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DBA Doctor of Business Administration Accounting specialization

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Total program credits needed for graduation: 82

One academic quarter is 3 months. You will have a 3-week break between each quarter.

To learn more, call 1.877.295.6775, or email us. When you connect with Capella, we will immediately put you in touch with an enrollment counselor trained to assist you with specific questions and needs for your area of interest.

Core Courses

48 course quarter credits.

DB8004
Strategic Thinking and Innovation* (6 quarter credits)
DB8010
Leadership with Integrated Coaching* (6 quarter credits)
DB8020
Research Foundations* (6 quarter credits)
DB8030
Global Operations+* with optional international fieldwork (6 quarter credits)
DB8040
Financial Decision Making* (6 quarter credits)
DB8050
Applied Research Techniques* (6 quarter credits)
DB8060
Exploring Opportunities for Social Responsibility and Sustainability* (6 quarter credits)
DB8070
Market Innovation* (6 quarter credits)

Specialization Courses

16 course quarter credits.

BMGT8110
Advanced Research in Accounting* (4 quarter credits)
BMGT8112
Financial Reporting* (4 quarter credits)
BMGT8114
Accounting in the Global Era* (4 quarter credits)
BMGT8116
Forensic Accounting* (4 quarter credits)

Residential Colloquia

6 course quarter credits.

DBR8921
DBA Research Residential Colloquium 1* (2 quarter credits)
DBR8922
DBA Research Residential Colloquium 2* (2 quarter credits)
DBR8923
DBA Research Residential Colloquium 3* (2 quarter credits)

Dissertation Courses

12 course quarter credits.

Taken concurrently with required course work:

DB9901-DB9910
Dissertation Mentor Courseroom* (non credit)

Upon completion of all required course work:

DB9921
Dissertation with Project Mentoring 1* (6 quarter credits)
DB9922
Dissertation with Project Mentoring 2* (6 quarter credits)

*This course has a prerequisite. Contact an enrollment counselor or refer to the course descriptions for more information.

+Learners are responsible for the cost of their travel, accommodations, food, and other expenses associated with this course.

Participate in an International Experience During Your Global Operations Course

Capella's international experience is an optional, but invaluable, part of your curriculum and is strongly encouraged to help you gain a better understanding of global operations and supply chain management from an international perspective. Last year's destination was Santiago, Chile.

During this one-week trip, you will focus on global operations and explore relevant aspects of another culture. You will also have the opportunity to:

  • Engage in dialogue with business and government leaders in another country
  • Interact with senior level executives at some of the world's leading companies
  • Build deeper relationships with peers and network with leaders from multiple industries
  • Gain first-hand experience in the many ways culture impacts the challenges and complexities of global business operations

The international experience is offered twice per year, and you can participate during Global Operations course DB8030, designed to be taken in your fifth quarter. Trips vary in price depending on the number of attendees, and participants are responsible for the cost of their travel, accommodations, food and other associated expenses.

Call 1.888.CAPELLA (888.227.3552) to speak with a Capella Counselor to learn more about our international experience.

"This international program has been phenomenal! I can't imagine not being here. I travel internationally quite a bit, but being able to sit next to top-level executives of global companies to discuss their operations, supply chain and business strategies is incredible. It validates everything we are learning in our courserooms and gives us an opportunity and experience that should not be missed."
– Gladys Ekisola, May 2011

Residency Requirement

To support your academic and professional success, residential colloquia provide learning and community-building experiences in a stimulating scholarly environment. For this specialization, you must complete three four-day colloquia (DB-R8921, DB-R8922, DB-R8923).

What Can I Expect?

In this program, you can take 1 course per quarter. One course typically requires 10 to 12 hours of study per week.

This program also includes dissertation mentor courseroom. This non-credit course provides a forum for you to interact with a mentor on specific topics related to your dissertation.

Courses are divided into 10 weekly units. Each unit consists of readings, discussions, and other activities you will be expected to complete throughout the week. Assignments are due on Sundays, though not every course requires an assignment each week.

In each course, you will receive a detailed scoring guide that describes expectations for every graded assignment.

Grades are based on your participation in weekly reading discussions and completion of assignments. You will also be assessed on your ability to demonstrate an understanding of expected outcomes for your program or specialization. These outcomes are based on the needs and performance standards of your field or discipline.

Learn more about online learning at Capella.

Transfer Credits

There are many ways to reduce tuition costs, including transferring credits which can help save time and money. You can transfer up to 12 credits into this specialization.

Sign Up for a Free One-Week Mini Course

Learn more about our online learning experience with a free one-week mini course.

Take an Individual Course

Whether you're completing continuing education credits, want to see if online learning is right for you, or are simply interested in a specific topic, you can enroll in many of Capella's online courses without committing to a degree program. We recommend speaking first with an enrollment counselor to discuss your goals and ensure the credits you earn now can be applied to a degree program later.

Learn more about individual courses

To learn more, call 1.877.295.6775, or email us. When you connect with Capella, we will immediately put you in touch with an enrollment counselor trained to assist you with specific questions and needs for your area of interest.

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