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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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3 Results in Accounting and Finance

Durham University Business School

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 ... [+]

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 organizations 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 caliber, 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.... [-]

United Kingdom Durham
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Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) School of Business

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) ... [+]

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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.

PhD students work in close collaboration with world-class faculty as thesis supervisor, but also a mentor and coach to support you in this intellectual journey. Students will have the opportunity to act as a part-time lecturer in the undergraduate programme. This opportunity, available in the final year of study, is an ideal stepping stone for those seeking a career in academia. Financial assistance in various forms is available through the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme.... [-]

Hong Kong Kowloon Tong
September 2020
Full-time
4 - 6 years
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Unicaf University (MW)

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, ... [+]

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. The Ph.D. programme also supports the development of research and generic skills to equip you to operate successfully as a professional researcher in any setting. The essential requirement of a Ph.D. is the creation of new knowledge. Being a researcher means developing new ideas and improving understanding through the creation of new knowledge. Your research will inevitably build to some degree on the work and ideas of others, but as a research student, you are expected to make an original contribution to knowledge in your discipline.... [-]

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