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Doctoral Programs in Business School of Business and Technology Capella University

  • Minneapolis, MN
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Urban
    setting
  • 76%24%
    student ratio
  • Not Reported
    total students
  • $11,880 | $11,880
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • Not Reported
    fall application deadline
  • Not Reported
    acceptance rate
  • 17 Degrees
    degrees/awards offered

Overview

Capella University's PhD Programs in Business and Management

Capella University offers 2 online PhD programs in the fields of business and management. The PhD in Business is focused on advanced theory, standards, and techniques in functional areas of business, and offers specializations in General Business and Accounting. The PhD in Organization and Management focuses on the use of research and advanced theory to make informed organizational decisions. Specializations include "General Organization and Management," "Human Resource Management," "Information Technology Management," "Leadership," "Management Education," and "Project Management."

A Doctoral Program in Accounting

Students can build the critical-thinking skills needed to address accounting problems in a global context. By developing advanced knowledge in accounting research, practice, and education, students can gain a deep understanding of how accounting practice can improve the many interrelated issues, processes, and functions of business organizations. With intensive instruction in electronic research technologies, specialized courses, and in-person learning experiences, students will prepare to conduct efficient, effective global research. This PhD specialization features a comprehensive core curriculum focused on research, scholarly writing, ethical theory, a global perspective, technology, and systems thinking. Students will also evaluate advanced theoretical constructs, standards, and techniques of accounting practice; analyze strategic implications of accounting issues; and conduct scholarly research that contributes to the field of accounting. People who choose this specialization are often seeking advancement in accounting research, practice, teaching, management, or consulting.

A PhD Program in Finance

Students can develop high-level research and analytical skills, contribute to the body of finance knowledge, and make bigger impacts within financial systems and institutions. Students gain the advanced knowledge and perspectives to educate the next generation of finance professionals, lead organizations, and provide strategic finance advice. They receive invaluable insight and mentoring from faculty members who combine top academic credentials with deep experience as business scholars and practitioners. They expand their opportunities for collaboration, enrich their learning experience, and grow their professional networks through meaningful connections with faculty members and fellow students -- in their courses and at face-to-face residencies. And students develop mastery of research concepts through specialized courses and intensive, in-person learning experiences that enhance their abilities and confidence as scholars or business professionals. This PhD specialization features a comprehensive core curriculum that's focused on research, scholarly writing, ethical theory, a global perspective, technology, and a systems-thinking approach. It also includes course work that explores current and emerging theory in financial systems and institutions management, the economic foundation of financial systems and institutions, financial reporting, investments and portfolio management, and derivatives and commodities. People who choose this specialization are often pursuing teaching, leadership, or consulting roles in the area of finance.

The General Business Management Doctoral Program

Students in this program create practical solutions to real-world business problems by developing a theoretical and pragmatic perspective. They evaluate technological trends and solutions to understand how technology informs, supports, and improves organizational decision making. They incorporate a systems-thinking approach to problem solving by understanding the interrelated issues, processes, and functions within business organizations. They develop mastery of research concepts through specialized courses and intensive, in-person learning experiences that enhance their abilities and confidence as scholars or business professionals. They gain insight and mentoring from faculty members who combine extensive academic credentials with deep experience as business scholars and practitioners. They expand their opportunities for collaboration, enrich their learning experience, and grow their professional networks through meaningful connections with faculty members and fellow students -- in their courses and at face-to-face residencies. Focused on business theory, research, and practice, this PhD specialization features a comprehensive core curriculum of business systems and leadership, financial management, accounting, economics, strategy, and social responsibility. People who choose this specialization are often pursuing faculty, leadership, or consulting positions in the field of business management.

