Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Forensic Accounting and Audit


Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Forensic Accounting and Audit

This program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills in the field of forensic accounting and auditing. This degree includes courses in forensic accounting techniques, fraud detection, data management, cyber forensics, business valuation, and the ethical aspect of this profession. The program integrates case studies and real-world exercises.

Program Director

Dr. Ron Guay
Dr. Ron Guay

Program Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program, the students will be able to:

  • Identify and apply ethics, law, and rules and procedures to forensic accounting.
  • Investigate and discover accounting and auditing fraud through forensics.
  • Communicate the results of forensic investigation, orally and in writing.
  • Designs ways to detect and prevent fraudulent activities.

Course Requirements

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.

The following courses in dissertation are all required for graduation from Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Business Administration. Dissertation must be taken when all the non-dissertation courses are completed. No more than one dissertation course should be taken per session. Dissertation Guidelines

BUS 960a Dissertation – Practical Research I (Proposal)
BUS 960b Dissertation – Practical Research II (Review of Related Literature & Methodology)
BUS 960c Dissertation – Practical Research III (Data Collection & Analysis)
BUS 960d Dissertation – Practical Research IV (Dissertation complete and Oral Defense)

Each non-dissertation and dissertation course is valued as 4 credits with the exception of dissertation complete and oral defense which is valued as 2 credits; comprehensive examination is valued as 1 credit.

Total Credits required for Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Forensic Accounting and Audit is 73.
Please refer to the University Catalog or website for admissions requirementstransfer credits policy; and tuition fees.