Coordinator for Accounting: Prof. Nan Zhou
The accounting doctoral program is aimed at producing high-quality researchers to become university faculty members. To achieve this goal, accounting doctoral students are required to take doctoral level classes in accounting, finance, and economics, and are prepared to do cutting edge accounting research. Accounting doctoral seminars cover a broad range of topics in accounting and auditing, such as earnings management, accounting conservatism, disclosure, internal controls, and corporate governance. A typical course sequence appears below.
With a wide range of interests, the accounting faculty members actively conduct high-quality research in accounting and auditing, and have articles published in leading journals, such as The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Contemporary Accounting Research, Review of Accounting Studies, Accounting, Organization and Society, Journal of Business, Journal of Accounting, Auditing, and Finance, and Journal of Accounting and Public Policy. In addition, accounting doctoral students are encouraged to interact closely with the finance faculty members. The current finance faculty members have articles published in leading journals, such as Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, and Journal of Business.
First semester: Microeconomic Theory, Theory of Finance, Capital Market Seminar, Pedagogy
Second semester: Accounting Research Seminar I, Corporate Finance Theory, Economics Statistics
First semester: Accounting Research Seminar II, Econometrics, Research Method I
Second semester: Topics in Finance, Topics in Econometrics, Elective
Teaching experience, Comprehensive exams, Dissertation Proposal
MARCUS BURGER, Ph.D., The University of Utah; Assistant Professor
Research interests: Archival financial accounting, valuation, market efficiency, short sellers
MUSTAFA CIFTCI, Ph.D., The University of Texas at Dallas; Assistant Professor
Research interests: The accounting treatment and valuation of R&D; cost behavior; corporate governance.
ANTHONY MEDER, Ph.D., The Ohio State University; Assistant Professor
SARA REITER, Ph.D., University of Missouri; Professor
Research interests: Accounting theory, applied Ethics, sociology of science
STEVEN SCHWARTZ, Ph.D., The Ohio State University; Associate Professor
Research interests: Experimental economics
LINNA SHI, Ph.D., Syracuse University; Assistant Professor
Research interests: Financial accounting, financial statement analysis
YAN ZHANG, Ph.D., Louisiana State University; Assistant Professor
Research interests: Financial accounting and reporting
NAN ZHOU, Ph.D., University of Minnesota; Associate Professor
Research interests: Auditing, disclosure, intangibles, IPO, information economics
Last Updated: 2/7/13