PhD in Management - Accounting and Control

Telfer School of Management

Program Description

PhD in Management - Accounting and Control

Telfer School of Management

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.

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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.

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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.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated September 28, 2017
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