University of Pennsylvania

The Wharton School



Philadelphia, PA 19104

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ph.D. - Accounting, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate-Finance and Accounting

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The goal of the Wharton Ph.D. program in accounting is to produce graduates capable of pursuing rewarding academic careers at leading research-oriented universities. For example, the most recent graduates have taken positions at: MIT, University of Chicago, Carnegie-Mellon University, University of Michigan, UCLA, and USC. Only a few students are admitted into the doctoral program each year, which enhances the faculty-student interaction. Because the primary emphasis of the program is on preparing graduates to contribute to accounting research, successful candidates must possess a strong aptitude for abstract thinking and quantitative analysis.


Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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