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Phd in Accounting & Management


A minimum of 13 semester courses at doctoral level are required. Each semester students will consult with the Accounting & Management faculty coordinators to receive approval of their course selections.

Foundational Courses (2 courses)

MICROECONOMICS THEORY: A comprehensive two semester sequence on economic theory:

  • Microeconomic Theory I 
  • Microeconomic Theory II 
Research Methods Courses (4 courses)

All Accounting and Management students are required to have completed one undergraduate or graduate course in introduction to Econometrics. If this requirement has not been fulfilled prior to matriculation, then an equivalent course will be required in the first term of the student’s doctoral program.

Courses meeting this requirement include:

  • Introduction to Econometrics 

Students must take four research methods courses, including one course in research design.

Courses that fulfill this requirement include, but are not limited to:

  • Introduction to Applied Econometrics 
  • Econometric Methods 
  • Topics in Applied Econometrics 
  • Advanced Applied Econometrics 
  • Computational Economics 
  • Time Series Analysis 
  • Seminar in Applied Statistical Methods 

Research methods courses that meet the research design course requirement include, but are not limited to:

  • Advanced Quantitative Research Methodology 
  • Empirical Methods in Corporate Finance 
  • Matched Sampling and Study Design 
  • Design of Field Research Methods 
  • Experimental Methods 
Additional Doctoral Courses (7 courses)

Accounting and Management students are required to take seven additional doctoral courses.

  • Management Control and Performance Measures 
  • Empirical Research in Financial Reporting and Analysis 
  • Doctoral Seminar in Accounting
  • Two breadth courses
  • Two elective doctoral courses
MBA Courses (2 courses)


All students without an MBA degree are required to complete two case-based NU MBA courses.