Accounting and Business Law

The Accounting Area is known for its research in a variety of topics, including governance, risk management, compliance, and control in both public and private sector contexts. Through comprehensive coursework, faculty prepare students for careers in financial services and public accounting firms, as well as consulting, industry, and government.

The Accounting Area faculty are leaders in scholarship and serve as thought-leaders in their respective fields, shaping real-world discussions through their interactions with global institutions and companies.

Our research draws on economics, psychology, finance, and statistics to study issues related to the use of accounting information by capital markets and companies. Such issues include:

  • The pricing of securities in capital markets;
  • The design of performance measurement and incentive systems; and
  • Best practices in risk management and corporate governance.

Faculty in the area teach in the Undergraduate, MBA, EMBA, GEMBA, and EML programs, with courses on financial reporting and management control. Our faculty are dedicated to providing a transformational educational experience to each of our students.

Recent Publications

The faculty of the Georgetown McDonough Accounting and Business Law Program are frequently publishing work at the forefront of theory and practice

News from Accounting and Business Law

Breaking the Cycle

April 1st, 2019

Georgetown University launched a program to transform the lives of a highly select group of District of Columbia residents released from the city’s correctional facilities who show strong potential to become successful leaders and role models in their communities.

Experts Discuss Social Impact Investing in San Francisco

March 1st, 2019

Alumni gathered Feb. 25 in San Francisco to hear a panel of executives in finance and social entrepreneurship discuss impact investing with Bill Novelli, founder of McDonough’s Global Social Enterprise Initiative and distinguished professor of the practice.

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