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The Department of Accounting is one of six departments in the Tippie College of Business. Since the department was established in 1933, nearly 6,000 individuals have earned B.B.A. (undergraduate), M.Ac. (Masters of Accountancy), or Ph.D. degrees. The placement record of our graduates at both the undergraduate and graduate level is consistently among the best in the college. A significant number of Iowa accounting graduates hold leadership positions in business, public accounting, government, and academic institutions.

The UI's undergraduate and graduate accounting programs are fully accredited by the Association to Advance the Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the primary accrediting body for business schools and accounting programs in the U.S. Out of more than 1,000 accounting programs nationwide, only about 15 percent have earned AACSB accreditation.

The 2004 edition of U.S. News and World Report's list of America's Best Colleges ranks the Tippie College of Business accounting program 28th overall and tied for 14th among public institutions.

Iowa's accounting faculty consistently has some of the highest teaching ratings in the college and is ranked among the top 10 departments among public universities in terms of published research in leading academic journals.

The continued success and vitality of the Accounting Department depends critically on the financial support of our alumni and friends. We encourage you to help us sustain and strengthen our programs through a gift to one or more of the accounts listed below.

Gift Amount

Accounting Student Aid Fund


Funds to be used to provide scholarship support for students in the Department of Accounting in the Tippie College of Business.

Accounting Department Gift Fund


Identified as the department's top philanthropic priority, this fund is used to provide support for a variety of purposes including: (1) scholarships for outstanding first-year students; (2) publication of a student resume book sent to more than 300 prospective employers; (3) publication of our annual newsletter, which is sent to all alumni; (4) room rentals for internship interview week; (5) travel for students and faculty to attend conferences and to bring nationally known experts for seminar presentations; (6) computer hardware, software, and databases to further our teaching and research mission; and (7) research support for faculty.

Doctoral Student Support Fund


The purpose of this fund is to provide supplementary support for Ph.D. students in residence for items such as journal subscriptions, computer manuals, software, and supplementary professional travel that are not normally provided as part of Ph.D. program support.

Iowa Accounting Ph.D. Support Fund


This fund provides supplemental fellowship support to accounting doctoral students.

Delloitte Foundation Accounting Education Fund


This fund will be used to assist in attracting and retaining high quality faculty and exceptional Ph.D. and Masters students.

Ernst & Young Professorship


This fund provides a salary supplement and research budget to attract and retain an associate or full professor faculty member who has achieved national visibility through his/her professional activities and research. Funds may also be used to support deserving Ph.D. or MAc students.

PWC Accounting Excellence Fund


This fund will provide research support for tenure-track faculty. This fund is also used to provide fellowship support for a deserving minority MAc student and supplementary fellowship support for doctoral students.

RSM McGladrey Institute of Accounting Education and Research


This fund is used to support the RSM National Speaker Series, the Department's Working Paper Series, and research activities of faculty.

Arthur Andersen/Norman Tucker Accounting Professorship


This endowed fund provides a salary supplement and research budget to attract and retain a senior faculty member who has achieved national visibility through his/her professional activities and research.

Accounting Department Special Initiatives Fund


This fund will support special initiatives within the Department of Accounting. Examples include the department's writing program and support for students participating in case competition.

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