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About the Program

Earn a terminal degree and become a thought leader in your field when you pursue a PhD in Management - Accountancy at Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management. Our four-year program—which aims to train scholars who will influence accounting scholarship, education and practice over their careers—emphasizes academic research and writing.

What to Expect

Our curriculum for accountancy doctoral study is not set in stone; you may customize your degree plan to consider your prior academic achievements and practical work experience. Additionally, our expert Weatherhead faculty members ensure you are well versed in accountancy literature and its methods which, in turn, prepares you to make an immediate, lasting impact on the field. 

In the PhD in Management - Accountancy program, you’ll take 36 semester hours of coursework over the first two years (equivalent to three 3-hour courses per semester). Then, you’ll register for at least 18 seminar hours of credit while you complete your independent research over the second two years. 

In addition to successful course completion, you must complete four written projects, present a paper at an academic conference, and submit a paper to an academic accounting journal before graduation.

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Beyond the Classroom

At Weatherhead School of Management, we encourage networking opportunities to help students, alumni and employers make the right career connections. As you chart your path toward a career at the highest levels of accountancy, the Alumni Career Network can be a useful resource; this is a secure online database of alumni and students who have volunteered to assist each other through career advice and networking.

By the Numbers


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Admission Requirements

In order to be considered, applicants must have a completed application, official transcripts from all higher education institutions attended, completed GMAT (code WTJ-F1-54); score of 700+ preferred, current resume, three letters of recommendation, personal statement explaining your background, career interests and research goals, and non-refundable $50 application fee.
If you are an international student, you also must have a completed TOEFL (code 1105).

The application deadline to start in Fall 2024 is Jan. 15, 2023. Apply today.

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