Prof Jean Myburgh, Acting Head of the Department of Accounting, Prof Stephen Coetzee, Ms Astrid Schmulian, Ms Cecile Janse van Rensburg and Ms Lizette Kotze, staff members in the Department of Accounting at the University of Pretoria, have been ranked on the Brigham Young Accounting Research Rankings for 2014. The Brigham Young Accounting Research Rankings reflect authors and institutions actively publishing in the leading US accounting and related research journals.
A summary of the Accounting Education rankings shows the following:
- University ranking for the past six years: University of Pretoria = 3 of 108 rated universities;
- Author rankings for the past six years: Prof Coetzee and Ms Schmulian = 3 of 67 rated researchers and Prof Myburgh, Ms Janse van Rensburg and Ms Kotze = 67 of 67 rated researchers.
It is also worth noting that although these rankings are for a period of six years Prof Myburgh, Prof Coetzee and Ms Schmulian have only been actively publishing in the US for the last three of these years, namely 2012, 2013 and 2014, while Ms Janse van Rensburg and Ms Kotze are newly ranked.
Prof Mybrugh’s research considers the emotional intelligence of accounting students. Prof Coetzee and Ms Schmulian’s research focuses on matters pertaining to the education of financial reporting students on an introductory course to International Financial Reporting Standards. Ms Janse van Rensburg considers the reading comprehension of financial reporting students and Ms Kotze these students’ communication apprehension.