Accounting Concentration

The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) accounting concentration is not currently being offered, but check out our concentrations in business analytics and management.

Equipping practitioners to teach at the collegiate level

If you’ve spent years in the accounting field and are ready to teach the discipline at the collegiate level, George Fox’s accounting concentration within our Doctor of Business Administration program is an ideal fit.

You’ll dive deep into key concepts of accounting through research, one-on-one exchanges with your doctoral advisor, and writing that will equip you to teach and elevate your knowledge in a broad range of accounting topics.

Named in top ten best online Doctor of Business Accounting programs in 2019 according to Accounting Degree Review.

Accounting Concentration: Who It’s For

The accounting concentration is designed primarily for practitioners who desire to move into teaching accounting in higher education settings.

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Upon completion of the accounting concentration, you’ll be able to:

  • Prepare original work that covers a breadth of topics within the accounting field, including agency accounting, behavioral accounting, forensic accounting, skepticism, agency theory, etc
  • Create a theoretical framework based off of the exploration of your personal beliefs as they relate to various ethical concerns in the field of accounting
  • Explore original questions in a particular topic of interest that leads to the completion of a thesis and dissertation
  • Be prepared to teach accounting at the collegiate level and continue in original research to further the field of accounting


The curriculum includes 9 credit hours that cover accounting principles:

  • Seminar in Accounting (3 hours)
  • Advanced Applications of Ethical Reasoning/Compliance in Accounting (3 hours)
  • Advanced Topics in Accounting (3 hours)

Curriculum Sequence

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Cristina Schmitt

Cristina Schmitt

Admissions Counselor, DBA Program