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04/22/2024

WHU’s Doctoral Programs #1 for Management Accounting in BYU Ranking

WHU Germany’s #1 PhD program for management accounting for eighth year in a row in BYU’s PhD program rankings

The Marriott School of Business, part of Brigham Young University in Utah (USA), has once again issued its annual PhD Program Rankings. For the eighth year running, WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management has maintained its #1 position in Germany and currently sits at #4 among all European schools evaluated, standing tall alongside the Vienna University of Economics and Business, Maastricht University, and KU Leuven. “We are extremely proud of our former and current students,” declared Professor Utz Schäffer, Co-Director of the Institute of Management Accounting & Control (IMC) at WHU alongside Professor Marko Reimer and Professor Lukas Löhlein.

BYU’s ranking is based on the number of peer-reviewed articles published in 12 of the world’s most salient journals for accounting over a six-year post-graduation window. It is due to the hard work exhibited by the IMC’s former doctoral students that WHU has managed to maintain its high placement for nearly a decade. “These results show that our efforts are helping our doctoral students make substantial contributions to the field of research on an international level,” said Professor Reimer.

The school’s research-related activities and doctoral studies focused on the field of management accounting coalesce at the IMC, and students earning their doctorates there “have the chance to dive deeper into a broad range of relevant topics, including compensation, digitalization, machine learning, AI, and more,” noted Alisa Bach, one of the institute’s doctoral students. “We participate at the world’s best research conferences and colloquia, and we are able to make great use of WHU’s large network.”

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