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Research

Doctoral Program in Accounting

    • CRICOS Code: 056955G | 092763F

    What will I study?

    Overview

    Successful candidates for the five-year doctoral program are first admitted into the coursework program Master of Commerce (Accounting) (CRICOS code:092763F). The coursework component consists of 16 subjects (200 points) over two years.

    Students who complete the coursework at the required level will proceed to the PhD degree where they will complete the thesis, typically in three years.

    Please note the Master of Commerce (Accounting) is offered on a full-time basis only

    Structure GMAT or GRE# Research ProposalSupervision
    • 2 years coursework
    • 3 years research thesis
    GMAT 100-word proposal as part of CV No need to locate a supervisor prior to applying

    #Completed within last 5 years at time of application.

    The Doctor of Philosophy degree is awarded on the basis of a thesis of approximately 80,000–100,000 words, in which candidates report on an independent, sustained and academically supervised research project investigating a specialised topic.

    Specialisations

    With research strengths in a number of key areas, the Department can offer PhD supervision for topics in a wide range of specialisations, including: Areas of specialisation the Department can supervise

    Areas of specialisation the Department can supervise
    Capital markets-based accounting research Contracting theory and research
    Earnings management Valuation
    International financial reporting Performance management
    Performance impact of corporate downsizing Strategic cost management
    Strategy implementation Management control system design
    Inter-organisational networks Economics of auditing and auditor behaviour
    The pricing of audits Audit quality
    Audit judgement The audit market
    Corporate governance Business forensics
    Accounting information systems Audit technology
    Decision aids Business intelligence
    Enterprise risk management Business value of IT
    Business processes Managerial decision support
    Revenue management  

    PhD candidates within the Department are actively encouraged to publish their research and significant resources are allocated to support a wide range of research activities including conference travel, study abroad and fieldwork. Candidates have the opportunity to apply for teaching appointments as part of their research training.

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