Ph.D. in the School of Accountancy

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The accounting concentration of the Coles College doctoral degree in Business Administration is designed to develop scholars for academic careers. The research-active faculty exposes doctoral candidates to four major research areas: 

  • Auditing 
  • Corporate Governance 
  • Financial Accounting 
  • Tax
Doctorate students will also be exposed to a variety of research methods including archival, behavioral, and qualitative. Our research diversity allows doctoral candidates to explore a wide range of contemporary research areas and methods and provides a comprehensive and rich learning experience. 
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The School of Accountancy Advantage

Future Doctors of Business Administration will conduct research in the School of Accountancy at KSU, setting them apart from the rest!  

One of the Top-Rated Schools: The School of Accountancy boasts a reputation as one of the top-rated schools in the world.  

Stand Alone Accreditation: The School of Accountancy Ph.D. concentration is separately accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB – International).  

One of Twelve World-Wide:

The School of Accountancy is one of only twelve colleges and universities in the world that is recognized at the IIA’s Center of Excellence Level

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  • Our business doctoral program graduates have published widely in peer-reviewed journals such as:

    • Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory 
    • Journal of the American Taxation Association 
    • Journal of Accounting and Public Policy 
    • Accounting Horizons 
    • Issues in Accounting Education 
    • Journal of Business Ethics 
    • Current Issues in Auditing 
    • Journal of Forensic Accounting Research 
    • Journal of Forensic and Investigative Accounting 

    Our Doctorate of Business Administration graduates include placements in well-perceived universities across the nation: 

    • Florida International University 
    • Georgia Southwestern State University 
    • Lehigh University 
    • Middle Tennessee State University 
    • Sam Houston State University 
    • Tennessee Tech University 
    • Texas A&M University – Commerce 
    • University of Tennessee – Chattanooga 
    • University of Scranton 
    • University of South Alabama 
    • University of South Carolina – Aiken 
    • Valdosta State University 

    Several doctoral graduates have won various research awards! 

    Doctoral candidates have access to one of the most comprehensive sets of archival research databases including Audit Analytics, Boardex, Compustat, Capital-IQ, CRSP, and IBES. In addition, Kennesaw State’s location in metro Atlanta allows for interaction with the business community.

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