Doctorate Degrees in Accounting

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Most PhD Accounting programs are designed to prepare candidates for teaching in academia and research. There are many PhD Accounting programs internationally that provide candidates with high quality education in stimulating intellectual environments.

A PhD Accounting program will usually consist of challenging coursework, research, and a dissertation. Candidates pursuing their PhD Accounting degree must have strong skills in economics and statistics as a basis for their analytical and theoretical research, which they often complete alongside professional faculty. Topics of study may include international accounting, regulation of accounting standards, mergers and acquisitions, security analysis, corporate governance, and performance measurement, for example.

If you have an accounting background and are interested in furthering your education, then a PhD Accounting degree maybe what you are searching for. Take a look below and find one of the many programs to fit your needs!

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PhD Programme

Kent Business School, University of Kent
Campus Full time Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

Master's programmes at Kent Business School are driven by international research and relevance. Programmes are developed to broaden your career prospects and prepare you for success. [+]

PhDs in Accounting. Master's programmes at Kent Business School are driven by international research and relevance. At Kent Business School the research degree programme provides exceptional students with a dynamic research culture, supervision from our community of over 60 research active academic staff, high quality resources and excellent research training. We offer the following subject specialisms: Accounting Finance Industrial Relations Management Management Science Marketing Operational Research Our PhD students all receive a dedicated office space with either a laptop or PC, conference funding, formal research methods training and full access to the facilities of the Graduate School. We also offer a range of PhD scholarship packages for outstanding candidates.  All scholarship candidates must hold a first class honours degree (if still completing their master's programme) or a master's degree with Distinction in a relevant subject and a good standard of written or spoken English (IELTS 7 or equivalent). University of Kent PhD scholarships are based on a three year Graduate Teaching Assistantship that includes financial support in return for part-time teaching. This covers tuition fees at the UK/EU rate (and some specific scholarships may include international fees) plus a combined salary and maintenance grant at the full UK Research Council rate. Applications from self-funded students are also welcome and the minimum entry requirement is a Merit at master’s level in a relevant subject as well as our English language requirements. Entry to the Kent Business School PhD programme is in September (application deadline 30 June) or January (deadline 31 October) each year. [-]

PhD in Management - Accounting and Control

Telfer School of Management
Campus Full time September 2017 Canada Ottawa

Multidisciplinary, holistic and forward-looking, the Telfer PhD in Management program is unique, challenging and carries high expectations for students. In the Accounting and Control field of the PhD in Management, students examine reporting, accountability, internal/external controls, regulations, governance requirements and practices, international performance measurement, compensation, risk management and intellectual capital measurement. [+]

