Diverse majors with hard-to-find concentrations
- business process innovation
- information systems
- international business specialization
- organizational behavior & human resources
- real estate
- risk management & insurance
- Students play an active role in the design of the program of study during the coursework phase of the program.
- Students take 15 hours of research methods courses, 18 hours of discipline-specific coursework within their major, and nine hours are dedicated to a secondary area of interest.
Research is the main component of the PhD program. Students are mentored by highly research productive faculty and are strongly encouraged to publish in scholarly journals and present research papers at national and regional conferences. Students are also encouraged to attend Robinson’s Research Workshops. Robinson’s PhD program aims to graduate individuals who are sought after for faculty positions in research-oriented universities.
Andrew Newman is a Moore Research Fellow and a professor in the School of Accounting at the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina. He joined the Moore School in 2013 after four years as an assistant professor in accounting at the University of Pittsburgh. Drew holds a Ph.D. from Georgia State University (2009) and a B.S. (1997) and a M.S. (1998) in Accounting from the University of Alabama.
Prior to returning to academia, Drew spent approximately six years working in the greater Atlanta, Ga. area as an auditor with Ernst & Young as well as in various corporate accounting functions.
Drew’s primary teaching and research interests are in managerial accounting. He currently teaches management accounting classes to undergraduate students, masters students, and PhD students. His specific research interests relate to conducting experiments in order to better understanding how performance incentives, information systems, and management control systems influence employees’ behavior in organizations. His research has been published in top academic journals, including The Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, and Accounting, Organizations, and Society.
Statement on how Robinson prepared me for a career in academia:
The rigor of the Ph.D. program at Robinson combined with the hands-on mentoring of the faculty really prepared me well for a career in academia. From a research perspective, being able to learn first-hand from top researchers in a variety of business-related fields such as accounting and economics really helped me both appreciate the value of high quality research and understand how to conduct such research. At the same time, a high value was put on teaching and I was afforded the resources and opportunities to learn how to be an effective teacher. My experience at Robinson continues to serve me well even more than 10 years after graduation.
Recent placements include:
- Auburn University
- Baylor University
- Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
- Iowa State University
- Lehigh University
- Michigan State University
- Pepperdine University
- Texas A&M
- Texas Christian University
- University of Cincinnati
- University of Denver
- University of Leeds
- University of Ottawa
- Virginia Tech
Typically 5 years
Students typically receive tuition waivers and stipends to cover living expenses.
Downtown or Buckhead
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