4 PhD Programs in Accounting and Finance

The PhD is an extremely high level of academic achievement that is reserved for those that have completed multiple degree programs. It usually takes three years, during which time a thesis is developed through intensive research. A PhD also grants extensive career benefits to holders. What is a PhD in Accounting and Finance? By studying this field, students are preparing to manage the financi… Read more

The PhD is an extremely high level of academic achievement that is reserved for those that have completed multiple degree programs. It usually takes three years, during which time a thesis is developed through intensive research. A PhD also grants extensive career benefits to holders.

What is a PhD in Accounting and Finance? By studying this field, students are preparing to manage the financial department of a corporation. Areas of study usually include capital structure, investment, international finance, risk, dividends, and cash flow valuation. While economic aspects are the main focus of this field, students frequently learn managerial elements as well, preparing them to enter leadership positions.

Graduates’ careers benefit greatly from holding a PhD. More advanced positions can be entered and a much higher salary is attainable. Choosing to continue studying also typically skips much of the time that is usually required to advance through lower-level positions.

The cost of earning a PhD varies quite a bit depending on your situation. Your school and program of choice will influence how much you will pay in tuition and fees. Even your country will change the cost, so thorough research is necessary before enrolling.

It is most common for those studying accounting and finance to enter the financial department of a corporation. While all the accounting positions that are available with a lower-level degree, such as accountant or auditor, are still open to PhD holders, it is more common for these graduates to pursue positions of leadership or advanced analysis. These kinds of positions include senior investment consultant and department head. Alternatively, it is possible to study law alongside finance in order to become a policy maker.

Studying accounting and finance begins by finding the right program for you. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Unicaf University (MW)
New York, USA + 14 More

The goal of the Ph.D. programme is to prepare the next generation of leading researchers. The Ph.D. is a programme of independent, self-directed academic research degree, supp ... Read more

The goal of the Ph.D. programme is to prepare the next generation of leading researchers. The Ph.D. is a programme of independent, self-directed academic research degree, supported by a team of supervisors that makes an original contribution to knowledge written up in a publishable dissertation. Read less
PhD
01 September 2020
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
Online
 
Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) School of Business
Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong + 2 More

HKBU School of Business offers 4-year full-time PhD across five main disciplines, namely Accountancy and Law (ACLW), Economics (ECON), Finance and Decision Sciences (FDS), Man ... Read more

HKBU School of Business offers 4-year full-time PhD across five main disciplines, namely Accountancy and Law (ACLW), Economics (ECON), Finance and Decision Sciences (FDS), Management (MGNT) and Marketing (MKT). Combining academic rigour with a resolutely international approach, these programmes are ideal for future business leaders or scholars. Read less
PhD
September 2020
Full-time
4 years
15 April 2020
English
Campus
 
Berlin School of Economics
Berlin, Germany

The BSE provides outstanding doctoral students with a vibrant, intensively networked research community and a training structure that will develop their talents in a unique co ... Read more

The BSE provides outstanding doctoral students with a vibrant, intensively networked research community and a training structure that will develop their talents in a unique combination of high-level academic and applied research. During the course phase of three semesters, students deepen their knowledge of economic theory, applied economics, econometrics, and economic policy. Read less
PhD
October 2020
Full-time
4 years
15 February 2020
English
Campus
 
Durham University Business School
Durham, United Kingdom + 2 More

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 gover ... Read more

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. Read less
PhD
31 October 2020
Full-time
English
Campus