Accounting (PhD)

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Program Description

The Stern School of Business of New York University offers one of the finest PhD programs in accounting in the world. The curriculum is designed to provide a thorough understanding of current accounting theory, practice and research, taught within the framework of modern economic and finance theories as applied to the behavior of today’s corporations and financial markets. Our PhD students take extensive coursework in economics, finance, econometrics and statistics in addition to accounting. Students are entitled to take courses at Stern as well as other schools within the University such as the Arts and Sciences Graduate School of Economics and NYU’s famous Courant Institute of Mathematics. Our objective is to prepare students for faculty positions as researchers and teachers in top academic institutions.

Stern’s accounting faculty has a wide range of research interests and continuously publishes works in all major academic accounting research journals such as the Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting and Economics, the Accounting Review, the Review of Accounting Studies, and Contemporary Accounting Research. Furthermore, Stern’s accounting faculty has published in such major Finance journals as the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, and the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis.

The Department boasts a large and diverse body of PhD students, who assist faculty with research projects early on in their doctoral program and often become co-authors to papers published in prestigious accounting journals.

The quality of our PhD program (ranked 7th in the United States by U.S. News and World Report) manifests itself by, among other things, our success in placing our graduates.


All applicants to the NYU Stern School of Business PhD Program are required to submit a complete application for admission. A complete application includes the online applicationstatement of purposeoptional essayeducational history and resume or CVletters of recommendationtest scoresacademic transcripts, and an application fee.

See How to Apply for admission requirements and instructions specific to this program.