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Our Mission

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.

Our Philosophy

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

Accounting Programs

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.