The Telfer PhD in Management is designed the shape visionary, influential thinkers who have a positive impact on the lives of people, organizations and communities through their research. Our students work on their research in collaboration with internationally renowned professors. We share with our students the expertise of our researchers, their extensive networks, and their partnerships with organizations in local, national, and international business communities. Our mission is to consistently maintain high-quality research networks – and to put our students at the centre of everything. The Telfer PhD offers students the opportunity to specialize in one of five fields: Accounting and Control Entrepreneurship Finance Health Systems Organizational Behaviour & Human Resources Accounting & Control investigates the questions facing accountants, controllers and financial managers, among others. Students examine reporting, accountability, internal/external controls, regulations, governance requirements and practices, international performance measurement, compensation, risk management and intellectual capital measurement. We expect all students to understand accounting processes and assimilate current issues in accounting practice – but Telfer students also push beyond the boundaries of traditional accounting, incorporating a thorough economic, financial, organizational or sociological perspective into their work on contemporary accounting issues. Accounting and Control as a specialty The PhD in Management offers students the opportunity to focus on one of five specialties: Accounting and Control, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Health Systems and Organizational Behaviour & Human Resources. Students who choose the Accounting and Control will examine reporting, accountability, internal/external controls, regulations, governance requirements and practices, international performance measurement, compensation, risk management and intellectual capital measurement. We expect all students to understand accounting processes and assimilate current issues in accounting practice – but Telfer students also push beyond the boundaries of traditional accounting, incorporating a thorough economic, financial, organizational or sociological perspective into their work on contemporary accounting issues. Program Highlights At the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa, we are committed to providing our students with all the tools to succeed. Our students work on their research in collaboration with internationally renowned professors. We share with our students the expertise of our researchers, their extensive networks, and their partnerships with organizations in local, national, and international business communities. Our mission is to consistently maintain high-quality research networks – and to put our students at the centre of everything. The Doctoral Leadership Development Program offers seminars, special workshops and activities focused on personal and professional development. These activities assist in the holistic development of doctoral candidates. Additional workshops are also made available through the Altitude Program. In addition to workshops, the Telfer School of Management is lucky to host several research talks every year. We currently host the Management Research Seminar Series, and the Health Systems Research Seminar Series. All doctoral students are invited to make at least one thesis-related presentation to the Telfer School of Management Research Seminar Series. Multidisciplinary research is also an inherent part of the PhD in Management. All students, regardless of specialization, examine the multidisciplinary nature of management decision-making. Telfer students push beyond the traditional knowledge boundaries and incorporate knowledge from other disciplines embracing emerging and sometimes conflicting paradigms including sustainability, responsible management and the need to balance environmental, economic and social outcomes. Finally, a teaching practicum is offered and encouraged regardless of the student’s intended career. The ability to teach is an important skill for both academic and non-academic careers. Students are also encouraged to enroll in the University of Ottawa’s Certificate in University Teaching. Admission Requirements To be considered for admission in the PhD in Management in the field of Accounting and Control, students must Hold a master’s degree with thesis in the field of Accounting or Finance; Have and admission average of at least 8.0/10 (A-) calculated in accordance with the University of Ottawa regulations; Submit their results in the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Show English proficiency; The deadline to apply is January 15. Please visit our website for more information regarding the application process. Funding Our students have access to a wide range of awards, scholarships and other means of financial support such as: Admission scholarships, excellence scholarships and travel grants; Grants and research contracts that enable our professors to hire research assistants; Teaching and research assistantships sponsored by the Telfer School of Management; Excellence scholarships provided by organizations such as Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, and Canadian Institutes of Health Research. For more information about scholarships and financial support, please visit the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website. [-]

PhD in Accounting and Finance

Durham University Business School
Campus Full time July 2017 United Kingdom Durham

Over the past few years our research has been published in a range of quality journals. Subjects include financial reporting and disclosure, auditing quality, corporate governance, corporate ownership structure, public accounting, management accounting, social and environmental accounting, the accountancy profession, accounting history, Islamic accounting and finance and accounting education. [+]

