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The Accounting program at Deakin University is designed to prepare PhD students for successful careers in academia, industry, or government.    

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The Department of Accounting at Deakin University is calling for expressions of interest from exceptional candidates who would like to conduct research into one of the following areas:

  • organisational governance and accountability
  • auditing and assurance services
  • financial and non-financial reporting  
  • the financial implications of political connections.

We’re seeking applicants who have completed a prior research degree with an 80% average, and who want to be part of a dynamic and intellectually stimulating environment supported by world class facilities. 

Key facts: 

Deakin Business School is a top eight business school in Australia, and our Accounting department is ranked 112th in the world and 3rd in Australia in the latest BYU rankings. The Accounting program at Deakin University  is supported by experienced researchers with an excellent track record of publishing in top journals in the discipline, including:

  • The Accounting Review
  • Journal of Accounting and Economics
  • Contemporary Accounting Research
  • Journal of Accounting Research.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contemporary Issues in Accounting
  • Advanced Auditing
  • Advanced Management Accounting 
  • Philosophy of Research 
  • Qualitative Research Methods 
  • Quantitative Research Methods

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Entry to Deakin Business School and Deakin Law School PhD program is based on a demonstrated capacity to undertake significant independent research at a very high standard in the proposed field of study. Applicants applying to undertake a PhD must:

  • Meet Deakin University’s English language requirements; and
  • Have completed an appropriate qualification in a relevant discipline from a recognised tertiary institution at the standard specified.
  • Your latest qualification (Masters/Honours) should not be more than 5 years old, or you should provide an additional portfolio of evidence of equivalent research or professional experience and outputs from the last five years
  • You should have at least 2 research methods units in your prior studies
CRICOS Provider Code: 00113B.    

Living costs for Geelong

1000 - 2000 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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