Harvard | Mr. Future Family Legacy
GMAT Not Yet Taken (Expected 700-750), GPA 3.0
Columbia | Mr. Chartered Accountant
GMAT 730, GPA 2.7
Harvard | Mr. Community Impact
GMAT 690, GPA 3.0
Harvard | Mr. Belgium 2+2
GMAT 760, GPA 3.8
Rice Jones | Mr. ToastMasters Treasurer
GMAT 730, GPA 3.7
UCLA Anderson | Mr. Microsoft India
GMAT 780, GPA 7.14
McCombs School of Business | Mr. Startup Of You
GMAT 770, GPA 2.4
Wharton | Mr. Philanthropist
GRE 324, GPA 3.71
Kenan-Flagler | Mr. Healthcare Provider
GMAT COVID19 Exemption, GPA 3.68
Kellogg | Mr. IDF Commander
GRE Waved, GPA 3.0
Kellogg | Mr. Hopeful Admit
GMAT Waived, GPA 4.0
Harvard | Mr. Google Tech
GMAT 770, GPA 2.2
Kellogg | Mr. Operations Analyst
GMAT Waived, GPA 3.3
London Business School | Mr. Consulting To IB
GMAT 700, GPA 2.4
Cornell Johnson | Mr. SAP SD Analyst
GMAT 660, GPA 3.60
Ross | Mr. Professional MMA
GMAT 640, GPA 3.3
Harvard | Mr. Healthcare Investment
GMAT 730, GPA 3.6
Harvard | Mr. Tech Exec
Wharton | Ms. Project Mananger
GMAT 770, GPA 3.86
NYU Stern | Mr. Washed-Up Athlete
GRE 325, GPA 3.4
MIT Sloan | Mr. NFL Team Analyst
GMAT 720, GPA 3.8
Kellogg | Mr. Big Beer
GMAT Waived, GPA 4.0
Harvard | Ms. Indian Quant
GMAT 750, GPA 7.54/10
Darden | Mr. Corporate Dev
GMAT Waived, GPA 3.8
Duke Fuqua | Mr. CPA To Finance
GMAT 700, GPA 3.5
Wharton | Mr. Big 4
GMAT 770, GPA 8/10
Wharton | Ms. General Motors
GRE 330, GPA 3.2

Accounting & Finance Faculty Top B-School Ranks

When it comes to business school faculty, the quants have it all over the poets, according to a new study by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the main accrediting organization of business schools.

The six disciplines with the highest percentages across all faculty ranks are: accounting (16%), finance (14%), marketing (13%), management (10%), econ/managerial economics (9%), and CIS/MIS (8%). Overall, nearly 70% of all full-time faculty reported were in one of these six disciplines. The remaining 23 disciplines (including ‘other’) account for the final 30%. This does not mean that there is more or less value in any specific discipline, but it does help illustrate that other specializations may be harder for students to find at the schools they attend. At each faculty rank, there are 10 to 12 disciplines with less than 1% of total faculty at that level.

AACSB International released the data from its 2011–2012 Global Salary Survey. It was collected from 598 participating schools worldwide for 34,561 full-time faculty members, according to the AACSB.

The following table shows the percentage of full-time faculty reported in each of the fields/disciplines collected by AACSB International. Faculty of accounting and finance are the most commonly reported at all faculty ranks, with the largest being 21.3% of all full-time instructors reported as within the accounting field.

About The Author

John A. Byrne is the founder and editor-in-chief of C-Change Media, publishers of Poets&Quants and four other higher education websites. He has authored or co-authored more than ten books, including two New York Times bestsellers. John is the former executive editor of Businessweek, editor-in-chief of Businessweek. com, editor-in-chief of Fast Company, and the creator of the first regularly published rankings of business schools. As the co-founder of CentreCourt MBA Festivals, he hopes to meet you at the next MBA event in-person or online.