PhDs in Accounting. The PhD is the highest academic degree and as such Durham graduates are in demand for academic posts in leading universities and top business schools; for business and management consultancy in commerce and industry; and for senior management roles in private sector organisations and government institutions. Whatever your goals, the Durham PhD gives you the opportunity to combine rigorous academic theory with research to influence the world of business and make a unique contribution to your field of study. It attracts exceptional students of the highest calibre, and in conjunction with scholars internationally-renowned for their research and thought leadership, the PhD programme at Durham University Business School is both challenging and stimulating. As part of our vibrant and welcoming research-led community, you will work alongside a diverse faculty of research students and international academics to develop a critical command of your subject. You will cultivate high-level skills of analysis and appraisal, be able to use a range of research methodologies, and will work independently. As the Financial Landscape shifts, we are looking for ways to Over the past few years our research has been published in a range of quality journals. Subjects include financial reporting and disclosure, auditing quality, corporate governance, corporate ownership structure, public accounting, management accounting, social and environmental accounting, the accountancy profession, accounting history, Islamic accounting and finance and accounting education. We also look to increase understanding of the social, economic and political interactions arising through the practice of accounting and auditing. And, through collaboration with leading firms, we are closing the gap that has emerged between academic accounting research and the real world of accountancy practice. Staff Omneya Abdelsalam Professor of Accounting & Islamic Finance Carol Adams Professor of Accounting Danny Chow Lecturer in Accounting Gavin D'Northwood Senior Teaching Fellow in Accounting, MSc Accounting Programme Director Rob Dixon Professor of Management Accounting Laurence Ferry Senior Lecturer in Accounting Stuart Green Teaching Fellow in Accounting Anne Hall Teaching Fellow - Accounting Terry Harris Teaching Fellow in Accounting Nor Kadir Teaching Fellow in Accounting Francine Le Saint Senior Teaching Fellow in Accounting Jan (Sarah) Loughran Senior Teaching Fellow in Accounting and Employability Co-ordinator David Mccollum-Oldroyd Head of Department of Accounting Tom Mclean Senior Lecturer in Accounting Amir Michael Senior Teaching Fellow in Accounting/Course Director BSc Accounting Anthony Miller Lecturer in Accounting Beth Picton Senior Teaching Fellow in Accounting Riham Rizk Senior Teaching Fellow in Accounting Richard Slack Professor of Accounting John Zhang Lecturer in Accounting PhD: Take the next step We have two intakes each year, in October and January. Closing dates for applications are: January 2017 intake: 31 October 2016 October 2017 intake: 31 July 2017 For PhD Integrated Studies (full time) there is one intake per year in October. The closing date is 31 July. What do I need first? English language requirements: If English is not your first language you will need IELTS 7.0 (no element below 6.5) or Pearson Test of English Overall Score 70+ (No element below 62). Please note that these can be no more than 2 years old at the month the programme starts, eg. for a programme commencing in October 2014 the IELTS or PTE test must have been taken in or after October 2012). Further information about acceptable tests. For UK students: A Masters degree, normally with a mark of at least 65% in your Masters dissertation. For non-UK students: A degree that is equivalent to a UK Masters. You also need to have completed and passed (at a level equivalent to at least 65%) a dissertation module. Check the full list of equivalent qualifications. It is important that your general research interests match those of at least one member of our academic staff. For information on the range of expertise and experience of our academic faculty and details of their research interests, see Our People. If you have any questions about finding a potential supervisor, we’re happy to help. Please get in touch with the Research Admissions Team. The Application Process Successful application is based on your ability to meet the entry requirements, your research proposal and the School's capacity to provide relevant supervision for your research. Our admissions process follows three stages: Stage One Please ensure that: you meet our entry requirements (above) you can meet the financial requirements of the programme you have your research proposal ready. Stage Two Applications should be made using the on-line application form. You will be asked for the following information: academic qualifications and career to date an outline of your research interests the names and addresses of two academic referees any specific support needs you may have (see Disability Support) your chosen College. (If you wish to read for a full-time programme you must become a member of one of our Colleges as well as being accepted by a department. The following documents should also be submitted online as part of your application. Without these documents your application cannot be processed: Research proposal of 1500-2000 words. Please submit your proposal within the section of the online application entitled 'Other Relevant Experience'. However, if your research proposal contains tables or equations, please upload your document via the 'supporting documents' section under 'Scholarships/Other'. Advice on writing a research proposal. A 300-500 word abstract giving a summary of the Research Proposal Copies of certificates of degrees awarded (up to 3 may be uploaded) Copies of transcripts of modules studied (up to 3 may be uploaded) Evidence of proficiency in English (where this is not your first language) Two references, one of which must be academic.(Reference letters should be emailed directly to us by your referees using the downloadable reference form.) Download the reference form Your Curriculum Vitae. If you have any problems attaching your supporting documents to your online application, you may email them to us. Stage Three We will process your application on the basis of all the information provided and will normally let you know our decision within four to six weeks. In certain circumstances we may need to request further information. A successful application will be sent to Durham University's Student Recruitment and Admissions Office (SRAO) with a recommendation for approval. (We will contact you direct if we are unable to recommend your application for approval.) The SRAO is responsible for approving all postgraduate applications. You should be aware that approval by the SRAO is not a formality and that in some cases where we recommended approval, the SRAO will be unable to support this. Until you receive an offer from the Student Recruitment and Admissions Office, you have not received a formal offer of a place. [-]

PhD Program in Management

McGill University
Campus Full time 3 - 5 years September 2017 Canada Montreal

The Desautels PhD program participates in a joint doctoral program that brings together the four leading Montreal universities (HEC-Montreal, Concordia, UQAM, and McGill). As a result, students gain access to the rich doctoral offerings from other universities and are expected to include professors from other universities on their committees. [+]

The Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill, renowned world-wide for cutting edge research, offers a PhD Program in Management where outstanding students conduct fundamental research at the frontiers of management knowledge and practice. With the collaboration of faculty and industry leaders, the program prepares students to become autonomous researchers, whose teaching, publications and consulting activities contribute to leading universities and organizations around the world. The Desautels PhD program participates in a joint doctoral program that brings together the four leading Montreal universities (HEC-Montreal, Concordia, UQAM, and McGill). As a result, students gain access to the rich doctoral offerings from other universities and are expected to include professors from other universities on their committees. Areas of specialization Before entering the PhD in Management Program at Desautels, students must select an area of specialization from one of the following or from a combination thereof: Accounting Finance Information Systems Marketing Operations Management Organizational Behaviour Strategy and Organization Accounting The PhD specialization in Accounting focuses on issues related to the use of accounting information by various users (i.e., investors, financial analysts), the effect of regulations and of changes in accounting practices and theory. These include financial reporting and disclosure, management accounting and control systems, and auditing. Finance The PhD specialization in Finance prepares students for research-oriented academic careers. While students from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply, the typical student holds an undergraduate or a master degree in economics, finance, mathematics, statistics, computer science, engineering or physics. All admitted students will receive funding of at least $20,000 per year for a four year period. Information Systems The objectives of the PhD specialization in Information Systems (IS) are to promote theoretical and applied research on topics related to information systems practice with a combined focus on scientific rigour and relevance. Marketing The PhD specialization in Marketing is concerned with the behavior of consumers, competitors and intermediaries, and the outcomes of their decisions as they relate to the performance of firms and brands. An interdisciplinary field, marketing relies considerably on fields such as psychology, economics, statistics and sociology to develop theory and methodology. Operations Management The PhD specialization in Operations Management is typically characterized by a blend of theoretical and applied research. In addition to the Management Science Research Center of McGill, the area members are affiliated with two main inter-University research centers, GÉRAD and CIRRELT. Organizational Behaviour The fundamental objective of the PhD specialization in Organizational Behaviour is to train world-class researchers in this field. The term "organizational behaviour" refers to a collection of theory and research that focuses on individual and group attitudes, cognitions and behaviours in organizations. Strategy and Organization The PhD specialization in Strategy and Organization is designed to train students in the theory and methods of strategy and organization. Desautels is renowned for its process approach to strategy – a focus on the dynamics through which strategies emerge and are realized in organizations, and the particular concepts and methodologies for studying the dynamics of strategic change. Program structure Phase I: Preparation (3 to 12 months) Before entering the program, you will have selected your area of specialization from the following areas or a combination of them: Accounting Finance Information Systems Operations Management Marketing Organizational Behaviour Strategy and Organization NSERC CREATE Enviro option The required courses in Phase I include: Graduate level courses (as required): Determined at the time of registration, course requirements will depend on the student's academic background and/or the desired area of specialization. Management Research Statistics (MGSC 706): Topics include simple, multiple, polynomial and stepwise regression; matrix approach to regression; one-way analysis of variance, two-way analysis of variance with and without replication; analysis of covariance; multiple comparison procedures; non-parametric statistical methods; one- and multi-sample problems; tests of randomness; and exercises using statistical computer programs. Phase II - Specialization (18 to 24 months) When you enter Phase II of the program, you will form a Phase II Advisory Committee of three or more members. At least one professor must represent one of the other universities participating in the joint program. This committee will supervise all of your Phase II work. Its role is threefold: To approve specialization and support field course selection To supervise the Research Paper To administer your Comprehensive Exam and provide you with an agreed list of texts and articles to prepare for the exam. Phase II is initiated by your filing of the Phase II form, which lists committee members and requirements with tentative completion dates. This phase consists of: Seminar on Research Methodology (or approved equivalent course): An introduction to the fundamentals of research methodology (scientific method, research methods used in management, multiple-method approach), research validity, research measurement and qualitative research techniques. Seminar in Pedagogy (or approved equivalent course): Presenting the main methods, tools and support activities used in the teaching of management (i.e. lecture method, cases, teaching through practice, etc.), this seminar gives participants the opportunity to practice and improve their teaching skills, and to reflect on university teaching and the place of teaching in an academic career. A minimum of four courses in the student's area of specialization A minimum of two courses in the student's support field A research paper Preparation and completion of a comprehensive exam Phase III - Dissertation (12 to 24 months) All Phase III work is supervised by your Phase III Dissertation Committee. This committee may be the same as your Phase II Advisory Committee, or may be reconstituted, again with representation from at least one other participating university. This third phase begins with filing a Phase III form, which contains a list of committee members and a one page description of your research topic. You then publicly present your thesis proposal, which must be formally approved by your thesis committee. Once the research and written dissertation are completed, you publicly defend your thesis as the final step of the PhD. \ Admissions The McGill PhD in Management aims to attract individuals who possess a strong academic background, personal initiative, and the potential to become excellent researchers. Applicants are assessed according to their past academic record, evaluations by former professors or supervisors, performance on standard graduate examinations, relevant work experience and the fit between their interests and the Faculty's focus and objectives. The McGill Doctoral Committee reviews all completed applications and makes the final admission recommendations to the Joint Doctoral Committee and to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research for final approval. Candidates typically hold a Master's-level degree, with a strong academic record from a recognized university. The PhD in Management is a full-time program only. Please note that our doctoral program does not review applications for Special/Exchange/Visiting. [-]

