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PHD Doctor of Philosophy in Business Management Finance specialization

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Total program credits needed for graduation: 120

One academic quarter is 3 months. You will have a 3-week break between each quarter.

To learn more, call 1.866.933.5832, or email us. When you connect with Capella, we will immediately put you in touch with an enrollment counselor trained to assist you with specific questions and needs for your area of interest.

Core Courses

44 course quarter credits.

BMGT8004
Theory and Practice in Business Management (4 quarter credits)
BMGT7086
Developing an Academic Writing Process (4 quarter credits)
BMGT8006
Business Principles and Practices* (4 quarter credits)
BMGT8008
Ethics and Leadership in Global Environments* (4 quarter credits)
BMGT8010
Economics in Global Environments* (4 quarter credits) OR
BMGT8014
Accounting and Finance Principles and Practice* (4 quarter credits)
BMGT8012
Marketing Principles and Practice* (4 quarter credits) OR
BMGT8016
Strategic Management and Practice* (4 quarter credits)
BMGT8018
The 21st-Century Organization* (4 quarter credits)
BMGT8030
Management Theory Creation (4 quarter credits)
BMGT8032
Survey of Applied Research Methods* (4 quarter credits)
BMGT8034
Quantitative Research Techniques* (4 quarter credits)
BMGT8040
Advanced Qualitative Research* (4 quarter credits) OR
BMGT8042
Applied Multivariate Modeling* (4 quarter credits)

Specialization Courses

20 course quarter credits.

BMGT8230
Financial Institutions and Markets* (4 quarter credits)
BMGT8232
Corporate Finance* (4 quarter credits)
BMGT8234
Investments and Portfolio Management* (4 quarter credits)
BMGT8236
Global Finance* (4 quarter credits)
BMGT8238
Derivatives and Commodities* (4 quarter credits)

Eight Elective Courses

32 quarter credits. Choose any graduate course(s).

Comprehensive Examination and Dissertation Coursework

24 course quarter credits. Upon completion of all required course work:

BMGT9919
Doctoral Comprehensive Examination* (4 quarter credits)

Learners must register for BMGT9960 a minimum of four times to fulfill their specialization requirements.

BMGT9960
Dissertation Courseroom* (5 quarter credits)

*This course has a prerequisite. Contact an enrollment counselor or refer to the course descriptions for more information.

Residency Requirement

To support your academic and professional success, residential colloquia provide learning and community-building experiences in a stimulating scholarly environment. For this specialization, you must complete three four-day colloquia (BMGT-R8921, BMGT-R8922, BMGT-R8923).

What Can I Expect?

Most students take 1 to 2 courses at a time. One course typically requires 10 to 12 hours of study per week.

Courses are divided into 10 weekly units. Each unit consists of readings, discussions, and other activities you will be expected to complete throughout the week. Assignments are due on Sundays, though not every course requires an assignment each week.

In each course, you will receive a detailed scoring guide that describes expectations for every graded assignment.

Grades are based on your participation in weekly reading discussions and completion of assignments. You will also be assessed on your ability to demonstrate an understanding of expected outcomes for your program or specialization. These outcomes are based on the needs and performance standards of your field or discipline.

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Transfer Credits

There are many ways to reduce tuition costs, including transferring credits which can help save time and money. You can transfer up to 44 credits into this specialization.

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Whether you're completing continuing education credits, want to see if online learning is right for you, or are simply interested in a specific topic, you can enroll in many of Capella's online courses without committing to a degree program. We recommend speaking first with an enrollment counselor to discuss your goals and ensure the credits you earn now can be applied to a degree program later.

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To learn more, call 1.866.933.5832, or email us. When you connect with Capella, we will immediately put you in touch with an enrollment counselor trained to assist you with specific questions and needs for your area of interest.

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