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Professional Doctorate in Accounting

The Professional Doctorate in Accounting provides specialized knowledge and expertise to excel in the accounting profession and drive financial leadership.

A Professional Doctorate in Accounting can be termed as an advanced professional development program geared towards accounting professionals with the aim of dispensing fundamental expertise and desired skill sets in the dynamic field of accounting. Pursuing a Professional Doctorate in Accounting from East Bridge College is an ideal decision for individuals who are keen to advance their careers by striving for professional development opportunities in order to attain executive positions in their organizations, while expanding networks and connections and actively seeking new challenges and responsibilities in the dynamic field of accounting.

There is a significant divergent between a Professional Doctorate in Accounting and a traditional research-oriented Ph.D. as it prioritizes the hands-on applications of accounting theory and principles in actual business scenarios. This program imparts a comprehensive understanding of accounting practices, principles, and emerging trends that allows experienced professionals to benchmark their expertise in the field of accounting through the completion of dissertation or thesis work that showcases their knowledge and aptitude in this particular field.

Benefits of pursuing a Professional Doctorate in Accounting

  • Gain profound and deep expertise in accounting concepts, practices, and trends.
  • Enhance career advancement opportunities at executive levels along with increased earning potential.
  • Improve Leadership skills by adopting critical thinking and strategic skills for managerial roles.
  • Increase credibility and gain recognition in the competitive field of accounting.
  • Drive advancements through research, innovation, and thought leadership.

Professional Doctorate involves four stages

To be eligible for the professional doctorate in accounting program, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Hold a recognized Bachelor's or Master's degree in the relevant field.
  • Demonstrate a preferred minimum of 10 years of relevant life experience.
  • Provide evidence of a standardized test score, such as IELTS Level 6.0 or an equivalent proficiency level.

Who are Professional Doctorates suited for?

Professional Doctorates are designed for professionals from the public, private and third sectors. Doctorate candidates are often experienced working professionals in specialized fields. A professional Doctorate aids them to advance in their careers paving way to senior leadership positions where they have more influence over their area of expertise.

As such, a professional Doctorate degree will be beneficial to someone who is interested in applying their knowledge into practice in working environments such as a company, training institution or service.

Is a Professional Doctorate internationally recognized?

A professional Doctorate degree is recognized as an international qualification by most countries; as a result, many Asian, EU and international students choose to undertake their Doctorate at EBC. While most global employers recognize a professional Doctorate obtained, you should ensure that this is the case in your home or destination country if you wish to work abroad. PDC is conferred directly by European International University, Paris.

Duration of an Online Professional Doctorate in Accounting

The Online Professional Doctorate in Accounting program offered by East Bridge College has a maximum duration of 36 months for completion. Nevertheless, it is also possible to finish the course before this prescribed timeframe. If you wish to make the process faster please get connected to our Program Officers.

Admission Process for a Professional Doctorate in Accounting

  • Fill application form available on East Bridge College website [ Click here to apply ]
  • Wait for detailed instructional email from our Enrollment Department
  • Fill up the Admission evaluation form and submit with your updated resume
  • On acceptance of your Enrollment you will get a provisional offer letter with Course fee, payment plan and admissible scholarship if any.
  • Make the payment for the course fee. Submission and payment of admission fee marks the end of enrolment process.

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The curriculum of a Professional Doctorate in Accounting incorporates a diverse array of courses that extensively trains an individual in the expertise and discernment in accounting. Students explore various subjects such as advanced accounting theory, financial evaluation and reporting, auditing and assurance, taxation, accounting management, corporate governance and ethics, and research methodology in accounting that allow them to specialize in the exact areas of interest.

This intensive academic coursework, coupled with applied research work prepares students for leadership and management roles in academia, research, consulting, and executive positions in organizations. Through this program, accounting professionals gain a deep understanding of accounting practices and the ability to contribute to the advancement of the field through their expertise and scholarly contributions.

Credits for Professional Decorate Program

  • Introduction to Research (Coursework) - 30 ECTS
  • Conducting Accurate Internet Research (Coursework) - 30 ECTS
  • Dissertation (15,000 words research) - 90 ECTS
  • Viva Voce (Thesis) - 30 ECTS
  • Total - 180 ECTS


What are the career opportunities after completing a Professional Doctorate in Accounting?

Completing a Professional Doctorate in Accounting opens up a wide range of career opportunities. Some of the potential career paths include

  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
  • Chief Accounting Officer (CAO)
  • Accounting Consultant
  • Financial Manager
  • Accounting Firm Owner
  • Financial Policy Analyst
  • Finance Controller
  • Director of Finance
  • Vice President of Finance
  • Chief Audit Executive
  • Tax Director
  • Senior Financial Analyst
  • Director of Internal Audit
  • Accounting Manager
  • Treasury Manager
  • Director Financial Planning

Fees Structure

Thank you for considering our education programs. We understand that financial planning plays a crucial role in your decision-making process. Garner the benefit of flexibility when pursing an online professional doctorate degree from East Bridge College (EBC) which provides access to the course from any corner of the world. EBC offers affordability and easy instalment payment option with no interest charges. Payments can be made via, Credit Card, Online Bank Transfer, PayPal or Cash at our Global Centers. All Fees Include Tax, LMS Access, Program of study, Evaluation and assessment, Study guide, Diploma, and transcript from European International University.

