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Overview

Capella University's online Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) in Business Intelligence program prepares you to lead organizational strategies. This curriculum incorporates information-technology management, information science, quantitative analysis, decision science, and management science into a single specialization focused on strategic and tactical decision-making in such areas as data warehousing, modeling, and analysis.

You'll also have the opportunity to participate in Capella's international learning experience. This optional trip is designed to provide multinational networking opportunities, increased cultural literacy, and a global perspective.

Online courseroom discussions, specially designed networking sites, and face-to-face weekend residencies provide ongoing opportunities to build professional relationships and share knowledge with other business leaders around the country. A prescribed course sequence, built-in dissertation milestones, and supportive mentoring create a clear path toward completing the program in 3 years.

To learn more about this program, request more information and we will match you with an enrollment counselor who specializes in your area of study.

Capella and The Wall Street Journal: A collaboration that works for you


Capella University has teamed with The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) to offer business students full digital access* to the most timely, relevant business news, enhancing your academic experience and giving you a competitive edge in your career.

As one of the many ways we support the business learning experience, the annual Capella Business Leader Award, sponsored by The Wall Street Journal, offers three eligible business students the chance to visit the epicenter of U.S. business. The 2015 award recipients will travel to New York City to visit WSJ headquarters, meet with Dow Jones Talent Development leaders, ring the bell on the NASDAQ, and much more!

*To be eligible for full digital access to WSJ.com, students must have successfully completed their first course and be currently enrolled.

Degree Outcomes

With your DBA in Business Intelligence from Capella, you'll learn to assess the information needs for a business decision situation and identify and access the appropriate sources for that information, integrate internal and external data needed to support evidence-based decision-making, and analyze information gathered for decision support using the appropriate quantitative and qualitative research techniques. Additionally, you'll demonstrate approaches to the presentation of decision support information that are both ethical and effective. Discover specifically what you'll learn — and how you can apply it.

View full learning and career outcomes report for this program at CapellaResults.com.

People with Doctoral degrees in Business from Capella earn an average of $42,000 more per year than people who only hold a Master's degree.

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Career Outcomes

Common jobs with an online DBA in Business Intelligence include business intelligence consultant, director, analyst or architect. Potential workplaces include corporation, consulting firm, government agency, community college, and land-based or online college or university.