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Accounting

University of Alberta

Ph.D. On Campus
48 months
Duration
9250 CAD/year
5635 CAD/year
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About

The PhD in Accounting offered by the Department of Accounting and Operations and Information Systems (AOIS) has internationally renowned accounting faculty active in each of these major research disciplines, several of whom have helped to define and develop major areas of accounting research. 

Overview

Accounting research spans a broad range of inquiry into the production, use, nature and impact of accounting information. Research questions arise from problems in financial and managerial accounting, auditing, taxation, and information systems, as well as from research findings in disciplines that are relevant to accounting. 

The programme

Good research in accounting, therefore, requires a strong knowledge of accounting as well as applying knowledge from underlying disciplines such as economics, psychology, sociology, and philosophy. Accordingly, we offer students the opportunity to pursue doctoral studies in two underlying disciplines: Financial Economics and Behavioural & Organizational Accounting. Students can choose to pursue their doctoral studies in either of these disciplines.

The Department of Accounting and Operations and Information Systems (AOIS) has internationally renowned accounting faculty active in each of these major research disciplines, several of whom have helped to define and develop major areas of accounting research. These researchers help to attract other influential international scholars, who visit the Department in order to develop their own work. 

They periodically organize major international research conferences (recent examples include "strategic management accounting", "state auditors and government accountability", "knowledge management and managing accounting firms" and "recent accounting abuses") and run a weekly research seminar series where leading researchers from other Universities present their latest work. Details of the research interests and accomplishments of the accounting faculty can be found at the Accounting OIS Department Members site.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Methodological Foundations of Accounting Research
  • Behavioral Research in Accounting
  • Introduction to Accounting in its Organizational and Social Context
  • Introduction to Financial Economics Based Research in Accounting
  • Seminar on JDM Research in Accounting
  • Advanced Topics in Interdisciplinary Accounting
  • Analytical Research in Accounting
  • Advanced Topics in Empirical Accounting Research

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Entrance in January is possible, but it is rare and done only in exceptional cases. 

Language

English

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
Required
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.
Required

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
88
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

Admissions to the Business PhD program are based on the following criteria

  • Previous academic record: Applicants must have an undergraduate degree from a recognized university and sufficiently high grades. They should also have a grade point average (GPA) for the last two years of full-time study of at least 3.0 out of 4.0 on the University of Alberta grade scale and from Canadian or American schools with a comparable scale.
  • GMAT or GRE score
  • Letters of reference
  • Statement of purpose
  • Availability of a suitable supervisor
  • Summary

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9250 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    5635 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5635 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.

Funding

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