Capella University's online PhD in accounting program maximizes your ability to affect change and play a pivotal role in businesses and organizations. Designed for students who wish to gain the skills and knowledge to teach, consult, or lead — the curriculum focuses on research, scholarly writing, ethical theory, a global perspective, accounting technology, and a systems-thinking approach.
By developing an advanced knowledge in accounting research, practice, and education, you'll gain a deep understanding of how accounting practice can improve interrelated issues, processes, and functions within business organizations.
You'll also have the opportunity to participate in Capella's international experience. This optional trip is designed to provide multinational networking, increased cultural literacy, and global operations learning experience.
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 PhD in Accounting from Capella, you'll evaluate evolving conceptual models, theoretical frameworks, and technological and organizational systems and their implications for accounting theory and practice. You'll also assess ethical, legal, and regulatory frameworks that guide accounting theory and practice.
Common jobs with an online PhD in Accounting include: business researcher, chief financial officer, controller, dean or associate dean of business and/or accounting program, full-time faculty, senior auditor, and senior accountant. Potential workplaces include: accounting firm, community college, consulting firm, corporation, government, and self-employed.
In addition to your online courses, you will attend three on-campus 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
Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
The Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP, www.acbsp.org) has accredited Capella University business programs and select specializations. For full accreditation statement and the list of accredited programs and specializations, go to www.capella.edu/university-accreditation.