Fox’s Department of Accounting invited to join top-level consortium

The Finance and Accounting departments at Temple University’s Fox School of Business have been chosen to join the Consortium on Financial Economics and Accounting (CFEA), an exclusive networking community open to North American business schools.

The Consortium is designed to promote accounting and finance research among several of the field’s leading universities. Paper presentations at CFEA conferences allow the opportunity for PhD candidates to engage with industry experts and promote mentorship. Admitted in October 2015, the Fox School joins eight other CFEA member institutions: Georgia State University, Indiana University, New York University, Rutgers University, Tulane University, University of Maryland, University of Texas, and University of Toronto.


The PhD concentration in Accounting produces high-caliber doctoral graduates who are ready to assume faculty responsibilities in accounting and related departments at major research universities. The department is comprised of 15 full-time faculty members who hold doctorates from top business schools, with several serving on editorial boards for preeminent accounting journals such as The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Economics, and Contemporary Accounting Research. Four of our current faculty members have received prestigious American Accounting Association (AAA) awards, including the Notable Contribution to the Accounting Literature Award, the Distinguished Contribution to Accounting Literature Award, and the Notable Contribution to Auditing Literature Award.

The Fox Department of Accounting ranks within the Top 10 accounting programs for research across all topics since 1990 in Brigham Young University’s Accounting Rankings, and the Fox PhD concentration in Accounting has been ranked within the Top 20 for research in all methods and topics for the last three years. Additionally, the PhD program is ranked highly by Brigham Young University in specific archival areas: Auditing (#4), Managerial (#8), and Financial (#26).

Recent graduates of the Fox PhD concentration in Accounting have accepted research positions at universities recognized within the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education™, including University of Connecticut, Binghamton University, Virginia Commonwealth University, American University, University of Texas at San Antonio, and Stony Brook University., Senior alumni of the program hold endowed chaired professorships, as well as senior administrative positions such as dean or chancellor, at other major universities. Some alumni have also received Outstanding Dissertation Awards from the American Accounting Association, and one recent PhD alumnus received the AAA International Section Outstanding Dissertation Award.

To ensure that their applications receive early attention, applicants are encouraged to email Professor Jagan Krishnan with their Curriculum Vitae and GMAT score report even before starting the formal application process. For more information please consult the Accounting Department website and program promotional materials.


Financial Aid

All students admitted to this program are considered for full financial support for up to five years. Funding typically comes in the form of research or teaching assistantship and includes full tuition and a competitive stipend. The funding is renewable every year, subject to good progress and annual evaluations. Fellowship consideration will be given to applications received by December 15th.