PhD in Accounting

Accounting for Real Impact

The doctoral program in accounting examines the production and use of information through the lens of theories adapted from the social sciences, especially economics and psychology. The emphasis is on coursework in microeconomics, econometrics, statistics, and doctoral seminars in accounting. Alternative programs can be designed for students with different research interests such as human decision-making and the use of information. Such programs typically substitute significant coursework in psychology for courses in economics.

Accounting Curriculum

  • ACT 710 – Foundations of Financial Archival Research
  • ACT 711 – Applications of Financial Archival Research
  • ACT 712 – Foundations of Experimental Research in Accounting
  • ACT 713 – Applications of Experimental Research in Accounting
  • ACT 714A – Foundations of Accounting Thought
  • ACT 714B – Advanced Topics in Accounting Research (Doc Ed)
  • BUS 701 – Survey of Business Research Methods
  • BUS 704 – Masters Teaching Program
  • ECON 500 – Microeconomic Theory I
  • ECON 501 – Microeconomic Theory II
  • ECON 503 – Economic Reasoning
  • ECON 520 – Probability and Statistics
  • ECON 521 – Econometric Methods
  • ECON 526 – Quantitative Methods
  • ECON 721 – Advanced Microeconometrics
  • TATTO 600 – Laney Graduate School Teaching Workshop
  • TATTO 605 – Teaching Assistantship
  • TATTO 610 – Teaching Associateship
  • JPE 600 – Jones Program in Ethics Training and Workshops

Faculty and Published Work

The accounting doctoral faculty includes many leading researchers who have published their work in a number of notable journals, including The Journal of Accounting Research, The Journal of Accounting and Economics, The Accounting Review, and Contemporary Accounting Research.

Accounting Faculty

Pursuing a PhD in Accounting

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