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Doctoral (PhD) Programs in Accounting

Concentrations in accounting will prepare you to explore how income and expenses are managed, how regulations play a role in the recording of monies, the questionable methods for depreciating an asset, taxes, auditing, as well as adjusting budgets for market and perceived values. You'll also research high-level challenges that face the accounting industry—such as regulations and ethical practices.

AACSB Accounting Accreditation

Many students have questions regarding AACSB Accounting Accreditation. 

Here's how it works:

  • AACSB Business Accreditation accredits all of a school's business programs (undergraduate, masters, and doctorate).
  • Schools may earn an additional accreditation from AACSB for their accounting programs, this is above and beyond the business accreditation specifically reviewing accounting programs.
  • In order to achieve AACSB Accounting Accreditation, schools must already hold AACSB Business Accreditation. Schools sometimes apply for both accreditations at the same time, which is allowed.
  • AACSB Accounting Accreditation is very elite. Only a very small number of schools around the world have achieved it.
  • Schools with PhD programs in accounting that hold AACSB Accounting Accreditation.

Academic Journals in Accounting

Reviewing academic journals and textbooks can help you determine whether you are truly interested in researching and teaching accounting. Also, take note of the authors and schools that are producing the most relevant and popular articles. These may be faculty and schools you may consider attending. Here are several journals that contain accounting-related topics:

> Accounting and Business Research
> Accounting Educators' Journal
> Journal of Accounting Research
> Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking
> Securities Regulation Law Journal

Other Useful Publications and Organizations:
> American Institute of Certified Accountants (AICPA)
> Journal of Accountancy
> Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)