PhD in Accounting

PhD in Accounting - Admission Requirements

Applicants for the PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)Degree at the Faculty of Business Administration must hold a master’s degree from the Faculty of Business Administration at Beirut Arab University or any other recognized university that qualifies him / her to pursue their PhD with a minimum CGPA of “2.33” for credit-hour system students and “Good” for academic year system students in the courses of the master’s degree. Postgraduate students should pass the TOEFL exam with a minimum average of 500, or IELTS with a minimum score of “6.5”, or its equivalent in other languages before registering for the thesis.

Career Opportunities

Graduates may seek employment in different settings, since accounting and auditing are necessary for a wide variety of businesses, Government, tax authority, auditing firms (CPA firms) and banks. Hence, our graduates may find careers in accounting, internal auditing, corporate governance, external auditing, budgeting preparation, product costing and cost control, financial accounting, and managerial accounting.

Some career options include:

Tax Accountant
Cost Accountant
Managerial Accountant
Internal Auditor
External Auditor
Governmental Auditor
Finance Controller
Finance Director


The PhD in Accounting (48 Crs.) curriculum consists of the following: 

I. Core Courses (12 Crs.)
Elective Courses (12 Crs.)
III. Thesis (24 Crs.)

See the suggested Study Plan for PhD in Accounting (Download as PDF)