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Management - Accountancy, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #101 (ARWU) Cleveland Heights, OH, United States
A PhD in Management - Accountancy at Case Western Reserve University offers students the opportunity to develop theory-driven scholarship that is grounded in practice and explores various dimensions of value creation, and to prepare for a career as a faculty member.
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The PhD in accountancy is structured and a student study plan is developed to support high-quality research and effective teaching based upon knowledge and skill levels appropriate to a student's goals. Doctoral students work with faculty whose research investigates matters of importance to academics, practitioners and policy makers, in order to influence practice and standard setting in both the private and public sectors.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    54 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

The first two academic years are directed toward the study of the literature, methods and recent research appropriate to a student's identified interests. Most summer periods are available for individual reading, development, and writing along project lines to be determined by the student's chair and program committee. 

The third year is devoted to writing focused individual papers leading to a dissertation proposal under the supervision of a study program committee. Based upon one of these high-quality research papers, a suitable dissertation proposal will be prepared by the end of the third year of study. This research and writing activity will not only help to determine the student's dissertation topic but will also be considered equivalent to field examinations. 

The fourth year is focused upon completion of the dissertation. The student will also prepare documents necessary and helpful for the acquisition of a full-time academic appointment. 

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Statement of objectives: Please explain your research interests and your goals for doctoral study and personal and professional development
  • Evidence of planned or achieved professional certification
  • Current resume-Three letters of recommendation
  • Application fee of $50 (non-refundable)
  • English proficiency score for non-native English speakers
  • International students: Please provide evidence of financial support for studies-Transcripts-GMAT

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