PhD in Accountancy

RMIT University
Campus Full time 4 years January 2017 Australia Melbourne

In the accountancy PhD program you will develop advanced research skills that will prepare you for a career in academia and other settings in which systematic... [+]

PhD in Accountancy

In the accountancy PhD program you will develop advanced research skills that will prepare you for a career in academia and other settings in which systematic and critical analytical skills are required.This PhD may be undertaken in a project, thesis by publication or thesis mode.You can specialise in:

accounting education auditing, accountability and regulation financial accounting social and environmental accountability corporate governance.

Program structure

You will undertake the PhD program under the supervision of an appointed research supervisor.The PhD program is structured to enable you to:

Complete a compulsory research methods course Receive training in research integrity and ethics Select studies in qualitative and quantitative research techniques Complete a thesis/project which demonstrates your contribution to the field and your ability to communicate complex research for peers and the community to an international standard. ... [-]

PhD in Accounting

RMIT University
Campus Full time 4 years July 2017 Australia Melbourne

You'll undertake specialised business research in accounting education, auditing, financial accounting, social and environmental accountability [+]

PhD in Accounting

You'll undertake specialised business research in accounting education, auditing, financial accounting, social and environmental accountability and corporate governance.During the Master of Business program you'll develop a thorough understanding of your specialisation and make a significant contribution of knowledge to the field.The Doctor of Philosophy takes you to the next level and requires you to complete a more substantial and rigorous thesis.

Learning and teaching

RMIT's new Swanston Academic Building (SAB) is the base for your business research career.This exciting building features:

wireless connection to printers, the web and specialist learning resources the School of Graduate Research office 5 Star Green Star Rating/Australian Excellence in sustainable design. ... [-]

PhD in Accounting

Washington State University Carson College of Business
Campus Full time September 2017 USA District of Columbia

Attract, train, and graduate qualified doctoral students with the ability, background, and motivation to have successful careers in academic accounting [+]

PhD in Accounting

 

The goal of the doctoral program in accounting is to provide rigorous instruction in behavioral accounting theory, empirical methods, and the application of quantitative tools to accounting research.

Admission Requirements

Candidates must reach a minimum admissions index score of 1250 to be considered for admission. The index is based on the formula GPA x 200 + GMAT. There is not a minimum GMAT score. However, sucessful candidates typically exceed 650. GMAT score report code 09D-TL-81 Pearson Test of English score report code: 8Z2-GT-38 

 

Currently Accepting Applications for Fall 2013 

Accounting Concentration Objectives     •    Attract, train, and graduate qualified doctoral students with the ability, background, and motivation to have successful careers in academic accounting.... [-]


Doctor of Professional Studies

UGSM-Monarch Business School Switzerland
Campus or Online Full time Part time 36 - 60 months February 2017 Switzerland Zug + 1 more

The Doctor of Professional Studies degree, D.Prof., is the pinnacle degree for the active professional manager. The purpose of the D.Prof. is to provide active managers with a flexible approach for the advanced study of a managerial .... [+]

Doctor of Professional Studies

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The Doctor of Professional Studies degree, D.Prof., is the pinnacle degree for the active professional manager. The purpose of the D.Prof. is to provide active managers with a flexible approach for the advanced study of a managerial problem important to their organization. Individuals pursuing this degree are interested in examining a relevant business problem from a “hands-on” practical perspective in order to derive applicable outcomes for their organization. Given the applied nature of the program it is considered an inter-disciplinary degree that focuses on the solution of real world problems to the organization. It is often pursued with the direct support of the candidate’s company due to the intrinsic value of the program to the operations of the work-place.... [-]