Statement of Purpose for a Ph.D in Accounting

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What is your purpose? What are your career aspirations? What type of research do you want to conduct? What topics and methods are you intending to pursue? I am applying for admission to the Ph.D. program in accounting because I want a career in the research and teaching of accounting. I have wanted to pursue a PhD in accounting since I was a college sophomore about 25 years ago. A PhD in accounting would provide me with opportunity to fulfill my life-long dream of involving in teaching and play a positive role in the lives of my students the same way my teachers have played in mine. Moreover, it would allow me to be involved in research that advances accounting and information systems in decision making, internal control, and auditing and assurance services. I am interested in conducting research and teaching in managerial accounting, auditing and assurance services and accounting information systems. In particular, I am interested in exploring the role of accounting information systems in decision making, internal control, and auditing. In order to gain an appreciation of these and related issues, it is essential for me to have a strong grounding accounting, accounting information systems, information technology, managerial accounting, as well as gain a general economic and management perspective. Accounting PhD, I believe, would enable me to channel my quantitative and conceptual skills in analyzing accounting issues opening new opportunities in research. Subsequent to earning a Ph.D., I would like to apply for a faculty position at a leading university; and investigate issues concerned with accounting information systems as it affects decision making, internal control and auditing and assurance services. What led you to yo... ... middle of paper ... ...eam of becoming a business professor. I am so passionate about the opportunity to build up tomorrow’s leaders and to contribute to the growth of business theory and practice. Teaching and training of the next generation business leaders is one of the most fascinating roles a business professor could hope to achieve. Furthermore, an accounting professor would engage in research that enhances business thinking and practice. The classroom setting offers the chance to introduce and test what was uncovered in research and learn from the discussions that ensue in class. The class discussions, I believe, would help the reevaluation of the assumptions and conclusions and to further sharpen the focus of the research. I look forward to making this dream a reality. I thank you for taking your time to evaluate my application and take part in making this dream of mine a reality.

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