• No.1 PhD graduate research program in the country since 1990
  • 156 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.
Paton Scholars attend a networking event with the Advisory Board.
  • 1987 William A. Paton is honored by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants as the Accounting Educator of the Century.
  • 1944 Paton receives the American Institute of Certified Public Accountant's Gold Medal Award.
  • 1921 - 1959 Dr. Paton is a professor of accounting and of economics at U-M.