Doctoral Program in Accounting in North America

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A PhD, also known as a Doctor of Philosophy degree, is a doctorate awarded by a university to the academic who has met all necessary qualifications and can now be considered a doctor in his or her academic field.

The need to pursue a PhD course in Accounting is for either intellectual enrichment or personal interest among other reasons. Accounting has, over the years, become an integral part of innovation and commerce worldwide. This has seen students interested and practicing the profession get into universities so as to get a Doctorate on the field. The program is available from across the globe.

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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. [+]

PhD Degrees in Accounting in North America 2017. 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 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 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.... [-]