.3 76.8
33= University of Michigan
United States
5 Stars 76.6 74 86.5 76.6
33= University of Texas at Austin
United States
0 Stars 76.3 74.1 87.9 76.6
35 University of British Columbia
Canada
0 Stars 76.1 75.9 78.9 76.3
36 Tsinghua University
China
0 Stars 63.6 91 79 76.1
37 University of Toronto
Canada
0 Stars 75.6 75.7 77.7 75.9
38= ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology)
Switzerland
0 Stars 69.2 83.8 69.1 75
38= The University of Auckland
New Zealand
0 Stars 68.5 83.7 72.8 75
40 Seoul National University
Korea, South
0 Stars 65.7 84.5 71.5 73.8
41 Erasmus University Rotterdam
Netherlands
0 Stars 71.1 75.6 79.3 73.7
42= Fudan University
China
0 Stars 62.7 89.1 50.8 72.1
42= McGill University
Canada
4 Stars 63.7 80.4 81.1 72.1
42= The University of Manchester
United Kingdom
0 Stars 69.2 75.3 73.8 72.1
45 The University of Adelaide
Australia
0 Stars 64 82.2 71.1 72
46 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
United States
0 Stars 68.6 71.8 82.2 71.2
47 The University of Western Australia
Australia
0 Stars 67.3 75.6 70.2 70.9
48 Imperial College London
United Kingdom
0 Stars 68.7 75.4 63.2 70.8
49 The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong
0 Stars 63 79.2 75 70.7
50= Lancaster University
United Kingdom
0 Stars 72.8 69.4 63.2 70.5

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In order to qualify for inclusion in the QS World University Rankings ® - Accounting & Finance 2012, universities must offer a course or the option to specialize in these disciplines, and meet the discipline specific threshold for papers published.

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