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Doctor of Business Administration - Finance

Walden University's Doctor of Business Administration with a specialization in Finance program was created for business program graduates and professionals who want to take the next step in their careers. Read on for some specific information about this program.

Official Program Name:

Doctor of Business Administration with a specialization in Finance

School Offering Program:

Walden University

Degree Level:

Doctoral

Program Prerequisites:

Candidates for Walden University's online Doctor of Business Administration with a specialization in Finance program should have excellent presentation and communication skills. The ability to write well and conduct intensive research are also key attributes of successful students. Applicants to Walden University's programs should have a master's degree; some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

Walden University's online Doctor of Business Administration with a specialization in Finance program is designed for those who want to strengthen their business and financial skills through the completion courses such as organizational leadership and international finance. Students could be able to enhance their understanding of the concept of globalization and the ways in which it benefits emerging markets and organizations. The program's coursework might prepare students to make sound investments and secure funding from conventional sources or venture capitalists. Applied research in the areas of business law and compliance might be carried out. Laws such as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Sarbanes-Oxley, and Dodd-Frank could also be explored.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

78 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Walden University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for a Doctor of Business Administration with a specialization in Finance

Walden University requires that applicants earn 78 credits in order to receive the Doctor of Business Administration with a specialization in Finance degree. Core and specialization courses are included in the curriculum along with business strategy, research, foundation, doctoral writing assessment, and doctoral studies courses. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Walden University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core Course (3 credit hours)

  • Organizational Leadership: Doctoral Theory and Practice

Foundation Course (3 credit hours

  • Contemporary Challenges in Business

Doctoral Writing Assessment (0 credit hours)

  • Doctoral Writing Assessment

Business Strategy Course (3 credit hours)

  • Business Strategy and Innovation for Competitive Advantage

Research Method Courses (12 credit hours)

  • Qualitative and Quantitative Methodology for Applied Business Research
  • Qualitative and Case Study Methodology for Business Analysis Research
  • Quantitative Business Data Analysis Using SPSS

Specialization Courses (9 credit hours)

  • Seminar in International Finance
  • Seminar in Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Seminar in Law and Compliance

Doctoral Studies Courses (48 credit hours)

  • Students must choose one of the following:
    • Doctoral Studies Mentoring
    • Doctoral Studies Mentoring
    • Doctoral Portfolio Capstone Mentoring
  • Students must be continuously enrolled in at least 3 credit hours of the following courses for at least five consecutive semesters:
    • Doctoral Study Completion
    • Doctoral Study Completion
    • Doctoral Portfolio Capstone Completion

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

As graduates of Walden University's Doctor of Business Administration with a specialization in Finance program, students could be able to pursue senior leadership positions in a variety of organizations. Consulting or teaching roles might also be considered. Listed below are a few examples of potential career choices:

  • Analyst
  • Organizational manager
  • College educator
  • Chief financial officer
  • Chief operating officer

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