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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

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

BMGT8610*
Leadership Theory and Practice in a Global Environment (4 quarter credits)
BMGT8612*
Leadership as Personal Practice (4 quarter credits)
BMGT8614*
Leading the Organizational System (4 quarter credits)
BMGT8616*
Leading Dynamic Systems with Multi-Dimensional Thinking (4 quarter credits)
BMGT8618*
Advancing Leadership Theory (4 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)

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 takes your curriculum far beyond what you can experience with research alone. Students who join one of the annual trips gain an international perspective on global operations, supply chain management, and other key aspects of current business practices around the world.

During this one-week trip, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Meet industry leaders and discuss global and regional business concerns
  • Develop key job skills, such as adaptability, global understanding, tolerance, and leadership
  • Engage in dialogue with senior executives of leading companies with global reach
  • Meet successful entrepreneurs
  • 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 the International Experience.

"Traveling to Chile was life-changing—the business, economic, societal, and global knowledge I gained was extraordinary. Before, during, and after each business visit we spent time conversing with faculty about each business, the industry, governmental policy impacts, and their financial status. I would recommend the International Experience to everyone. The investment you make in yourself as a professional is second to none."
– Tina Thompson, 2014 International Experience participant

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.

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.