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Doctor of Business Administration

Our Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) in Accounting program targets experienced accounting professionals creating pathways for you to consider academia, consulting and advanced professional positions. The online delivery of the program allows you to maintain momentum in your career while also pursuing your doctoral degree. The DBA can be completed in three years and its online curriculum is augmented by optional on-campus residences.

The DBA can be completed in 3 years and is built on three foundational areas:

  • Accounting Research Seminars: you will be exposed to accounting literature with a deep dive into accounting research scholarship and advanced theoretical constructs. These seminars will provide a basis for selecting your intended area of research. Along with accounting-focused seminars, you will take seminars focused on pedagogy and ethics, diversity and inclusion.
  • Research and Methodology: you will receive intensive instruction in research methods and statistics to build the foundation upon which to conduct empirical research.
  • Dissertation: you will put your research skills into practice under the guidance of your faculty mentor to engage and conduct meaningful and impactful research that is focused on solving problems in industry.

Experienced Cohort that Bridges Academia and Industry

Our DBA in Accounting addresses the shortage of doctoral-qualified faculty in the field. Given the experience level required to enter the program, you will easily help bridge the gap between academia and practice.

Not only will you benefit from your faculty members’ expertise, but you will also learn a great deal from your peers through professional networking, as well as sharing experiences and expertise.

Program Description

The DBA is carefully constructed to provide you with a foundation in research, an in-depth exposure to the accounting literature and a supportive environment to create impactful research through faculty guidance and mentorship. As previously mentioned, the program is designed to be completed in three years. In total, the program is 53 credit hours with 17 credit hours in research methods, 16 credit hours in content seminars, and 20 credit hours in research and dissertation.

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