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Accounting, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #125 (BCR) Rochester, NY, United States
The Simon Business School PhD Program in Accounting provides students with the opportunity to make substantive contributions to the literature by taking advantage of the Simon School's strong economics and quantitative training. At Simon Business School, accounting is not viewed as a separate academic discipline, but rather is perceived as an integral part of applied economics. 
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Overview

FIRST YEAR OUTLINE

The first year is designed to give students solid training in microeconomics and econometrics and to introduce them to the basic issues in accounting and finance. The Accounting and Finance Seminars introduce students to the current research topics. 

SECOND YEAR OUTLINE

In the second year, students are expected to take PhD level courses in Accounting and Finance. In addition, participation in Accounting, Finance, and Applied Economics seminars is required. This training provides the foundation from which to develop research topics/ideas in general, and a thesis topic in specific.

All students are required to pass a qualifying exam in their minor field of study by the fall of their third year. The exam varies based on the minor chosen but may consist of either a written exam, completing specific courses and/or submitting a research paper in that area.

THIRD YEAR AND BEYOND

In the third year students move from course work to active research with the primary objective being identification of a viable thesis topic. In addition, continued participation in all Accounting and Applied Economics Seminars is required.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    90 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Accounting Research 
  • Financial Accounting
  • Advanced Financial Economics
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Applied Econometrics

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL iBT ® score:

  • Minimum required score:

    95

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

Admission requirements:
  • Completed and submitted online application.
  • Official transcripts for all university level course work for which a grade was received must be scanned and uploaded through the online application system
  • Three letters of recommendation are required
  • Two completed essays submitted via the online application
  • A current resume is required to be submitted via the online application
  • The non-refundable USD $100 application fee

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2820 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2820 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    2820 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2820 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Rochester

  • 925 - 1350 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

In addition to scholarships and assistantships, all applicants receive a research budget to meet academic needs such as publications, unique data, study aids, and travel, etc. Additional funding is provided throughout the students stay in the program as various milestones are met.

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