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Our Strength: Our Program

Our world-class Accounting program 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. Explore all of the elements that make our program a success; our incredible faculty, dedicated students and cutting-edge research.

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Strengths of the Program

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 20 for faculty and research.

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Admission to the Accounting PhD Program

Accomplished graduate students with an undergraduate, Masters or MBA in Accounting, Economics, Finance, quantitative methods, or related fields represent our ideal recruits. Find out what makes a successful applicant to the PhD program, Accounting.

Accounting courses offered in the PhD program

PhD Courses

Accounting research requires a mastery of economics, econometrics, finance and, to a lesser extent, other related fields in business administration. Take a moment to read a listing (with descriptions) of the courses offered through the PhD program in Accounting.

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Program Structure and Requirements

The PhD in Accounting is a strenuous academic program that provides effective training for a productive academic career. The doctoral program includes required courses, a research project, comprehensive examinations and a final dissertation.

Meet some current PhD students

Current PhD Students

Meet the doctoral students who help make Rotman a leader in the study of Accounting, and are part of the reason that Rotman has one of the top 10 PhD programs in the world.

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Meet the Rotman Accounting faculty.

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Faculty by Research Focus

As a PhD student you will work closely with faculty that share your research interests, are working on similar areas, or can provide a new perspective. Here find out what our faculty members are currently working on.

Grads and where they ended up after they completed the PhD program

Where are They Now?

The Rotman School is ranked in the top 10 in the world for its PhD program, and one of the key reasons is the quality of our students. Graduates from the Rotman PhD program in Accounting have gone on to work and research at some of the world's best business schools. Take a few moments to learn what our graduates since 2001 have accomplished.

PhD students on the job market

Contact Us Have questions about the PhD in Accounting?

PhD Coordinator

Baohua Xin 
Associate Professor of Accounting 

Faculty - Ole-Kristian Hope - Leading the World in Accounting

Ole-Kristian Hope is the Deloitte Professor of Accounting

Accounting Professor Partha Mohanram

Professor Mohanram is the CGA Ontario professor of financial accounting