Director: Professor Maria João Major
The Department of Accounting is part of the six departments that currently make up the Business School of ISCTE – IUL. The Department has become well-known for its high quality in teaching in both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes, as well research. The faculty staff presently comprises twenty-nine members, most of them in a full-time basis. Many of the faculty members hold a PhD from prestigious European and US universities. Additionally, the Department has a group of visiting professors who hold top positions in leading Portuguese firms and government institutions. Their professional expertise in the area has helped to bridge the gap between the business world and the University.
Many of the textbooks adopted for undergraduate and postgraduate courses by leading Portuguese universities have been written by numerous members of the Accounting Department staff. Moreover, the Department has been encouraging high-quality research at an international level; as result of this, staff members have published in top accounting journals, such as the European Accounting Review, Journal of Business Ethics, Management Accounting Research, Accounting, Organizations and Society, Abacus, Accounting and Business Research, Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, just to mention a few.