Shiva Rajgopal speaks with a student

The Columbia Advantage

Accounting teacher in class


Accounting Doctoral students are trained to conduct rigorous research in financial and managerial accounting. The program prepares students for careers in scholarly research through courses in accounting and related disciplines such as finance and economics, and through close research collaboration with faculty. Graduates take jobs primarily in academic or research institutions. Details about the coursework and research students conduct on their way to earning their doctorate can be found on the academics page.

Students Walking on path


The Accounting Division at Columbia Business school has a track record of training scholars who go on to become academics at many of the world’s most prestigious institutions. Our placement success is due in part to the close working relationship that students develop with the faculty in the division and throughout the School. The School intentionally keeps the PhD program small, making it easier for students to find faculty collaborators and thrive. See our placement page for more information. 

students interacting

Student Life

The Columbia Business School doctoral community consists of 125 students across six programs. The program attracts exceptional students from all over the world who are looking to develop research skills under the tutelage of faculty experts. Students come to the School for the exceptional training but also because they value the diversity, creativity, entrepreneurship and social tolerance that NYC offers. See here for more information on student life.