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Career Outcomes & Job Titles

People who choose an online global operations and supply chain management degree often pursue leadership, consulting, or teaching positions in operations, supply chain, manufacturing, purchasing, or related fields.

Potential Employment Settings

  • Aerospace
  • Community college
  • Consulting firm
  • Corporation
  • Defense
  • Government—local, state, federal
  • Health care
  • Land-based or online college or university
  • Manufacturing
  • Military
  • Retail
  • Transportation

Common Job Titles/Positions*†

  • Adjunct or part-time faculty (practitioner-focused teaching)
  • Chief operations officer
  • Consultant
  • Distribution director or vice president
  • Logistics specialist or manager
  • Manufacturing director or vice president
  • Materials specialist or manager
  • Operations director or vice president
  • Plant manager
  • Product development and/or planning director
  • Purchasing/procurement director or vice president
  • Quality control manager
  • Supply chain director or vice president

*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.