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PhD in Finance vs PhD in Accounting


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 I would love to have your opinion on which PhD whether in Finance or in Accounting would benefit me in terms of job placement in academia. Is Finance better or is it Accounting ? Love for your thoughts. 

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11 hours ago, hz123 said:

 I would love to have your opinion on which PhD whether in Finance or in Accounting would benefit me in terms of job placement in academia. Is Finance better or is it Accounting ? Love for your thoughts. 

Do research on those who have the kinds of academic jobs you want and look for trends.

Maybe build something with a spreadsheet app. 

Name/ gender/ department/ position/institution / Field of phd / year of ph.d.

You might add another layer to your analysis if you look to see which field leads to more extra-disciplinary positions.

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I once went to an interest meeting for a postdoctoral bridge-to-business program. It was designed to train PhD students in other fields (usually social sciences) to compete for jobs as business faculty, partially to stave a shortage of faculty in business.

Based on the information they passed along in that meeting, I think that finance and accounting are actually pretty close in terms of openings for faculty. I got the sense that accounting may have a slightly better picture, but both fields had more openings than they had qualified candidates to compete for them.

(I'm assuming that you're using this as only one factor and not the primary driving factor in selecting a program.)

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