The Accounting PhD program is designed to produce great scholars and educators by providing a solid foundation in both the theoretical and empirical tools of accounting research. Your program of study will be personalized to leverage your background and research interests.
Through coursework, research seminars, and individual original research, you’ll demonstrate your mastery of accounting through summer papers and your dissertation. The Accounting faculty will both supervise your individual research project and engage in collaborative co-authored research.
Our Accounting faculty are engaged with a wide array of accounting research topics. Some of the more recent topics they are researching include:
- Properties of accounting numbers
- Role of accounting in asset pricing
- Accounting standards
- Compensation and managerial career concerns
- Debt contracting
- Financial analysts
- Real effects of information disclosure
- Accounting and the macro economy
- Firm communication
- Corporate governance
- Managerial traits