Top Universities for Accounting & Finance in 2017

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Released annually, the QS World University Rankings by Subject includes a ranking of the top 200 universities in the field of accounting and finance. If this is a course you might be interested in studying, read on for a summary of the top universities for accounting and finance in each world region, or click here for the full interactive ranking table.

Top 10 Universities for Accounting & Finance in the World

Based on the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017

Rank Name of Institution Location
1 Harvard University United States
2 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) US
 3 Stanford University US
 4 University of Oxford United Kingdom
5 London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) UK
6 University of Pennsylvania US
7 University of Chicago US
8 University of California, Berkeley (UCB) US
9 University of Cambridge UK
10 New York University (NYU) US
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Top universities for accounting & finance in the US and Canada

The US claims more than a quarter of the 200 positions in the accounting and finance ranking (53 in all), including seven spots in the top 10 above. As well as these, 10 more US universities feature in the global top 50 for accounting and finance, including Columbia University (13th), Yale University (=14th),  University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) (16th) and Princeton University (22nd).

Canada is home to 10 of the world’s top universities for accounting and finance, including the University of Toronto (=28th) and the University of British Colombia (=34th) in the top 40, and four more schools in the top 100.

Top universities for accounting & finance in Europe

The UK is represented 27 times in the accounting and finance ranking, 14 of which are in the top 100. Outside the three in the top 10 above, other leading UK entries include London Business School (12th), the University of Manchester (19th), the University of Warwick (32nd), Imperial College London (38th) and the University of Edinburgh (48th).

Outside the UK, a further 43 top accounting and finance schools are found in Europe. The Netherlands, Germany and Spain have six entries each, with Spain’s Universidad de Navarra the highest ranked at 50th. Half of the Netherlands’ entries are in the top 100, including Erasmus University Rotterdam.

France is another strong destination for studying accounting and finance, with five entrants including INSEAD and HEC Paris both ranked in the top 50.

Switzerland and Italy each offer four representatives, with the Swiss ETH Zurich and the University of St Gallen in the top 100, while Italy’s Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi is ranked 33rd.

Six more top accounting and finance schools are found in the Nordic Countries, with Denmark’s Copenhagen Business School (40th) and Stockholm School of Economics (51-100) the highest-ranked.

Finally, Austria, Belgium, Greece, Ireland, Portugal and Russia have one entrant in the accounting and finance ranking each, with Belgium’s Katholieke Universiteit Leuven the highest-ranked of these at 51-100.

Top universities for accounting & finance in Australia & New Zealand

Australia boasts 17 entries in the accounting and finance ranking, including 10 in the top 100, led by the University of New South Wales (UNSW) at 11th. Other high ranking Aussie universities include the University of Melbourne (=14th), the University of Sydney (20th), Australian National University (ANU) (=23rd) and Monash University (=26th).

New Zealand claims seven more of the world’s top universities for accounting and finance, led by the University of Auckland at 37th place, while Victoria University of Wellington joins it in the top 100.

Top universities for accounting & finance in Asia

An impressive 39 top accounting and finance schools are found in the Asian region, eight of which are found in China. China’s highest ranked institutions for this subject are Peking University and Tsinghua University, both ranked in the top 50.

South Korea offers seven more of the world’s top universities for accounting and finance, again with two in the global top 50: Seoul National University and Korea University.

Japan, Hong Kong and Malaysia each have five representatives in the accounting and finance ranking. All of Hong Kong’s featured universities are in the top 100, led by the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) at 17th place. Meanwhile Japan’s highest-ranked institution for this subject is the University of Tokyo (47th). Malaysia’s is Universiti Malaya (UM) at 101-150.

Taiwan is home to four more top accounting and finance schools, led by National Taiwan University (NTU) at 51-100, while Singapore’s three entrants include the high-ranking National University of Singapore (NUS) (18th) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) (21st). Finally, Thailand and Indonesia also feature in the ranking with one entrant each.

Top universities for accounting and finance elsewhere in the world

Latin America is home to three more of the world’s top accounting and finance schools, with Brazil, Chile and Mexico each claiming one entrant in the ranking. Ranked 51-100 for this subject are Chile’s Universidad de Chile and Brazil’s Universidade de São Paulo, while Mexico’s Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM) is ranked 101-150.

And, finally in Africa, South Africa has one university in this year’s ranking, the University of Pretoria, which is ranked 151-200.

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