An Initial Placement Research Ranking of U.S. Accounting Doctoral Programs

Baldwin, Amelia Annette and Brad S. Trinkle. 2013. An Initial Placement Research Ranking of U.S. Accounting Doctoral Programs. Accounting Educators' Journal, Volume XXII, pp. 1-26.

Posted: 9 Aug 2013

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Amelia A. Baldwin

University of Arkansas at Fort Smith

Brad S. Trinkle

Mississippi State University - School of Accountancy

Date Written: August 8, 2013

Abstract

This study provides a ranking of U.S. accounting doctoral programs based on the initial placement in U.S. academic institutions of two decades of graduates. The rankings focus on the accounting research productivity of the initial employer institutions as measured by Chan, Chen, and Cheng (2007). Rankings are made based on overall placement, placement in doctoral granting institutions, and placement in AACSB accredited institutions. Results show that rankings of doctoral programs may change over time and, in some cases, changes may be dramatic. This study’s findings may be useful to potential doctoral students in evaluating programs, as well as to new accounting doctoral graduates and to other accounting academicians considering entering the job market and targeting accounting doctoral granting institutions. Secondarily, hiring institutions may use this study for benchmarking expectations of graduates.

Keywords: accounting, graduate programs, ranking, doctoral programs, initial placement, academic careers, academic placement, accountancy

Suggested Citation

Baldwin, Amelia A. and Trinkle, Brad S., An Initial Placement Research Ranking of U.S. Accounting Doctoral Programs (August 8, 2013). Baldwin, Amelia Annette and Brad S. Trinkle. 2013. An Initial Placement Research Ranking of U.S. Accounting Doctoral Programs. Accounting Educators' Journal, Volume XXII, pp. 1-26.. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2307782

Amelia A. Baldwin (Contact Author)

University of Arkansas at Fort Smith ( email )

5210 Grand Ave.
P.O. Box 3649
Forth Smith, AR 72913-3649
United States

Brad S. Trinkle

Mississippi State University - School of Accountancy ( email )

Mississippi State, MS 39762
United States

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