The PhD Information Technology Management Program

Students gain the advanced skills and informed perspectives to teach, conduct research, consult, or lead in the field of IT management. By studying the practical application of leadership and organizational theory, they can develop the skills to help shape and implement their organization's overall business strategy. With a focus on diverse organizational and global contexts, this PhD specialization explores emerging trends and multidisciplinary research to advance the theory and practice of IT management. Studetns develop research skills through specialized courses and intensive, in-person learning experiences that enhance their abilities as scholars or business professionals. This PhD specialization features a comprehensive core curriculum focused on research, scholarly writing, ethical theory, a global perspective, technology, and a systems-thinking approach. It also includes course work that explores how IT and other leaders in an organization can collaborate to pursue strategic goals, and ways to integrate technological innovations and changing business needs. People who choose this specialization are often seeking to teach, perform research, lead, or consult in the field of IT management.

The PhD in Leadership

Students develop an informed perspective that they can apply to leadership roles in dynamic, global settings. They examine multi-disciplinary scholarly literature and analyze emerging trends to expand their influence in leading innovation and advancing global leadership theory and practice. Students explore a systemic view of business leadership to grow their ability to develop leaders at all levels of an organization. They synthesize established theory with their own values and goals to build leadership skills that benefit their organizations and the broader business community. They examine their own beliefs and behaviors as leaders, so they can more effectively impact the organization and its external environment. Students expand their opportunities for collaboration, enrich their learning experience, and grow their professional network through meaningful connections with faculty members and fellow students -- in their courses and at face-to-face residencies. Students contribute to the field of business leadership through their own doctoral research. This PhD specialization features a comprehensive core curriculum of leadership, research, strategy, technology, and ethics, plus intensive coursework designed to help students develop skills in systems thinking, critical thinking, creative thinking, reflective thinking, and statistical thinking so they can build productive relationships and strengthen an organization's viability. People who choose this specialization are often pursuing teaching, leadership, or consulting roles in the area of business leadership.

The Management Education Specialization

Students in this specialization prepare to educate future business leaders and meet the growing demand for business faculty members. This PhD specialization features a comprehensive core curriculum focused on research, ethics, a global perspective, technology, and a systems-thinking approach. With deep analysis of both business management theory and adult learning theory, students can develop advanced teaching techniques and grow their skills in course design and classroom assessment. Because the curriculum is embedded with leadership theory, students will investigate the pivotal role that leadership plays in managing a classroom, choosing the right learning tools, and developing their educational philosophies. Students will also explore how culture impacts individual learning and get hands-on experience with teaching approaches and curriculum development strategies that work for diverse student groups. As part of this specialization, students may apply for and receive a Post-Master's Certificate in College Teaching from Capella, in addition to the PhD. People who choose this specialization are often business professionals seeking roles in postsecondary business education and human resource management development or postsecondary business instructors seeking advancement.

A Doctoral Program for Marketing Professionals

Students can develop the advanced research skills and business knowledge to educate the next generation of marketing professionals, lead organizations, or provide strategic marketing advice. They can expand their opportunities for collaboration, enrich their learning experiences, and grow their professional networks through meaningful connections with faculty members and fellow students -- in their courses and at 3 face-to-face residencies. This PhD specialization is designed to build advanced knowledge of marketing science concepts, theories, and research through real-world application. It blends fundamental business disciplines -- marketing, finance, accounting, and more -- with a focus on other skills crucial for success in today's business climate: ethical theory, managing people, developing a global perspective, and understanding the complex ways that a business's interrelated systems interact with one another. It also features a comprehensive core curriculum of research, strategy, and leadership, plus intensive coursework on the integration of media and technology in marketing strategy and execution, the influence of culture in consumer marketing, and the development and evaluation of marketing theory. People who choose this specialization are often pursuing teaching, leadership, or consulting roles in the area of marketing.

