Accounting is the language of business, the scoreboard which measures operational success and failure. Used by managers within the firm, accounting provides the information necessary to make effective decisions in the international marketplace.
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PHD, Business Administration: Finance
The Finance PhD provides a foundation in financial theory and empirical skills, analyzing the concepts of finance, the workings of markets and intermediaries, and financial decision-making.
Degree Type: Doctoral
Degree Program Summary:
The PhD in Business Administration with a focus in Finance prepares students for careers in research and teaching in academic or government research institutions. The program provides a strong foundation in financial and economic theory and the methodological skills needed to execute research projects.
Graduates understand the fundamental concepts of finance, the workings of financial markets and financial intermediaries, and corporate financial decision-making. Faculty members work closely with students and provide a stimulating intellectual environment that fosters collaboration. Graduates are placed at major research and teaching universities in the U.S. and overseas as well as in finance positions in private and public sector organizations.
Prospective applicants can obtain information about the PhD program, including admission requirements, application deadlines and application materials from the program website. More specific information about the PhD in finance, including a sample plan of study, course descriptions and faculty bios, can be found at the department’s PhD page.
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- Athens Housing Authority, GA
- Bain & Company
- Bennett Thrasher
- Carr, Riggs & Ingram
- Cherry Bekaert
- Citizens M&A Advisory
- CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen)
- Coomer, Coomer & Routhier PC
- Draffin Tucker
- Elliott Davis
- Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB)
- Frazier & Deeter
- Georgia Department of Audits & Accounts
- Goldman Sachs
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- Grant Thornton
- Hancock Askew & Co.
- HLB Gross Collins
- IFRS Foundation
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- Wuhan Union Hospital
Department Head, J.M. Tull School of Accounting Theodore (Ted) E. Christensen
Program Director, Master of Accountancy Jennifer L. Chapman
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Meet the team.
Dr. Herbert Snyder
BS Babson College, Accounting/Management, 1981
PhD Syracuse University, Information Science, 1994
BBA Georgia College & State University, Business Administration, 1986
Dr. Adel Almasarwah
PhD Loughborough University, Accounting, 2016
MS University of Al Albayt, Accounting, 2005
BS University of Mutah, Accounting, 2003
Cost Accounting, Auditing and Accounting Analytics
Victor Scott Burns
Master Georgia State University, Taxation, 1990
BBA West Georgia College, Accounting, 1989
MACC Georgia College & State University, Accounting, 2008
BA University of West Florida, Mathematics, 1986
Dr. Mohammad Jizi
PhD University of Durham (Durham, U.K.), Accounting and Finance, 2013
Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), The Institute of Internal Auditors (Florida, USA), 2008
MBA Lebanese American University (Lebanon), 2004
BBA Lebanese University (Lebanon), Accounting and Finance, 2002
Corporate governance, Sustainability reporting, and audit quality.
MBA Ohio State University, Business, 1989
BS Ohio State University, Accounting, 1987
Dr. Sandria Stephenson
Post Doctorate University of Florida, Accounting, 2013
PhD University of Georgia The, Adult Education, 2008
MBA Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, Business Administration Grad, 1998
BA University of the Virgin Islands, Accounting, 1992
AA University of the Virgin Islands, Business Management, 1992
Teaching and Learning in Accounting, Cost Analysis and Management, Sustainability, Diversity and Equity in Accounting
Dr. Eddie Thomas
PhD University of Florida, Accounting, 2017
MACC Georgia College & State University, Accounting, 2009
PhD Emory University, Philosophy, 1998
MA Emory University, Philosophy, 1992
BA Claremont Mckenna College, Philosophy, 1989
Audit and corporate social responsibility
LLM University of Miami, Law/Estate Planning, 1997
JD Mercer University, Law, 1994
BBA Georgia College & State University, Accounting, 1991
PhD Texas Tech University, Political Science, 2018
JD University of Dayton School of Law, Law, 2008
BBA Baylor University, BBA Economics, 2005
Religion and politics, Constitutional Law, National Security Law
JD University of Georgia, Law, 2003
AB University of Georgia, Political Science, 2000
AB University of Georgia, Public Relations, 2000
Business law pedagogy, corporate sustainability, business ethics and corporate liability
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