PhD specialisation in Accounting and Auditing
The specialisation offers an active and dynamic research environment in our three main research areas: Management Accounting; Financial Accounting and Auditing; and Economics, Ethics and Law. Faculty members are dedicated to guiding and supporting PhD candidates in their research education.
The PhD specialisation in Accounting and Auditing includes a diverse course portfolio inside and outside the department. Our PhD candidates are actively encouraged to make use of the opportunities in engaging in our international network for course work as well as for other research activities.
Areas of research
A minimum of 45 credits need to be completed normally within the second year.
REG511 Cost and Performance Measurement 7,5 ECTS Autumn MET501A Research Designs and Methodological Choices 5 ECTS Autumn MET501C Research Designs and Methodological Choices: Research Proposal (Accounting Track) 2,5 ECTS Autumn MET504 Theory and Research Evaluation MET513 Academic Writing in a Research Setting 2,5 ECTS Autumn MET512 Qualitative Methods: The Basics MET524 Research Ethics for the Social Sciences 2,5 ECTS Spring, Autumn MET510 Scientific Methods 5 ECTS Spring
PhD candidates are also encouraged to attend short specialisation courses at other Scandinavian or European Universities. Once a year, all PhD candidates meet at the PhD day - a lively workshop where they present and discuss each other’s work.
Requirements for admission
Requirements for admission
Applicants should hold a Master’s degree in business administration, economics, or comparable discipline. It is beneficial if applicants have a background in either quantitative or qualitative empirical methods. They should also be fluent in English. Moreover, non-Scandinavian applicants should complement their application with recent GMAT or GRE tests.
Every PhD candidate is provided with office space, computer facilities and administrative support. We make a particular effort to include the PhD candidates in the research activities of the department.
We also arrange the possibility for PhD candidates to pay a long term visit to foreign institution that are part of the department’s networks.
PHD STUDENTS AND PROJECTS
Here you can meet the current PhD students at the Department of Accounting, Auditing and Law and find out more about their projects.
- Svein Abrahamsen
- Hilde Kinserdal 2017
- Hildegunn Løken Sandal 2016
- Galina Goncharenko 2016
- Kjell Ove Røsok 2016
- Danielius Valuckas 2016
- Alena Golyagina 2016
- Patricia Wellmeyer 2016
- Anita Meidell 2016
- Han Wu 2016
- Carmen Olsen 2015
- Karl Sæbjørn Kjøllesdal 2014
- Jeff Downing 2013
- Ellen H. Marthinsen Kulset 2013
- Tor-Erik Olsen 2012
- Cathrine Kleppestø 2011
- Anne Isabelle Robbestad 2011
- Ken Blindheim 2010
- Na Zhou 2010
- Leif Atle Beisland 2009
- Jonas Gaudernack 2008
- Liv Bente Hannevik Friestad 2008
- Jiozhou Wang 2007
- Finn Kinserdal 2006 (in Norwegian)