​PhD in Accounting

Olin Business School’s Accounting program focuses on infusing students with a broad base of knowledge and the necessary research skills to enjoy a robust career as a university educator and researcher. This rigorous training is crucial for students entering the highly competitive area of an accounting faculty member at a top research university.

Students study issues in two areas: the role of financial information in facilitating the operations of capital markets and assistance for managers planning and controlling the way institutions operate. The Center for Finance and Accounting Research (CFAR) provides accounting doctoral students with the opportunity to work on groundbreaking research for Center members’ company-specific challenges/projects.

Learn more about our Accounting curriculum | Collaborative Research—Accounting Faculty and PhD Students

Accounting Faculty and Research

Like all Olin faculty, accounting faculty members conduct world-class research. The focus of that research is in three overall areas – analysis and preparation of financial statements, auditing, and managerial accounting – and covers a variety of subjects.

Some faculty members focus on disclosure issues related to the role of financial information in capital markets, both domestic and international. Others examine the effects of legal institutions on the credibility of information produced and used in such markets and the resulting effects on economic performance. The Accounting faculty at Olin have been published in important journals, including:

  • Journal of Accounting Research
  • The Accounting Review
  • Journal of Accounting and Economics
  • Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory
  • Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance
  • Contemporary Accounting Research

Full-Time Accounting Faculty Members

John Barrios | Jeremy Bertomeu | Kimball Chapman | Edwige Cheynel | Thomas Fields | Richard Frankel | Bright Gershion Godigbe | Mahendra Gupta | Chad Ham | Jared Jennings | Zachary Kaplan | Ron King | Xiumin Martin | Jerry Mathis | Richard Palmer | MaryJane Rabier | Mark Soczek