PhD in Accounting Programme at School of Accountancy, Singapore Management University, Singapore


Academic excellence is at the heart of what makes SMU School of Accountancy (SOA) great. Knowledge creation and dissemination is integral to our mission. SOA is committed to advancing the world’s understanding of the role of accounting in financial markets and corporations and has gained international recognition for its research productivity throughout the years. We have achieved international recognition for our high quality research and is now ranked top 7 in the world and 1st in Asia for All Methods – All Topics on the Brigham Young University Accounting Research Rankings 2021.

The PhD Training at SOA is designed to deepen students’ knowledge, broaden their horizons, and strengthen their capacities of conducting independent and responsible research. Our program offers two distinctive features: a very high level of engagement between distinguished faculty and doctoral students and a very generous financial support for students in terms of both living expenses and research activities. Our school is a dynamic community, and we welcome candidates around the world to apply to our PhD Program.

If you are passionate about research and keen to pursue an academic career, we encourage you to explore and embark on a transformational journey with us. For more details of the programme, please visit

Details on the application process and required documents can be found at:

Join us for an online information session on 30 November 2022, 3pm - 4pm (SGT) to find out more. Please register at today.

Our application period is open from 1st August 2022 to 31st January 2023. For any enquires regarding the PhD programme, please email