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

Are These the Best Colleges for Undergraduate Accounting Degrees?

September 1st, 2020

If you’re looking at potential earnings alone, Georgetown University is the school for you. That’s according to a new study published Best Accounting Software, a platform that rates and reviews financial software. And the 67 accounting graduates of Georgetown earned a median $83,100 — far higher than any other school and the overall average of all 598 schools to be included of $46,528.