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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:

Twenty-One Required Courses, 88 quarter credits

Theory and Practice in Business Management (4 quarter credits)
Developing an Academic Writing Process (4 quarter credits)
Business Principles and Practices (4 quarter credits)
Ethics and Leadership in Global Environments (4 quarter credits)
Economics in Global Environments (4 quarter credits) OR
Accounting and Finance Principles and Practice (4 quarter credits)
Marketing Principles and Practice (4 quarter credits) OR
Strategic Management and Practice (4 quarter credits)
The 21st-Century Organization (4 quarter credits)
Management Theory Creation (4 quarter credits)
Survey of Applied Research Methods (4 quarter credits)
Quantitative Research Techniques (4 quarter credits)
Advanced Qualitative Research (4 quarter credits) OR
Applied Multivariate Modeling (4 quarter credits)

Specialization Courses:

20 course quarter credits

Foundations of Human Resource Theory and Practice (4 quarter credits)
Creating Adaptive, Innovative Workplaces (4 quarter credits)
Attracting and Retaining Talent (4 quarter credits)
Human Resource Practices for Developing Talent (4 quarter credits)
Research Paradigms in Human Resource Management (4 quarter credits)

Upon completion of all required course work:

Doctoral Comprehensive Examination (4 quarter credits)

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

Dissertation Courseroom (5 quarter credits)

Eight Elective Courses, 32 quarter credits
Choose any graduate course(s).

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

International Experience

Capella's international experience is an optional, but invaluable, part of your curriculum and is strongly encouraged to help you gain a better understanding of global operations and supply chain management from an international perspective. The 2014 trip occurred in November and the destination was Santiago, Chile

During this one-week trip, you will focus on global operations and explore relevant aspects of another culture. You will also have the opportunity to:

  • Engage in dialogue with business and government leaders in another country
  • Interact with senior level executives at some of the world's leading companies
  • Build deeper relationships with peers and network with leaders from multiple industries
  • Gain first-hand experience in the many ways culture impacts the challenges and complexities of global business operations

Participants are responsible for the cost of their travel, accommodations, food and other associated expenses.

Call 1.888.CAPELLA (888.227.3552) to speak with a Capella Counselor to learn more about our international experience.

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).

PHR®/SPHR® Preparation Courses

Capella offers online prep courses to prepare you for success in your Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) exams.* These Capella certification exam preparation courses are designed by subject matter experts, and include discussion questions, application exercises, and module exams to develop specific HR competencies.

Learn more about PHR or SPHR preparation courses

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.

Learn more about online learning at Capella.

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 12 credits into this specialization.

Sign Up for a Free One-Week Mini Course

Learn more about our online learning experience with a free one-week mini course.

Take an Individual Course

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.

Learn more about individual courses

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.