DBA –Financial Transparency & Anti-Corruption


This course will provide a distinct approach to studying corruption and combating corruption. Approaching the topic from a broad, interdisciplinary perspective, this course will focus on, on three main themes: What is corruption, what are its most likely causes, and best practices for combating it and achieving financial transparency?

This course is designed using diverse and multiple perspectives including law, anthropology, economics, development studies, sociology, and political science. Moreover, this holistic approach will enable the student to have a deep understanding of an interdisciplinary approach, through the development of skills

To consider the broadest complications, causes, and effects of corruption and combating corruption as solutions, on the other hand, it will present the best possible practical practices for implementing financial transparency standards in the field of business and organizations.

The teaching team, which combines academic and professional training skills, will teach you and introduce you to Financial Transparency &  Anti-Corruption best practices, trends and recent issues.

All units are taught by experienced lecturers who hold a PhD and have spent many years working in various companies.

Course Aims

This Online DBA program will enable you to:

  • Gain a unique understanding of both the theoretical and the practical intricacies of identifying, measuring, and fighting corruption.
  • Create and Conduct professional competency building activities toward finical transparency.
  • Being able to build models of applicable financial transparency systems that are consistent with the culture and organizational structure of business organizations.
  • Deepen your knowledge of business sector anti-corruption compliance and collective action using ethics, law, economics, behavioral sciences, auditing, compliance management, anti-money laundering, procurement, etc.
  • Apply global best practices in fighting corruption and compliance within local and transnational regulatory frameworks, for both private and state-run companies
  • Enhance your skills in identifying and mitigating different types of risks and conducting internal investigations
  • Enhance your practical skills through methodologies and tools presented during the Compliance Lab
  • Develop new ideas for starting and managing collective action initiatives against corruption in your organization and sector
  • Learn from an interdisciplinary approach to studying corruption, drawing on academic perspectives from a combination of theoretical and applied perspectives.
  • Examine and critically challenge prohibited structures and policies to fight corruption.
  • Gain the skills and confidence to pursue a career in a wide range of settings including business, Government, consultancy, NGOs, media, press and academia.

Course Card information

  • course code: TC-DBA/16
  • Name and level of final award :DBA/ Financial Transparency &  Anti-Corruption
  • Awarding body/institution :BARVQ
  • Status of awarding body/institution :Recognized Body
  • Location of delivery :Brussels – Belgium
  • Language of delivery and assessment :English
  • Duration :24 months full-time

36 months part-time

  • QAA subject benchmarking group(s) :Business and Management
  • EQF Degree  :8

  • This course is compound of 18 modules plus applied research-based doctoral project. ,you need Completion of Doctoral Study with :
  • Core anticorruption Specialization course (9)
  • Core financial transparency& Compliance Specialization course (5)
  • Elective course (3)
  • Research methods courses (1.)
  • Doctoral Writing Assessment (1.)

§  Minimum Degree Requirements

  • To be eligible for the DBA, students have to take and pass six of the taught modules each year, in addition applied research-based doctoral project.
  • There are core and option modules available as part of the course and their credit value.
  • Full-time Postgraduate students’ study 90 credits per year, plus 60 credits for applied research-based doctoral project, usually over two years , and for part-time students’ study 60 credits plus 60 credits for applied research-based doctoral project,   usually over three years.
  • Demonstrate critical awareness of best practices applied in the context of enhancing financial transparency and combating corruption.
  • Evaluate the feasibility of governance procedures for financial transparency and anti-corruption in business organizations and their alignment with the strategic capacity of the delegated organization.
  • Critically apply financial management skills to project evaluation, directing, management and delivery;
  • Demonstrate creativity and innovative thinking in assessing, managing, delegating and controlling activities related to financial transparency and potential risks of corruption cases.
  • Demonstrate profound competence in early detection of suspected cases of corruption, and the application of financial transparency standards.
  • implementing best practices in anti-corruption and compliance

DBA Financial Transparency & Anti-Corruption

  • All taught core modules plus the project module plus one option/elective module
  • Previous study:
  • Master Diploma or equivalent
  • Four-Year Bachelor Diploma
  • Work Experience:
  • Master Diploma or equivalent: 5+ Years of Experience in the same or related field
  • Four-Year Bachelor Diploma: 7+ Years of Experience in the same or related field
  • Age: 25 Years or more
  • Related job titles to explore
  • M& E manger
  • Consultant
  • Financial investigator
  • Auditing officer
  • Financial Transparency Consultant
  • FreeLancer researcher
  • Anti-Corruption Advisor
  • Employment settings to explore
  • NGOs
  • UN agencies
  • Corporation
  • Accounting firm
  • Auditing firm
  • Consulting firm
  • Government – local, state, federal
  • Self-employment
  • Land-based or online college or university
  • Community college
  • Small business & charity
  • Health care organization
  • Insurance firm
  • Manufacturing
  • Financial institution
  • 100% online via Online Campus (an interactive online learning environment) with intensive class discussion and collaboration