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.
The Building Blocks of Your PhD
Your PhD in Human Resource Management program includes 4 integrated components: online coursework, hybrid courseroom experiences that include online and in-person components (called colloquia or residencies), comprehensive exams, and dissertation. Each facet of your education builds on the others to take you through your program and to your goal of a PhD.
View a sample course sequence to understand program timing and see how your coursework, colloquia, comprehensive exams, and dissertation all fit together.
Capella and The Wall Street Journal: A collaboration that works for you
Capella University is collaborating with The Wall Street Journal 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. It’s insight you can use at every step of your career – from impressing interviewers with your knowledge of business trends to providing thought leadership in business roles.
*To be eligible for full digital access to WSJ.com, students must have successfully completed their first course and be currently enrolled.
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.
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.