Accounting PhD

The PhD Programme in Accounting trains students to conduct original academic research dealing with the use of accounting information. The coursework and structure is similar to top US accounting PhD programmes.

While the students focus on examining contemporary accounting research topics, they are provided with rigorous training in microeconomics, information economics, corporate finance, asset pricing, game theory, and econometric methods in the first two years of the programme.   

Students begin active research at an early stage and work closely with faculty throughout the programme. Weekly research workshops by faculty experts from all around the world and the accounting doctoral courses expose students to a wide range of topics, 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.


PhD applications

If you're interested in applying to join the LBS PhD programme, please click on the link below to visit our PhD pages.

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