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Ph.D. in Business Administration

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.

For specific information related to the Ph.D. program, please see the academic catalog:

Course Work

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

  • Research Design Methods I 
  • Statistics 
  • Econometrics I 
  • Microeconomic Theory 
  • Managerial Research Seminar (non-credit)

Two Required Advanced Research Design/Methods Courses

  • Econometrics II 
  • Multivariate Statistical methods


Six Concentration Courses

  • Accounting Research Methodology 
  • Empirical Financial Accounting Research I 
  • Empirical Financial Accounting Research II 
  • Auditing and Corporate Governance Research 
  • Two Doctoral level electives
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Concentration Coordinator

Heeick Choi, Ph.D. 
Faculty Profile
Assistant Professor 
Phone: 978-934-2509    
Fax: 978-934-3035