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DBA in Financial Management

Northcentral University's Doctor of Business Administration in Financial Management program is designed to provide learners with an understanding of how accounting and fiscal reporting practices affect organizational decision making. Learn more about this leadership-building program here.

Official Program Name:

Doctor of Business Administration in Financial Management

School Offering Program:

Northcentral University

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Program Prerequisites:

Individuals interested in this program may be accountants, financial advisors, or auditors. Having taken previous courses in statistics, data analysis, or managerial decision making could prove helpful. Applicants to Northcentral University's online graduate programs should already possess a bachelor's degree; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

Students enrolled in the Doctor of Business Administration in Financial Management program have the opportunity to gain skills in fiscal analysis, budgeting, and spending for public and private organizations. The curriculum is designed to examine domestic and global financial issues, including causes of fluctuations in interest and monetary exchange rates. Participants will also have the chance to learn techniques for assessing risk, generating funds, forecasting, and investing internationally. The program is intended to develop students' practical knowledge and qualitative research skills through the integration of individualized subject analysis, exams, projects, and major papers.

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Program Length/Total Credits Required:

In order to obtain a doctoral degree, students must earn at least 54 credit hours. Up to 66 credit hours, however, can be taken if they need additional time to complete dissertation research.

Financial Aid Available:

Financial aid is available to qualifying students. Graduate students may apply for Federal Stafford Loan or the Federal Graduate PLUS Loan. Military personnel and veterans may qualify for special assistance or tuition reduction.

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Required Courses for a Doctor of Business Administration in Financial Management:

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Northcentral University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Doctor of Business Administration Requirements (27 credits)

  • BTM 7101: Doctoral Studies in Business
  • BTM 7300: Scholarly Literature Review
  • MGT 7019: Ethics in Business
  • BTM-7104: Statistics I
  • BTM 7303: Research Methods
  • BTM 7103: Research Design
  • Students choose one:
    • BTM 7106: Quantitative Research Design
    • BTM 7108: Quantitative Research Design
  • BTM 7109: Planning Dissertation Research in Business
  • CMP 9600B: DBA Portfolio

Financial Management Requirements (students choose five classes for 15 credits)

  • FIN 7012: Advanced Corporate Finance
  • FIN 7013: Investment Portfolio Analysis
  • FIN 7014: Managing Financial Institutions
  • FIN 7015: Advanced Financial Statement Analysis
  • FIN 7016: Financial Management for International Business
  • FIN 7018: Accounting and Control for Nonprofit Organizations

Dissertation Courses (12 credits)

  • DIS 9901A: Components of the Dissertation
  • DIS 9902A: The Dissertation Proposal
  • DIS 9903A: Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Data Collection
  • DIS 9904A: The Dissertation Manuscript and Defense

Post Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Individuals who have completed this Northcentral University program could be able to undertake additional responsibilities in their current place of employment. They could also seek opportunities with businesses, banks, churches, colleges, philanthropic organizations, or government agencies. Graduates could work in such areas as professional consulting, business management, financial analysis, or organizational planning.

Specific job titles that graduates could pursue might include:

  • Finance director
  • Business manager
  • Accounting and finance professor

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