AACSB Accredited

The College of Business (CoB) is one of 2% of business schools with both business and accounting accreditation by AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business).

1 of 2%

of programs with both Business and Accounting accreditation from AACSB International


Top Public Colleges for Accounting Salaries
Wall Street Journal 2023

Wall Street Journal

James Madison University's Accounting program ranked No. 18 in the Wall Street Journal's Top Public Colleges for Accounting Salaries list. 


Study.com ranked JMU’s accounting program No. 9 in its 2020 rankings for the best accounting schools in the country.


Best Accounting Schools in the Country


best masters degree program
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Best Accredited Colleges

BestAccreditedColleges.org ranked JMU as No. 15 for the best masters degree program in accounting for 2021.

  • Accounting students annually support the Voluntary Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. They assisted over 500 low-income taxpayers in Spring 2023. 
  • Associate Professor, James Irving, was recognized as the Distinguished Teacher at the 2023 Provost Awards.
  • Professor, Paul Copley, was named as the new Journal of Accounting Education Professor in the School of Accounting.
  • Associate Professor James Irving was selected as the recipient of the Dr. Otto Brenner Memorial Award, 2021 for Outstanding Undergraduate Professor.
  • Professor Irana Scott was selected as a panel member of the 2021 Teaching Conference Session of the American Tax Association annual meeting for her expertise in “Best practices in delivering a Volunteer Income Tax Accounting program.”
  • Each fall, the Meet the Firms event offers ACTG, FIN and CIS majors a unique opportunity to network with firms in a career fair format.  
  • All of the accounting faculty hold professional certifications, either as Certified Public Accountants or Certified Management Accountants.

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