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    "Students in our accounting PhD program receive rigorous
     training in research methods and design, as well as extensive
     experience in developing research ideas into publishable papers.
     Faculty members actively mentor each student through joint
     projects. The program also provides teaching training and
     experience, developing students into faculty members who
     can contribute on all dimensions.”

     Susan Hamlen, PhD
     Associate Professor and Chair
     Accounting and Law Department

As an accounting major in the management doctoral program, you will receive an outstanding education that will enable you to successfully pursue an academic career in accounting research and teaching.

Our program emphasizes empirical research that broadly addresses issues in three areas:

The School of Management seeks applicants with solid quantitative academic training in the areas of statistics and economics, in addition to a strong accounting background.

Work Alongside Renowned Researchers

You will work with committed faculty scholars who are nationally known for their research achievements. They actively engage with their students, often working jointly with them on various research projects. In addition, our faculty:

Land a Position at a Leading University

Our graduates accept positions at major universities throughout the world. Recent placements include the following:

  • University of Massachusetts – Boston
  • University of Massachusetts – Lowell
  • National Chengchi University
  • Indian School of Business
  • National University of Singapore
  • Wayne State University
  • University of Waterloo
  • University of Oregon

For more information about the particular research efforts of our accounting faculty, visit our faculty profiles. If you wish to speak to a faculty member directly, contact William Kross, PhD, professor of accounting and law.

For degree requirements, consult the PhD Handbook

Contact Us

Graduate Programs Office
School of Management
University at Buffalo
203 Alfiero Center
Buffalo, NY 14260-4010

Tel:  716-645-3204
Fax: 716-645-2341

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