Doctor - Business Administration: Advanced Accounting

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Northcentral University's Doctor of Business Administration with a specialization in Advanced Accounting program is designed to provide you with the opportunity to examine the relationship between organizational decision making, financial analysis and cost management. Learn more about the Doctor of Business Administration with a specialization in Advanced Accounting program here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The Doctor of Business Administration with a specialization in Advanced Accounting program at Northcentral University is an online program that is designed to introduce you to advanced managerial accounting topics, including product costing, target costing, standard costing, profit planning, profit analysis, cost accounting and management, and capital budgeting. You'll have the chance to examine accounting practices for government and non-profit organizations, including colleges, universities, hospitals, and health and welfare agencies, as well as advanced tax strategies for individuals, corporations, estates and trusts. You'll also have the opportunity to study fraud prevention, detection and investigation techniques. Additional coursework offered is designed to examine forensic accounting theory and practice, advanced auditing methods, and international accounting practices. Business coursework topics include business finance, statistics, management, marketing and business law.

What Are the Prerequisites?

You should have already earned a master's degree from an accredited college or university before enrolling in the Doctor of Business Administration with a specialization in Advanced Accounting program. You may also have a professional background in accounting, auditing or business administration.

What Are the Course Requirements?

The Doctor of Business Administration with a specialization in Advanced Accounting program could be completed in 54 credit hours, although up to 12 additional credit hours will be allowed as required to complete dissertation research. The program includes 12 credit hours in foundational courses, 12 research credit hours, 15 specialization credit hours, three doctoral comprehensive examination credit hours and 12 dissertation credit hours.

Courses for a Doctor of Business Administration with a specialization in Advanced Accounting

Course NumberCourse Title
Required Foundation Courses
BTM 7101-8 Foundations for Doctoral Study in Business
MGT 7019-8 Ethics in Business
SKS 7000-8 Doctoral Comprehensive Strategic Knowledge Studies
BTM 7104-8 Statistics I
Research Courses
BTM 7102-8 Business Research Methodology
BTM 7103-8 Research Design
BTM 7106-8 Quantitative Research Design
BTM 7109-8 Planning Dissertation Research in Business
Specialization Courses
Select five courses from the following:
ACC 7000-8 Advanced Managerial Accounting
ACC 7010-8 Advanced Accounting and Fraud Examination Techniques
ACC 7015-8 Advanced Forensic Accounting Theory and Practice
ACC 7020-8 Advanced Accounting for Non-Profit Organizations
ACC 7025-8 Advanced Tax Strategies
ACC 7030-8 Advanced Auditing Methods and Practice
ACC 7035-8 Advanced Accounting Theory and Policy
ACC 7040-8 Advanced International Accounting
ACC 7045-8 Advanced Cost Accounting
Doctoral Comprehensive Examination
CMP 9400B Doctoral Comprehensive Examination - Business (DBA)
Dissertation Courses
DIS 9401B Doctoral Dissertation Research I
DIS 9402B Doctoral Dissertation Research II
DIS 9403B Doctoral Dissertation Research III
DIS 9404B Doctoral Dissertation Research IV

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of the Doctor of Business Administration with a specialization in Advanced Accounting program, you could be able to seek a range of executive positions with business corporations, financial institutions or other organizations. You could also seek academic opportunities at colleges or universities.

Depending on your professional experience, you could be able to pursue positions such as:

  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Corporate Controller
  • Accounting Manager
  • Postsecondary Professor