Ph.D. in business, concentration in accounting

Prepare for an academic career by earning a Ph.D. in business with a concentration in accounting. You’ll receive a balance of scholarly training, teaching instruction, practical application and real-world experience in the accounting field. Our small program size allows for extensive one-to-one interaction with faculty.


Learn the theories, methodologies and techniques needed to conduct research. You’ll also enhance your teaching skills and self-confidence in the classroom through a one-on-one partnership with a faculty mentor.

Our program culminates with a dissertation that demonstrates your competence in conducting independent research.

Program and degree requirements


Accepted students are automatically considered for a Ph.D. assistantship. If awarded, this appointment covers all required tuition and fees, and pays a biweekly stipend. This stipend is compensation for 20 hours per week of teaching and/or research performed for the department. Ph.D. assistantships are one-year appointments, renewable up to a total of four years.

Graduate research and teaching assistantships are typically available to support full-time students. A limited number of full-time students may also be admitted without assistantship support.

To be considered for an assistantship, applications must be received by the posted application deadline.

Career opportunities

Alumni employers include:

  • Appalachian State University
  • California State University, Fullerton
  • James Madison University
  • University of Toledo
  • West Virginia University