25 January, 2008 – Manchester Business School ranked world number one for accounting
Manchester Business School (MBS) is ranked as the world's leading university for accounting research, in a survey published by Accounting and Finance.
<p>The survey, which rates the quality of accounting research published in top journals from across the world, places MBS above The University of New South Wales and The University of Pennsylvania.
The survey affirms the School’s reputation for research excellence in this area. It assessed the number of articles that appeared in 24 of the world’s top accounting journals from 1991 to 2005.
Professor Michael Luger, Director of Manchester Business School, said: "We’re very proud of this result. Accounting and finance has always been a strong research area for MBS and this result is testament to the energy and originality that is characteristic of the group.
"The team continues to go from strength-to-strength and we’ve recently made several high-profile professorial appointments to ensure that we create an environment that continues to generate world-leading research and teaching."
The survey also showed that, based on the 24 journals assessed, the top five most productive countries / regions are the USA, the UK, Australia, Canada and Hong Kong.<p>
Source: Manchester Business School press release