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Director's Welcome

Welcome. It is with pleasure that I introduce our two distinct PhD programs in Accountancy and in Business.

Bentley University is home to a dynamic community of scholars. We offer two rigorous PhD programs, one in the field of Accountancy and the other in the field of Business. We have two overarching goals.  First, we prepare students for a career in academia. Second, we encourage students to produce high-quality publishable research.

Bentley University is a global leader in business education. It is both AACSB and EQUIS accredited. We have a personalized approach to doctoral education. During the application and recruitment phase we match student research interests with faculty research interests. This early alignment helps optimize each student’s experience at Bentley, as well as to achieve career and research success.

Our Accountancy and Business programs each contain a set of core courses and electives. The PhD in Accountancy provides training in the major areas of accounting, including financial accounting, managerial control and quantitative methods.  It also provides an opportunity for courses in business ethics and corporate social responsibility, as does the Business PhD degree.

The PhD in Business degree is broad-based and is inherently interdisciplinary. It attracts students from the fields of management to mathematical science to information systems. Students study a core set of subjects and there is ample opportunity to work with advisors to navigate their path in the chosen research area. 

Bentley University’s campus is located on a classic New England campus. It is located only nine miles from the center of Boston and Bentley provides a free shuttle bus from campus to Harvard Square. Bentley is a dynamic community of scholars, professionals, and creative thinkers with a history of innovative educational practices.

Bentley’s PhD program is offered on a full-time basis. Successful applicants receive a generous stipend. We provide free tuition and individual student health insurance. Resources are provided for research and conference travel. At Bentley University, we care about the success of every student. This personalized approach has allowed us to create successful graduates who now hold faculty positions at prestigious institutions. 

Should you require more information, feel free to contact us to discuss whether the program is a good fit, given your interests and ambitions. We look forward to hearing from you and wish you the best of luck in all of your endeavors, wherever they may lead you.

Martin Conyon
PhD Program Director
Trustee Professor in Corporate Governance