The Ph.D. Program admits students every other year. The next cohort begins in Fall 2025 with an application deadline of March 1, 2025. 

Application Requirements

Concentration Overview

The accounting concentration will concentrate on relevant bodies of knowledge, such as financial accounting, managerial accounting, auditing and taxation. The curriculum is designed to develop a high level of student technical and research competence in a specifically defined program area of business. Strong attention will be paid to linking accounting research with accounting practice, specifically guidance relative to best and evolving practices in the accounting field.

Course Work

Five Required Foundation Courses (Common to all Ph.D. concentrations)

Two Required Advanced Research Design/Methods Courses

Six Concentration Courses

  • ACCT.7510 Accounting Research Methodology
  • ACCT.7610 Empirical Financial Accounting Research I
  • ACCT.7620 Empirical Financial Accounting Research II
  • ACCT.7720 Auditing and Corporate Governance Research
  • Two Doctoral level electives

For more information on the Ph.D. program, please visit the Ph.D. in Business Administration page.

Learn About the Application Process

Concentration Coordinator

Huiqi Gan, Ph.D, CMA
Associate Professor, Accounting
Phone: 978-934-6746

Doctoral Students