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Overview

Capella University's online PhD in Human Resource Management program advances your knowledge of and expertise in global workforce issues. Designed for students who wish to become scholars, with the skills and knowledge to teach, consult or lead, this program builds on a curriculum of leadership, research, strategy, and ethics. 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.

The coursework will challenge you to gain an international, multi-disciplinary perspective, enabling you to integrate theory and practice to address global workforce issues or to form a basis for your own research. You will also explore research and study best practices that foster innovative workplaces and attract, develop, and retain top talent.

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

Affordable: Pricing is $925 per credit, up to 6 credits. Learners taking 6 credits or more in the quarter pay a flat rate term tuition of $5000. By maximizing your courseload each quarter, you can save time and money. Explore more ways to save.

Flexible: Enjoy greater control and the ability to take one to three courses per quarter, with Capella’s online learning model. Calculate My Costs & Graduation Date

Credible: Capella is an accredited and nationally recognized university. Our academic offerings are professionally-aligned and many are accredited. Our collaboration with the reputable Wall Street Journal opens up an additional pool of knowledge, which can help you excel in your career.

The Building Blocks of Your PhD

In your PhD in Human Resource Management program, you will begin work on your dissertation immediately. Our curriculum begins with programs of research to help you determine your topic and incorporates credit-bearing dissertation research seminars with assistance blended into coursework. Expert faculty, research methodologists, and advisors provide the right assistance at the right time, when you need it. Each facet of your education builds on the others to take you seamlessly through your program and to your goal of a PhD.

View a sample course sequence to understand program timing and see how your coursework, dissertation research seminars, comprehensive exams, and dissertation all fit together.

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.

The annual Capella Business Leader Award, sponsored by WSJ, helps inspire our students to reach their potential. Each year, three eligible business students are recognized as business leaders and given the opportunity to visit Wall Street, the epicenter of U.S. business. The 2016 award recipients will travel to New York City to visit WSJ headquarters, meet with Dow Jones Talent Development leaders, 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 PhD in Human Resource Management from Capella, you'll learn to synthesize multidisciplinary theories that inform and shape theory and practice to attract, develop and retain a global work force. You'll also assess emerging trends and technological influences to advance the theory and practice of global Human Resource Management. 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 PhD in Human Resource Management include adjunct or part-time faculty, business researcher, director/vice president compensation and benefits, director/vice president human resources, human capital manager, human resource manager or independent/free agent consultant. Potential workplaces include consulting firm, corporation, government, land-based or online college or university, non-governmental organization or public and private education.