The Department of Accounting Information & Management doctoral program prepares students to become faculty members at leading research universities around the world. One of the Department’s important strengths is that faculty do both analytical (theoretical) and empirical research, thus providing students with the rigorous training in both areas.
Students also receive training in the basic disciplines of micro-economics, econometrics, and statistics to strengthen their research capabilities. Students then select other doctoral level courses based on their developing research interests, including finance (empirical and analytical), mechanism design, industrial organization, and information economics.
Current analytical and empirical research in the Department of Accounting Information & Management includes the role of information intermediaries in capital markets; public and private pensions; the changing role of the audit function; discretionary disclosures; accounting based valuation; international accounting standards; and accounting regulation.