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Accounting: Strengths of the PhD Program

A World Leader in Accounting

The PhD Program in Accounting at the Rotman School is designed to prepare students for academic careers in accounting at leading research-oriented universities. Students benefit from rigorous training, close interaction with faculty, a fully funded program, and our exceptional placement record. The Financial Times ranks the Rotman School in the top 5 for its PhD program and for faculty and research.

Accounting is a major strength of the Rotman School. Faculty members in the Accounting area come from universities such as Yale, Wharton, New York University and Kellogg, and specialize in everything from financial statement analysis to auditing to securities valuation. Their research is regularly featured in leading scientific journals in accounting, finance, economics, and management science.

For evidence of the Rotman Accounting group's international standing we encourage you to view the Brigham Young University's Accounting Research Rankings where Rotman has placed #1 worldwide for archival research, and #2 worldwide overall.

BYU Rankings 2015

What makes our program so strong?

  • A strong emphasis on theory building, coupled with state-of-the-art quantitative empirical research.
  • Faculty who consistently contribute to empirical and theoretical research in leading-edge journals.
  • PhD student and faculty get-togethers such as dinners and brown-bag lunches where students enjoy a unique opportunity to interact with their professors and share ideas with each other in an informal setting.
  • A history of award-winning teachers among both the faculty members and PhD graduates.
  • Strong placement of graduates in top-tier Canadian, US and international schools.
  • Full funding for all PhD students through a financial aid package that fully covers tuition and provides an attractive stipend that can continue for up to five years in the program.
  • Location: the Rotman School is in the heart of North America’s third-largest financial center, just blocks from the heart of Canada’s business community.

Name

Graduating Year

Placement/Employment

Hila Fogel Yaari 2015  Tulane University
Heather Li 2014 Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University
Na Li 2014 Singapore Management University
Matthew Lyle

2013

Northwestern University

Yu Hou

2013

Queen's University

Youli Zou

2013

George Washington University

Kevin Veenstra

 2013

McMaster University

Yiwei Dou

2012

New York University

Yanju Liu

2012

Singapore Management University
Miguel Minutti

2011

University of Miami
Alastair Lawrence

2011

Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley
Xiaohua Fang

2010

J. Mack Ronbinson College of Business, Georgia State University
Dushyantkumar Vyas

2010

University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management
University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management

Justin Jin

2009

McMaster University, DeGroote School of Business
Stephannie Larocque

2009

University of Notre Dame, Mendoza College of Business
Gauri Bhat

2008

Washington University in St. Louis, Olin Business School
Southern Methodist University, Cox School of Business
Surjit Tinaikar

2007

University of Florida, Warrington College of Business Administration
University of Massachusetts, Boston

Xinghua Liang

2007

McMaster University
Yuyan Guan

2006

City University of Hong Kong
Florin Predescu-Vasvari

2006

London Business School
Yibin Zhou

2006

University of Texas-Dallas
Mozaffar Khan

2005

MIT, Carlson School of Management
University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management
Harvard Business School

Contact the PhD Program at Rotman

Contact the Accounting PhD advisor Ole-Kristian Hope

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