PhD in Management - Accountancy

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. We expect you to pursue appointments at research universities should you pursue this degree. 

We also expect that you already have a passion for teaching students and are committed to  transmitting your knowledge of accounting to subsequent generations. A PhD will greatly improve your ability to do so—and Weatherhead is the ideal place to take your next step.

PhD in Management - Accountancy at a Glance

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The Weatherhead Way

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At Case Western Reserve, you’ll study at one of the nation’s leading research universities—in one of the country’s most culturally robust neighborhoods. You’ll live and learn in a city known for industry and healthcare innovation, where nearly 40% of Fortune 500 companies are represented. You’ll learn breakthrough business concepts from the people who literally wrote the book on them.

Plus, you’ll:

  • Learn more than just the core skills of business management,
  • Discover yourself better as a person and as a leader, and
  • Build the skills you need to reach beyond problem solving to solution innovation.

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A PhD Designed for You

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Market-Driven Accounting Curriculum

The curriculum of study for the doctoral degree is not set in stone. Instead, some degree of customization should be expected. This allows the strengths and the weaknesses of prior academic achievement and practical work experience to be considered. 

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Expert Faculty in Accounting

Our expert Weatherhead faculty will make sure you’re well-versed in accountancy literature, and its methods, preparing you to make an immediate, lasting impact on the field.

Endless Options in the Field

From student organizations to an extensive events calendar, earning your PhD at Weatherhead means new experiences for you—no matter your areas of interest.

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Your Next Step Starts Now

Ready to earn your terminal degree and become a thought leader in the field of accounting? Get started today: