Graduate Studies at University of Waterloo

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Accounting (PhD in Management)

Graduate Studies at University of Waterloo

Faculty:Faculty of Arts
Field of Study:Accounting
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:16 Month(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $9,000


The Accounting field in Laurier’s PhD in Management program prepares you for an academic career. You will be encouraged to focus your learning and research in empirical financial accounting or behavioural management accounting.

Our program provides students with a breadth of knowledge of accounting theory and research methodologies. Through teaching and research assistantships, coursework, seminars, and independent research, students develop analytical and interpretive skills as well as intellectual independence. We welcome applications from students in accounting or related fields, such as finance or economics. We have one of the largest Accounting programs in Canada with 34 faculty and lecturers. Over the past 21 years, we have had 10 gold medalists on the Uniform Final Evaluation (now the Common Final Examination, administered by CPA Canada); this is more than any other university in Canada.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  • Successful completion of a Master's degree or Honour's Bachelor's degree with at least an 80% average.
  • Students from various backgrounds, including economics, mathematics, statistics, behavioural science, and related disciplines are encouraged to apply. Admissions will not be confined to those with a background in accounting, commerce, or business administration.
  • Application Notes :
  • Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • Résumé
  • Supplementary information form
  • Transcript(s)
  • 3 academic references
  • English language proficiency (ELP) (if applicable)
  • * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on September 27, 2022