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.
Capella and The Wall Street Journal: A collaboration that works for you
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.
The annual Capella Business Leader Award, sponsored by WSJ, helps inspire our students to reach their potential. Each year, three eligible business students are recognized as business leaders and given the opportunity to visit Wall Street, the epicenter of U.S. business. The 2016 award recipients will travel to New York City to visit WSJ headquarters, meet with Dow Jones Talent Development leaders, and much more.
*To be eligible for full digital access to WSJ.com, students must have successfully completed their first course and be currently enrolled.
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. Discover specifically what you'll learn — and how you can apply it.
View full learning and career outcomes report for this program at CapellaResults.com.
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.