Doctor of Philosophy in
(PhD-BA), Advanced Accounting
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PhD in Advanced Accounting Overview
Accounting is the language of business. Possessing an advanced knowledge of accounting principles and practices doesn’t just make you a valuable member of any business or nonprofit, it provides you with a sound foundation for leadership, management or higher education instruction. With higher-level accounting and analysis skills, you’re in the best position to plan and assess where the money comes and goes in an organization, which can lead to both a successful career and a more profitable business.
This PhD specialization in Business Administration is designed to help you practically apply a broad accounting perspective and research-based accounting knowledge, enabling the exploration of relationships among business activities, economic outcomes, business performance, and forensic analysis.
What Can You Do with an Accounting Ph.D. Degree?
Upon completing the program, you’ll be able to manage and analyze the business transactions and statements related to the assets, liabilities, operations, and goals of business enterprises, nonprofit organizations, and higher education instruction.
A conferred master’s degree from a regionally or nationally accredited academic institution. In addition to this general requirement, applicants have two options for entering the doctoral program in the School of Business:
1. Direct Entry – You may immediately begin the doctoral program through the DBA or PhD track with a previously completed master’s degree in one of the following:
- A generalized business area, such as business management or business administration
- A specialized business area (Master of Finance, Master of Human Resources Management, etc.) AND an undergraduate degree in business
- A master’s in any field AND an undergraduate degree in business
For the PhD in Business Administration, Advanced Accounting specialization, you must complete a minimum of 60 credit hours (20 courses), including a minimum of five core courses, five specialization courses, two statistical courses, five research courses, and one doctoral elective. The estimated time needed to complete this certificate is 73 months.
Program Learning Outcomes
Students earning the Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration, Advanced Accounting specialization will learn to:
- Develop business knowledge based on a synthesis of current theory
- Defend theories, applications, and perspectives related to business to diverse audiences
- Evaluate business practices that positively impact society
- Evaluate the relationship between the global environment and business decisions
- Formulate solutions to problems identified in extant business research
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