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Ph.D. in Forensic Accounting and Audit

Equipping experts with advanced skills in uncovering fraud and upholding ethical standards.

The Ph.D. in Forensic Accounting and Audit is meticulously designed to impart extensive knowledge and skills in the realms of forensic accounting and auditing. Covering forensic accounting techniques, fraud detection, data management, cyber forensics, business valuation, and ethical considerations, this program ensures a comprehensive understanding of the profession. By integrating case studies and real-world exercises, it prepares professionals to tackle the complexities of forensic accounting and auditing with practical expertise.

  • Identify and apply ethics, laws, rules, and procedures to forensic accounting practices.
  • Investigate and uncover accounting and auditing fraud through forensic methodologies.
  • Effectively communicate the results of forensic investigations, both orally and in writing.
  • Design strategies to detect and prevent fraudulent activities.

Ph.D. graduates in Forensic Accounting and Audit emerge as leaders in financial integrity. Armed with advanced skills in forensic techniques, fraud detection, and ethical considerations, they play pivotal roles in uncovering and preventing fraudulent activities. These experts are well-equipped to communicate investigation results effectively, contributing to the transparency and integrity of financial practices in various sectors. Their impact extends across industries, from finance to law enforcement, where they serve as ethical leaders upholding the highest standards in forensic accounting and auditing.

Program Structure

Explore the detailed program structure, including core subjects and a diverse range of electives.

Total Credits required for Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Forensic Accounting and Audit is 73.

This program has the following course requirements:

Students must complete all the required foundation courses. Each course is valued as 4 Credits.

The Internship Course provides students with a hands-on opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge gained in their academic studies within a real-world professional setting

Students intending to pursue doctoral degrees must take and pass a comprehensive examination after they have completed their non-dissertation courses, because it is a pre-requisite of the dissertation courses. One of the purposes of this examination is to sufficiently assess students’ full knowledge on the dissertation title they wish to research.

Comprehensive examination is valued as 1 credit.

Completion of the following courses in the dissertation course is mandatory for obtaining a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Business Administration. The dissertation itself must be undertaken only after the successful completion of all non-dissertation courses. It is essential to note that not more than one dissertation course can be pursued in a single session.

For detailed Dissertation guidelines, please click here.

Each dissertation course carries a value of 4 credits, with the exception of the “Dissertation Complete” and “Oral Defense” courses, which are valued at 2 credits each.

This program does not offer elective courses; the curriculum is structured without optional selections.
This program does not have any additional requirements; refer to the core courses section for all the courses required.

Tuition and Financial Aid

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Program Brochure

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How to Apply

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Please visit our Admission Requirements page for detailed information on the institution-wide application requirements.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The duration of our graduate programs varies. Master’s programs typically take 1-2 years, while Doctoral programs may take 3-5 years to complete, depending on the field of study, program structure, and whether you’re enrolled full-time or part-time.

Many of our graduate programs offer a degree of customization through elective courses, independent study options, and specialized tracks. This flexibility allows students to tailor their studies to align with specific career objectives and research interests.
Charisma University understands the need for flexibility in graduate studies. We offer various options, including part-time enrollment, evening classes, and online courses, to help students balance their academic pursuits with work or other personal commitments.

Contact Information

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(649) 941-7337
(406) 831-9384

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(649) 941-7337
(406) 831-9384

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