PhD Program in Business



The specialization in accountancy is designed to educate future accounting researchers and educators in conceptual and empirical developments and applications. The program encompasses an in-depth study of the different fields in accounting. It has been ranked #41 among the top doctoral programs in Accounting according to the 2018 Public Accounting Report

We admit about two to three students a year. It is our strategy to keep the program compact so that students in residence receive full attention from the faculty. We encourage students to begin their research from day one. Every incoming student will be assigned a faculty mentor for the first year. We promote research collaboration between students and professors. This is evident in the numerous coauthored publications in recent years.

Below is a sample outline for full-time students to complete the PhD program over five years, or ten semesters. Courses offered vary by semester. Students meet with their mentors or academic area coordinator to discuss their course schedules.

Edward Li (Area Coordinator)


For PhD admissions inquiries contact the PhD Program Office



Sample Course Schedule
Course Descriptions