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Accounting PhD programme

Conduct advanced and original academic research. Join the next generation of accounting scholars.


Achieve academic excellence

Achieve academic excellence

Working closely with our international faculty experts throughout your degree, you'll begin active research at an early stage.

  • Enjoy a structure similar to top US accounting PhD programmes and benefit from rigorous training in the first two years. Subjects include:

    • microeconomics

    • information economics

    • corporate finance

    • asset pricing

    • game theory

    • econometric methods. 

  • Experience weekly research workshops and accounting doctoral courses, including:

    • accounting information and capital markets 

    • fundamental analysis and valuation

    • executive compensation

    • empirical finance and accounting anomalies 

    • information intermediaries and corporate networks

    • corporate governance

    • accounting information and political economics

    • accruals

    • earnings quality and earnings management 

    • international accounting standards

    • private equity and venture capital.

Next steps

Ready to join the LBS PhD programme? We’d love to hear from you.

Interested in applying? We recruit students through our annual PhD application process.

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