Students of the Accounting PhD from University of Alberta begin developing original research in the summers after the first and second years. After passing the comprehensive examinations, students focus predominantly on their research. By the end of the third year, students take their candidacy examination, in which they present their dissertation research proposal. The remainder of the program is dedicated to completing the dissertation.
What you'll study
Throughout the program, students work closely with faculty. Upon entry, each student is matched to a faculty advisor. The advisor or another tenured faculty member becomes the student's PhD supervisor by the end of the first year. At that time, the student's supervisory committee is also appointed.
A core strength of the program is the scope of the faculty's methodological and substantive interests. We have research-active faculty whose work uses analytical modeling, behavioral economics, empirical / archival research methods, and experimental economics. Substantive areas of faculty research include auditing, capital markets, contracting, corporate governance, disclosure, earnings management, information design, managerial accounting, and performance evaluation. We presently have 10 tenured research-active faculty members. Since 2011, all have published in a top journal in accounting, finance, or economics.
- The Methodological Foundations of Accounting Research
- Behavioral Research in Accounting
- Seminar on Judgement and Decision Making Research in Accounting
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
Entrance in January is possible, but it is rare and done only in exceptional cases.
DisciplinesManagement Studies Accounting View 3 other PhDs in Accounting in Canada
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
- Three letters of reference
- Statement of purpose
- Availability of a suitable supervisor
International8700 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8700 CAD per year during 48 months.
National4193 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4193 CAD per year during 48 months.
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