Accounting Department at the Carlson School has one of the premier
theoretical programs in the nation. We are ranked No. 1 in analytical
financial accounting and No. 4 in analytical managerial accounting in a
recent study based on the number of publications produced by the
department's PhD graduates in the last 20 years (http://www.byuaccounting.net/
The premier reputation of the Accounting PhD program is a point of extreme pride for our Department’s faculty. And we are committed to upholding and expanding this reputation through our continued dedication to working closely with our students in preparing them to enter a life of scholarly research.
Our program is focused on two areas of accounting research: Analytical/Theoretical Modeling and Empirical Financial Accounting. We offer a wide array of seminars, an active research workshop series, and host two national research conferences each year; all focused on the two areas of research we emphasize. Our students thereby gain immediate and continued exposure to the most important research in our field in “real-time”.
We feel that the measure of any PhD program is the success of its graduates, so we are especially proud of our performance on this dimension. Our graduates have been placed at and tenured at the most prestigious business schools in the nation, including those at Carnegie Mellon University, University of California Berkeley, University of Chicago, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, University of Texas Austin, Northwestern University and Ohio State University.