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PhD in administration - Accounting Studies

PhD in Administration – Accounting Studies

Are you planning on an academic career in the field of accounting studies? Do your PhD in a milieu devoted to research, in a community of professors and researchers renowned for excellence.

Your PhD in short

  • Offered by HEC Montréal jointly with Concordia and McGill universities and the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). This partnership gives you access to resources (faculty and courses) rarely available elsewhere in the world.
  • Full-time program allowing you to complete your studies in 4 or 5 years.
  • Tuition fees waived and competitive funding for the first four years of your studies.

For a career in academia

Placement rate


of the 26 graduates from this doctoral program hold positions as professors at Canadian or foreign universities.

Varied research interests

Professors’ research interests cover financial accounting, management accounting, auditing and taxation. This includes the following themes:

  • Accounting manipulation and fraud
  • Audit market
  • Careers and jobs for accountants
  • Corporate governance
  • Corporate taxation
  • Diversity on boards of directors
  • Executive compensation
  • Financial information and reporting
  • International accounting standards
  • Management control systems
  • Performance measurement
  • Performance measurement systems in NPOs
  • Quality of financial and non-financial information
  • Social responsibility

World-class research in accounting studies

HEC Montréal offers doctoral students in accounting studies an exceptional scientific milieu including two research chairs and a professorship.

Researchers in this specialization work closely with several research groups and knowledge transfer hubs, including:

Program details
90 credits
  • Full time
  • Day

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