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Accounting, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #511 (QS) ,
Schulich's PhD Program in Accounting is all about groundbreaking research. It offers you the opportunity to work with leading researchers on issues that concern the business community, the accounting profession, and broader society. Through a combination of mentoring, coursework seminars and a variety of research and teaching opportunities, you will learn the craft of academic accounting research.

About

To be successful, you will have to go far beyond the basic program requirements. You will be expected to participate in research with faculty members, to develop your own research ideas into conference presentations and academic articles, and to submit those articles to leading journals for publication.

Career Opportunities

The demand for PhD graduates in accounting is very strong in Canada, the U.S., and across the globe. The Schulich PhD Program in Accounting will prepare you for a career in research and teaching at top business schools around the world. The program will give you a strong academic foundation in accounting, as well as an understanding of the relationship between accounting and other fields of management.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Logics of social research
  • Overview of accounting research
  • Judgement & decision research in accounting
  • Advanced topics in accounting research
  • Special topics in accounting research
  • Research design
  • Empirical methods in finance

For more information please visit the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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General Requirements

  • A master’s degree from a recognized university with a minimum B average in the last two full years (or equivalent) of academic work.
  • Proof of English language proficiency if studies were not completed in English.
  • GMAT or GRE
  • Research Experience

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12518 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6259 CAD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    3708 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1854 CAD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Toronto

  • 1502 - 2570 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Students entering Schulich's PhD program may expect to receive $25,000 in the first year. This amount is renewable in years two through five, provided that the student maintains full-time status and demonstrates satisfactory progress in the program. If a student defends his/her dissertation proposal before September 15 in his/her fourth year, he/she is eligible to receive an additional $2000 in year four. Funding in years one through three is tied to a research assistantship. Details are available from the PhD program.
In addition, a limited number of International Student Fellowships for international students may be available in years one through five. This funding will be applied directly to tuition fees.
Schulich PhD students who are Canadian citizens or landed immigrants may apply for the Royal Bank’s Student Line-of-Credit Program. If you are interested in the RBC loan program, please contact the financial aid office for more details.
If you come to Canada as an international student you will need a “student permit” please visit the International Relations website for information on study permit, VISA and options for working on and off campus.

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