• No.1 PhD graduate research program in the country since 1990
  • 155 accounting PhD graduates.
  • No.5 top accounting doctoral program.
A distinguishing feature of the Ross MAcc Program is the Ernst & Young Accounting and Public Policy Symposium, offered in Washington, D.C. each year. This action-based graduate research seminar explores the fusion of public policy and business through classroom discussion, visits by top-level speakers, and trips to relevant sites around the nation’s capital.


  • Accounting Kapnick Spring Conference
    THURSDAY & FRIDAY, APRIL 11-12, 2019
    Ross School of Business Colloquium.

Student Spotlight

Ryan McDonough

As a child, Ryan enjoyed learning about how businesses succeed. It’s not surprising that he went on to earn undergraduate and graduate degrees in accounting, often called the “language of business,” from Rutgers Business School. After completing a one-year program with the Governmental Accounting Standards Board, Ryan wanted to move into a role where he could explore the areas of accounting that he found most interesting.

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Paton Scholars attend a networking event with the Advisory Board.
  • 1944 Paton receives the American Institute of Certified Public Accountant's Gold Medal Award.
  • 1987 William A. Paton is honored by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants as the Accounting Educator of the Century.
  • 1921 - 1959 Dr. Paton is a professor of accounting and of economics at U-M.