Develop the advanced skills and knowledge to lead organizations, provide high-value consulting services, or educate the next generation of accounting professionals. Capella University's online Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) in Accounting program prepares you to be a leader in accounting theory and practice.
With intensive instruction in electronic research technologies, as well as specialized courses and in-person learning experiences, you'll prepare to conduct efficient, effective global research in the field of accounting. You'll also have the opportunity to participate in Capella's international learning experience. This optional trip is designed to provide multinational networking opportunities, increased cultural literacy, and a global perspective.
Online courseroom discussions, specially designed networking sites, and face-to-face weekend residencies provide ongoing opportunities to build professional relationships and share knowledge with other business leaders around the country. A prescribed course sequence, built-in dissertation milestones, and supportive mentoring create a clear path toward completing the program in 3 years.
Furthermore, Capella University has teamed with The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) to offer business students full digital access to the most timely, relevant business news, enhancing your academic experience and giving you a competitive edge in your career.
With your DBA in Accounting from Capella, you'll learn to evaluate evolving conceptual models, theoretical frameworks and technological and organizational systems and their implications for accounting theory and practice. You'll also have the skills to evaluate ethical, legal, and regulatory frameworks that guide accounting theory and practice, assess cultural and societal perspectives influencing accounting practice in the global era, and exhibit proficiency in research, writing, and critical thinking skills.
Common jobs with an online DBA in Accounting include CFO, business researcher, controller, consultant, vice president of finance, senior auditor or faculty member. Potential workplaces include: corporation, accounting or consulting firm, nonprofit organization, university or government agency.
In addition to your online courses, you will attend three four-day residencies.
Your program of enrollment determines the admission requirements.
Basic requirements for all programs:
- Admission application and non-refundable $50 application fee
- Acknowledgement agreement
- All applicants must understand, read, speak, and write fluently in English
- Official transcript(s) from previous institutions for degree and post-degree coursework, if applicable
- Minimum GPA as defined by your program
Minimum level of education required:
- Doctoral students must have a master’s degree from an institution accredited by a U.S. Department of Education-recognized accrediting agency or an internationally recognized institution