Curriculum

Prerequisites

The Accounting Ph.D. Program does not have any formal prerequisites. Candidates should, however, have institutional knowledge of accounting issues. Prior to beginning coursework, students should also have a working knowledge of multivariable calculus and linear algebra.

Orientation

BADM 6201 Introduction to Research and Teaching (1)

Research Methods (18 credits)

ECON 5201 Microeconomics I (3)
ECON 6310 Econometrics I (3)
STAT 3375Q and 3445 Introduction to Mathematical Statistics I and II (6)
ECON 6311 Econometrics II (3)
FNCE 6204 Empirical Methods in Finance (3)

Major Areas of Concentration (26 credits)

ACCT 6201 Introduction to Accounting Research (6 credits over 2 semesters)
ACCT 6203 Empirical Research in Accounting I (6 credits over 2 semesters)
ACCT 6205 Archival Audit Research (3)
ACCT 6206 Research in Taxation (3)
ACCT 6211 Seminar in Special Research Topics (1 credit per semester for 8 semesters)

Supporting Courses & Electives (9 credits)

FNCE 6201 Intro to Finance Theory and Evidence (3)
FNCE 6202 Corporate and Institutional Finance (3)
Elective (3)

Grad School Requirement (15 credits)

GRAD 6950 Dissertation Research (15)