Business Administration (Accounting) Program Information
The Ph.D. program offers a broad-based interdisciplinary training that prepares students to conduct empirical research. The curriculum consists of course work of three types: the major field, a breadth requirement, and a research foundation requirement. In addition, students must demonstrate competence in conducting research and teaching, and must complete a dissertation on an accounting topic.
The major field in accounting consists of course work including research analysis, archival research, experimental research, readings, a research project, and dissertation. The breadth requirement consists of course work including microeconomic theory, game theory, information economics, corporate finance theory, and asset pricing. The research foundation requirement consists of graduate course work in mathematical economics, statistics, or econometrics. Students demonstrate competency in conducting research by completing a research project in the summer of the first year. Teaching competence is demonstrated by completing a teaching traning class and by teaching for at least one 1 semester.
Admission requirements include a history of academic excellence, adequate score on the GMAT (the average score of recently admitted applicants is 690 for GMAT) with a writing score of at least 5, competence in written and spoken English (TOEFL Internet-Based test (iBT) required for applicants whose native language is not English), appreciation of accounting issues, and institutional and math competency. The school requires a total score of 91 on the TOEFL, including a minimum of 26 on the speaking section.