started subdepartments where Ph.D. graduates in accounting offer analysis on how new regulations will affect company reports, stock prices, and credit ratings.
Before investing time and money in the pursuit of a doctorate degree, thoroughly research your options. Here are some suggested guides:
Getting What You Came For: The Smart Student’s Guide to Earning a Master’s or a Ph.D. by Robert L. Peters (Farrar, Straus and Giroux; $15)
So What Are You Going to Do With That? by Susan Basalla, Maggie Debelius (Farrar Straus & Giroux; $15)
Predoctoral programs, like the one offered by NYU’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business (www.stern.nyu.edu/phd/predoctoral), help prepare students for doctoral programs by providing them with a foundation for success in doctoral studies.
The Ph.D. career Website gives information on how to leave academia and resources for alternative careers (www.phd career.com).