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PhD in Business Administration - Advanced Accounting

Students enrolled in Northcentral University's PhD in Business Administration with a specialization in Advanced Accounting program have an opportunity to study advanced accounting theory and policy, advanced forensic accounting, advanced managerial accounting, and other relevant topics. Read on to learn more about the PhD in Business Administration with a specialization in Advanced Accounting program here.

Official Program Name:

PhD in Business Administration with a specialization in Advanced Accounting

School Offering Program:

Northcentral University

Degree Level:

Doctorate

Program Prerequisites:

Applicants to Northcentral University's PhD in Business Administration with a specialization in Advanced Accounting program must hold a master's degree with a background in the accounting field. If an applicant has a master's degree but it is in an unrelated area, he or she may be required to take additional courses before being formally admitted into the degree program. Northcentral University's online graduate programs should already possess a bachelor's degree.

Program Description:

A dissertation is required to complete the PhD in Business Administration with a specialization in Advanced Accounting program offered by Northcentral University. Most of the time spent enrolled in the degree program is dedicated towards the completion of a dissertation; however, the curriculum also includes courses on advanced accounting topics. Some of these topics include advanced tax strategies, forensic accounting, managerial accounting, cost accounting, and auditing.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length/Total Credits Required:

60 credits

Financial Aid:

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.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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Required Courses for a PhD in Business Administration with a Specialization in Advanced Accounting:

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

PhD in Business Administration Foundation Courses (33 credits)

  • BUS 7101: Changing Times: Business Administration in the 21st Century
  • BUS 7300: Scholarly Business Communication
  • BUS 7110: The Business Environment
  • BUS 7120: Business Financial Systems
  • BUS 7130: Business Leadership & Strategy
  • BUS 7200: Business Statistics
  • BUS 7310: Introduction to Business Research Design & Methodology
  • Students choose one:
    • BUS 7320: Quantitative Business Research Design & Methodology and BUS 7321: Directed Quantitative Research
    • BUS 7330: Qualitative Business Research Design & Methodology and BUS 7331: Directed Qualitative Research
  • Doctoral Level Elective Course 1
  • CMP 9700B: PhD-BA Portfolio

Doctoral 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

Specialization Courses (15 credit hours)

Select five of the following:

  • ACC 7000: Advanced Managerial Accounting
  • ACC 7010: Advanced Accounting and Fraud Examination Techniques
  • ACC 7015: Advanced Forensic Accounting Theory and Practice
  • ACC 7020: Advanced Accounting for Non-Profit Organizations
  • ACC 7025: Advanced Tax Strategies
  • ACC 7030: Advanced Auditing Methods and Practice
  • ACC 7035: Advanced Accounting Theory and Policy
  • ACC 7045: Advanced Cost Accounting

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Graduates of Northcentral University's PhD in Business Administration with a specialization in Advanced Accounting have the opportunity to pursue jobs in both the private sector and the higher education field. Accounting positions may be offered by financial firms, accounting firms, and mid to large-scale companies and organizations. Graduates also have the opportunity to pursue positions with the Federal Government. Some possible job titles for graduates of this degree program could include:

  • Certified public accountant
  • Internal auditor
  • Professor
  • Tax accountant