Accounting is a field that deals with developing information that is useful to managers, investors and other interested parties in evaluating an entity’s financial position. At the PhD level, this involves directly measuring how users interact with accounting numbers as well as providing theories for accounting practice in the areas of financial accounting and managerial accounting.
“The PhD major in accounting has a long history of strong academic performance and high placement of our students. Our students rigorously study economics and statistics in order to understand and perform research at the highest level.”
Our accounting faculty members are committed scholars who are nationally known for their research achievements. They are actively engaged with their students, often working jointly with them on various research projects. In addition, they:
The Academy of Management Journal ranks our faculty among the most productive nationwide in the creation of real-world research. Faculty research interests in accounting include:
Our accounting graduates accept positions at major universities throughout the U.S. and the world, as well as at leading consulting and research firms. Recent placements include:
For degree requirements please consult the latest PhD handbook by following the Handbook link in the left nagivation frame.