Accounting Information & Management

Northwestern University

Ph.D. On Campus
60 months
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The Accounting Information & Management doctoral program at the Northwestern University trains students in empirical/archival and analytical/theoretical research methods focusing on the role of accounting in the market for financial information.


Key facts:

  • Accounting Information & Management students at the Northwestern University receive rigorous training in the basic disciplines of economics and econometrics in addition to the more specialized areas of accounting and finance. The cross training our students receive in empirical and analytic research is one of the strengths of our program. Another major strength of our department is the collaboration between our faculty and PhD students on research projects, a collaboration that often begins within the first year.
  • Accounting is the language of business and its role is key in communicating financial information to all parties engaged in any type of commerce. Accounting research focuses on the decisions of what, how, and to whom to communicate information and the consequences of these communications.

Programme Structure

We prepare students to conduct research on the use of accounting information: 

  • in the firm’s internal decision-making and performance evaluation functions; 
  • in the contractual relationships between the firm and both internal and external parties; 
  • in the functioning of capital markets 
  • by other stakeholders and potential stakeholders in the firm. 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • We accept applications once a year, fall quarter only.




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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.
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Academic Background
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Transcripts
  • Resume
  • Recommendation Letters
  • Test Scores
  • Certification of Proficiency in English

Tuition Fee


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