The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is one of the most prestigious accounting Ph.D. programs in the world. In annual surveys of U.S. accounting faculty, the University of Illinois is consistently ranked among the top five accounting Ph.D. programs in the nation (Public Accounting Report 2012, 2013, and 2014). These rankings reflect our strong commitment to preparing scholars for successful careers in research and teaching at leading academic institutions.

Our distinguished faculty have a diverse set of research interests and are at the forefront of auditing, financial accounting, managerial accounting, and taxation research. Doctoral students work closely with the faculty in developing their research skills, conducting joint research and developing their dissertation ideas. In fact, a point of emphasis has been the development of co-authored projects among doctoral students and faculty members.  To prepare students for these collaborations, our Ph.D. curriculum helps develop research and writing skills.

If your aspiration is a career as an educator and scholar in accounting, a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will provide a foundation needed for success.