Doctoral Program in Accounting

  • CRICOS code: 056955G | 092763F

The experience


At MBS, we offer a comprehensive program to support your learning, develop your skills and enrich your degree. We encourage you to be involved both on and off campus, and to make the most of your time outside the classroom.

Top-Tier Research & High-Quality Teaching

Professor Margaret Abernethy
Professor Margaret Abernethy, Accounting PhD Director

Professor Margaret Abernethy

Professor Abernethy is the former Dean of the Faculty and an expert in cost accounting, budgeting, corporate governance, performance management and compensation design. She has received in excess of $2 million in competitive research grants to undertake projects in a variety of industries and regularly publishes in the highest quality international journals. She was awarded the Telstra Business Woman of the Year (Government and Community) in 2008 for her outstanding contribution to higher education. She is the second woman to ever be inducted into the Australian Accounting Hall of Fame.

Areas of expertise for supervision include:
  • Corporate governance
  • Economics of auditing
  • Enterprise risk management
  • Financial accounting and capital markets
  • Markets-based accounting
  • Organisational performance management
  • Strategic cost management

Meet our Academics

Student experience

Ra-pee Pattanapanyasat
Ra-pee Pattanapanyasat,
PhD candidate Department of Accounting

Ra-pee Pattanapanyasat

"My PhD has enabled me to form a lasting bond with a world-class faculty who provide support in developing my analytical skills and research knowledge through the coursework I undertake and the mentoring I receive. I enjoy meeting and sharing my ideas with top researchers from around the world."

Meet our Graduate Research students