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
Date Written: August 8, 2013
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
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