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 Timeline

  Fall Spring Summer
Year 1
  • Core/Area coursework
  • Business research modules
Core/Area coursework Research paper
Year 2
  • Core/Area coursework
  • Laney Graduate School teaching workshop
  • Jones Program in Ethics training & workshops
Core/Area coursework Research paper
Year 3
  • Dissertation proposal
  • Teaching assistantship
Dissertation proposal Dissertation proposal
Year 4
  • Dissertation proposal
  • Candidacy
  • Teaching associateship
  • Dissertation research
  • Teaching business
Dissertation research
Year 5 Dissertation research
  • Dissertation defense
  • Graduation

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

Ilia Dichev
Goizueta Foundation Chair in Financial Reporting, Professor of Accounting, and Director and Associate Dean of PhD Program

Accounting PhD Students

Pursuing a PhD in Accounting

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