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PhD Management – Accounting

The goal of the doctoral (Ph.D.) program in Management – Accounting at the University of Arizona is to provide students with world-class training in research and teaching and prepare them for faculty positions at major research universities.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 5 years
Starting in: August
Tuition Fee: $10,063 per semester
Location: Tucson, United States

The doctoral program in Management – Accounting at The University of Arizona offers:

  • Full-time program (normally 5 years)
  • Students are required to take a set of prescribed courses in accounting and economics. In addition, students may take appropriate elective courses.
  • Students have opportunities to work with faculty through small classes and ongoing research projects to develop the methodological and analytical tools needed for research and teaching.

Only a small number of Ph.D. students are admitted each year, enabling students to work closely with faculty members and acquire a solid foundation in theory formulation, research design, and methodological skills. The UA Accounting department admits highly qualified and motivated students interested in pursuing independent research projects.

Program Structure

  • Coursework typically takes place over the first and second years of the program. Students are expected to consume as much knowledge as possible on various research areas, disciplines and methods. Students are expected to work on a summer paper that includes a replication and extension in the summer after the first year.
  • A written comprehensive exam is normally taken at the end of the second year. Please refer to the PhD handbook for the year-by-year overview of the program.
  • The third and fourth years of the program are largely spent on producing (i.) a high quality dissertation and (ii.) a pipeline of research close to or submitted to top research journals. The student is required to present a co-authored study by the end of the third year and present their dissertation proposal in the fourth year.

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