As an academic field, accounting has experienced a substantial infusion of new concepts and quantitative methodologies. These developments have aligned accounting with economics and finance more closely than ever before. Our program is geared towards providing an interdisciplinary approach to capital markets research in accounting.
A deep understanding of accounting research requires substantial background in mathematics, probability, statistics, economics, and finance. This background is acquired through formal coursework during the first and second years. Students gain additional exposure to research through workshops as well as through research assignments and joint projects with faculty. In addition, the accounting group links students with the real world through the Center for Financial Reporting and Management. It is common for doctoral students to also serve as teaching assistants and, occasionally, instructors for undergraduate accounting classes.