The accounting concentration in the PhD in Business Administration program prepares students to become successful researchers and excellent educators at highly regarded universities that value impactful scholarship and quality teaching. The program primarily focuses on archival research in financial accounting and auditing. Our rigorous curriculum includes research methodology courses and doctoral seminars in accounting that provide the knowledge and skills necessary for successful academic careers. Your accounting coursework will be enhanced through events such as our research workshop series, where esteemed scholars from top universities present working papers and engage in fruitful discussions with faculty and doctoral students. Our highly research-active faculty provide exceptional mentoring and actively collaborate with students on research projects. In addition to annual stipends, students receive financial support for authorized expenses like conference participation, data-collection, and professional memberships.
The program places a strong emphasis on preparing students for effective teaching. In the initial two years of the program, students receive mentoring under experienced professors and are gradually given teaching responsibilities. By the third year, students independently teach a class, receiving feedback from students' surveys, teaching mentors and the department.
Overall, the program equips doctoral candidates with the knowledge, skills, and support network needed to conduct influential research and excel as educators.
Ideal applicants should have
- Undergraduate and graduate accounting degree with excellent performance.
- Professional certifications (CPA, CMA) and experience.
- Strong motivation to pursue an academic career.