Country Flag Country Currency Amount
United States of America USD 2750
United Kingdom GBP 2200
Thailand THB 94000
India INR 227000
UAE AUD 11000

Fees include all: Tax, Program of study, LMS access, Study guide, Evaluation and Assessment, Diploma, Courier charges apply for Degree dispatch to your country. Certificate Notary and Apostille charges are separate from Paris. PDC is conferred by the European International University, (EIU-Paris). There is a bench fee applicable for each extension you request to complete the PDC program after 36 months

Refund Policy

Once students register for a course, they are responsible for dropping any course they decide not to attend.

  • Once you have enrolled in the program and you wish to immediately pull out and before any access has been granted - 50% of the tuition fee will be refunded
  • No refund for students who have received course access and have already started off with the program from EBC
  • Read all Terms and Conditions before making payments
  • Processing of refunds make take up to 3 months


The Professional Doctorate in Accounting is delivered and assessed by East Bridge College and the quality is assured by European International University, Paris. The most Grand & Global level Degree and the transcript are affiliated to by European International University, Paris, allowing students to receive relevant degrees upon successful completion.

European International University is a private higher education establishment authorized by the French Ministry of National Education, Higher Education, Research, and Innovation, in accordance to and in compliance with the French Education Act: Code de l’Education Articles L 444-1 to 444-11 and R 444-1 to 444-28.

Certificates and Transcripts

Documents regarding graduation are always generated in English, and will be made up-to-date as per the latest guidelines or formats adopted by European International University. These documents may be issued and legalized from Paris, France.

The following graduation documents are issued from East Bridge College:

Degree: It shows the graduate’s name in full, degree program, date, issuing country and signature of the Dean of the Faculty, the President and Registrar. It does not particularly mention any information regarding distance learning. This is issued by European International University.

Transcript: Displays all the credits accounted towards the degree, including the credits transferred from previous education, and the corresponding grades. It comprises the Diploma Supplement information, as deemed necessary by European Higher Education guidelines. This is issued by European International University

Graduation Completion Letter: A letter from East Bridge College from the Head of the Board of Academics information about your successful completion of the program.

Reference Letter: A reference letter is equivalent to a recommendation letter. A document is a stamp of integrity, capability and character of the candidate. This is issued from the Head of Faculty of the School, East Bridge College upon request.

East Bridge University, praised by influential business leaders

East Bridge University has been a wonder and a magic in my life; helping me summarize my lifelong learning, experience and my teaching for living a life made more meaningful with learning and practice of simple skills for every age in every generation. My journey with East Bridge University has been truly inspiring and exciting for me as well all my associates, including my learners. I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to the entire team of East Bridge University.

Dr. Mitali Roy
Soft Skilled Trainer, USA Professional Doctorate in Learning and Development

The journey with East Bridge University has been phenomenal! The structure of the course is so scientifically designed that the journey in the research study became all the more smooth. The support team was always prompt and spontaneous in responding to any queries or doubts.

Dr Aditi Ghosh
Senior Teacher Trainer, Kolkata, India Professional Doctorate Programn

I would like to express my appreciation for the knowledge and skills I have gained throughout my journey in the program. The curriculum was comprehensive and well-structured, covering the subject to conduct research as it was one of the main requirements to complete the Professional Doctorate. I am grateful for the opportunity to have been part of the Professional Doctorate program at East Bridge University.

Prashun Kumar Choudhury
Managing Director of Ozonead Group of Companies, Malaysia Professional Doctorate in Business Administration

It has been a fantabulous journey with East Bridge University. The great team provided me with excellent mentoring and guidance. I firmly believe that this study helped me advance professionally as well. I'm grateful to my mentor for helping me all the way through to this success. The webinars and course material were very educational and beneficial for my research environment. Once again, a big thank you to the EBU team. I'm confident I'll continue my learning adventure with them in the future.

Mr. Kaaushik Vardhan
Senior Infrastructure Cloud & On-Premise Project Manager, Malaysia Professional Doctorate in Business Management

So far I have no complaints, I am very happy with the content and the fact that I can work at my own pace. Thank you East Bridge University.

Chantel Van Der Merwe
Manager - Human Resource, Malaysia Masters in Education

It has been an amazing journey with East Bridge University. EBU provides a wonderful platform to working professionals to accomplish their dreams. I believe as a Principal of a leading school ,the Doctoral Program will immensely help me in my career growth. The course structure was well organized. The support team was super spontaneous. Above all I will express my heartfelt gratitude to my guide in the course, or his encouragement & guidance

Puja Bhattacharya
School Principal, Kolkata, India Professional Doctoral Program