8 Sep 2011
The Accounting and Finance programmes at AUT University have ranked in the top 15 in Australia and New Zealand, according to a recent article in the AFFANZ (Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and NZ) Journal.
In their study of ‘An analysis of the accounting and finance research productivity in Australia and New Zealand in 1991–2010”, Chan et al studied the research quality and quantity of 53 Accounting and Finance departments at higher education institutions.
The authors ranked the departments at AUT University 15th in the period from 2000-2010, based on publications in the top 48 Accounting and Finance journals. Furthermore, when the authors looked at the quality of publications, based on only A* ranked Journals, (considered the most influential journals in the field), AUT University ranked 10th place.
Professor and Discipline Chair of Finance Alireza Tourani-Rad says he is delighted with the achievement for the department.
"Within only five years, we have managed to produce more world class research outputs than most established universities in Australia and New Zealand with their twenty years history.
“This is an outstanding accomplishment for the Accounting and Finance departments here at AUT Business School.”
To find out more about A* Journal Ranking, visit http://www.abdc.edu.au/184.108.40.206.1.0.htm
Or for more information on the Accounting and Finance programmes at AUT University, visit www.aut.ac.nz/study-at-aut/study-areas/business