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Career Outcomes & Job Titles

People who choose an online DBA in Finance are often pursuing leadership, consulting, or teaching positions in the area of finance.

Potential Employment Settings

  • Community college
  • Consulting firm
  • Corporation
  • Government—local, state, federal
  • Land-based or online college or university
  • Nonprofit organization
 

Common Job Titles/Positions*†

  • Adjunct or part-time faculty (practitioner-focused teaching)
  • Chief executive officer (CEO)
  • Chief financial officer (CFO)
  • Controller
  • Director of finance
  • Director/vice president of business analysis and planning
  • Director/vice president of corporate planning
  • Director/vice president of internal audit
  • Financial consultant
  • Senior finance manager
  • Vice president of finance
 

*These examples are intended to serve as a general guide. Many factors determine what position an individual may attain and Capella can't guarantee a graduate will secure any specific job title.

School of Business and Technology Doctoral Degree Graduates

Data from graduates across all Business and Technology doctoral programs have been combined for these Career Outcomes results.

The graphs below show some key findings from Capella's Alumni Outcomes Survey. We use this information to help improve our courses, programs and services and to give you an idea of how alumni are using their degrees.

skills and knowledge are applicable to career 71%degree allowed me to achieve professional ambitions 85%Competency-based curriculum prepared me for career needs

Percentage of respondents who answered "strongly agree" or "agree."
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q2 2014 – Q1 2015.

Made significant 60%Successfully changed careers 42%Assume leadership 51%Received salary increase 51%Received a promotion 35%

Percentage of respondents who indicated they had accomplished each item.
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q2 2014 – Q1 2015.