PhD Programme in Accounting
As a PhD student within the major Accounting at Hanken you have excellent support for conducting research in:
- Financial Accounting,
- Sustainable Investing and ESG,
- Corporate Governance and
The programme prepares you both for an academic career and analytical or managing positions on the international job market.
Networks, Courses and Resources
As a PhD student with us you have access to a broad range of courses, conferences and workshops both in Finland and abroad. You also have full access to an extensive set of national and international financial databases.
Our major is affiliated with KATAJA, the Graduate School of Accounting and the Nordic Accounting Research Network. You are also encouraged and financially supported to participate and present your work in international conferences.
The coursework (60 ECTS) typically consists of courses in Accounting, Statistics and Econometrics, and takes approximately one year to complete (Hanken PhD programme structure). Normally, students graduate within 4-5 years of full time studies.
While the focus of the studies is on research, we also give you the opportunity to engage in teaching activities, where you can challenge, inspire and motivate our brightest BSc and MSc students.
Supervisors in Accounting
The supervisors at the department are all active researchers and highly committed to helping you develop and analyse the most challenging research questions.
Associate Professor Othmar Lehner
Associate Professor Hanna Silvola
Associate Professor Dennis Sundvik
Associate Professor Benita Gullkvist
Associate Professor Henrik Höglund
Assistant Professor Kim Ittonen (Auditing)
If you are interested in pursuing a PhD with us, please don't hesitate to contact assistant professor Kim Ittonen.
The Hanken PhD Programme
Hanken School of Economics is an acknowledged research-oriented business school that offers a stimulating research environment and financial support for outstanding PhD students from around the world. In particular, Hanken provides all newly admitted doctoral students with full-time grant funding for the first 24 months of studies, conditional on good progress and we do not charge tuition.