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Accounting provides a broad understanding of scholarly research in accounting. The program emphasizes archivalbased research using economic theories to solve accounting problems which prepare students to conduct original research; i.e., to explain phenomena previously not well understood and then to test proposed explanations empirically.

PhD in Accounting University of Connecticut

High-quality, State-of-the-art Research

• Start in the Fall semester • Full-time program • Paid assistantships

Research Topics: Accounting standards-setting; analyst forecasts; auditing; corporate financial reporting issues; initial public offerings; internal control; mergers and acquisitions; securities regulation in international capital markets; taxes and business decisions; tax policy.

Placement: UConn Accounting PhD graduates have accepted faculty positions at CUNY-Baruch, Florida Atlantic University, Fordham, George Mason, Louisiana State-Baton Rouge, Northeastern, Tennessee, Villanova, and the Universities of Cincinnati, Georgia, Nebraska-Lincoln, Nevada-Reno, North Carolina-Greensboro, SUNY-Albany, Rhode Island, Rutgers, and Wisconsin.

Location: The BUS PhD Program is located at the University of Connecticut, Main Campus in Storrs, Connecticut. New York City and Boston are each within a short drive.

Highlights: UConn Recruiting From ADS Program “The Accounting Doctoral Scholars (ADS) Program is a great opportunity for people working in public accounting to pursue a PhD and embark on a career in academia. Our department has faculty that specialize in the research areas of audit and tax so we are excited about recruiting students through the ADS program to work with our faculty,” said Accounting Professor Todd Kravet. Outstanding PhD Student Scholar Fellowship Each year a student is selected as the Accounting Department’s Outstanding PhD Student Scholar. The award comes with a $5,000 fellowship and a reduction in teaching requirements. Additional scholarships are available. SAS Bootcamp Gets PhD Students Prepared Doctoral student Trent Krupa reflected on his experience. “As a new PhD student, it is crucial to gain comfort with programming language early in your academic career; however, it may seem like a daunting task if this is not your background. The SAS bootcamp, held in August, provided a comprehensive, yet manageable review of programming with SAS that has helped me get a head start on my research.” 2100 Hillside Road, Unit 1041, Storrs, CT 06269-1041 USA



Accounting PhD Fall 2017

Tom Adams Assistant Professor of Accounting PhD, Temple University

Program Entry


Length of Program

4-5 years

Number of Alumni


Placement (past 5 yr) Research University


Competitive Graduate Assistantships

Tuition Waiver, Stipend, Subsidized Health Insurance

Summer Fellowships


Conference Travel Support


Research Interests: corporate governance, debt contracting, international accounting standards

Total Applications


Total Enrolled


Amy Dunbar Associate Professor of Accounting PhD, University of Texas at Austin

Admit Profile

Research Interests: audit, audit quality, corporate governance, internal control, financial reporting quality Anna Brown Assistant Professor of Accounting PhD, Baruch College

Frank Murphy Assistant Professor of Accounting PhD, University of Arizona Research Interests: corporate tax policy and disclosure George Plesko Associate Professor of Accounting & Department Head PhD, University of Wisconsin Research Interests: business taxation, tax policy Steven Utke Assistant Professor of Accounting PhD, University of Georgia Research Interests: taxation and disclosure

GMAT Average


Grad GPA Average


Work Experience Avg.

4 years


Research Interests: corporate tax policy John Elliott Dean & Auran J. Fox Chair in Business PhD, Cornell University

Business PhD Program Fall 2017 Based on full PhD Program encompassing concentrations of Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing, and Operations & Information Management.

Number of Students


Average Age


Percentage Women


Per Carnegie Classification b GMAT preferred, will accept GRE c 26% are in Coursework Phase

Research Interests: the role of accounting information in financial analysis and contracts Larry Gramling Assistant Professor of Accounting PhD, University of Maryland


ADMISSIONS The PhD Program at the UConn School of Business seeks students who have the ability and motivation to conduct scholarly research. We look for evidence that you are intellectually curious, have the ability to use abstract concepts, and have excellent verbal and quantitative skills. Apply online at The deadline to apply is December 15, 2017.

Research Interests: auditing, regulation of the accounting profession, quality control at CPA firms

David Weber Associate Professor of Accounting & Arthur Andersen LLP Professor PhD, University of Colorado at Boulder Research Interests: tax and financial reporting issues Michael Willenborg Professor of Accounting & Richard F. Kochanek Professor PhD, Penn State University Research Interests: financial accounting, audit Yanhua Sunny Yang Associate Professor of Accounting & Ackerman Scholar PhD, University of Colorado at Boulder

Mohamed Hussein Professor of Accounting PhD, University of Pittsburgh

Research Interests: empirical research in financial accounting, impact of credit ratings on capital markets, information in equity financial analyst forecasts, influence of earings quality on market participants

Research Interests: diffusion of accounting innovations and cross-cultural use of accounting information, environmental costs and corporate social responsibility

Kexin Zheng Assistant Professor of Accounting PhD, MIT

Todd Kravet Associate Professor of Accounting PhD, University of Washington Research Interests: audit fees, mergers and acquisitions, economic consequences of financial reporting, measuring accounting quality

Research Interests: financial reporting, debt contracting, corporate governance Ying Zhou Assistant Professor of Accounting PhD, University of Florida Research Interests: disclosure regulation and financial reporting, insider trading

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