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Evaluate evolving conceptual models, theoretical frameworks, and technological and organizational systems and their implications for accounting theory and practice.
Evaluate ethical, legal, and regulatory frameworks that guide accounting theory and practice.
Assess cultural and societal perspectives influencing accounting practice in the global era.
Exhibit proficiency in research, writing, and critical thinking skills.
With over 25 years of experience in online doctoral education, we understand the unique needs of doctoral students, and have designed our programs to meet those needs. We've structured our programs to help you reach your goals and obtain critical skills—with our expert faculty, support teams, and online resources to help guide you every step of the way.
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Showcase your ability to develop solutions for organizations through the completion of a doctoral applied business research project.
For your culminating doctoral applied business research project, you’ll be paired with a knowledgeable mentor to help you along the way.
Your $4,850 flat quarterly tuition rate includes the cost of courses and required residencies.*
*Quoted price does not include $175/quarter resource kit fee. Quoted cost includes residency tuition, but not travel costs, meals, and lodging.
Online education isn’t one-size-fits-all. We know you’re busy—you need a learning experience tailored to your life, not the other way around. Capella has learning and tuition formats to suit you, however you learn.
A more structured learning format with an active peer community and faculty guidance. We’ll set the schedule, you meet the deadlines.
Speak with an enrollment counselor to get a personalized cost estimate for what you can expect to pay.
In the DBA in Accounting degree, students evaluate advanced theoretical constructs, standards, and techniques of accounting practice; analyze strategic implications of accounting issues; and conduct scholarly research that contributes to the field of accounting.
Advanced Research in Accounting
This course advances learners’ skills in multidisciplinary research in accounting. Learners develop their skills by using LexisNexis and other research tools to efficiently and effectively conduct research across a broad range of accounting topics, including legal and regulatory guidance and social perspectives. Learners analyze, synthesize, evaluate, and report their research findings to develop decision frameworks and practice in accounting. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer.
|4 quarter credits|
Learners in this course study financial accounting standards and practices and associated legal, regulatory, and reporting issues. Learners focus on the relationship between financial accounting research and practice and explore related emerging trends, technologies, and societal implications. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer.
|4 quarter credits|
Accounting in the Global Era
In this course, learners study international accounting standards and the evolving process of harmonization. U.S.-based Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) are compared with those of other countries. The influence of cultures, globalization, and technology on accounting standards is also examined. Learners focus on research and practice while exploring emerging trends in the profession and society. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer.
|4 quarter credits|
Learners in this course study the requirements, processes, and techniques used to present accounting and financial information in the legal environment. Learners focus on the relationship between forensic accounting research and practice and explore related emerging trends, technologies, and societal implications. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer.
|4 quarter credits|
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Our courses are taught by distinguished faculty members who hold top credentials and have hands-on expertise in their fields. They know what you need to know today.
Doctoral programs are specific and challenging. That’s why you’ll have access to expert support at every step along the road to your degree.
For this team, it’s more than resumes and interview tips. It’s about thoughtful and strategic career planning—beyond graduation.
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Capella students have the opportunity to join Delta Mu Delta, an international honor society.
Here are just some of the career options you could explore with our doctoral degree in accounting.
*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure, certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.
**Educational and professional requirements for faculty positions vary widely by employer. Understanding your target employers’ particular requirements is key in deciding on a doctoral program.
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