The dual mission of the accounting group at Questrom is to produce cutting-edge research informing both policy-making and practice, and to provide our students with the necessary financial knowledge and skills to exercise ethical organizational leadership and sound decision-making in an increasingly complex and interconnected world.
We view the measurement and communication of financial performance as foundational in effective decision-making and efficient capital allocation in organizations and markets.
We engage in research motivated by timely real-world questions, and seek to enrich policy and business debates with actionable insights.
We prepare students to quantify, analyze, and communicate the impact of organizational activities in a manner relevant and accessible to all stakeholders.
Our Research Interests
- Corporate governance
- Managerial compensation
- Insider trading
- Corporate social responsibility
- Fair value reporting
- Financial disclosure
- Global reporting and regulation
The Accounting Department supports an accounting concentration at the undergraduate level, which includes CPA-required coursework for placement in audit and tax positions at major accounting firms. The department also offers MBA electives, and supports a PhD program in accounting, emphasizing empirical research on archival financial data.