PhD Accounting Sciences

By | January 20, 2017

PhD Accounting Sciences

Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
Duration of study: 2 years
Total credits: 360

Programme Information

The degree comprises the writing of a dissertation and an article for publication in a recognised scientific journal

Admission Requirements

  • Relevant Master’s degree

Research Information

The weight of the research component contributes 100% towards the total requirements for the degree.

PhD Accounting Sciences

PhD in Accounting

A PhD in Accounting (or doctorate in accounting degree) is an advanced graduate degree–the highest available–that equips students to work at the highest levels of the accounting field in private, public, and government accounting, as well as in education. Graduates with a PhD in Accounting are prepared to make contributions to accounting research and theory as well as advance the practical applications of accounting science. Increasing government regulation is leading to healthy growth in career opportunities for accountants, and the education graduates of PhD in Accounting degree programs receive in research and theory prepares them to explain how regulations may impact their business.

Why Pursue a PhD in Accounting Degree?

A PhD in Accounting degree is the highest level accounting degree that career accountants and auditors can obtain. As such, graduates with a PhD in Accounting command competitive salaries and can enter the job market as in-demand candidates at all levels of business. Government accounting positions are also available to graduates; these positions are highly sought after and compared to a lower level degree, a PhD can make a candidate more attractive to government employers. Graduates with a doctorate in accounting are also eligible to work as faculty and researchers at the college level.

PhD Accounting Sciences

Faculty Enquiries
Economic and Management Sciences  Ignatius Dire  +27 (0)12 420 5278 ignatious.dire@up.ac.za
Alta Erasmus +27 (0) 12 420 3062 alta.erasmus@up.ac.za