The Specialization in Project Management

Students can build the skills to research, analyze, and evaluate current project management methods, anticipate new developments in project management, and lead the field in new directions. They prepare to develop successful project management approaches that support organizational goals in diverse global settings. This PhD specialization features a comprehensive core of courses focused on research, scholarly writing, ethical theory, a global perspective, technology, and a systems-thinking approach. Course work also includes current and emerging methodologies; risk management; leadership; contemporary leadership theories and practices; and complexity theories for improving project and program results. With hands-on practice managing virtual teams and a focus on global project management theory and practice, students can gain the skills necessary to lead projects and programs in a variety of settings, and to conduct appropriate research to improve project management practices. People who choose this specialization are often seeking to teach, perform research, lead, or consult in the field of project management.

A PhD in Strategy and Innovation

Students can be innovation leaders, prepare to educate future innovators, and build the advanced research skills to make a significant contribution to the field of strategy and innovation. In this PhD specialization, they will build deep theoretical and practical knowledge of the strategies successful organizations use to create and sustain innovation. Through a curriculum that emphasizes evidence-based, multi-disciplined research for analyzing global trends, they will build the skills to recognize opportunities and develop strategies for future-state products. With an emphasis on innovation leadership, they will also gain the insights to lead and influence at any level of the organization. A strong focus on research techniques plus in-person learning experiences will help students build the skills to conduct global research as scholars or business professionals. To equip them for the complex, multifaceted nature of business leadership today, every course in this specialization integrates research, ethics, a global perspective, technology, and a systems-thinking approach. People who choose this specialization are often seeking teaching, leadership, consulting, or research roles in the area of strategy and innovation.

A Doctoral Program in Human Resource Management

Students grow their knowledge, advance their careers, improve their organizations, and make a bigger impact in the field of human resource management. Building on a comprehensive core curriculum of leadership, research, strategy, and ethics, this PhD specialization focuses on diverse demographic and cultural perspectives, the influence of new technologies on the workplace, and the impact of the dynamic external work environment on human resource management practices. The course work will challenge students to gain an international, multi-disciplinary perspective, enabling them to integrate theory and practice to address global workforce issues or to form a basis for their own research. Students will expand their opportunities for collaboration, enrich their learning experience, and grow their professional networks through meaningful connections with faculty members and fellow students -- in their courses and at face-to-face residencies. And students will explore research and best practices that foster an innovative workplace and attract, develop, and retain top talent in organizations. People who choose this specialization are often pursuing faculty, leadership, or consulting positions in the field of human resources and employee development.

Financial Aid

Capella participates in several federal financial aid programs including the Federal Pell Grant Program and Federal Stafford Loan Program. Capella is also eligible to certify Veterans Educational Benefits and can provide information on other non-federal loan programs.

Capella-funded scholarships are also available in select disciplines, such as the Robert C. Ford Human Services Scholarship and the Helene Krivosha Scholarship for education students. There are also external scholarships offered specifically to Capella students, such as the Go the Distance Scholarship.

To discuss financial aid options, interested individuals should please contact one of the enrollment counselors at 1.888.227.3552.

Admissions

Admissions requirements vary by program and specialization. International applicants residing outside the United States, Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, or the Virgin Islands are not eligible for acceptance into programs requiring supervised clinical internships or practica within the Schools of Education, Human Services, and Psychology. Interested students can learn more about the online doctoral, master's, MBA, undergraduate, and certificate programs -- and get answers to their questions about Capella and online learning -- by speaking to an enrollment counselor at 1.888.227.3552.


Location & Contact

Doctoral Programs in Business

School of Business and Technology
Capella University

225 South 6th Street, 9th Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55402
United States

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Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Accounting Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)
      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Finance Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)
      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Human Resource Management Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)
      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Leadership Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)
      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Marketing Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)
      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Project Management Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)
      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Strategy And Innovation Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)
      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Business Intelligence Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)
    • Management Education Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • General Business Management Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Not reported
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Not reported
    • Distance learning programs available? Not reported
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *$11,880
    • Out-of-state tuition *$11,880
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Typical tuition for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year feesNot Reported
    • Per-term feesNot Reported
    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • *Typical fees for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitNot Reported
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsNot Reported
    • Types of financial support availableNot Reported


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