PhD Course Descriptions

ACCT910 - Accounting Theory Research

This is theory course covering topics in agency theory, disclosure theory, and incentive design.

ACCT921 - Empirical Research in Accounting I

This is an empirical literature survey course covering topics that include corporate disclosure, cost of capital, incentives, compensation, governance, financial intermediation, financial reporting, tax, agency theory, cost accounting, capital structure, international financial reporting, analysts, and market efficiency.

ACCT922 - Empirical Research in Accounting II

This is an empirical literature survey course covering topics that include corporate disclosure, cost of capital, incentives, compensation, governance, financial intermediation, financial reporting, tax, agency theory, cost accounting, capital structure, international financial reporting, analysts, and market efficiency.

ACCT930 - Empirical Design in Accounting Research

This is an empirical research design course covering topics related to empirical methodology, causal inference, econometric analysis, and panel data approaches.

Prerequisites: At least one graduate level course in econometrics.

ACCT981 - Workshop Colloquium I

Students attend workshops in departments outside of accounting to provide student exposure to theory, research designs and methods that are being explored outside of accounting to provide breadth of exposure to foster innovative research ideas. Students are required to attend 15 non-accounting workshops over one academic year and write up a referee report for 8 of those workshop papers. They are also required to write up at least one research proposal that stems from theories or research methods gleaned from one or more of the workshops attended.

ACCT982 - Workshop Colloquium II

Students attend workshops in departments outside of accounting to provide student exposure to theory, research designs and methods that are being explored outside of accounting to provide breadth of exposure to foster innovative research ideas. Students are required to attend 15 non-accounting workshops over one academic year and write up a referee report for 8 of those workshop papers. They are also required to write up at least one research proposal that stems from theories or research methods gleaned from one or more of the workshops attended.