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The Accounting Division’s students may specialize in either financial or managerial accounting. They are trained in both theory and empirical research methods. Recent graduates of the doctoral program include Divya Anantharaman (Rutgers), Moshe Bareket (Duke University), Woo-Jin Chang (INSEAD), Feng Chen (University of Toronto), Mingcherng Deng (University of Minnesota), Thomas Issaevitch (University of Minnesota), Sharon Katz (Harvard), Jing Li (Carnegie Mellon), Jing Liu (UCLA), Xiaojing Meng (NYU), Beatrice Michaeli (UCLA), Bugra Ozel (UCLA), Ron Shalev (Washington University in St. Louis), Nir Yehuda (Cornell), Xiao-Jun Zhang (University of California-Berkeley), and Julie Lei Zhu (Boston University).

The PhD program, which requires four to five years of full-time study, prepares students for posts at leading academic and research institutions. The division currently has a diverse group of doctoral students from China, India, Israel, Korea, Russia, Spain, Sweden, and the United States.

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"I've found every professor to be not only friendly and helpful, but also knowledgeable of current academic research and how it applies to the real world." ~Colleen Honisberg, Accounting Doctoral Student

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