The Carlson School undergraduate accounting program as well as the Master in Business Taxation (MBT) program were ranked No. 1 in the same day by two different sources.

Undergraduate Accounting Program

College Choice, an online resource that ranks various college programs, rated the Carlson School’s bachelor’s degree program in accounting in first place among 49 other schools. Its methodology was based on factors college freshmen said were most important to their college decision. These factors include academic reputation, financial aid offerings, overall cost, and success of graduates in the post-college job market. The data were derived from a variety of publicly available sources, including U.S. News & World Report, the National Center for Education Statistics, and PayScale.com.

College Choice says the Carlson School “approaches each area of study in relation to other relevant fields, resulting in a comprehensive educational experience. Accounting faculty at the Carlson School are active scholars and researchers who create a stimulating learning environment. The undergraduate accounting major at the University of Minnesota prepares students to fill the role of business advisor as well as number-cruncher.”

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Master of Business Taxation Program

The website Online Accounting Degree Programs selected the Carlson School’s MBT program as #1 for value among 39 other schools. Rankings were based on 2014 CPA exam pass rates, early career salary for graduates, the number of students majoring in taxation relative to all other business and finance degrees, and the average of in-state and out-state tuition rates and fees for the 2013-14 school year.

In describing the Carlson School’s MBT program, the site says “What does it take to be considered the #1 best taxation master’s degree in the country? At the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management, graduate tax students can expect the very best, and only the best. This includes expert faculty comprised of top researchers and adjuncts/fellows from the business community, networking and recruitment opportunities through the Twin Cities’ expansive tax industry, and a rigorous curriculum that is worth more than the sum of its parts. And with such reasonable tuition rates, it’s hard to imagine a reason not to choose the University of Minnesota for your taxation education needs.”

See Online Accounting Degree Programs’ full ranking list