Advance Your Business or Technology Career with a Doctor of Business Administration

Prepare yourself for a high-level, professional career in business or technology with an online Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) from Capella. The DBA is a doctoral program equal to a PhD, but designed for students who wish to pursue a professional career instead of research or academic goals. With an online DBA degree, you'll gain business skills you can apply right away, and use your theoretical knowledge toward the advancement of business practice.

DBA Degree Programs

Accounting

Develop the advanced skills and knowledge to lead organizations, provide high-value consulting services, or educate the next generation of accounting professionals. Capella University's online Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) in Accounting program prepares you to assume a leadership role in accounting theory and practice.

Learn more about earning an online DBA in Accounting.

Business Intelligence

Capella University's online Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) in Business Intelligence program prepares you to cultivate organizational strategies. Your curriculum will incorporate information-technology management, information science, quantitative analysis, decision science, and management science. The culmination of this wide-ranging curriculum prepares you to make strategic and tactical decisions in areas like data warehousing, modeling, and analysis.

Learn more about earning an online DBA in Business Intelligence.

Finance

Online courseroom discussions, specially designed networking sites, and face-to-face weekend residencies are just some of the highlights of the Capella Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) in Finance. Be prepared to engage in intensive coursework that explores current and emerging global finance theory, financial reporting, and investment and portfolio management.

Learn more about earning an online DBA in Finance.

Global Operations in Supply Chain Management

One key to the success of our DBA in Global Operations in Supply Chain Management has been the program's ability to reflect major knowledge areas of leading organizations. We emphasize global environment assessment, supply-chain management strategy and functions, demand forecasting, and global logistics — all key areas of focus for top industry performers.

Learn more about earning an online DBA in Supply Chain Management.

Human Resource Management

The Doctor of Business Administration from Capella was designed around a comprehensive core curriculum of leadership, research, strategy, and ethics. Added to that, you'll focus 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. You'll also have the option to participate in Capella's international learning experience, exposing you to multinational networking opportunities, increased cultural literacy, and a global perspective.

Learn more about earning an online DBA in Human Resource Management.

Information Technology Management

With a focus on emerging trends, ethical frameworks, global citizenship and the legalities of information technology — among other red-hot industry topics — the Capella Doctor of Business Administration in IT Management program allows you to immerse yourself in the world of technological innovation within the context of changing business needs.

You'll quickly become fluent in academic research, writing, and critical thinking skills. You'll also learn to synthesize emerging trends and technological influences, all of which will allow you to foster a culture of innovation within your organization.

Learn more about earning an online DBA in IT Management.

Leadership Specialization

Capella University's online Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) begins with a focus on a select few core principles of business: leadership, research, strategy, technology, and ethics. You'll then move on to intensive coursework where you'll refine your skills in systems, critical, creative, reflective, and statistical thinking.

Learn more about earning an online DBA in Leadership.

Marketing

Capella's online Doctor of Business Administration in Marketing program relies on research, strategy, leadership, and ethics for its core curriculum. You'll also engage in intensive coursework that looks into the global nature of business, the media's role in marketing, marketing strategy that integrates technological innovation, and the impact of culture on consumer marketing.

Learn more about earning an online DBA in Marketing.

Project Management

Capella's online Doctor of Business Administration in Project Management program emphasizes hands-on practice managing virtual teams along with a focus on global project-management theory and practice. This is how you'll acquire the skills to lead projects and programs and conduct the kind of research that raises the level of project-management practices.

Learn more about earning an online DBA in Project Management.

Strategy and Innovation

Through innovative research techniques and in-person learning experiences, Capella's online Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) in Strategy program helps you gain the skills to implement change and conduct global research that is directly applicable to real-world business issues.

Your curriculum relies on evidence-based practices to help you analyze global trends, leverage competitive information and develop forward-thinking product strategies — all of which you can use to lead and influence from any level in your organization.

Learn more about earning an online DBA in Strategy and Innovation.

Why Choose Capella

Capella University is an accredited online university dedicated to providing an exceptional, professionally-aligned education. Our degree programs are designed to meet standards established by professional associations and accrediting bodies — so you gain skills and knowledge that are immediately applicable to your career goals.

As a Capella student, you'll benefit from a competency-based curriculum that combines foundational theory with real-world application and through our online campus, as you work with experienced faculty and your classmates in highly interactive course rooms.

 

People with Bachelor's degrees in IT from Capella earn an average of

$42,000

more per year

than high school graduates.

GE Salary Project Update

Capella: An Accredited University

Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

The Higher Learning Commission is among the 6 regional accrediting bodies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Regional bodies accredit colleges and universities; national bodies accredit trade and vocational schools.

Capella University is a candidate for accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), a body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).