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Northcentral University | DBA in Advanced Accounting

The Doctor of Business Administration in Advanced Accounting program is designed for individuals interested gaining practical skills in analytical accounting and business management. Learn more about this convenient Northcentral University program here.

Official Program Name:

Doctor of Business Administration in Advanced Accounting

School Offering Program:

Northcentral University

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Program Prerequisites:

Individuals interested in applying to this program may have experience in financial or general management. They may have taken courses in fiscal planning, budgeting, or economics. 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 Advanced Accounting program have the opportunity examine how accounting issues relate to overall business strategies and performance. The curriculum is designed to teach participants techniques for analyzing financial statements and fiscal practices, including budgeting, profit analysis, cost management, and performance assessment. Participants have the chance to explore topics specific to fraud, taxation principles, auditing practices, and global accounting methods. Prior to completing this Northcentral University program, students have the chance to complete a final dissertation in which they analyze a field-specific issue and offer a viable solution.

Learning Format:


Program Length/Total Credits Required:

Students must complete a minimum of 54 credits. However, up to 66 hours of courses may be taken if learners require additional time to complete their 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 Advanced Accounting:

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
  • Choose one:
    • BTM 7106: Quantitative Research Design
    • BTM 7108: Quantitative Research Design
  • BTM 7109: Planning Dissertation Research in Business
  • CMP 9600B: DBA Portfolio

Advanced Accounting Requirements (students choose 18 credits)

  • 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

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:

After completing the Doctor of Business Administration in Advanced Accounting program, participants could be able to take on additional responsibilities in their current professional position. Opportunities could also be found with corporations, not-for-profit agencies, accounting firms, colleges, or government agencies. Individuals could undertake tasks in management, business performance analysis, budgeting, or research.

Examples of job titles that graduates could pursue include:

  • Business professor
  • Senior-level business administrator
  • Accounting manager

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