About the Program
The Accounting and Information Systems program of the University of Wisconsin Madison stresses high-quality research at the frontiers of knowledge. A majority of the student’s time in the program is dedicated to developing, refining, and applying their research skills.
The accounting and information systems specialization has a strong track record of producing high-quality researchers and teachers. Our approach values collegiality; students work closely with faculty in an apprenticeship-type approach.
Student research is supported by faculty in four core areas and include archival and experimental research:
- Financial accounting
- Managerial accounting
Programme StructureStudents are required to complete three seminars in accounting research:
- Introduction to Accounting Research
- Behavioral Accounting Research
- Archival Accounting Research
Students in our program develop a basic research background in both archival and behavioral empirical research. The program is one of the most balanced programs in the country in terms of support for different research methodologies and topics. Most students ultimately specialize in the research area and methodology that best suits their skills and research interests.
Both behavioral (including experimental economics) and archival methods are strongly supported. Students also develop specialization in a related field such as economics, psychology, or sociology.
Finally, students build a foundation in statistics that supports their research interests. Methodology courses in economics, agricultural economics, or psychology will generally provide a strong foundation.
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
Application Deadline is December 15
DisciplinesBusiness Administration Accounting Business Information Systems View 11 other PhDs in Business Information Systems in United States
- Work experience is not required for admission into our program. Prior involvement with research in an academic setting, work related projects, and publications are a plus
- Applicants must meet the minimum requirements of the Graduate School, including a four-year bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
- An undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale will be considered for admission
- Completed online admission application form
- Statement of purpose for graduate study
- Two essays in response to the application questions, and one survey response
- Standardized test scores (GMAT or GRE, as well as TOEFL or
- IELTS for international students only)
- Transcripts from each institution attended
- Three letters of recommendation, preferably from academics
- Current résumé or curriculum vitae (CV)
All PhD students admitted to the program will be offered a funding package.
Living costs for Madison
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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