Invest in the Future of Your Profession

The Accounting Doctoral Scholars Program was created by the biggest accounting firms, in conjunction with the AICPA Foundation, to advocate for an increased number of accounting professors with real-world experience in audit and tax. Beginning with Fall 2021 enrollments, we opened the program to three additional disciplines: management accounting, information systems, and financial accounting with a focus on data analytics.

It is our belief that professionals with recent public accounting experience can add significant value to the university experience by obtaining their doctorate degrees and transitioning into an academic faculty role. As an accounting professor, you will go on to teach and research, mentor the next generation of students, and help to shape the future of our profession.

Following this career path can be a life-changing step, for yourself and for the minds you influence in the university setting. Please explore our Resource Center to learn more about how you can make a positive impact on the accounting profession for years to come.




The program sponsors are committed to helping address the shortage of accounting faculty by providing funding for the ADS Program and by encouraging members of their organizations to consider becoming accounting faculty members. *Note: Pre-mergers and acquisitions of sponsoring organizations, for a complete list of sponsors, please email us.


Accounting Doctoral Scholars Graduates

Accounting Doctoral Scholars Program asked accounting faculty members and doctoral students to share their experiences. Watch the brief video to hear what your peers have to say about what it’s like to study for a Ph.D.